US: Commit to Joining Cluster Munitions Ban

Click to expand Image Submunición M77 DPICM sin estallar hallada en la localidad de Dughayj, en el norte de Yemen, tras los ataques perpetrados por las fuerzas de la coalición liderada por Arabia Saudita a mediados de 2015 con cohetes de artillería M26 que llevaban municiones en racimo fabricadas en EE. UU. © 2015 Ole Solvang/Human […]

Sharing Knowledge, Technology Critical to Curb Covid-19

(New York) – Wealthy governments and pharmaceutical companies are undermining a rapid and equitable public health response to Covid-19 vaccines, therapeutic drugs, and tests, Human Rights Watch researchers said in a paper published ahead of a World Trade Organization (WTO) meeting this week. Human Rights Watch also released a video about the subject. Governments and companies […]

Mexico: Landmark Reproductive Rights Rulings

Click to expand Image A woman holds up a banner that reads “My body, I decide” during a rally to celebrate the decision of the Mexican Supreme Court that found the total criminalization of abortion to be unconstitutional, in Saltillo, Mexico September 7, 2021. ©  2021 REUTERS/Daniel Becerril. (Washington, DC, September 14, 2021) – Mexico’s […]

Will Greek Schools Open for All Kids This Year?

Click to expand Image Children play in a playground in the Ritsona refugee camp, north of Athens, Greece on October 22, 2019. © 2019 LOUISA GOULIAMAKI/AFP via Getty Images The first day of school in Greece, September 13, signals the return to in-person schooling for children after a year of Covid-19 related disruptions and learning […]

Tanzanian President’s Remarks Denigrate Women Footballers

Click to expand Image Tanzania’s President Samia Suluhu Hassan speaks during a tour of the Tanga region of Tanzania on March 16, 2021.  © 2021 AP Images This week, at a ceremony hosting the Tanzania men’s football team, President Samia Suluhu made remarks that cast aspersions on the “femininity” and gender of Tanzanian women footballers. […]

Proposed Pakistan Authority Seeks Greater Control of Media

Click to expand Image Pakistani journalists and activists at a demonstration called by the journalists union to condemn attacks on the media, in Islamabad, Pakistan, on May 28, 2021. © 2021 Anjum Naveed/AP Images The Pakistani government is seeking broad new powers to control the media as part of its crackdown on freedom of expression. Journalists, […]

Japan: Protect Fleeing Afghans at Risk

Click to expand Image Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, right, greets UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi at the Akasaka State Guest House in Tokyo on July 22, 2021. © 2021 Kazuhiro Nogi/Pool Photo via AP (Tokyo) – Japan’s government should urgently protect Afghan civilians who are at risk under the new Taliban authorities, […]