Migrants from Africa who are trying to reach Europe walk toward a detention center off the coastal town of Guarabouli, Libya, on July 8.
After a video surfaced showing migrants apparently being sold at auction in Libya, people worldwide have been calling for action. Last week, CNN published a report on modern slavery in Libya, featurin...
North Korean women are often subjected to violence at home and sexual assault in the workplace.
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A 15-year-old girl was stripped naked and gang raped by around 10 men.
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The confectionery company has also been accused of links to animal cruelty.
A Human Rights Watch report has detailed claims refugees have been robbed and stabbed on Manus Island.
The government has now provided $30 million in assistance funding.
Rohingya refugees queue for aid at Cox's Bazar on Sept. 26.
UN has said our refugee policy is "torture" and breaches "common decency".
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It's been just over a month since Myanmar's military launched a brutal campaign against minority Muslims living in Rakhine state, sparking what the United Nations has called "a human rights nightmare....
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Dozens of Rohingya Muslims have been treated for injuries consistent with violent sexual attacks.
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Hundreds of protesters were involved in the attempt to stop Red Cross workers loading a boat with relief supplies bound for the Rakhine State.
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And people are pleading their case with neighbours.
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Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi said violators would be brought to book, but failed to address UN accusations of ethnic cleansing by the military.
Hamida is one of more than 400,000 Rohingya refugees who has fled violence in Myanmar in the last few weeks.
Nearly a quarter of Americans ― 22 percent ― either don't know or don't believe that U.S. Muslims are granted the same constitutional protections as other citizens. Roughly 20 percent don't know or do...
Rohingya refugees from Myanmar's Rakhine state reach the border near Teknaf, Bangladesh, on Sept. 5.
The bloodshed overtaking Myanmar's Rakhine state forced Hamida, a Rohingya Muslim, to run from her homeland last week. She, her husband Nasir Ahmed, their two young sons and about a dozen other refuge...
The plight of Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims reached a grim benchmark this week, with the United Nations now estimating that more than 140,000 refugees have fled to neighboring Bangladesh in just 12 days...
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If the tents are moved out of sight, the bigger problems will move out of mind.
U.S. President Donald Trump reacts as he attends a "Made in America" products showcase event at the White House in Washington, U.S., July 17, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
Modern slavery and human trafficking are affecting "every large town and city in the country", the National Crime Agency (NCA) has said, revealing there are tens of thousands of victims. The immense s...
Lawyers from two prominent LGBTQ advocacy organizations have filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on behalf of five transgender service members with almost 60 years...
Carla del Ponte addresses the media during a press conference at the U.N. in June 2015.
Clover Moore and settlement organisers have reached a resolution.
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A veteran international prosecutor announced she plans to quit the United Nations commission investigating human rights abuses in Syria because of the international community's inaction when it comes...
The United Nations has ruled that Australia is breaching its human rights obligations because it does not allow same-sex divorces. Queensland woman Fiona Kumari Campbell took her case to the UN in 201...
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Gillian Triggs left the Human Rights Commission yesterday with "no regrets" and a few things to say.
Gillian Triggs has a few things to say on her last day.
A Saudi woman was arrested this week after a video went viral that showed her walking around the country in an illegal outfit. The woman, identified by the BBC as a model named Khulood, was arrested f...
A new program in India is helping survivors of child sex trafficking get justice for others like them ― by pursuing careers in the legal system. The School for Justice, launched in April by Dutch anti...
Liu Xiaobo, who received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2010 for “his long and non-violent struggle for fundamental human rights in China,” has died.
President of the Chechen Republic Ramzan Kadyrov made horrific statements in an interview this week, claiming that there are no gay people in Chechyna ― and if there are to "take them from us" in orde...
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Nobel Peace Prize laureate and political dissident Liu Xiaobo died of liver cancer on Thursday after almost a decade of imprisonment by the Chinese government on charges of sedition, The Associated Pr...
This photo taken on September 14, 2016 shows workers on a production line at the Huajian shoe factory, where about 100,000 pairs of Ivanka Trump-branded shoes have been made over the years amongst other brands, in Dongguan, in south China's Guangdong province.At the Dongguan factory, which employs some 15,000 people, it takes more than 200 workers to move a single pair of shoes from the concept stage to the loading dock. / AFP / GREG BAKER / TO GO WITH US-vote-Trump-China-manufacturing-employment,FOCUS by Ben Dooley (Photo credit should read GREG BAKER/AFP/Getty Images)
Organisers predicted there would be three million attendees.
NEW YORK ― Ivanka Trump has made "women's empowerment" a signature issue in her father's White House, championing the nation's first proposed federal paid leave policy and encouraging women to strive...
The Tories are getting quite a bit of stick for a post-election deal with the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), a party notorious for a range of controversial views on various social issues. But just h...