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New York City, get ready to be inspired by our 2017 @hrwfilmfestival from June 9th - June 18th! #HRWFF tickets are available now at bit.ly/HRWfilm.
TICKETS ON SALE NOW! The @humanrightswatch#FilmFestival brings the best in social-issue cinema to New York City on June 9-18th at Film Society of Lincoln Center @filmlinc and @IFCCenter with 21 powerful films and discussion programs that will challenge and inspire you. #HRWFF
CHANGE STARTS HERE. Be part of it!
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How Chechnya's anti-gay purge began: An arrest, a mobile phone search, torture, and the green light from Magomed Daudov, aka 'Lord', Chechnya’s second most powerful official. Testimony from a survivor: “It was like a chain. They get one person, go through his phone, torture him, make him name some others, get those others, and so it goes… In the place where I was held, we were four [gay men] at first, but several days later we were already 20.” #Chechnya100#humanrights
Busy week? We've got you covered:
14.9% of Iran’s women are in the workforce, compared with 64.1% of men.
23M people (est.) in the US could lose health insurance coverage over the next decade if a new bill is passed.
100,000+ civil servants in Turkey have been dismissed from their positions since last summer’s coup attempt.
200,000+ people have been pushed into refugee camps by fighting in Sudan.
70,000+ Rohingya Muslims have fled to Bangladesh since violence broke out in Burma’s Rakhine State in October 2016.
Despite achievements in higher education, discriminatory laws create barriers for Iranian women in the job market. ‘It’s a men’s club’: Iranian women have become half of the country’s university graduates, but only 14.9% of them are in the workforce.
People risking death at sea have names, faces, families, hopes, dreams, and flaws like every human being. We must do more to save lives.
Caption: Migrants try to stay afloat after falling off their rubber dinghy during a rescue operation by the Malta-based NGO MOAS ship in the central #Mediterranean Sea, May 12, 2017. #RefugeesWelcome#humanrights
Good news! Taiwan’s top court has ruled in favor of same-sex marriage.
It’s a victory for activists and LGBT people who have for years refused to take ‘no’ for an answer.
Congratulations #Taiwan! #HumanRights#HRW#SameSexMarriage#LGBT
Last night's Manchester bombing was a despicable act of violence that left at least 22 people dead.
It was the deadliest attack of its kind in the UK since the London bombings of July 7, 2005.
HRW expresses its deepest sympathies to all those affected.
"There is no way to control, no choice, you just have babies." #Sudan must make reproductive healthcare accessible. Learn more @ HRW.org
Last October the Saudi Arabia-led coalition bombed a funeral hall in Yemen’s capital, Sanaa, killing and wounding hundreds of people. But new US-Saudi arms deals worth more than $100B reward war crimes with weapons. #HRW#HumanRights#SaudiArabia#US#warcrimes#armsdeal
There are many things in New York State you can’t do at age 14. However, you CAN get married.
From 2001 to 2010, nearly 4,000 teenagers under 18 married in New York. Take Action! Click the link in our bio. #EndChildMarriage
Did you know 14-year-olds can legally marry in New York State? From 2001 to 2010, nearly 4,000 teenagers under 18 married in New York. Take Action! Click the link in our bio.
Busy week? Here are some stats you should know:
Only 50-60 out of about 14,000 doctors in Guatemala can prescribe morphine to their patients.
11,418 civilian casualties were recorded in Afghanistan in 2016.
300+ Iraqi families have been forced back to Mosul neighborhoods at risk of ISIS attacks.
450M+ people around the world work in global supply chains.
10,000+ parents of US citizens are most likely detained every year in California by immigration authorities.
1000s of people with cancer and other advanced illnesses in Guatemala suffer needlessly because they cannot get adequate pain relief - not even morphine.
Unbearable suffering at the end of life is unnecessary. The Guatemalan government should take the steps needed to improve the plight of these patients. #Guatemala#HRW#HumanRights#HealthAndHumanRights
Chelsea Manning is finally free.
It's a good day to remember the need to protect other whistleblowers and ensure safety for incarcerated transgender people. #HumanRights#HRW#ChelseaManning
China's massive DNA database now has records for 40 million individuals, including many from vulnerable groups. But moving its Orwellian surveillance system to the genetic level creates a perfect storm for abuses. #HumanRights#HRW#China#DNA#DNAdatabase
15% of detained US immigrants are in California; it needs laws ensuring medical care, defense lawyers, and humane detention. Learn more @ HRW.org
US Lawmakers: Honor Mother’s Day by Making Childbirth Safer Worldwide. Recent US policy changes hurt the fight for safe motherhood not just around the world, but in the US as well. 2017 Reuters
The Week in Numbers:
400,000+ people are currently detained in the US per year.
82 missing Nigerian schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram in 2014 have been released.
At least 61 people were injured in Thailand when insurgents bombed a shopping mall on the country’s southern border.
195 countries are meeting to discuss how governments should implement the 2015 Paris climate agreement.
8,000 cases of violence against women were recorded by Algerian police in 2016. #HRW#HumanRights#WeekInNumbers
Questions about anti-gay attacks in Chechnya or abuses in Russia? Join HRW Russia Program Director, Tanya Lokshina for a Facebook Live Q&A tomorrow at 1:30 P.M. CET / 7:30 A.M. EST
Climate change is pushing many families into deepening poverty. This carries especially dangerous risks for children, including child marriage.
World leaders must act now, and ensure children's rights are at the heart of climate talks.
Whatever one might think about President Trump's firing of FBI Director Comey, it's time to start worrying about his replacement. The FBI Director has tremendous power. It is critical that Trump's nominee be committed to human rights and the rule of law. #HumanRights#HRW#US#FBI#Trump
New evidence of dangerous subpar medical care in US immigration detention. US Congress: don't fund Donald Trump's expanded immigration detention. Rather, demand oversight. Learn more @ HRW.org
Emmanuel Macron is President-elect of #France.
After defeating far-right candidate Marine Le Pen, human rights should be at the heart of his policies. #HumanRights#HRW #Macron
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At least 4,773 civilians have been killed since the start of Yemen’s conflict.
217 US Congress members voted for a health care act that would harm millions.
140+ political prisoners are detained in Venezuela.
7,000+ people have been killed in Philippine President Détente’s ‘war on drugs’.
At least 45 people have been killed as violence spikes in the Central African Republic. #WeekInNumbers #humanrights#HRW #centralafricanrepublic#philippines#venezuela#US#yemen