Sexual Violence

Jun 25, 2018

West Balochistan: Forty-One Girls Victims of Sexual Abuse

In Iran’s southernmost region Sistan and Balochistan, forty-one girls have been kidnapped at gunpoint and subjected to sexual abuse and violence. The public anger and outcry led to the organisation of demonstrations, which government officials forcefully clamped down on. The demonstrators urged to trace the perpetrators who were “dressed in law enforcement of military uniforms” and...

Jun 25, 2018

West Balochistan: Forty-One Girls Victims of Sexual...

In Iran’s southernmost region Sistan and Balochistan, forty-one girls have been kidnapped at gunpoint and subjected to sexual abuse and violence. The public anger and outcry led to the organisation...

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Jun 12, 2018

Haratin: The Caste System and the Journeys of...

Despite making slavery formally illegal in 1981, Mauritania’s enduring caste system pushes the marginalized Haratin people further into poverty and banishes a considerable number of them to lives...

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Jun 11, 2018

UNPO Submits Report for CEDAW Review of Ethio...

On Monday 11 June 2018, UNPO submitted a report for the 72nd session of the United Nations' Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), during which Ethiopia will...

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Apr 24, 2018

Chittagong Hills Tracts: Women and Children Remain...

As one on the most exposed social groups in the Chittagong Hills Tracts (CHT) region, in Bangladesh, indigenous women – and particularly girl s- continue to be subject to severe human rights violations,...

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Apr 09, 2018

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Attack on Chakma Queen...

Indigenous human rights defender Rani Yan Yan, the advisor and spouse to the Chakma Circle Chief, was attacked by police in February 2018 while visiting the hospital room of the Marma sisters, victims...

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Mar 14, 2018

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Amnesty International...

Amnesty International has written an open letter to the Bangladesh State Minister of the Chittagong Hill Tracts Affairs urging the immediate safety of the Marma sisters and the release of them into secure...

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Mar 10, 2018

Chittagong Hill Tracts: While Protests Arise Over...

A national Human Rights Commission committee found evidence that at least one law enforcement official had entered the Marma sister’s house the night that they were attacked.  A statement by...

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Mar 09, 2018

Chittagong Hill Tracts: While Protests Arise Over...

A national Human Rights Commission committee found evidence that at least one law enforcement official had entered the Marma sisters' house the night that they were attacked.  A statement by one of...

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