At the urging of the White House, Germany nixed language referring to “sexual and reproductive health” in a signature UN resolution taking aim at rape in conflict situations, Foreign Policy reports.  

Opposing mining operations in South Africa brings heavy consequences, according to a Human Rights Watch report. While some attacks on activists make international headlines, many go unreported. In protesting mining activities that they believe dismantle their communities,…

Child marriage is entrenched in Nigeria’s Becheve community: Girls as young as 10 are sold as “money wives” to older men. Recently, boys in the large tribe that encompasses 17 villages have been helping their fathers transact business  by using Facebook to post photos of “…

As of yesterday, extramarital sex, gay sex and abortion are punishable by stoning death in Brunei. The brutal new law took effect yesterday despite widespread international condemnation and calls to boycott Brunei-owned luxury properties like the Beverly Hills Hotel. Rape…

For transgender people in Japan, surgical sterilization is required for their gender to be legally recognized. That has to stop, Human Rights Watch said in a report released yesterday.

For husband-and-wife team Myaing Myaing Nyunt and Chris Plowe, fighting malaria in Burma (Myanmar) is one part science, one part diplomacy.   Given the risk that treatment-resistant malaria in the region could spread globally, the stakes are especially high.    

“You should quit! If you stay in this position, your life will be a misery.’” After menacing statements like this were unveiled in a damning report, top brass at Amnesty International have offered to resign.

In Bangladesh, aid groups and authorities are poised to request over $900 million to support sprawling Rohingya refugee camps. These “city sized” settlements are now home to almost a million refugees, who fled a violent military crackdown in Burma in August 2017. Myanmar’s…

Deployed as fighters, slaves, and informants, the number of children recruited for armed conflict has doubled since 2012, according to a new analysis marking the International Day Against the Use of Child Soldiers.

Pakistan’s human rights minister, Shireen Mazari, marked Human Rights Day today with a tweet professing Pakistan’s support–just days after expelling 18 aid groups from the country for allegedly spreading disinformation.