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#China has banned Muslim baby names in Xinjiang, a region home to 10 million Muslim #Uyghurs. Choosing baby names should be a joyful, private event, but China's absurd crackdown in Xinjiang has now stripped that freedom. #HRW#humanrights
“Sometimes I just can’t sleep without pills. I keep remembering how many people died that day.” Shabana, survived three days buried in the rubble of Rana Plaza, an eight-story building with five garment factories that collapsed in Bangladesh in 2013. Companies should provide more information about their suppliers. Click the link in our bio!
The Week in Numbers:
100,000+ worshippers across Russia affected as court bans Jehovah's Witnesses.
1/2 of Somalia's population of 12.3 million people currently need humanitarian assistance. At least 38 people were killed when a US airstrike hit a mosque in Syria on March 16.
2,595 Venezuelans sought asylum in Brazil during the first 11 months of 2016.
About 1/3 of girls in Afghanistan marry before age 18. #humanrights#HRW#WeekInNumbers
Forever 21, Urban Outfitters, Walmart, Premark, and Armani know where the clothes they sell come from. But we don’t.
Starting in 20 minutes! Join HRW to hear about human rights & the fight against #ISIS in Iraq on Facebook Live.
Sanitation is a global right. The way people are able to manage their bodily functions is at the core of human dignity. If a country can't achieve this, other rights are at grave risk. #humanrights#HRW#sanitation
A #US strike in #Syria on March 16, allegedly targeting suspected Al-Qaeda members, hit a mosque where prayer was about to begin. Dozens of civilians were killed.
US authorities should figure out what went wrong, do their homework next time, and make sure this doesn't happen again. #HumanRights#HRW
Venezuela’s humanitarian crisis is spilling across its borders. Latin American governments need to apply strong pressure on the Maduro administration to address severe shortages of medicine and food in Venezuela that are causing Venezuelans to leave the country.
Dina Ali Lasloom was returned to Saudi Arabia after attempting to flee abuse. She faces possible violence or prosecution.
Many women are not safe from abuse in Saudi Arabia. They may not be safe after they escape, either. #humanrights#HRW#SaudiArabia#womensrights
With 51.3% of the vote, the “Yes” vote campaign has won Turkey’s historic April 16 referendum on a new political system giving enormous centralized power to the president.
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1.5M people are displaced from their homes due to Afghanistan’s spiraling conflict.
70,000 marched in Hungary last weekend protesting attack on academic freedom.
24% of refugee girls ages 15 to 17 in Lebanon are married.
8,000+ girls in Tanzania drop out of school every year because of pregnancy.
19 US states have abolished the death penalty. #WeekInNumbers#HRW#humanrights
Trump is asking for billions of $ to fuel his anti-immigration agenda. Act now to stop this! Click the link in our bio!#NoRaids
Most primary school age children in South Africa do not pay tuition fees, but those with disabilities often do. As a result, hundreds of thousands of children with disabilities in South Africa are still not in school. No child should be denied their right to learn because of poverty. #HumanRights#HRW#ChildrensRights#DisabilityRights#SouthAfrica
Trump’s deportation plan would rip families apart and put immigrant lives in danger. Act now! Click the link in or bio. #NoRaids
California’s broken bail system gives many people a miserable choice: Get locked up, go into massive debt to pay bail, or plead guilty.
It’s a system that punishes poor people. #HumanRights#HRW#US#bailreform
Only 20-30% of California arrested pay bail; pretrial detention keeps poor people in jail, costing taxpayers millions. #California#HRW
President Trump's pick to head the Environmental Protection Agency wants to allow continued use of a hazardous pesticide. Hundreds of thousands of children work on US farms. This decision puts them in danger. #HumanRights#HRW#US#EPA
Two gay men detained in #Indonesia at risk of torture by public whipping. Jokowi should scrap 100 lashes for same-sex relations.
“Luz” started picking strawberries in Florida when she was just nine years old. Exposure to pesticides made her sick: “When I was in the fields, I took in the chemicals they put on the plants . . . My stomach was always heaving. Every single day.” 2009 ROMANO
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25 M (est.) children are out of school in #Pakistan.
Up to 200 people were killed in coalition airstrikes in west #Mosul, #Iraq, earlier this month.
3,225 homes at Larung Gar, the world’s largest Tibetan Buddhist institution, will be torn down by April 30.
40%+ of people living with #HIV in the #US are covered by Medicaid.
612 people have been put under house arrest in #France since November 2015. #WeekInNumbers#HumanRights#HRW #Tibet#China