Human Rights

Celebrate Transgender Day of Resilience with these stunning posters and poems

Since 2015, a group of artists has marked the solemn day known as Transgender Day of Remembrance, on Nov. 20, with vivid art and poetry meant to …

LGBTQ

‘We need to talk’ about al-Sisi’s Twisted Take on Human Rights

On November 4, President Abdel Fattah El Sisi of Egypt inaugurated the World Youth Forum, an international conference hosted in the country’s Red Sea …

Egypt

US one of only three countries to vote against UN resolution condemning glorification of Nazism

The US has voted against a United Nations resolution that condemns the glorification of Nazism due to the issues it raises over free speech …

Baltic States

2017 was one of the deadliest years for transgender people in the U.S.

A new report highlights just how perilous it is to be a transgender person in the United States. The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) in conjunction with the Trans People of Color Coalition (TPOCC) analyzed the known data surrounding the untimely deaths of transgender people and released the findings …

LGBTQ

Beggars are not 'stray animals', advocates say

CECILE MEIER<p>Tepi Amohia has lived on the streets a long time with his dog Sacha. He says he is following police instruction to sit quietly with a …

New Zealand News

Transgender artists of color speak on reclaiming their resilience in powerful art project

Monday marks Transgender Day of Remembrance, an annual awareness day to remember the individuals killed by anti-transgender violence and …

Transgender

Ofsted And Parents' Rights

<i>The Sunday Times</i> published an article on their front page (Inspectors to quiz girls in hijabs-19th November 2017) which stated that Ofsted inspectors …

explicit

Turkey's Capital Issues Indefinite Ban On All LGBTQ Events

Turkey’s capital city of Ankara has issued an indefinite ban on public LGBTQ events, citing ambiguous safety concerns as the impetus for the …

Turkey

Turkey has failed to adapt to Europe’s legal sphere: Former ECHR judge Rıza Türmen

Barçın Yinanç - barcin.yinanc@hdn.com.tr<p>Turkey has failed to Europe’s legal sphere and the situation in Turkey has become even more difficult since …

Turkey

‘Shocking’ Detention of Australia’s Aboriginal Children

The camera shows a slightly built 13-year-old boy pacing in a tiny cell, pausing every so often to lean against the wall, his head buried in his …

Rights & Freedoms

UNICEF Returns to Bahrain After a Five-Year Absence

The National Institution for Human Rights (NIHR) has welcomed the UN Children Fund (UNICEF)’s return to Bahrain, as part of the strategic partnership …

Middle East

China: Police “Big Data” Systems Violate Privacy, Target Dissent

(New York, November 20, 2017) – The Chinese government should stop building big data policing platforms that aggregate and analyze massive amounts of …

Surveillance

Shocking CCTV footage shows trans woman shot in the back during robbery

Shocking CCTV footage shows a trans woman being shot in the back during a robbery in Detroit.<p>The 36-year-old woman was shot during the robbery after …

Crime

Trans killings are at an all time high in the US in 2017

The killings of trans people in the US are at an all-time high this year.At least 25 trans people have been killed in homicides in the US this …

LGBTQ

Divorcing parents could lose children if they try to turn them against partner

Measures being trialled to prevent ‘parental alienation’ feature penalties including permanent loss of contact with child<p>Divorcing parents could be denied contact with their children if they try to turn them against their former partner, under a “groundbreaking” process being trialled by the …

Parenting

Killings of Transgender People Hit a Record High in 2017, Advocacy Groups Say

(NEW YORK) — At least 25 transgender people in the United States have been homicide victims so far this year, the highest annual total on record, …

LGBTQ

Russian blogger jailed for social media repost of clip criticizing Russia’s war against Ukraine - Human Rights in Ukraine

<i>"War is peace, freedom is slavery, ignorance is strength" (Screenshot from the video)</i><p>34-year-old Russian blogger Roman Grishin is to serve a 40-day …

Russia

Let's Not Pretend: Walmart Is Still Hostile to LGBT Workers

In their 2018 Corporate Equality Index, the Human Rights Campaign suspended the score of Walmart after the Transgender Legal and Defense and …

LGBTQ

Raising Sons in a Sexist World

“Why would anyone do that?”<p>My son asked this as he looked at the photo of Al Franken, Senator of our home state of Minnesota, posing with his hands …

Al Franken

Migrant crisis: Europe should stop using Libya as a dumping ground

Although it is not a new problem, the issue of migration has accelerated sharply in the past five years, and migration from mainly sub-Saharan …

Refugees

Roy Moore's Wife Defends Her Husband Amid Allegations, Criticizes Washington Post

Kayla Moore, the wife of embattled Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, said her husband wouldn't back down from what she suggested were attacks from …

Equality

Proposed Expansion At 'Foreign Cinema' Faces Opposition

Mission eatery Foreign Cinema is hoping to expand its current footprint with a wine bar, but it faces opposition from the Planning Department—as well …

San Francisco

Life in suspense: the refugees in Germany who can’t reunite with their families

Jihad, a neatly shaven man with salt and pepper hair, pulls up a recent picture on his phone of his daughter riding her pink bike for the first time. …

Refugees

Politically correct or a step too far for some

<b>IF ever there was a case for leaving the EU then the recent decision to award a Somali criminal nearly £80,000 for wrongful imprisonment, has to be</b> …

Judiciary

Russia-controlled court in Crimea takes 5 minutes to jail Ukrainian academic for 5 years - Human Rights in Ukraine

A court in Russian-occupied Crimea has sentenced internationally-known academic Dmytro Shtyblikov to five years’ maximum security imprisonment on …

Russia

determination right

UNITED NATIONS, Nov 17 (APP):A committee of the UN General Assembly Thursday unanimously passed a Pakistan-sponsored resolution reaffirming that the …

Israel

Georgia High Schoolers Win $3M Settlement After Sheriff's Office Conducts Sexually Invasive Searches Of 900 Students

In April, sheriff's officers from Worth County, Georgia popped up at Worth High School for a surprise drug raid, The Washington Post reports.<p>Without …

Law

Time for a new debate about food production

<b>Opinion: producing enough food to feed a growing human population while protecting an environment under pressure will mean changes in lifestyle, diet</b> …

Agriculture

Girls in Afghanistan—and Everywhere Else—Need Toilets

(London/Washington D.C.) -- “I never come here, just because of boys,” Atifa says, pointing at the door of the stall. “They’re opening the door.” …

Rights & Freedoms

Cambodia: Supreme Court Dissolves Democracy

(New York) – Cambodia’s government-controlled Supreme Court on November 16, 2017, dissolved the main opposition party and imposed political bans of …

Asia