"Between May 2013 and May 2014, 41 countries passed or proposed legislation to penalize legitimate forms of speech online, increase government powers to control content, or expand government surveillance capabilities."
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"Domestic violence in Lebanon is widespread, suggest Human Rights Watch and a local NGO, Kafa, which means "enough" in Arabic. Kafa says analysis of media reports shows that 25 women were killed by family members between 2010 and 2013. But the real figure, according to the organisation's co-founder, Ghada Jabbour, is likely to be much higher as there are no national statistics on domestic violence."
Women and girls with disabilities in India are forced into mental hospitals and institutions, where they face unsanitary conditions, risk physical and sexual violence, and experience involuntary treatment, including electroshock therapy. The Indian government should immediately order inspections and regular monitoring of all residential facilities – private and government-run – for women and girls with psychosocial or intellectual disabilities. India should also take steps to ensure people with psychosocial or intellectual disabilities can make decisions about their lives and receive treatment on the basis of informed consent.
“There is no justice in Brazil. My house has been burned. I have been beaten. My family has been threatened. My friends have been raped and killed by loggers. Yet no one has been punished. I’ve begged for justice, but there is no justice in Brazil. We’ve all been abandoned by the state.”