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Wednesday, October 9, 2019
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Wednesday, October 9, 2019
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Wednesday, October 9, 2019
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Wednesday, October 9, 2019
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Wednesday, October 9, 2019
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Wednesday, October 9, 2019
Expand South Sudan's President Salva Kiir (bottom L) and South Sudan's rebel commander Riek Machar (bottom R), together with African Union Commissioner for Peace and Security Smail Chergui (top L), Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta (top C) and Ethiopia's Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, attend the signing a ceasefire agreement during the Inter Governmental Authority on Development Summit on the case of South Sudan in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa, Feburary 1, 2015. © 2015 Reuters (Nairobi) – South Sudan’s government and the African Union should urgently meet to clarify plans to set up… (Full Story)
Wednesday, October 9, 2019
Expand Activists at the opening session of the 2019 NEDWA conference, September 27, 2019. © 2019 via The Arab Foundation for Freedoms and Equality (AFE) Lebanon used to be known as a port in a storm for human rights defenders from the Arabic-speaking world – especially those working on gender and sexuality – to organize freely and without censorship. A major space for this was the annual NEDWA conference, hosted by the Arab Foundation for Freedoms and Equality (AFE). Even as lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people faced grave human rights violations over the years ranging from… (Full Story)
Wednesday, October 9, 2019
Expand Director of the Gaza NGO Forum (FONGA) and leading election observer, Anastancio Matavele, was allegedly killed by police officers on October 7, 2019, in Xai Xai, Gaza.   © 2019 Virgilio Conjo (Johannesburg) – Mozambique police officers have been implicated in the killing of an election observer in an escalation of violence that threatens national elections scheduled for October 15, 2019, Human Rights Watch said today. On October 7, five alleged police officers in a car shot Anastancio Matavele, director of the Forum of NGOs for Gaza (FONGA), after he got into his vehicle following… (Full Story)
Wednesday, October 9, 2019
Expand French Health Minister Agnes Buzyn gives a speech to introduce the debate on a bill that would give single women and lesbian couples access to in-vitro fertilization, at the National Assembly, in Paris, September 24, 2019.  © 2019 AP Photo/Thibault Camus All women in France are one step closer to achieving equality when it comes to family planning. Despite criticism from conservative and religious groups, the National Assembly last month approved a bill that will allow single women and lesbian couples to access the same medical help for having children as heterosexual couples, such… (Full Story)
Tuesday, October 8, 2019
Expand A trans woman living in Akkar, North Lebanon, has been kidnapped and denied police protection, housing, and employment on the basis of her gender identity. © 2019 Human Rights Watch When she was 18, Maria escaped from her father’s house after he beat her so violently that she lost consciousness, then restrained her for two weeks with metal chains that stretched from her bed to the bathroom. “He wanted to beat the woman out of me,” Maria said. Six years later, she is still fighting to survive. Maria is a transgender woman in Lebanon. Her story is one of many heartbreaking accounts that… (Full Story)
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