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  • HRW: The Investigators

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    • Separatist Crisis in Cameroon - Duration: 60 seconds.

      • 3 weeks ago
      • 187 views
      (July 19, 2018) – Government security forces and armed separatists have committed grave abuses against residents of Cameroon’s Anglophone region, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today....
    • Cameroon in Crisis - Duration: 3 minutes, 29 seconds.

      • 4 weeks ago
      • 3,549 views
      (July 19, 2018) – Government security forces and armed separatists have committed grave abuses against residents of Cameroon’s Anglophone region, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today....
    • Ethiopia: Torture in Somali Region Prison - Duration: 4 minutes, 2 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      • 31,406 views
      Prison officials and security forces have arbitrarily detained and tortured prisoners for years in the notorious regional prison known as Jail Ogaden. Ethiopia’s new prime minister, Dr. Abiy Ahmed,...
    • Itoobiya: Jirdil Ka Dhaca Xabsiga Deegaanka Soomaalida - Duration: 4 minutes, 2 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      • 2,896 views
      Saraakiisha asluubta iyo xooggaga ammaanka ayaa sanado badan si aan kala sooc lahayn xarig iyo jirdil ugu geystay maxaabiista xabsiga deegaanka Soomaalida Itoobiya ee loo yaqaan Jeel Ogaadeen, Huma...
    • Pregnant Girls, Young Mothers Barred from School in Africa - Duration: 3 minutes, 22 seconds.

      • 2 months ago
      • 2,069 views
      Tens of thousands of pregnant girls and adolescent mothers are banned or discouraged from attending school across Africa. African Governments Should Ensure Right to Education.
    • Gambia's Ex-President Linked to 2005 Massacre - Duration: 2 minutes, 52 seconds.

      • 3 months ago
      • 4,124 views
      (Accra, May 16, 2018) – A paramilitary unit controlled by then-Gambian president Yahya Jammeh summarily executed more than 50 Ghanaian, Nigerian, and other West African migrants in July 2005, Human...
    • Côte d'Ivoire: Broken Promises, No Justice 7 Years Later - Duration: 81 seconds.

      • 3 months ago
      • 348 views
      (Abidjan, May 8, 2018) – Côte d’Ivoire’s President, Alassane Ouattara, should do more to fulfill his promise of justice for victims of the country’s 2010-11 post-election crisis, 10 national and in...
    • Abdellah, Morocco - Duration: 59 seconds.

      • 4 months ago
      • 1,789 views
      Moroccan author @AbdelahTaia: “LGBT people are not from Mars.” Hear more stories of courage and connection: www.hrw.org/no-longer-alone
    • Hajar, Morocco - Duration: 51 seconds.

      • 4 months ago
      • 1,863 views
      Marrying a man didn’t make Hajar straight.
      Hear more LGBT voices from countries in Middle East and North Africa: https://www.hrw.org/no-longer-alone
    • Rashed, Jordan - Duration: 61 seconds.

      • 4 months ago
      • 1,459 views
      How Rashed realized his dream: To be himself.
      Hear more stories from LGBT people from countries in Middle East and North Africa: https://www.hrw.org/no-longer-alone
    • No Longer Alone - Duration: 6 minutes, 38 seconds.

      • 4 months ago
      • 21,335 views
      LGBT rights activists from across the Middle East and North Africa bring you on a journey of self-discovery, solidarity and strength.
      https://www.hrw.org/no-longer-alone
    • Somalia: Children Unlawfully Detained - Duration: 2 minutes, 56 seconds.

      • 5 months ago
      • 2,743 views
      Somali authorities are unlawfully detaining and at times prosecuting in military courts children with alleged ties to the Islamist armed group Al-Shabab.

      The 85-page report, “‘It’s Like We Are Alw...
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    • Nicaragua: Hundreds Killed in a Brutal Crackdown - Duration: 77 seconds.

      • 2 weeks ago
      • 1,121 views
      The government of president Daniel Ortega in Nicaragua is carrying out a brutal crackdown on protesters. Nearly 300 people have been killed and thousands injured. More international pressure is nee...
    • Brazil Should Decriminalize Abortion - Duration: 2 minutes, 46 seconds.

      • 2 weeks ago
      • 573 views
      Brazil’s abortion laws are incompatible with its human rights obligations.
      Human Rights Watch will speak at a public hearing on August 3 and 6, 2018, as part of a Supreme Court case challenging the...
    • Brazil: Pesticide Poisonings in Rural Areas - Duration: 61 seconds.

      • 4 weeks ago
      • 669 views
      Rural residents are being poisoned in Brazil from pesticides sprayed near their homes, schools, and workplaces. Many rural communities fear reprisals from wealthy and politically powerful farmers i...
    • Brazil: People with Disabilities Stuck in Institutions - Duration: 6 minutes, 53 seconds.

      • 2 months ago
      • 1,538 views
      Thousands of children and adults with disabilities in Brazil are needlessly confined to institutions, where they may face neglect and abuse. Brazil should make it a priority to provide support for ...
    • Solidarity with the Venezuelan People - Duration: 2 minutes, 21 seconds.

      • 4 months ago
      • 474 views
      April 19 marks the one-year anniversary of the first mass protest that was brutally repressed in 2017. Please show your support for the Venezuelan people.
      Take Action: www.hrw.org/TodosConVenezuel...
    • Ricardo Montaner and Human Rights Watch Campaign for Venezuela - Duration: 2 minutes, 20 seconds.

      • 4 months ago
      • 11,847 views
      Latin Americans and their governments should speak out and urge President Nicolás Maduro’s government to recognize and tackle the devastating human rights and humanitarian crisis in Venezuela.

      www...
    • US: The Deported - Duration: 4 minutes, 16 seconds.

      • 8 months ago
      • 4,349 views
      A surge in immigration arrests of people living in the United States under the Trump administration is having a devastating impact on long-term immigrants with strong ties to the US, Human Rights W...
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    • Venezuela: Systematic Abuse of Opponents - Duration: 5 minutes, 10 seconds.

      • 8 months ago
      • 7,067 views
      The Venezuelan government has systematically used brutal treatment, including torture, against anti-government protesters and political opponents. Security force personnel beat detainees severely a...
    • Peru: Humala Implicated in Atrocities - Duration: 2 minutes, 28 seconds.

      • 11 months ago
      • 558 views
      New evidence has emerged that credibly implicates former President Ollanta Humala Tasso (2011-2016) in atrocities during Peru’s armed conflict in the 1990s, Human Rights Watch said in a report rele...
    • Peru: New Evidence Implicates Humala in Atrocities - Duration: 61 seconds.

      • 11 months ago
      • 167 views
      New evidence has emerged that credibly implicates former President Ollanta Humala Tasso (2011-2016) in atrocities during Peru’s armed conflict in the 1990s. The evidence also implicates Humala in t...
    • Venezuela: Video Footage Exposes Brutality of Repression - Duration: 2 minutes, 20 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 21,659 views
      The scale and brutality of violent repression by Venezuelan security forces is evident in video footage shot in recent months. Since early April, tens of thousands of Venezuelans have taken to the ...
    • Zika Moms Fight for Help from Brazilian Government - Duration: 4 minutes, 17 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 2,320 views
      Brazil has not addressed longstanding human rights problems that allowed the Zika outbreak to escalate, leaving the population vulnerable to future outbreaks and other serious public health risks. ...
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    • Gay Couple Fights for Right to Live in EU - Duration: 2 minutes, 34 seconds.

      • 2 months ago
      • 1,181 views
      Today, Adrian and Clai finally have a chance to celebrate. The same-sex couple married in Belgium in 2010, but decided they wanted to live in Adrian’s native Romania (Clai is American). The kicke...
    • Media Freedom in Uzbekistan: Still a Long Way to Go - Duration: 4 minutes, 37 seconds.

      • 4 months ago
      • 503 views
      Politically motivated prosecutions and censorship keep Uzbekistan’s media outlets, journalists, and other government critics self-censoring and under pressure, despite an improved landscape for ope...
    • Media Freedom in Uzbekistan: Still a Long Way to Go - Duration: 4 minutes, 37 seconds.

      • 4 months ago
      • 435 views
      Politically motivated prosecutions and censorship keep Uzbekistan’s media outlets, journalists, and other government critics self-censoring and under pressure, despite an improved landscape for ope...
    • Russia: Human Rights Group Under Attack - Duration: 106 seconds.

      • 6 months ago
      • 703 views
      On January 17, 2018, masked arsonists torched the Ingushetia office of Memorial, Russia’s leading human rights organization. The attack came days after authorities in Chechnya arbitrarily arrested ...
    • Russia: Crackdown on Social Media Users - Duration: 2 minutes, 21 seconds.

      • 7 months ago
      • 2,647 views
      Russia has introduced significant restrictions to online speech and invasive surveillance of online activity and prosecutes critics under the guise of fighting extremism. Since 2012, Russian author...
    • Trapped: Asylum Seekers in Lesbos, Greece - Duration: 7 minutes, 7 seconds.

      • 7 months ago
      • 2,593 views
      Lesbos, a postcard-perfect vacation island in the northern Aegean Sea, is a haven for people fleeing war in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan. It symbolizes the hope that somewhere in Europe there is ref...
    • Aquarius: A Rescue Ship in the Mediterranean Saving Lives - Duration: 3 minutes, 50 seconds.

      • 8 months ago
      • 15,297 views
      Since 2014, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) have filled a deadly gap in maritime rescue operations, patrolling in international waters close to the 12-nautical-mile line that marks Libyan terr...
    • Spain: Police Used Excessive Force in Catalonia - Duration: 40 seconds.

      • 10 months ago
      • 32,993 views
      Spanish police engaged in excessive force when confronting demonstrators in Catalonia during a disputed referendum, using batons to hit non-threatening protestors and causing multiple injuries, Hum...
    • Syrien: Erste Prozesse wegen Gräueltaten in Europa - Duration: 2 minutes, 40 seconds.

      • 10 months ago
      • 428 views
      Es gibt erste Erfolge dabei, die Verantwortlichen für Gräueltaten in Syrien vor europäische Gerichte zu bringen, insbesondere in Schweden und Deutschland, so Human Rights Watch in einem heute veröf...
    • Syria: Justice Has a Chance, War Crimes Tried in Europe - Duration: 61 seconds.

      • 10 months ago
      • 258 views
      Efforts to bring those responsible for atrocities in Syria before European courts are starting to bear fruit, notably in Swedish and German courts. While various authorities in Europe have opened i...
    • Usbekistan –Weltbank steht in Verbindung mit Zwangsarbeit - Duration: 5 minutes, 15 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 252 views
      Die Weltbank finanziert in Usbekistan Landwirtschaftsprojekte mit einer halben Milliarde Euro, die im Zusammenhang mit staatlich verordneter Zwangs- und Kinderarbeit stehen. Obwohl es die Aufgabe d...
    • Greece Should Protect Lone Migrant Kids - Duration: 3 minutes, 33 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 1,200 views
      Flawed and inadequate procedures leave unaccompanied migrant children on the Greek island of Lesbos housed with unrelated adults, vulnerable to abuse, and unable to access the specific care they ne...
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  • LGBT Rights Play all

    • Adoptions for LGBT Parents - Duration: 61 seconds.

      • 3 weeks ago
      • 513 views
      Child welfare agencies could be allowed to discriminate under a recent amendment to legislation pending before Congress that would threaten the rights of children in care.

      The amendment would ban ...
    • US: LGBT Parents Face Adoption Discrimination - Duration: 5 minutes, 22 seconds.

      • 3 weeks ago
      • 1,253 views
      Child welfare agencies could be allowed to discriminate under a recent amendment to legislation pending before Congress that would threaten the rights of children in care.

      The amendment would ban ...
    • Indonesia: Anti-LGBT Crackdown Fuels Health Crisis - Duration: 3 minutes, 10 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      • 1,208 views
      Indonesian authorities are fueling an HIV epidemic through complicity in discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people. The government’s failure to halt arbitrary and...
    • Gay Couple Fights for Right to Live in EU - Duration: 2 minutes, 34 seconds.

      • 2 months ago
      • 1,181 views
      Today, Adrian and Clai finally have a chance to celebrate. The same-sex couple married in Belgium in 2010, but decided they wanted to live in Adrian’s native Romania (Clai is American). The kicke...
    • Hamed, Lebanon - Duration: 59 seconds.

      • 4 months ago
      • 2,786 views
      How @HamedSinno overcame homophobic bullying to become a Lebanese rockstar. Hear more: www.hrw.org/no-longer-alone
    • Dalia, Egypt - Duration: 59 seconds.

      • 4 months ago
      • 1,718 views
      Dalia came out to her conservative father. His reaction surprised her. Hear more stories of struggle and acceptance:
      www.hrw.org/no-longer-alone
    • Khalid, Jordan - Duration: 52 seconds.

      • 4 months ago
      • 1,140 views
      Khalid thought being gay was haram. Then he came out to a friend. Hear more surprising stories of solidarity and acceptance: https://www.hrw.org/no-longer-alone
    • Elie, Lebanon - Duration: 60 seconds.

      • 4 months ago
      • 1,831 views
      "I'm a normal person, I'm just attracted to members of the same sex."
      For more stories of self-discovery from LGBT activists across the Middle East and North Africa: www.hrw.org/no-longer-alone
    • Norma, Lebanon - Duration: 64 seconds.

      • 4 months ago
      • 1,314 views
      Growing up, Norma loved to play with Barbies. She developed a "thick skin" from all of the taunts she heard.
      https://www.hrw.org/no-longer-alone
    • Abdellah, Morocco - Duration: 59 seconds.

      • 4 months ago
      • 1,789 views
      Moroccan author @AbdelahTaia: “LGBT people are not from Mars.” Hear more stories of courage and connection: www.hrw.org/no-longer-alone
    • Hajar, Morocco - Duration: 51 seconds.

      • 4 months ago
      • 1,863 views
      Marrying a man didn’t make Hajar straight.
      Hear more LGBT voices from countries in Middle East and North Africa: https://www.hrw.org/no-longer-alone
    • Rashed, Jordan - Duration: 61 seconds.

      • 4 months ago
      • 1,459 views
      How Rashed realized his dream: To be himself.
      Hear more stories from LGBT people from countries in Middle East and North Africa: https://www.hrw.org/no-longer-alone
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    • Egypt: No Justice For Rab’a Victims 5 Years On - Duration: 57 seconds.

      • 4 days ago
      • 7,224 views
      Egyptian authorities have failed to investigate or prosecute a single member of the security forces five years after their systematic and widespread killing of largely peaceful protesters in Rab’a ...
    • Tunisia: Landmark Proposals on Gender Bias, Privacy - Duration: 84 seconds.

      • 3 weeks ago
      • 342 views
      Tunisian authorities should adopt legislation based on the groundbreaking proposals made by a presidentially appointed commission aimed at protecting individual freedoms and eliminating discriminat...
    • Syria: Mass Graves in Former ISIS Areas - Duration: 2 minutes, 59 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      • 1,781 views
      A local group working to uncover mass graves in the area of northeastern Syria once controlled by the Islamic State (also known as ISIS) needs international support and technical assistance to pres...
    • Tunisia: Detainees Denied Right to Counsel - Duration: 2 minutes, 21 seconds.

      • 2 months ago
      • 894 views
      Lax enforcement of a new law in Tunisia granting detainees prompt access to a lawyer has weakened the impact of this landmark legislation, even if detainee rights have improved modestly since the l...
    • #WorldCup2018 - Duration: 18 seconds.

      • 2 months ago
      • 359 views
      This is no time to obscure the plight of Syrians. World leaders should abstain from attending the opening ceremony of the World Cup in Moscow, on June 14, 2018, unless the Kremlin takes meaningful ...
    • Egypt: Army Building Demolition in Southern Rafah, Sinai - Duration: 11 seconds.

      • 2 months ago
      • 7,613 views
      The Egyptian army has vastly expanded widespread destruction of homes, commercial buildings, and farms in the North Sinai governorate since February 9, 2018, as part of its military campaign agains...
    • Gaza: Over 100 Palestinians Fatally Shot by Israeli Forces - Duration: 110 seconds.

      • 3 months ago
      • 927 views
      (May 16, 2016) - In the last 6 weeks, Israeli forces have fatally shot more than 100 Palestinians inside Gaza.

      Thousands more have been wounded, many with life-changing injuries.

      Israeli soldie...
    • Israel Orders Human Rights Watch Official Deported - Duration: 2 minutes, 12 seconds.

      • 3 months ago
      • 587 views
      Israeli authorities on May 7, 2018, revoked the work permit for Omar Shakir, the Human Rights Watch Israel and Palestine director, and ordered him to leave Israel within 14 days. The government sai...
    • Jordan: Children of non-Jordanian Fathers Deprived of Basic Rights - Duration: 2 minutes, 7 seconds.

      • 3 months ago
      • 623 views
      Children born to Jordanian mothers and non-Jordanian fathers struggle to get basic rights and services in Jordan. Due to a law that denies women the right to pass citizenship to their children on a...
    • Iraq: Officials Hide Potential War Crime Evidence - Duration: 91 seconds.

      • 3 months ago
      • 945 views
      An incident on March 29, 2018, in which government workers removed about 80 bodies from a damaged house, raised suspicions of a cover-up of killings of possible Islamic State (also known as ISIS) s...
    • Hamed, Lebanon - Duration: 59 seconds.

      • 4 months ago
      • 2,786 views
      How @HamedSinno overcame homophobic bullying to become a Lebanese rockstar. Hear more: www.hrw.org/no-longer-alone
    • Dalia, Egypt - Duration: 59 seconds.

      • 4 months ago
      • 1,718 views
      Dalia came out to her conservative father. His reaction surprised her. Hear more stories of struggle and acceptance:
      www.hrw.org/no-longer-alone
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    • Adoptions for LGBT Parents - Duration: 61 seconds.

      • 3 weeks ago
      • 513 views
      Child welfare agencies could be allowed to discriminate under a recent amendment to legislation pending before Congress that would threaten the rights of children in care.

      The amendment would ban ...
    • US: LGBT Parents Face Adoption Discrimination - Duration: 5 minutes, 22 seconds.

      • 3 weeks ago
      • 1,253 views
      Child welfare agencies could be allowed to discriminate under a recent amendment to legislation pending before Congress that would threaten the rights of children in care.

      The amendment would ban ...
    • US: Undocumented Crime Fighters Deserve Protection - Duration: 3 minutes, 6 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      • 505 views
      Undocumented immigrants brave enough to come forward to report crime, need to know they can safely approach police without fear of deportation. Congress should preserve and expand provisions in the...
    • US: Poor Medical Care Linked to Deaths in Immigration Detention - Duration: 2 minutes, 8 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      • 1,729 views
      (Washington, DC, June 20, 2018) – US government records summarizing investigations of the deaths of 15 people in immigration detention support a conclusion that poor medical care contributed to at ...
    • United States: Oversedation in Nursing Homes - Duration: 6 minutes, 39 seconds.

      • 6 months ago
      • 4,212 views
      Nursing homes across the United States routinely give antipsychotic drugs to residents with dementia to control their behavior, despite regulatory prohibitions on this misuse of drugs as “chemical ...
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    • Tell Congress: Moms Need Healthcare - Duration: 46 seconds.

      • 6 months ago
      • 138 views
    • US: The Deported - Duration: 4 minutes, 16 seconds.

      • 8 months ago
      • 4,349 views
      A surge in immigration arrests of people living in the United States under the Trump administration is having a devastating impact on long-term immigrants with strong ties to the US, Human Rights W...
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    • IMMIGRANTS ARE US - Duration: 96 seconds.

      • 9 months ago
      • 1,810 views
      Immigrant rights are under threat by the Trump administration. Trump’s campaign promises are becoming reality. While the administration bellows about building a wall, families are being torn apart,...
    • US: Doctors Still Do Harmful Surgeries on Intersex Kids - Duration: 3 minutes, 8 seconds.

      • 9 months ago
      • 12,576 views
      Medical professional associations should enact standards of care for intersex children that rule out medically unnecessary surgery before patients are old enough to consent, Human Rights Watch and ...
    • This Blue-Collar Worker Just Took Action to Protect His Immigrant Union Members - Duration: 87 seconds.

      • 10 months ago
      • 511 views
      Teamsters union members just voted to become the nation’s first “sanctuary union” after one of their own was deported after 25 years of work. With ICE launching raids across the country this is bol...
    • New York Just Helped End Child Marriage - Duration: 15 seconds.

      • 10 months ago
      • 526 views
    • “DREAMERS": How Do You Define American? - Duration: 94 seconds.

      • 11 months ago
      • 1,069 views
      Angie and Peter Kim came to the United States from South Korea with their parents when they were 9 and 7 years old respectively. According to them, their grandmother, a US citizen, had petitioned f...
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