As millions of women – and men – gathered in Washington and around the world Saturday to demand equal rights under the new Trump administration, women across India held their own protests for a very specific demand: safety for women in public spaces.
The Women’s March on Washington appears to have surprised everyone, even many of the organizers, and may go down in history as the largest demonstration ever in the U.S., and one of the largest worldwide – so far.
Within the walls of Brazil’s overcrowded prisons the number of people – including children – who are tortured or treated inhumanely has reached critical levels, according to Human Rights Watch (HRW) in its 2017 world report.
The government of Pakistan is under fire for the suspected abductions of at least four social media activists in the last week. Amid gathering protests and mounting pressure from human rights advocates and journalists, Interior Minister Nisar Ali Khan assured lawmakers on Tuesday that intelligence agencies are looking into the disappearances. Meanwhile, one more activist was reported missing today.
International medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is again calling on authorities to provide shelter for all refugees and migrants stranded outside in life-threatening weather conditions.
Actress Meryl Streep devoted a large section of her acceptance speech at last night’s Golden Globes to draw attention to diminishing press freedom in the United States. She urged her Hollywood audience and millions of television viewers to support the journalist rights group the Committee to Protect Journalists.
Yesterday marked 10 years since the creation of Venezuela’s Ministry of Popular Power for Indigenous Peoples, and while the government celebrates its achievements in indigenous rights and equality, many activists feel there is much left to desire.
What can a game of Snakes and Ladders teach a child about violence? It turns out a lot. A recent study shows that a new gender equity program in Indian schools can transform not only how students respond to gender discrimination and violence, but how their teachers, parents and communities do as well.
The government of Myanmar has arrested four police officers in connection with a video making rounds on social media that appears to show police beating unarmed Rohingya men.
The number of women killed in Bolivia is on the rise, but activists say there are plenty of actions the government can and should be taking to combat it.