The United Nations has called for an investigation into unprecedented violence against transgender women in El Salvador. The investigation comes after the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) recorded seven deaths of trans women in the country so far this year; local LGBT organizations put the toll at 17.
U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)
The U.N.’s human rights chief condemned a Burundian pro-government youth militia after a video surfaced showing rape chants by members.
Advancing Syrian forces are on the brink of retaking Aleppo from rebels. The U.N. reported that Syrian forces are entering homes and killing those inside – including women and children. One U.N. official described it as “a complete meltdown of humanity,” according to the New York Times.
Humanitarian agencies are pleading with the government of Myanmar to let them help the displaced people of strife-torn Rakhine state, where a recent severe military crackdown has prevented the delivery of aid.