US Southern States Ease Covid-19 Restrictions, Risking Black Lives

Expand A worker walks in to the Paris Healthcare Center in Paris, Texas, April 29, 2020. © 2020 AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez Plans by governors in several southern states in the United States to ease Covid-19 related restrictions and stay-at-home orders are forcing workers to make an impossible choice: earn a living or put their health at risk. […]

Yemeni Activist Wins Prestigious Human Rights Award

Expand Demonstrators hold up pictures of detainees and a sign demanding “Justice for the prisoners and justice for the innocent” during a 2017 demonstration in Aden, Yemen.  © 2017 courtesy of Huda al-Sarari Yemeni human rights lawyer and activist Huda al-Sarari is in Geneva today to receive the Martin Ennals Award, given by 10 of the world’s leading human […]

Southern Africa: New Leaders Can Do More for Rights

Expand A delegate attends the 37th Ordinary SADC Summit of Heads of State and Government in Pretoria, South Africa, August 19, 2017.  © 2017 Reuters (Johannesburg) – New leadership in key Southern Africa countries renewed hope for greater respect for human rights, but the region’s leaders failed to live up to expectations in 2018, Human […]