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  • Iran: Women Face Bias in the Workplace

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    Laws and policies that discriminate against women interfere with Iranian women’s right to work. Women confront an array of restrictions, such as on their ability to travel, prohibitions on entering certain jobs, and an absence of basic legal protections.

    Over the past four decades, Iranian women have become half of the country’s university graduates. But, based on the most recent official statistics available, for the period between March 2016 and March 2017, only 14.9 percent of Iran’s women are in the workforce, compared with 64.1 percent of men. This rate is lower than the average of 20 percent for all women in the Middle East and North Africa. The unemployment rate for women, currently 20.7 percent, is double that for men.

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    • Stop Anti-Gay Attacks in Chechnya - Duration: 116 seconds.

      • 3 weeks ago
      • 1,740 views
      Police in Chechnya, a region in southern Russia, are rounding up men believed to be gay, holding them in secret detention, and beating and humiliating them. Sometimes police forcibly “out” these me...
    • Greece: Refugees with Disabilities Overlooked, Underserved (with narration) - Duration: 3 minutes, 37 seconds.

      • 3 months ago
      • 774 views
      Refugees, asylum seekers and other migrants with disabilities are not properly identified and do not enjoy equal access to services in reception centers in Greece, Human Rights Watch said today. To...
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    • Belgium: Abusive Policing in the Name of Counterterrorism - Duration: 101 seconds.

      • 6 months ago
      • 218 views
      Belgium has enacted a raft of problematic counterterrorism laws and its police have carried out heavy-handed operations in the past year. Those responsible for horrific attacks in Paris on November...
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    • Belgium: Counterterrorism Operations Raise Concerns - Duration: 5 minutes, 23 seconds.

      • 6 months ago
      • 2,571 views
      Belgium has enacted a raft of problematic counterterrorism laws and its police have carried out heavy-handed operations in the past year. Those responsible for horrific attacks in Paris on November...
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    • Azerbaijan: Government Critics Harassed, Imprisoned, Exiled - Duration: 76 seconds.

      • 7 months ago
      • 1,163 views
      The Azerbaijani government has renewed its vicious crackdown on critics and independent groups.The European Union and international financial institutions have a rare opportunity to insist on human...
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    • Tajikistan: Hunting Critics at Home and Abroad - Duration: 7 minutes, 19 seconds.

      • 8 months ago
      • 7,750 views
      Governments and intergovernmental organizations should denounce the worsening human rights crisis in Tajikistan, Human Rights Watch and the Norwegian Helsinki Committee said in a video released tod...
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    • Libyan Forces Abuse Migrants at Sea - Duration: 64 seconds.

      • 10 months ago
      • 1,628 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.

      • 1 year ago
      • 185,382 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.

      • 1 year ago
      • 11,566 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.

      • 1 year ago
      • 3,522 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.

      • 1 year ago
      • 10,579 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
      • 1,986 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 ...
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    • Young Men Scared to Buy Condoms in Philippines - Duration: 2 minutes, 28 seconds.

      • 5 months ago
      • 3,391 views
      (Manila) – The Philippine government is fueling a rising human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) epidemic among men who have sex with men through policies that restrict interventions proven to prevent t...
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    • US: Repeal Anti-Gay No Promo Homo Laws - Duration: 3 minutes, 28 seconds.

      • 5 months ago
      • 5,217 views
      Many schools across the United States remain hostile environments for LGBT students despite significant progress on LGBT rights in recent years. The concerns include bullying and harassment, exclus...
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    • Sri Lanka: Transgender People, Sexual Minorities Face Discrimination - Duration: 4 minutes, 6 seconds.

      • 9 months ago
      • 80,335 views
      Transgender people and others who don’t conform to social expectations about gender face discrimination and abuse in Sri Lanka, including arbitrary detention, mistreatment, and discrimination acces...
    • LGBT Indonesians Threatened by Government Officials - Duration: 71 seconds.

      • 9 months ago
      • 4,813 views
      The Indonesian government stoked an unprecedented attack on the security and rights of sexual and gender minorities in early 2016. The government campaign included hateful rhetoric, discriminatory ...
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    • Forced Anal Exams Humiliate, Violate Victims - Duration: 3 minutes, 11 seconds.

      • 10 months ago
      • 8,223 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...
    • LGBT Students Bullied in Japan - Duration: 5 minutes, 3 seconds.

      • 10 months ago
      • 230,815 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...
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    • "The Nail That Sticks Out": LGBT Students Bullied In Japan - Duration: 93 seconds.

      • 11 months ago
      • 525 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...
    • US: Transgender Women Abused in Immigration Detention - Duration: 3 minutes, 48 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 6,175 views
      Dozens of transgender women, including asylum seekers who have come to the United States seeking protection from abuse in their home countries, are locked up in jails or prison-like immigration det...
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    • Gay Men Targeted on Kenyan Coast - Duration: 3 minutes, 7 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 9,038 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.

      • 2 years ago
      • 73,599 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.

      • 2 years ago
      • 377,629 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...
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