People with autism often end up in clashes with police when their condition makes them appear uncooperative. 1 in 5 youths with autism are stopped by police by age 21; 1 in 20 are arrested. And people of color with autism face a double-edged risk. But a burgeoning movement…

A Ugandan bill known as “Kill the Gays” that imposes the death penalty for homosexuality is expected to pass in parliament, according to a government minister. The proposed legislation also criminalizes those involved in advocacy for LGBTQ+ rights under “promotion and…

Medical evidence corroborates the accounts of US asylum seekers stranded in Tijuana, Physicians for Human Rights doctors say in a new report. They interviewed 18 people from Mexico and Central America—a “medical snapshot”—and documented physical and psychological evidence…

Decades ago, the term “reproductive justice” was coined to encompass all that was missing from a conversation about reproductive options for women of color. It included everything from higher risk of fibroids to unequal pay. As increasingly restrictive abortion laws loom…

Wealthy, conservative European microstates like Monaco and San Marino—born of antiquated politics—are among the last in the EU without abortion rights. Despite the Council of Europe’s proclamation that abortion is a human right, most microstates criminalize abortion even in…

Amid Venezuela’s deepening humanitarian and economic crisis, a critical shortage of contraceptives is placing an estimated 9 million women at risk of pregnancy.   A small portion of emergency assistance has gone to reproductive health. Of the 45,000 hormonal implants…

Women everywhere can face obstacles to breastfeeding. In conflict zones, it can be near impossible.   Many young mothers have lost their mothers and grandmothers, losing critical sources of knowledge. Stress factors in, too. “When you are living in a stressful environment,…

780 people are ahead of Manuel Rochin who’s waiting for a spot in a San Francisco homeless shelter.  A San Francisco Chronicle journalist met him on June 18 when the paper sent 3 dozen journalists to document 24 hours in the city’s surging homelessness problem. Despite…

The UN is investigating claims that Russian and Syrian forces used location information on humanitarian sites to bomb hospitals and civilian facilities, The Washington Post reports.

A UN report out this week revealed that Ethiopia has the world’s highest numbers of forcibly displaced people, with 1.5 newly displaced in 2018, NPR reports.