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Situation turns grave in Kiev

February 20, 2014 No Comments
By Mark Wells

Reuters has a slideshow that I think captures the situation far more than anyone could put into words. Warning – contains graphic images:   http://uk.reuters.com/news/pictures/slideshow?articleId=UKRTX191ML#a=1 Feel free to post thoughts or updates in the comments section.   »

“China protects human rights with vigor” says state-controlled Newspaper

September 16, 2013 No Comments
By Mark Wells

The sixth Beijing Forum on Human Rights ended today as reported by Xinhua with the headline above appearing in a more extensive review by China Daily. »

Syria in Crisis: “.. but the world is not listening.”

March 12, 2013 No Comments
By Mark Wells
Syria in Crisis: “.. but the world is not listening.”

A new report from Save the Children details the horrific conditions that children (and everyone else) in Syria are living in every day.  “You… will not be able to... »


The Tibetan case: Why China in Tibet?

March 4, 2013 No Comments
By Belhaj Mehdi
The Tibetan case: Why China in Tibet?

  A few months ago, we decided to ask people, in Harvard Square (in which people are likely to... »

Tibet-China today

December 27, 2012 2 Comments
By Belhaj Mehdi
Tibet-China today

A set of negotiations, many meetings and informal summits have all failed trying to fix the Tibetan issue. The... »

HR Violations Reporting Form Fixed

November 26, 2012 No Comments
By Mark Wells

After recently discovering that our contact form was broken I am happy to report that it is now fully... »

US Accused of Human Rights Violations

October 22, 2012 No Comments
By Mark Wells
US Accused of Human Rights Violations

  With so many active human rights issues around the world today, it’s easy for possible problems in this... »

Crisis in South Sudan

July 9, 2012 No Comments
By Mark Wells
Crisis in South Sudan

  A number of news agencies as well as NGOs are reporting dire circumstances in South Sudan. Apparently the... »

Citizen Government Meet addressing health concerns at high altitudes

May 29, 2012 1 Comment
By Sejuti Basu
Citizen Government Meet addressing health concerns at high altitudes

RECKONG PEO, INDIA: As a part of Pragya’s rights based initiative supported by UNDEF, a Citizen Government Meet was... »

Save disadvantaged children from water born diseases

April 26, 2012 No Comments
By mehtab
Save disadvantaged children from water born diseases

The situation of child health in Pakistan is abysmal and serious efforts are needed by the government and civil society... »

Economic Inequality in Democratic Botswana and Popular Participation.

April 4, 2012 1 Comment
By James Harris
Economic Inequality in Democratic Botswana and Popular Participation.

The Sub-Saharan region of Africa faces innumerable challenges in fulfilling their human rights obligations  and these issues becomes acutely problematic... »

The New Passion of Terrorism and Infringement of Children Human Rights

April 2, 2012 No Comments
By Portia Darby
The New Passion of Terrorism and Infringement of Children Human Rights

Over the recent years since 1978 more children of the middle- East are being trained to make themselves Holy... »

High Commissioner for Human Rights Gives UN General Assembly ‘Sound Toungue Lashing’

February 13, 2012 No Comments
By Mark Wells
High Commissioner for Human Rights Gives UN General Assembly ‘Sound Toungue Lashing’

  Earlier today Navi Pillay,  the UN High Commisioner for Human Rights, sharply criticized the general assembly for its... »

US Vice President to meet with Chinese VP next week

February 10, 2012 No Comments
By Mark Wells
US Vice President to meet with Chinese VP next week

According to this story at Reuters and this story at VOA, VP Joe Biden met with human rights activists... »

Syria: Secretary General Ban Ki-moon calls failure to resolve to act “disastrous.”

February 9, 2012 No Comments
By Mark Wells
Syria: Secretary General Ban Ki-moon calls failure to resolve to act “disastrous.”

There are many sources of information on this unfolding tragedy. The UK Guardian has this article about what’s going... »

Islam and Human Rights – Conflicting Ideals or Synchronized Paths

January 12, 2012 5 Comments
By Syed Gilani
Islam and Human Rights – Conflicting Ideals or Synchronized Paths

One man’s suicide in Tunisia1 sparked a wave of protests across the country and soon the fever spread across... »

Taking ownership: Afghan government to amend land law

December 17, 2011 2 Comments
By aprcamp
Taking ownership: Afghan government to amend land law

  By U.S. Army Sgt. April Campbell, International Security Assistance Force Public Affairs Kabul, Afghanistan (October 27, 2011) –... »

Commentary: He Said, She Said

November 18, 2011 No Comments
By Mark Wells
Commentary: He Said, She Said

 The following was submitted by our correspondent in Pakistan who wishes to remain anonymous. In my last commentary I... »

Commentary: GLBT Rights in Pakistan

October 28, 2011 1 Comment
By Mark Wells
Commentary: GLBT Rights in Pakistan

 The following was submitted by our Pakistani correspondent who wishes to remain anonymous:           Right... »

Land, Development and Human Rights in Mexico

October 9, 2011 No Comments
By Robin Reyes
Land, Development and Human Rights in Mexico

“Everyone has the right to own property alone, as well as in association with others”, and furthermore that, “no... »

With Open Arms

October 6, 2011 No Comments
By Shazia Farhat
With Open Arms

On Feb 26 2011, CBS news had a headline, “Libya: Qaddafi arms his civilian supporters.” The story remarked on... »

Suicide Bomber Attacks UN in Nigeria

August 26, 2011 3 Comments
By Mark Wells
Suicide Bomber Attacks UN in Nigeria

For those who haven’t heard,  A suicide bomber drove a vehicle packed with explosives into the UN building in... »

Critical Conditions: Water and Sanitation

August 24, 2011 No Comments
By Shazia Farhat
Critical Conditions: Water and Sanitation

Last winter several news headlines declared a Cholera outbreak in an already vulnerable Haiti. The same year, another Cholera... »

SGBV and Women’s Agency

August 9, 2011 No Comments
By Pär Westling
SGBV and Women’s Agency

This article will focus on gender and women’s rights with focus on sexual and gender based violence (SGBV) and... »

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