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January Is Human Trafficking Awareness Month

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month. This is a critical issue that all of us at Native Hope are passionate about addressing.

Human Trafficking

'Bonfire of children's rights' Bill opposed

<b>A Bill described as "a bonfire of child protection rights", which would let councils opt out of key legal duties to children, was debated on Tuesday.</b><p>The Children and Social Work Bill would let local councils apply to set aside children's rights and checks on care to try out innovative ways of …

Disabled Children

Syria: President Assad vows to retake key area near Damascus

<b>Damascus:</b> Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has vowed to retake an area that supplies Damascus with water and rejected any negotiations on his …

Middle East

Kate photos: Did Leveson prompt British backlash?

Rarely do the royals take such a strong stand against the media. But the photographs of Kate Middleton – apparently taken with a long lens camera …

Human rights court upholds Swiss ruling that Muslim girls must swim with boys in school lessons

GENEVA — Europe’s court of human rights has rejected an appeal by a Turkish-born couple who were fined in Switzerland for keeping their daughters out …

Human Rights

Rights groups urge Pakistan to probe disappearances of bloggers

Local and international rights groups have urged Pakistan to urgently investigate the apparent abductions of four social media commentators. The four …

Human Rights Watch Reports Rapes of 16 Women by the Police Force in India

The National Human Rights Commission in India released a report on Saturday stating that they believe 16 women were victims of rape by police …

Human Rights

Twitter urged by leading LGBT activists to tackle homophobic abuse

LGBT campaigners have launched a new campaign to urge Twitter to do more to tackle online homophobic abuse.<p>The Labour MP Wes Streeting, human rights …

Legal challenge against UK’s sweeping surveillance laws quickly crowdfunded

Human rights campaign Liberty is launching a legal challenge against the UK’s recently passed surveillance legislation, and have reached an initial crowdfunding goal to pay for the fight this morning. The group raised £10,000 ($12,200) overnight, and will use it to seek a High Court judicial review …

Surveillance

Muslim girls must attend mixed swim class -European rights court | Reuters

STRASBOURG, France (Reuters) - A Muslim couple who refused on religious grounds to allow their two young daughters take part in boys-and-girls school swimming lessons in Switzerland did not have the right to do so, the European Court of Human Rights ruled on Tuesday.<p>A girl looks under water in a …

North Africa

Between Terror and the Government Crackdown, Turkish Society Is Under Threat

The sun has not yet risen in Istanbul, but Aylin* is wide awake. She has tidied her flat, sent a few messages to friends, and packed a small bag. She …

S. Korea to launch advisory group for probe into N.K. human rights abuses

SEOUL, Jan. 10 (Yonhap) -- South Korea plans to launch a civilian advisory group this week to support the country's official probe into North Korea's …

Two cases of Twitter abuse highlight the obscure nature of suspensions

Over the weekend “pharma bro” Martin Shkreli was suspended from Twitter following his interactions with Teen Vogue journalist Lauren Duca. Today, the company briefly suspended Alexandra Brodsky, a fellow at the National Women’s Law Center, after she retweeted screengrabs of antisemitic abuse she …

Internet

Norway: Mass killer makes Nazi salute at court appeal on jail terms

Mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik gave a Nazi salute on Tuesday to a high-security court where Norway is appealing a ruling that it has violated …

Rights & Freedoms

Growing Global Movement To End FGM

Action to end female genital mutilation (FGM) has come a long way since pioneering anti-FGM campaigner Efua Dorkenoo OBE first spoke of it as a …

Rights Groups Ask Pakistan to Probe Disappearance of Activists

Concerns grow for four activists who went missing last week<p>By<p>Qasim Nauman<p>and Saeed Shah<p>Human rights organizations Tuesday urged Pakistani authorities to investigate the disappearance last week of four liberal activists known for their vocal criticism of the country’s security policies and …

Human Rights

US special forces helicopter strike reportedly kills dozens of jihadist fighters in Syria

Four helicopters used in successful raid focused on taking out IS leadership.<p>Raids on Islamic State leaders have been carried out by US forces, aimed …

U.S. sanctions Russia's top investigator, four others for rights abuses | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Monday blacklisted Alexander Bastrykin, Russia’s top investigator and a close aide to Russian President Vladimir Putin, and four other Russian officials for human rights abuses.<p>Alexander Bastrykin, the head of Russian Investigative Committee, waits before …

Russia

Snooper's Charter is going to court: Liberty successfully crowdfunds its legal challenge

A crowdfunding attempt to raise money for a legal challenge against the UK's new surveillance laws has now raised more than £40,000 to support its …

'Hooligan Sparrow' filmmaker recounts how her documentary opened her eyes to China’s secret police

When director Nanfu Wang learned that her debut film "Hooligan Sparrow" had made the feature documentary Oscar shortlist last month, she was of course excited but also a little anxious. Part political thriller, part travelogue, part character study, the film sheds unflattering light on China's …

Human Rights

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:<p>In his farewell address, the president …

Homeland Security