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  • Yemen: Cluster Munitions Kill and Wound Civilians

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    (Beirut, August 27, 2015) – Saudi Arabia-led coalition forces appear to have used cluster munition rockets in at least seven attacks in Yemen’s northwestern Hajja governorate, killing and wounding dozens of civilians, Human Rights Watch said today. The attacks were carried out between late April and mid-July 2015. Show less
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    • Dominican Citizens at Risk of Expulsion to Haiti - Duration: 4 minutes, 5 seconds.

      • 2 months ago
      • 7,414 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.

      • 5 months ago
      • 3,953 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.

      • 10 months ago
      • 5,144 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.

      • 10 months ago
      • 75,256 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: Fermina Lopez Cash - Duration: 2 minutes, 49 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 1,581 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...
    • TORN APART: Maria Puga - Duration: 115 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 1,206 views
      TORN APART: Families and US Immigration Reform

      In 2010, border guards beat and shocked Anastasio Hernandez Rojas with a stun gun at the San Ysidro port of entry near San Diego, California. He died...
    • TORN APART: Marta Garcia - Duration: 2 minutes, 11 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 839 views
      TORN APART: Families and US Immigration Reform

      Marta Garcia left Mexico for the United States more than 20 years ago, settling in California with her husband and her three children, all US citizen...
    • TORN APART: Sister Alma - Duration: 2 minutes, 4 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 1,191 views
      TORN APART: Families and US Immigration Reform

      Alma D. Isais Aguilar, a Catholic nun, works with the Kino Border Initiative, a group that provides food and shelter to migrants in the border town o...
    • Colombia: Victims Threatened for Reclaiming Land - Duration: 4 minutes, 7 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 2,455 views
      (Bogotá) -- Internally displaced Colombians face killings and widespread death threats for attempting to reclaim their land, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Abuses targeting dis...
    • Peru: Disability Rights - Duration: 2 minutes, 25 seconds.

      • 3 years ago
      • 1,847 views
      Some people with disabilities in Peru have not been allowed to vote or open bank accounts, even though the country was one of the first in the world to sign on to the Convention on the Rights of Pe...
    • Mexico's 'War on Drugs' - Duration: 3 minutes, 42 seconds.

      • 3 years ago
      • 8,798 views
      http://www.hrw.org/news/2011/11/09/mexico-widespread-righ...
      Through in-depth research in five states, Human Rights Watch documented scores of cases of disappearances, extrajudici...
    • His Victims Won't Forget: "Baby Doc" Duvalier - Duration: 9 minutes, 33 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 10,720 views
      The prosecution of the former dictator Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier represents a landmark opportunity for the Haitian justice system to address some of the worst crimes in Haiti's past. Duvalier...
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    • Armenia: Cancer Patients Suffer Without Morphine - Duration: 4 minutes, 58 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      • 1,690 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.

      • 2 months ago
      • 4,109 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...
    • Uzbekistan: Decade of Impunity for Massacre - Duration: 4 minutes, 3 seconds.

      • 3 months ago
      • 10,150 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...
    • Greece: Police Abusing Marginalized People - Duration: 4 minutes, 23 seconds.

      • 3 months ago
      • 6,727 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...
    • Kenneth Roth: EU Can Prevent Migrant Deaths at Sea - Duration: 3 minutes, 4 seconds.

      • 4 months ago
      • 2,997 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.

      • 4 months ago
      • 7,697 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...
    • Ukraine: More Civilians Killed in Cluster Munition Attacks - Duration: 4 minutes, 1 second.

      • 5 months ago
      • 3,203 views
      Government and Russia-backed rebel forces repeatedly used cluster munitions in eastern Ukraine in January and February, 2015, killing at least 13 civilians, including at least one child. The use of...
    • Eastern Ukraine: Civilians Need Aid, Medicines - Duration: 3 minutes, 32 seconds.

      • 5 months ago
      • 2,027 views
      (Berlin, March 13, 2015) Travel restrictions imposed by the government of Ukraine have contributed to serious delays in the delivery of humanitarian aid, particularly medicines and medical equipmen...
    • Ukraine: Mounting Civilian Casualties - Duration: 4 minutes, 36 seconds.

      • 6 months ago
      • 5,955 views
      (Berlin, February 3, 2015) – Separatist rebel forces were probably responsible for two recent unlawful attacks with unguided rockets in eastern Ukraine, which together killed at least 41 civilians,...
    • Homes Destroyed by Security Forces in Dagestan - Duration: 57 seconds.

      • 6 months ago
      • 1,803 views
      A local woman tells Human Rights Watch about the destruction of her home in the counter-insurgency operation in the mountain village of Vremenny (Dagestan, Russia).
      http://www.hrw.org/news/2015/01/...
    • France: Migrants, Asylum Seekers Abused and Destitute - Duration: 2 minutes, 47 seconds.

      • 7 months ago
      • 26,448 views
      (Paris, January 20, 2015) Asylum seekers and migrants living in destitution in the port city of Calais experience harassment and abuse at the hands of French police. The abuses described to Human R...
    • Russian Police Ignore Anti-Gay Attacks - Duration: 2 minutes, 56 seconds.

      • 8 months ago
      • 26,458 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...
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    • Armenia: Cancer Patients Suffer Without Morphine - Duration: 4 minutes, 58 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      • 1,690 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.

      • 8 months ago
      • 6,466 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.

      • 10 months ago
      • 5,144 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...
    • Kenya: Factory Poisons Community - Duration: 6 minutes, 30 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 6,316 views
      (Nairobi, June 24, 2014) Thousands of people in a poor urban district outside Mombasa face serious health consequences from toxic lead from a battery recycling plant. The crisis is the result of th...
    • Zambia: People with Disabilities Left Behind in HIV Response - Duration: 5 minutes, 54 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 1,517 views
      (Lusaka, July 15, 2014) The nearly two million people with disabilities in Zambia face significant barriers to HIV prevention, testing, and treatment. While the Zambian government has made signific...
    • Dirty Needles Spike AIDS Epidemic in New Orleans - Duration: 4 minutes, 33 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 4,356 views
      (New York, December 10, 2013) – Louisiana state laws and practices that prohibit access to sterile syringes and criminalize sex work contribute to an uncontrolled HIV epidemic and an extremely high...
    • Cambodia: Drug Centers Detain, Abuse 'Undesirables' - Duration: 4 minutes, 9 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 16,709 views
      (Bangkok, December 9, 2013) -- Cambodian authorities unlawfully detain hundreds of drug users and others deemed "undesirable" in centers where they face torture, sexual violence, and forced labor, ...
    • Zimbabwe: Water and Sanitation Crisis - Duration: 4 minutes, 57 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 6,712 views
      (Harare, November 19, 2013) -- The water and sanitation crisis in Zimbabwe's capital, Harare, places millions of residents at risk of waterborne disease. Five years after cholera killed over 4,000 ...
    • Senegal: Cancer Patients Suffer Needlessly - Duration: 4 minutes, 43 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 2,809 views
      (Dakar, October 24, 2013) -- Tens of thousands of patients in Senegal suffer from excruciating pain every year without relief, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Unnecessarily rest...
    • Groundbreaking Treaty on Toxic Mercury - Duration: 4 minutes, 16 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 3,153 views
      (Kumamoto, Japan, October 7) -- Governments around the world should immediately sign the new, groundbreaking Minamata Convention on Mercury. Officials around the world will meet in Kumamoto, Japan ...
    • Cops Arrest Sex Workers for Carrying Condoms - Duration: 3 minutes, 23 seconds.

      • 3 years ago
      • 165,982 views
      Police in New York, Los Angeles, Washington, DC, and San Francisco are confiscating condoms from sex workers and transgender women, undermining health department campaigns to reduce HIV. Human Righ...
    • Bangladesh: Toxic Tanneries - Duration: 3 minutes, 39 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 56,291 views
      Government Stalls on Cleanup as Workers, Residents Suffer
      http://www.hrw.org/news/2012/10/08/bangladesh-tanneries-h...
      (New York, October 9, 2012) -- Workers in many lea...
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    • Russian Police Ignore Anti-Gay Attacks - Duration: 2 minutes, 56 seconds.

      • 8 months ago
      • 26,458 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.

      • 10 months ago
      • 75,256 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.

      • 1 year ago
      • 4,359,643 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.

      • 1 year ago
      • 74,800 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.

      • 1 year ago
      • 23,217 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.

      • 1 year ago
      • 25,204 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.

      • 2 years ago
      • 18,316 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.

      • 2 years ago
      • 11,493 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...
    • Cameroon: Stop Threats to Lawyers - Duration: 2 minutes, 26 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 3,545 views
      (Nairobi, February 13, 2013) -- The government of Cameroon should immediately take action against a series of death threats made over the last four months to two lawyers who represent clients accus...
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    • Ukraine: Attacks on LGBT Protest - Duration: 2 minutes, 5 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 3,179 views
      (Berlin, December 18) -- The Ukrainian government should condemn homophobic speech and attacks on a peaceful protest in Kiev on December 8, 2012, Human Rights Watch said today. The rally by lesbian...
    • UN: Ban Ki-Moon Condemns Homophobia - Duration: 2 minutes, 22 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 2,387 views
      UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, speaking at a celebration for International Human Rights Day, emphasized that human rights are universal and apply to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people...
    • One Billion Forgotten - Duration: 112 seconds.

      • 3 years ago
      • 2,968 views
      HIV prevention, testing, counseling and treatment should be accessible to all people with disabilities.
      http://www.hrw.org/news/2012/07/20/hiv-conference-include...
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    • US: Drug Deportations Tearing Families Apart - Duration: 5 minutes, 17 seconds.

      • 2 months ago
      • 825 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.

      • 3 months ago
      • 3,408 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.

      • 3 months ago
      • 48,336 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.

      • 8 months ago
      • 15,927 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: Robin Reineke - Duration: 4 minutes, 21 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 3,905 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.

      • 1 year ago
      • 1,485 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: Alina Diaz - Duration: 2 minutes, 39 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 1,325 views
      TORN APART: Families and US Immigration Reform

      Alina Diaz, a farmworker advocate, with Lidia Franco, Gisela Castillo and Marilu Nava-Cervantes, members of the Alianza Nacional de Campesinas, a nat...
    • FBI Entraps Americans in Terrorism Sting Operations - Duration: 4 minutes, 37 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 49,444 views
      (Washington, DC, July 21, 2014) The US Justice Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) have targeted American Muslims in abusive counterterrorism "sting operations" based on religi...
    • MADE IN THE USA: Child Labor & Tobacco - Duration: 8 minutes, 21 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 76,478 views
      (May 14, 2014) Child labor is common on tobacco farms in the United States, where children are exposed to nicotine, toxic pesticides, and other dangers. Child tobacco workers often get sick with vo...
    • Florida: Teens in Adult Justice System - Duration: 4 minutes, 38 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 7,965 views
      (Tallahassee, April 10, 2014) Every year, the state of Florida arbitrarily and unfairly prosecutes hundreds of children as adults. If convicted, these children suffer the lifelong consequences of a...
    • US: Send Detainees Home to Yemen - Duration: 3 minutes, 3 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 1,706 views
      (Washington, DC. April 7, 2014) The US should expedite the return of Yemeni detainees cleared for release from Guantanamo Bay, Human Rights Watch said today in a letter to President Barack Obama. H...
    • Dirty Needles Spike AIDS Epidemic in New Orleans - Duration: 4 minutes, 33 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 4,356 views
      (New York, December 10, 2013) – Louisiana state laws and practices that prohibit access to sterile syringes and criminalize sex work contribute to an uncontrolled HIV epidemic and an extremely high...
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