Business, Development and Human Rights

Sep 09, 2020

Balochistan: Region Has Lowest Female Literacy Rate In The World

Lawmakers, civil society representatives and NGOs in Pakistan’s Balochistan Province have stated that the region has the lowest female literacy rates anywhere in the world, with some women’s organisations claiming the authorities “were not making serious efforts to address this issue.” The region also has an increasing female mortality rate. Women and girls in the region have...

Sep 09, 2020

Balochistan: Region Has Lowest Female Literacy...

Lawmakers, civil society representatives and NGOs in Pakistan’s Balochistan Province have stated that the region has the lowest female literacy rates anywhere in the world, with some women’s...

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Sep 07, 2020

East Turkestan: Disney Under Fire For Filming...

Disney has come under heavy scrutiny for its latest production of Mulan, most of which was filmed in the Xinjiang Autonomous Region in China. In the final credits of the film, Disney specifically thanked...

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Sep 06, 2020

Iraqi Kurdistan: Region Facing Environmental Crisis...

The Iraqi Kurdistan region is facing an environmental crisis due to Iran’s damming of the two main rivers in the region – the Sirwan and the Little Zab. Nearly two million people depend on...

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Sep 03, 2020

Tibet: HR Report August 2020

The Central Tibetan Administration, based in Dharamsala, India, has released its August 2020 newsletter on the human rights situation in Tibet. As mentioned in the newsletter, the human rights situation...

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Sep 03, 2020

Tibet: US Secretary of State Slams Beijing's...

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has condemned Xi Jinping’s newly announced policy to ‘sinicise’ Tibet, which the Central Tibetan Administration has called “an attempt by China’s...

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Aug 17, 2020

Barotse Political Leader Dies in Zambian Pris...

One of the three political leaders of Barotseland, Likando Pelekelo (65), who had been imprisoned for advocating independence for Barotseland, has died in a prison in Zambia. The circumstances of the death...

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Jul 28, 2020

East Turkestan: Despite Growing International...

The increasing evidence of severe human rights abuses perpetrated by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) against the Uyghur minority population in the Xinjiang Autonomous Region in China has left many countries...

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Jul 20, 2020

Iran: Protests Facing "Swift and Brutal ...

Demonstrations across Iran last Thursday and Friday have been violently suppressed, continuing a trend of the use of extreme force to quell dissent among the Iranian public. According to Iranian Human...

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