Monthly Archives: November 2013

Jailed Vietnamese Blogger Honored With International Press Freedom Award

In New York this week, the Committee to Protect Journalists honored prominent Vietnamese blogger Nguyen Van Hai with an International Press Freedom Award for his work in defiance of repression and censorship. Better known under his pen name Dieu Cay, … Continue reading

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Violence Against Women Remains a Global Crisis

Violence against women continues to be a global pandemic; up to 70 percent of women experience violence in their lifetime. This is a sad and shocking statistic from the United Nations, as people around the world gather today to commemorate … Continue reading

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Vietnam Urged to Become Leader on LGBT Rights in Asia

Human Rights Watch is calling on the Vietnamese National Assembly to amend Vietnam’s Marriage and Family Law to guarantee same-sex couples all the rights enjoyed by other couples and become a leader of LGBT rights in Asia. The National Assembly … Continue reading

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China Not Easing One Child Policy, Warns Rights Group

In response to Chinese state media reports that the country has eased its one child policy, US-based human rights organization Women’s Rights Without Frontiers warns that not only is this statement blatantly false, but that claims such as these are … Continue reading

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Violent Class Between Garment Workers and Armed Forces Turns Fatal in Cambodia

In Cambodia on Tuesday morning, a violent clash between striking garment workers and armed forces resulted in the death of one bystander and at least nine injured in Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district. The initial discord was followed by two additional … Continue reading

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Imprisoned Burmese Land Activist Faces 33 Additional Charges

Human rights defender Ms. Naw Ohn Hla is facing 33 additional charges in relation to her work to protect land rights in Burma. In August 2013, she was sentenced to two years’ imprisonment with hard labor for ‘disturbing public tranquillity’. Naw … Continue reading

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‘Putting China on the UN Human Rights Council is Like Asking a Fox to Guard the Hen House’

At the United Nations, human rights groups oppose abusive governments’ candidacies to the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in anticipation of the upcoming elections of the 2014-2016 members on November 12th. New York-based the Human Rights Foundation (HRF) and Geneva-based … Continue reading

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