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  • No School for Thousands of Syrian Refugee Children

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    More than half of the nearly 500,000 school-age Syrian children registered in Lebanon are not enrolled in formal education. Although Lebanon, which is hosting 1.1 million registered Syrian refugees, has allowed Syrian children to enroll for free in public schools, limited resources and Lebanese policies on residency and work for Syrians are keeping children out of the classroom. Show less
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    • Execuções Extrajudiciais Comprometem a Segurança Pública no Brasil - Duration: 6 minutes, 8 seconds.

      • 2 weeks ago
      • 1,635 views
      O estado do Rio de Janeiro prometeu avanços na segurança pública em preparação para as Olimpíadas, mas não fez o suficiente para resolver o problema das execuções extrajudicias cometidas pela polic...
    • Unlawful Police Killings Undermine Law Enforcement in Brazil - Duration: 6 minutes, 8 seconds.

      • 2 weeks ago
      • 11,521 views
      Rio de Janeiro state promised improvements in public security in preparation for the Olympics, but it has not done enough to address extrajudicial executions by police, a central obstacle to more e...
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    • Brasil: Onde os Presos Dão as Cartas - Duration: 5 minutes, 25 seconds.

      • 9 months ago
      • 4,149 views
      Pernambuco tem as prisões mais superlotadas do Brasil

      (São Paulo, 20 de outubro de 2015) – O estado de Pernambuco transferiu o controle de facto de suas prisões superlotadas a alguns presos escolh...
    • Brazil: Where Inmates Run the Show - Duration: 5 minutes, 25 seconds.

      • 9 months ago
      • 121,928 views
      Among Brazil’s Overpacked Prisons, Pernambuco Tops the List
    • Dominican Citizens at Risk of Expulsion to Haiti - Duration: 4 minutes, 5 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 8,593 views
      In 2013, the Dominican Constitutional Tribunal retroactively removed citizenship from tens of thousands of Dominicans. Most of them are of Haitian descent – a historically marginalized community. T...
    • Colombia: Killings and Disappearances Continue in Buenaventura - Duration: 5 minutes, 8 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 5,170 views
      (Buenaventura, March 4, 2015) Paramilitary successor groups are abducting, “disappearing,” and dismembering residents of the mostly Afro-Colombian port of Buenaventura, despite government measures ...
    • Needless Suffering in Mexico - Duration: 5 minutes, 14 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 5,470 views
      (Mexico Cite, October 24, 2014) Tens of thousands of patients with terminal illnesses in Mexico suffer unnecessarily from severe pain and other symptoms because they cannot access adequate end-of-l...
    • Unchecked Homophobic Violence in Jamaica - Duration: 4 minutes, 33 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 233,830 views
      (Kingston, October 21, 2014) LGBT Jamaicans are vulnerable to both physical and sexual violence and many live in constant fear. They are taunted, threatened, fired from their jobs, thrown out of th...
    • TORN APART: Mike Wilson - Duration: 2 minutes, 31 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 2,668 views
      TORN APART: Families and US Immigration Reform

      Mike Wilson, a volunteer with the Tucson, Arizona-based Humane Borders, places containers of water in the desert in the hope of preventing more migra...
    • TORN APART: Robin Reineke - Duration: 4 minutes, 21 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 4,118 views
      TORN APART: Families and US Immigration Reform

      Robin Reineke, director of the Colibrí Center for Human Rights, holds the personal effects of unidentified border crossers. Such personal effects are...
    • TORN APART: Angie and Peter Kim - Duration: 2 minutes, 32 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 1,602 views
      TORN APART: Families and US Immigration Reform

      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, t...
    • TORN APART: Fermina Lopez Cash - Duration: 2 minutes, 49 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 1,697 views
      TORN APART: Families and US Immigration Reform

      Fermina Lopez Cash, a 47-year-old woman from Guatemala, sits in her home with a photo of her 13-year-old son, Omar, who died in July 2010 in the Ariz...
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    • Libyan Forces Abuse Migrants at Sea - Duration: 64 seconds.

      • 2 weeks ago
      • 640 views
      European Union efforts to stem migration from Libya risk condemning migrants and asylum seekers to violent abuse at the hands of government officials, militias, and criminal groups in Libya. Newly ...
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    • Desperate Journey: Europe's Refugee Crisis - Duration: 6 minutes, 59 seconds.

      • 8 months ago
      • 89,327 views
      (November 17, 2015) More than 800,000 asylum seekers and migrants have arrived in Europe by sea in 2015, with most traveling onward to northern and western EU countries. According to UNHCR, the Uni...
    • Syrian Refugee Kids Out of School in Turkey - Duration: 4 minutes, 36 seconds.

      • 8 months ago
      • 9,334 views
      More than 400,000 Syrian refugee children living in Turkey are not attending school. While the Turkish government has been generous in its response toward the Syrian refugee crisis, Turkey has stru...
    • Little Recourse for Domestic Violence in Kyrgyzstan - Duration: 4 minutes, 10 seconds.

      • 8 months ago
      • 3,162 views
      Women suffering domestic violence in Kyrgyzstan lack adequate protection and access to justice due to insufficient police and judicial response. The government is doing too little to provide shelte...
    • Hungary: Inside Röszke Detention Centers - Duration: 5 minutes, 20 seconds.

      • 10 months ago
      • 10,035 views
      September 11, 2015 - Migrants and asylum seekers are being held in abysmal conditions in the two Röszke migrant detention centers on the Serbian border, Human Rights Watch said today after obtaini...
    • Media Freedom Under Attack in the Western Balkans - Duration: 3 minutes, 55 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 1,812 views
      Prosecute Crimes Against Journalists, Ensure Media Independence

      (Brussels, July 15, 2015) – Journalists in the Western Balkans work in a hostile environment that directly affects their ability to ...
    • Armenia: Cancer Patients Suffer Without Morphine - Duration: 4 minutes, 58 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 3,488 views
      Thousands of patients with advanced cancer in Armenia suffer from avoidable, severe pain every year because they cannot get adequate pain medications. While effective, safe, and inexpensive pain me...
    • Russia's Invisible War: Crackdown on Salafi Muslims in Dagestan - Duration: 5 minutes, 56 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 8,394 views
      (Moscow, June 18, 2015) – The government’s response to a decade-long insurgency in Dagestan, a southern Russian republic, has been marked by serious human rights violations, Human Rights Watch said...
    • Greece: Police Abusing Marginalized People - Duration: 4 minutes, 23 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 9,957 views
      Police in Athens frequently harass and abuse homeless people, people who use drugs, and sex workers. Police stops and arbitrary detention of people who live or spend considerable amounts of time on...
    • Uzbekistan: Decade of Impunity for Massacre - Duration: 4 minutes, 3 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 13,444 views
      On May 13, 2005, government forces opened fire on thousands of mostly peaceful protesters in the central square in the town of Andijan, a city in the Fergana Valley in eastern Uzbekistan. The prote...
    • Kenneth Roth: EU Can Prevent Migrant Deaths at Sea - Duration: 3 minutes, 4 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 3,587 views
      The European Union (EU) should act immediately to prevent further deaths at sea, Human Rights Watch said. As many as 700 migrants and asylum seekers are feared dead in a single shipwreck in the Med...
    • Azerbaijan Locks Up Critics Ahead of European Games - Duration: 3 minutes, 38 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 8,416 views
      (Berlin) – Azerbaijan’s international partners should insist on the release of wrongfully detained and imprisoned critics as the country prepares to host the first European Games, Human Rights Watc...
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    • Serbia: Children With Disabilities Neglected - Duration: 4 minutes, 23 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      • 3,230 views
      Hundreds of Serbian children with disabilities face neglect and isolation in institutions that may lead to stunted intellectual, emotional, and physical development. The Serbian government has made...
    • Srbija: Deca sa invaliditetom zanemarena - Duration: 4 minutes, 44 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      • 428 views
      Stotine dece sa invaliditetom u Srbiji suočavaju se sa zanemarivanjem i izolacijom u ustanovama, što može dovesti do usporenog intelektualnog, emotivnog i fizičkog razvoja. Vlada Republike Srbije u...
    • Canada's Water Crisis: Indigenous Families at Risk - Duration: 4 minutes, 30 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      • 2,091 views
      Canada has abundant water, yet water in many indigenous communities in Ontario is not safe to drink, Human Rights Watch said in a new report today. The water on which many of Canada’s First Nations...
    • Bangladesh: 20 Million Drink Arsenic-Laced Water - Duration: 112 seconds.

      • 3 months ago
      • 1,838 views
      Approximately 20 years after initially coming to international attention, an estimated 20 million people in Bangladesh – mostly rural poor – still drink water contaminated over the national standard.
    • US: Failure to Deliver HIV Services in Louisiana Jails - Duration: 4 minutes, 35 seconds.

      • 3 months ago
      • 2,496 views
      Louisiana fails to provide basic HIV services to thousands of inmates in parish jails, endangering the health of individuals and the communities to which they return. Only a handful of the state’s ...
    • Indonesia: End Shackling of People With Disabilities - Duration: 6 minutes, 2 seconds.

      • 4 months ago
      • 157,522 views
      People with psychosocial disabilities (mental health conditions) in Indonesia are shackled or forced into institutions where they often face physical and sexual violence, involuntary treatment incl...
    • Morocco: Thousands Face Needless Suffering at End of Life - Duration: 92 seconds.

      • 5 months ago
      • 3,130 views
      Tens of thousands of patients with terminal illnesses in Morocco needlessly suffer from debilitating pain and other symptoms.

      Human Rights Watch estimates that each year, more than 62,000 Moroccan...
    • Teens of the Tobacco Fields - Duration: 7 minutes, 56 seconds.

      • 7 months ago
      • 7,955 views
      (Washington, DC, December 9, 2015) – The United States government and tobacco companies are failing to protect teenage children from hazardous work in tobacco farming, Human Rights Watch said today...
    • Kenya: Climate Change Threatens Rights - Duration: 10 minutes.

      • 9 months ago
      • 7,536 views
      Climate change and regional development projects are threatening the health and livelihood of indigenous peoples in the Turkana region of northwest Kenya.
    • Armenia: Cancer Patients Suffer Without Morphine - Duration: 4 minutes, 58 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 3,488 views
      Thousands of patients with advanced cancer in Armenia suffer from avoidable, severe pain every year because they cannot get adequate pain medications. While effective, safe, and inexpensive pain me...
    • Thailand: Toxic Water, Tainted Justice - Duration: 12 minutes.

      • 1 year ago
      • 7,947 views
      (Bangkok, December 15, 2014) The Thai government has failed to clean up toxic lead in a stream in western Thailand, threatening hundreds of families with serious and irreversible health problems. T...
    • Needless Suffering in Mexico - Duration: 5 minutes, 14 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 5,470 views
      (Mexico Cite, October 24, 2014) Tens of thousands of patients with terminal illnesses in Mexico suffer unnecessarily from severe pain and other symptoms because they cannot access adequate end-of-l...
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    • Forced Anal Exams Humiliate, Violate Victims - Duration: 3 minutes, 11 seconds.

      • 1 week ago
      • 3,231 views
      Countries around the world should ban the practice of conducting forced anal examinations on men and transgender women accused of consensual same-sex conduct. These examinations, which have been re...
    • "The Nail That Sticks Out": LGBT Students Bullied In Japan - Duration: 93 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      • 374 views
      The Japanese government has failed to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) students from school bullying. Government policies addressing bullying do not specifically address LGBT...
    • Gay Men Targeted on Kenyan Coast - Duration: 3 minutes, 7 seconds.

      • 9 months ago
      • 7,117 views
      (Nairobi, September 28, 2015) – Mobs in Kenya’s coastal region have repeatedly attacked people based on their sexual orientation and gender identity, PEMA Kenya and Human Rights Watch said in a rep...
    • Russian Police Ignore Anti-Gay Attacks - Duration: 2 minutes, 56 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 41,291 views
      (Moscow - December 15, 2014 ) – Russian authorities have failed in their obligation to prevent and prosecute homophobic violence. Growing numbers of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) p...
    • Unchecked Homophobic Violence in Jamaica - Duration: 4 minutes, 33 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 233,830 views
      (Kingston, October 21, 2014) LGBT Jamaicans are vulnerable to both physical and sexual violence and many live in constant fear. They are taunted, threatened, fired from their jobs, thrown out of th...
    • Russia: Gay Men Beaten on Camera - Duration: 4 minutes, 26 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 4,703,726 views
      (Moscow, February 4, 2014) -- The Russian authorities need to address a deteriorating situation of widespread and concerted abuse against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people and ac...
    • Kyrgyzstan: Police Torture Gay Men - Duration: 3 minutes, 52 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 89,252 views
      (Bishkek, January 29, 2014) -- Police in Kyrgyzstan have extorted, threatened, arbitrarily detained, beaten and sexually abused gay and bisexual men. Although consensual sex between men was decrimi...
    • Zanele Muholi, Visual Activist - Duration: 11 minutes.

      • 2 years ago
      • 34,089 views
      South Africa: Video Marks Campaign Against Gender Violence
      Documents Award-Winning Photographer's Work

      (Johannesburg, November 25, 2013) -- Human Rights Watch today issued a video showcasing the w...
    • South Africa: Archbishop Condemns Anti-LGBT Violence - Duration: 3 minutes.

      • 2 years ago
      • 25,867 views
      (Banjul, October 21, 2013) Southern Africa's Anglican archbishop calls for an end to violence and discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.
      "Respect the gift of differe...
    • Tanzania: Police Abuse, Torture, Impede HIV Services - Duration: 4 minutes, 44 seconds.

      • 3 years ago
      • 19,591 views
      (Dar es Salaam, June 18, 2013) -- Tanzanians who are most at risk of HIV face widespread police abuse and often can't get help when they are victims of crime, Human Rights Watch and the Wake Up and...
    • Cameroon: Abuses in 'Homosexuality' Prosecutions - Duration: 4 minutes, 36 seconds.

      • 3 years ago
      • 12,491 views
      (Yaoundé -- Thursday, March 21, 2013) Cameroon prosecutes people for consensual same-sex conduct more aggressively than almost any country in the world, four human rights organizations said in a re...
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    • Press Conference: Raped in Military - Then Punished (May 19, 2016) - Duration: 25 minutes.

      • 1 month ago
      • 389 views
      Thousands of United States service members, who lost their military careers after reporting a sexual assault, live with stigmatizing discharge papers that prevent them from getting jobs and benefit...
    • US: Raped in Military - Then Punished - Duration: 6 minutes, 55 seconds.

      • 2 months ago
      • 16,172 views
      Thousands of United States service members, who lost their military careers after reporting a sexual assault, live with stigmatizing discharge papers that prevent them from getting jobs and benefit...
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    • US: Failure to Deliver HIV Services in Louisiana Jails - Duration: 4 minutes, 35 seconds.

      • 3 months ago
      • 2,496 views
      Louisiana fails to provide basic HIV services to thousands of inmates in parish jails, endangering the health of individuals and the communities to which they return. Only a handful of the state’s ...
    • Teens of the Tobacco Fields - Duration: 7 minutes, 56 seconds.

      • 7 months ago
      • 7,955 views
      (Washington, DC, December 9, 2015) – The United States government and tobacco companies are failing to protect teenage children from hazardous work in tobacco farming, Human Rights Watch said today...
    • US: Still Time to Investigate Bush Era Torture - Duration: 5 minutes, 1 second.

      • 7 months ago
      • 5,228 views
      Obama administration claims that legal obstacles prevent criminal investigations into torture by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) are unpersuasive, and risk leaving a legacy of torture as a po...
    • US: Drug Deportations Tearing Families Apart - Duration: 5 minutes, 17 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 1,606 views
      From 2007 to 2012, over a quarter of a million non-citizens, including lawful permanent residents, were deported from the United States after a drug conviction. Many of these deportations involved ...
    • US: Military Sexual Assault Survivors Suffer Retaliation - Duration: 4 minutes, 46 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 5,151 views
      (Washington, DC - May 18, 2015) – US military service members who report sexual assault frequently experience retaliation that goes unpunished, Human Rights Watch said. https://www.hrw.org/news/201...
    • US: Mentally Ill Prisoners Face Abuse - Duration: 5 minutes, 36 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 78,977 views
      Jail and prison staff throughout the United States have used unnecessary, excessive, and even malicious force against prisoners with mental disabilities. Correctional staff have deluged prisoners w...
    • Kenneth Roth on the Senate CIA Torture Report - Duration: 3 minutes, 56 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 16,307 views
      (December 9, 2014) “The Senate report summary should forever put to rest CIA denials that it engaged in torture, which is criminal and can never be justified,” said Kenneth Roth, executive director...
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    • TORN APART: Mike Wilson - Duration: 2 minutes, 31 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 2,668 views
      TORN APART: Families and US Immigration Reform

      Mike Wilson, a volunteer with the Tucson, Arizona-based Humane Borders, places containers of water in the desert in the hope of preventing more migra...
    • TORN APART: Robin Reineke - Duration: 4 minutes, 21 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 4,118 views
      TORN APART: Families and US Immigration Reform

      Robin Reineke, director of the Colibrí Center for Human Rights, holds the personal effects of unidentified border crossers. Such personal effects are...
    • TORN APART: Angie and Peter Kim - Duration: 2 minutes, 32 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 1,602 views
      TORN APART: Families and US Immigration Reform

      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, t...
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