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  • Harassment, Anti-Union Tactics in Bangladesh Garment Factories

    1,943 views 3 days ago
    Garment workers in Bangladesh face poor working conditions and anti-union tactics by employers including assaults on union organizers. In the two years since more than 1,100 workers died in the catastrophic collapse of the Rana Plaza factory on April 24, 2013, efforts are underway to make Bangladesh factories safer, but the government and Western retailers can and should do more to enforce international labor standards to protect workers’ rights, including their right to form unions and advocate for better conditions. Show less
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    • Colombia: Killings and Disappearances Continue in Buenaventura - Duration: 5 minutes, 8 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      • 2,579 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.

      • 5 months ago
      • 4,692 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.

      • 6 months ago
      • 54,628 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.

      • 9 months ago
      • 1,489 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.

      • 9 months ago
      • 1,116 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.

      • 9 months ago
      • 775 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...
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    • Thailand: Toxic Water, Tainted Justice - Duration: 12 minutes.

      • 4 months ago
      • 5,275 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.

      • 5 months ago
      • 4,692 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.

      • 10 months ago
      • 5,603 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.

      • 9 months ago
      • 1,369 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
      • 4,066 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
      • 15,254 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, ...
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  • LGBT Rights Play

    • Russian Police Ignore Anti-Gay Attacks - Duration: 2 minutes, 56 seconds.

      • 4 months ago
      • 19,037 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.

      • 6 months ago
      • 54,628 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
      • 4,217,343 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
      • 68,149 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
      • 21,858 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
      • 24,929 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...
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  • Middle East & North Africa Play

    • Dangerous Child Labor on West Bank Farms - Duration: 3 minutes, 45 seconds.

      • 1 week ago
      • 7,570 views
      Israeli settlement farms in the West Bank are using Palestinian child labor to grow, harvest, and pack agricultural produce, much of it for export. The farms pay the children low wages and subject ...
    • Syria: Opposition Fighters Target Civilians - Duration: 3 minutes, 16 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      • 4,210 views
      Opposition armed groups in Syria have indiscriminately attacked civilians in government-held territory with car bombs, mortars, and rockets, Human Rights Watch said.
      http://www.hrw.org/node/133717
    • Syria: Barrel Bombs Kill Civilians - Duration: 2 minutes, 11 seconds.

      • 2 months ago
      • 5,292 views
      (New York, February 24, 2015) The Syrian government has carried out hundreds of new indiscriminate attacks over the past year with air-delivered munitions, including improvised weapons such as barr...
    • The Dirty Secret Behind the NYU, Louvre, Guggenheim Projects in Abu Dhabi - Duration: 4 minutes, 32 seconds.

      • 2 months ago
      • 10,384 views
      (New York, February 10, 2015) – Serious concerns about workers’ rights have not been resolved for a high-profile project in Abu Dhabi that will host branches of the Louvre and Guggenheim museums an...
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    • Video Shows Police Shot Shaimaa al-Sabbagh - Duration: 2 minutes, 45 seconds.

      • 2 months ago
      • 204,380 views
      (New York, February 1, 2015) Photographs, videos, and witness statements strongly indicate that a member of Egypt’s security forces was responsible for fatally shooting a female protester in a down...
    • Saudi Arabia: Human Rights Under King Abdullah - Duration: 3 minutes, 6 seconds.

      • 3 months ago
      • 8,326 views
      (Beirut, January 23, 2015) – King Abdullah’s reign brought about marginal advances for women but failed to secure the fundamental rights of Saudi citizens to free expression, association, and assem...
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  • USA Play

    • Kenneth Roth on the Senate CIA Torture Report - Duration: 3 minutes, 56 seconds.

      • 4 months ago
      • 15,708 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.

      • 9 months ago
      • 3,755 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.

      • 9 months ago
      • 1,349 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.

      • 9 months ago
      • 1,208 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.

      • 9 months ago
      • 46,899 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.

      • 11 months ago
      • 66,102 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...
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