Staff at some South African hospitals forced pregnant HIV-positive women into sterilization after giving birth. The Commission for Gender Equality confirmed 48 cases in 2015 where women signed consent forms for sterilization procedures under duress. The country has one of…

There are few jobs more dangerous than working inside Pakistan’s Balochistan coal mines. Each day thousands of workers—men and children—face explosions, collapsing mine walls, and suffocation.     All for just dollars a day.    “We work with no facilities, no training and…

Immigrant children held by the Office of Refugee Resettlement receive mandatory therapy sessions. In 2018, ORR agreed to share information with ICE, including therapists' notes that could become “prosecutorial weapons” in court filings. Minors who admit to witnessing gang…

The WHO expressed grave concern over the humanitarian health catastrophe unfolding as the Turkish military pushes into Kurdish-controlled areas in northeast Syria.   The Numbers:

Hundreds of migrant construction workers are dying of heat stress in Qatar each year, underscoring another health risk of rising temperatures.   Many of the workers died toiling in blazing temperatures—up to 45 degrees C (113F)—as the country prepares to host the FIFA World…

Five years into a conflict that has left 80% of Yemen’s population in need of humanitarian aid, the UN has issued a broad and scathing report detailing violations of international human rights and humanitarian law by all sides in the conflict.

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…