Amanda Wachsberg

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Harrowing Photographs Capture the Gravity of the HIV / AIDS Epidemic in Tijuana

<i>Transgender sex worker Fernanda Sanchez waits for clients at night on a street in Tijuana’s red light district. Transgender women and gay men have</i> …

Somalian government declared holiday is ‘only for Christians’ and festivities could prompt attacks from al-Shabaab, as other countries issue strict warnings<p>The governments of three countries – Somalia, Tajikistan and Brunei – have banned Christmas celebrations this year, with punishments ranging up …

Religion

Boko Haram violence has forced 1 million children out of school

The conflict has forced more than 2,000 schools to close in Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad and Niger, the agency said. Some have been looted or set on fire by the insurgent group whose name means "Western education is sinful."<p>"The conflict has been a huge blow for education in the region, and violence has …

Greek Parliament Legalizes Same-Sex Civil Unions

The bill passed overwhelming in a late-night session. "This is an important day for human rights," said Prime Minister Alex Tsipras.<p>The Parliament of Greece overwhelmingly approved a bill to open civil unions to same-sex couples late Tuesday with a vote of 193 to 56.<p>The law does not grant all the …

Human Rights