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  • When You Think European Elections, Think Human Rights!

    1,279 views 2 months ago
    The European elections on 23-26 May are a key moment for candidates to commit to protect our fundamental rights. It’s a chance for European citizens to recognize that the European Parliament helps protect the rule of law, and the human rights and dignity of people living across the EU and those outside its borders. At a moment when some leaders in Europe openly attack democratic values, European voters can show that respect for human rights is key to Europe’s future and to reaffirm support for democratic values. Show less
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    • Venezuela: More Aid is Needed in Humanitarian Crisis - Duration: 3 minutes, 35 seconds.

      • 3 months ago
      • 1,078 views
      (Washington, DC, April 4, 2019) – The combination of severe medicine and food shortages within Venezuela, together with the spread of disease across the country’s borders, amounts to a complex huma...
    • Colombia: Promotions for Army Commanders Linked to Killings - Duration: 44 seconds.

      • 3 months ago
      • 208 views
      The Colombian government has named in key positions of the army multiple officers against whom there is credible evidence of involvement in extrajudicial executions and other abuses that are under ...
    • Brazil: Mass Sexual Harassment, Caught on Tape - Duration: 53 seconds.

      • 4 months ago
      • 2,640 views
      It was shot in February 2017 at Mangueirão stadium in the northern state of Pará, where arch-rivals Remo and Paysandu were about to face off. Shortly before kick-off, female supporters of both team...
    • Venezuela: Military Officers and Families Detained, Tortured - Duration: 111 seconds.

      • 6 months ago
      • 1,172 views
      Venezuelan intelligence and security forces have detained and tortured military personnel accused of plotting against the government. Authorities have also detained and tortured the family members ...
    • Dominican Republic: What happens when abortion is totally banned? - Duration: 4 minutes, 46 seconds.

      • 7 months ago
      • 1,651 views
      The Dominican Republic’s total ban on abortion threatens women's health and lives and violates their rights. Abortion is illegal in the Dominican Republic in all circumstances, even when a pregnanc...
    • UN Rights Council: Address Human Rights and Humanitarian Crisis in Venezuela - Duration: 33 seconds.

      • 9 months ago
      • 457 views
      A cross-regional joint statement delivered by Peru on behalf of 53 States at the 38th session of the Human Rights Council in June expressed concern at the human rights and humanitarian crisis in th...
    • Venezuela: Thousands Fleeing on Foot - Duration: 2 minutes.

      • 10 months ago
      • 1,627 views
      Governments in the Americas should develop a collective and uniform response to the exodus of people fleeing Venezuela, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. They should consider adop...
    • Nicaragua: Hundreds Killed in a Brutal Crackdown - Duration: 77 seconds.

      • 11 months ago
      • 3,038 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.

      • 11 months ago
      • 1,077 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.

      • 11 months ago
      • 1,097 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.

      • 1 year ago
      • 2,218 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.

      • 1 year ago
      • 554 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...
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    • China's Mass Surveillance Phone App - Duration: 4 minutes, 43 seconds.

      • 2 months ago
      • 15,104 views
      Chinese authorities are using a mobile app to carry out illegal mass surveillance and arbitrary detention of Muslims in China’s western Xinjiang region.

      Between January 2018 and February 2019, Hu...
    • China: How Surveillance Works in Xinjiang - Duration: 2 minutes, 21 seconds.

      • 2 months ago
      • 1,499 views
      (Hong Kong, May 2, 2019) – Chinese authorities are using a mobile app to carry out illegal mass surveillance and arbitrary detention of Muslims in China’s western Xinjiang region, Human Rights Watc...
    • Japan: Compelled Sterilization of Transgender People - Duration: 4 minutes, 49 seconds.

      • 3 months ago
      • 2,155 views
      Japan’s government should stop forcing transgender people to be surgically sterilized if they want legal recognition of their gender identity. Requiring a medical intervention as a condition of hav...
    • Myanmar: Women, Girls Trafficked as ‘Brides’ to China - Duration: 8 minutes, 10 seconds.

      • 3 months ago
      • 10,483 views
      The Myanmar and Chinese governments have failed to stem the trafficking of ethnic Kachin women and girls as “brides” to families in China.
      Trafficking survivors said that trusted people, including...
    • Pakistan: Garment Workers’ Rights at Risk - Duration: 2 minutes, 16 seconds.

      • 5 months ago
      • 841 views
      Pakistan’s government is failing to enforce laws that could protect millions of garment workers from serious labor rights abuses. Human Rights Watch documented a range of violations in Pakistan’s g...
    • Cambodia: No Justice for Acid Attacks Survivors - Duration: 61 seconds.

      • 5 months ago
      • 918 views
      Survivors of acid violence in Cambodia are unlawfully denied free medical care and face pressure to accept inadequate settlements. The Cambodian government should enforce its laws that require lega...
    • Cambodia: Acid Attack Survivors Denied Treatment, Justice - Duration: 3 minutes, 45 seconds.

      • 5 months ago
      • 1,083 views
      Survivors of acid violence in Cambodia are unlawfully denied free medical care and face pressure to accept inadequate settlements. The Cambodian government should enforce its laws that require lega...
    • Myanmar: Dashed Hopes for Free Expression - Duration: 2 minutes, 16 seconds.

      • 5 months ago
      • 825 views
      Myanmar’s first democratically elected civilian government in decades has prosecuted large numbers of peaceful critics in violation of basic human rights. Concerned governments should press Myanmar...
    • Pakistan: Girls Deprived of Education - Duration: 6 minutes, 50 seconds.

      • 8 months ago
      • 6,337 views
      The Pakistan government is failing to educate a huge proportion of the country’s girls. Many girls simply have no access to education, including because of a shortage of government schools – especi...
    • North Korea: Men with Power Abuse and Rape Women - Duration: 4 minutes, 39 seconds.

      • 8 months ago
      • 33,482 views
      North Korean officials commit sexual violence with little concern for the consequences. The government fails to investigate and prosecute complaints, or to provide protection and services to victim...
    • 북한: 정부 관리들에 의한 성폭력 실상 - Duration: 4 minutes, 39 seconds.

      • 8 months ago
      • 2,834 views
      휴먼라이츠워치가 오늘 발표한 보고서에 따르면 북한의 관리들은 처벌에 대한 두려움 없이 성폭력을 자행한다. 북한 당국은 사건을 조사하거나 기소하지 않으며, 피해자들에 대한 보호 조치나 관련 서비스도 제공하지 않고, 오히려 북한에는 성차별이나 성폭력이 없다는 믿기 어려운 주장을 하고 있다.

      72 페이지에 달하는 보고서 『이유 없이 밤에 눈물이 나요: 북...
    • Bangladesh: Poor Conditions for Rohingya Refugees with Disabilities - Duration: 2 minutes, 16 seconds.

      • 9 months ago
      • 554 views
      Bangladesh’s overcrowded, hilly, and rain-soaked mega camp for ethnic Rohingya refugees is precarious for everyone, but especially for people with disabilities. More than 700,000 people reside in t...
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    • Venezuela: More Aid is Needed in Humanitarian Crisis - Duration: 3 minutes, 35 seconds.

      • 3 months ago
      • 1,078 views
      (Washington, DC, April 4, 2019) – The combination of severe medicine and food shortages within Venezuela, together with the spread of disease across the country’s borders, amounts to a complex huma...
    • The Coal Mine Next Door: The Deregulation of Mountaintop Removal - Duration: 10 minutes.

      • 7 months ago
      • 1,153 views
      The Trump administration and United States Congress have endangered public health by ending measures, including defunding a scientific study, that address the human and environmental risks of mount...
    • Brazil: Pesticide Poisonings in Rural Areas - Duration: 61 seconds.

      • 11 months ago
      • 1,097 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...
    • United States: Oversedation in Nursing Homes - Duration: 6 minutes, 39 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 5,602 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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    • Florida Needs Syringe Exchange - Duration: 4 minutes, 22 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 843 views
      In 2016, more than 6,000 Floridians died of an opioid overdose, a 35 percent increase from the year before. Governor Rick Scott has declared the opioid crisis a public health emergency, and is prom...
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    • Venezuelan Crisis Spills Over to Brazil - Duration: 2 minutes, 27 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 83,454 views
      Venezuela’s humanitarian crisis is spilling across its borders, Human Rights Watch said today. Latin American governments need to apply strong pressure on the Maduro administration to address sever...
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    • Drones in the Service of Human Rights: Using Robotic Technology to Research Waste Burning in Lebanon - Duration: 2 minutes, 21 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 1,458 views
      Human Rights Watch released a report that included, for the first time in our history, photographic evidence collected with an autonomous robotic plane, commonly called a drone.
       
      Built by Sensefly...
    • Lives At Risk: Open Burning of Waste in Lebanon - Duration: 5 minutes, 16 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 9,614 views
      The lack of action by authorities to end open burning of waste across Lebanon is posing serious health risks for nearby residents, violating their right to health. People living near open burning r...
    • #BreakTheChains: End Shackling in Ghana - Duration: 43 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 1,016 views
      In Ghana people with mental health conditions are often considered as being possessed by evil spirits or demons. Due to these beliefs and the lack of local mental health services, some families and...
    • UN: Compensate Kosovo Lead Poisoning Victims - Duration: 4 minutes, 5 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 941 views
      The United Nations’ failure to compensate victims of widespread lead poisoning at UN-run camps in Kosovo has left affected families struggling to care for sick relatives who were exposed to the con...
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    • UN Should Compensate Victims of Lead Poisoning in Kosovo - Duration: 56 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 151 views
      The United Nations’ failure to compensate victims of widespread lead poisoning at UN-run camps in Kosovo has left affected families struggling to care for sick relatives who were exposed to the con...
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    • Guatemala: Thousands Face Needless End-of-Life Suffering - Duration: 4 minutes, 19 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 1,288 views
      Thousands of patients with advanced illnesses in Guatemala suffer unnecessarily from severe pain because they cannot get appropriate pain medications.

      Guatemala’s drug control regulations – meant ...
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    • People Open A Box of LGBT Myths and Gasp, Cringe and Laugh at What They Find - Duration: 12 minutes.

      • 3 weeks ago
      • 2,033 views
      (Beirut, June 24, 2019) – Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people living in the Middle East and North Africa share their responses to myths and stereotypes about LGBT people in the region on...
    • Japan: Compelled Sterilization of Transgender People - Duration: 4 minutes, 49 seconds.

      • 3 months ago
      • 2,155 views
      Japan’s government should stop forcing transgender people to be surgically sterilized if they want legal recognition of their gender identity. Requiring a medical intervention as a condition of hav...
    • LGBTI Events Banned in Turkey's Capital Ankara - Duration: 2 minutes, 16 seconds.

      • 5 months ago
      • 1,368 views
      (Berlin, February 14, 2019) – The ban in Turkey's capital Ankara on public events focused on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) issues discriminates against LGBTI people and ...
    • India: Supreme Court Strikes Down Sodomy Law - Duration: 104 seconds.

      • 10 months ago
      • 1,853 views
      India’s landmark Supreme Court decision that criminalizing consensual same-sex conduct is unconstitutional is a major victory for human rights and the LGBT people’s rights to privacy and non-discri...
    • Adoptions for LGBT Parents - Duration: 61 seconds.

      • 11 months ago
      • 1,574 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.

      • 11 months ago
      • 3,459 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 year ago
      • 2,741 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.

      • 1 year ago
      • 1,961 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.

      • 1 year ago
      • 6,658 views
      How @HamedSinno overcame homophobic bullying to become a Lebanese rockstar. Hear more: www.hrw.org/no-longer-alone
    • Dalia, Egypt - Duration: 59 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 4,369 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.

      • 1 year ago
      • 2,876 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.

      • 1 year ago
      • 4,237 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
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    • Syria: Government Co-Opting Recovery Efforts - Duration: 2 minutes, 7 seconds.

      • 2 weeks ago
      • 768 views
      (Geneva, June 28, 2019) – The Syrian government is co-opting humanitarian aid and reconstruction assistance, and in places using it to entrench repressive policies, Human Rights Watch said in a rep...
    • People Open A Box of LGBT Myths and Gasp, Cringe and Laugh at What They Find - Duration: 12 minutes.

      • 3 weeks ago
      • 2,033 views
      (Beirut, June 24, 2019) – Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people living in the Middle East and North Africa share their responses to myths and stereotypes about LGBT people in the region on...
    • ISIS Child Suspects Arbitrarily Arrested, Tortured in Iraq - Duration: 3 minutes, 33 seconds.

      • 4 months ago
      • 2,862 views
      Children accused of affiliation with ISIS are being detained, and often tortured and prosecuted, regardless of their actual level of involvement with the group. This sweeping, punitive approach is ...
    • Libya: Displaced Population Can’t Go Home - Duration: 2 minutes, 4 seconds.

      • 5 months ago
      • 655 views
      Most of the 48,000 former residents of the Libyan town of Tawergha, forcibly displaced for seven years, have not been able to return home, Human Rights Watch said today after visiting the town.

      D...
    • Saudi Arabia: 10 Reasons Why Women Flee - Duration: 80 seconds.

      • 5 months ago
      • 6,538 views
      Rahaf al-Qunun, the Saudi woman who managed to successfully flee her allegedly abusive family, has shed new light on the countless women trapped under the abusive male guardianship system in Saudi ...
    • Libya: Nightmarish Detention for Migrants, Asylum Seekers - Duration: 97 seconds.

      • 5 months ago
      • 1,412 views
      European Union policies contribute to a cycle of extreme abuse against migrants in Libya. The EU and Italy’s support for the Libyan Coast Guard contributes significantly to the interception of migr...
    • West Bank: Bed and Breakfast on Stolen Land - Duration: 3 minutes, 33 seconds.

      • 7 months ago
      • 976 views
      The decision by Airbnb to stop listing properties in unlawful Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank is a positive step that other global tourism companies should follow, Human Rights Watch ...
    • Hypocrisy of UAE's World Tolerance Summit - Duration: 56 seconds.

      • 8 months ago
      • 1,013 views
    • Hold Saudis Accountable for Khashoggi Death - Duration: 65 seconds.

      • 8 months ago
      • 473 views
      We’re asking world leaders to reject Saudi Arabia’s attempted whitewash of the killing of Jamal Khashoggi by asking for an independent UN investigation. We are also asking them to halt arms sales ...
    • Authorities Crush Dissent in Palestine - Duration: 5 minutes, 1 second.

      • 8 months ago
      • 4,456 views
      (Ramallah, October 23, 2018) – The Fatah-led Palestinian Authority in the West Bank and Hamas authorities in Gaza routinely arrest and torture peaceful critics and opponents, Human Rights Watch sai...
    • Lebanon: Burning Trash Poses Serious Health Risk - Duration: 60 seconds.

      • 9 months ago
      • 721 views
      (Beirut) – Lebanese municipalities are endangering the health of residents by openly burning waste despite the passage of a national solid waste management law banning the practice, Human Rights Wa...
    • #WhereisJamal - Duration: 66 seconds.

      • 9 months ago
      • 473 views
      The world wants to know: #WhereisJamal

      The Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi has not been seen since he entered the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, Turkey on October 2nd. The sad truth is, Khashoggi’s...
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