Les électeurs kényans se sont déplacés en masse pour le premier tour de la présidentielle. Un des candidats, Uhuru Kenyatta, est poursuivi par la Cour pénale internationale pour des crimes liés au scrutin de 2007
Plus de 75 organisations non gouvernementales suisses ont créé la «Plateforme droits humains». Son but est d’intensifier le travail en faveur des droits humains et d’agir pour l’établissement d’une institution nationale des droits humains indépendante.
Molly Melching, founder of NGO Tostan (which means 'breakthrough' in Wolof), talks about the importance of working within communities across west Africa and of involving cutters – the people who excise the clitoris and other external parts of the vagina during female genital mutilation – in efforts to end the practice
The one-child policy has long been cited as the reason for China's steep abortion rate, but some experts now point to another factor: Young people, they say, simply don't know how to use contraceptives.
After reading about all of the problems associated with child labour, I stopped buying things from kids for the symbolism, refusing to support these horrible adults’ acts.
But my friend’s comment got me to start thinking about the effects of my imposing morality. Even if I don’t buy, and continue to theoretically oppose child labor, it still continues and the kid remains sad and hungry. If I buy, maybe they’ll have some food to eat, maybe to go to school. Then again, maybe it will go to their alcoholic father.
I do not claim to know the solution, but the right answer is much grayer than many of us recognise. I do think it’s important that we think about each situation on a case-by-case basis, using our best judgment. What is most important is that we think about it, instead of immediately imposing our aid worker ideals on irrelevant situations....
The United Nations on Thursday stepped up pressure on Pakistan over the fate of hundreds of people who have disappeared into the illegal custody of the country’s powerful intelligence and law enforcement agencies over the last decade.
In 1982, when she was just 17 years old, Houda al-Habash opened the doors to her Koran school for women and girls at the Al-Zahra Mosque in Damascus, Syria. Houda is representative of a pioneering generation of women in the Middle East who have begun to study Islam within the mosque like their fathers, uncles and brothers — a trend that is reshaping the region. We made the film because despite the influence of schools like Houda’s, stories about them are still rare.
In the film, inside her organized and lively school, Houda teaches her students about women’s rights within Islam and encourages them to take their secular education seriously. She and her students are engaged in a debate about women’s roles in the modern world, similar to the debates we find in our own culture. In the end, we were more compelled by the similarities than the differences in that debate.
Hundreds of children have been stranded in orphanages in Guatemala for years as authorities there weigh whether to approve their adoptions to families in the United States.
Today, 150 children are still waiting in orphanages and foster homes here while the Guatemalan authorities weigh whether to approve their adoptions to families in the United States.
Stalled adoptions are not unique to Guatemala. Concerns about fraud, including allegations of kidnappings and baby selling, have held up American adoptions for months, and sometimes years, from Ethiopia, Kyrgyzstan, Vietnam and Haiti. The State Department currently refuses to approve adoptions from Cambodia and Vietnam to pressure those countries to install safeguards so that children with biological relatives who can care for them are not shipped overseas, officials say.
But the problem of delayed adoptions is particularly acute in Guatemala, a country of about 14 million people, which in 2007 ranked second only to China in the number of children sent to the United States.
Le groupe islamiste Ansar al Charia, lié à Al Qaïda, a contrôlé une partie du gouvernorat d’Abyan (Sud-Yémen) de 2011 à 2012. Le groupe ayant été chassé en juin dernier, Amnesty International a pu mener une enquête cet été afin de procéder à l’établissement des faits qui se sont déroulés sous le régime d’Ansar al Charia. D’importantes atteintes aux droits humains ont été perpétrées.
Accusations that the Ugandan Government is diverting attention isn’t just a convenient conspiracy theory being propagated by opponents of the Bill, but has also received support from the most unlikely of places. The National Coalition Against Homosexuality and Sexual Abuses in Uganda (NCAHSAU) have come out against the Anti-Homosexuality Bill, arguing that current legislation on the statute books is sufficient to criminalise homosexuality. They also believe that the Bill is distracting attention from dealing with serious corruption in the country.
Saudi Arabia did not have an Arab Spring. But it has had a revolution of sorts.
Open criticism of this country’s royal family, once unheard-of, has become commonplace in recent months. Prominent judges and lawyers issue fierce public broadsides about large-scale government corruption and social neglect. Women deride the clerics who limit their freedoms. Even the king has come under attack.
All this dissent is taking place on the same forum: Twitter.
Dans un rapport publié aujourd’hui (« Like a Death Sentence : Abuses against Persons with Mental Disabilities in Ghana »), Human Right Watch souligne les abus commis à l’encontre des personnes atteintes d’handicaps mentaux.
Le gouvernement ghanéen ne soutient guère ces personnes dans leur vie quotidienne, où elles sont victimes d’abus de la part des camps de prière (centres de guérison spirituelle), et au sein des établissements psychiatriques, dans lesquels elles sont bien souvent internées contre leur gré. Au Ghana, les personnes atteintes d’un handicap mental seraient 3 millions, dont 1 millier de personnes accueillies dans les trois hôpitaux publics du pays.
Foxconn Technology, a major supplier to some of the world’s electronics giants, including Apple, said it closed one of its large Chinese plants early Monday after police were called in to break up a fight among factory employees.
Il existe au Bangladesh des lois discriminatoires relatives au statut des femmes mariées, voulant se séparer de leur conjoint ou divorcer. Dans un nouveau rapport publié aujourd’hui par Human Rights Watch, les conditions de vie de ces femmes sont dénoncées : choisir la pauvreté ou se résigner à rester avec un conjoint violent, telle est la question que beaucoup d’entre elles se posent.