Monthly Archives: April 2011

Royal Wedding Vows: To Love, Honor and Oppress

It’s seven o’clock in the morning in London and I’m looking out the window at cold gray skies. Poor Kate Middleton – it doesn’t look like she’ll have a sunny day for her wedding. The impending rain clouds hovering over England’s capitol today are not … Continue reading

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A Picture Speaks A Thousand Words

Artist and activist Ai Weiwei has not been seen since he was escorted out of Beijing airport on April 3rd by police. The police gave no reason for his arrest for several days until they eventually said it was on account … Continue reading

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Jiang Tianyong, Prominent Human Rights Lawyer Released

This headline is not one seen often enough, especially in reference to China. The Associated Press has just reported that China released one of the most prominent activists taken into custody since a massive security crackdown was launched two months … Continue reading

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Hope For Migrant Workers After Five Year Hiatus?

For the first time in five years, delegates from Asian countries will meet to discuss the rights and conditions of migrant workers. Beginning today, Bangladesh will host the regional discussion under the theme “Migration with Dignity,” featuring representatives from Afghanistan, … Continue reading

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Domestic Violence Doesn’t Discriminate

  Freedom from violence is the most fundamental of human rights. Yet violence against women doesn’t discriminate. It is the most common and far-reaching human rights abuse and a global public health epidemic. It is a problem that affects women … Continue reading

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One Step Forward And Two Steps Back: Undermining Progress in Cambodia

Several international human rights organizations joined together today to denounce Cambodia’s draft law regulating associations and nongovernmental organizations, arguing it will undermine rather than promote civil society and institutions. The joint statement issued today in Bangkok by Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, Forum-Asia, … Continue reading

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Inside the Human Rights Watch International Film Festival: Take One

Human Rights Watch is one of the world’s leading independent organizations dedicated to defending and protecting human rights. Every year, through their Human Rights Watch Film Festival, they create a forum for courageous individuals on both sides of the lens … Continue reading

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