Posts tagged "Human Rights"
Human Rights Day Celebrated Around the World

Human Rights Day Celebrated Around the World

Yesterday marked International Human Rights Day, a day to celebrate human rights advances and to assess the challenges that lie ahead in protecting them.
Urgent: Act Now on Human Rights Day!

Urgent: Act Now on Human Rights Day!

The United Nation's Universal Declaration of Human Rights, established in 1948, states in Article 25 that every person has the right to medical care for both themselves and their families. A vital component of women's healthcare is access to contraceptives and full reproductive healthcare, including abortion -- but this fundamental human right is being denied...
Afghan Human Rights Leader Sima Samar Named in Top 10 Most Influential Women List

Afghan Human Rights Leader Sima Samar Named in Top 10 Most Influential Women List

Dr. Sima Samar is head of the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission.
Afghan Police Accused of Violence Against Women

Afghan Police Accused of Violence Against Women

The Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission accused the police of violence against women in a recently released report, attributing close to 15 percent of honor killings and sexual assaults in the region to the police force. The report follows over two years of data collection by the commission, in which they documented 163 sexual assault...
Beyond the Ban: The Importance of AIDS 2012 Being Held in the US

Beyond the Ban: The Importance of AIDS 2012 Being Held in the US

When I was a little girl growing up in Bangladesh, my sisters and I were obsessed with England’s Princess Diana. We used to spend hours studying any pictures of her we could get our hands on, try to get our hair cut like hers, and attempt to get our local tailor to make us dresses...
Iranian Human Rights Lawyer Receives 11 Year Sentence

Iranian Human Rights Lawyer Receives 11 Year Sentence

Nasrin Sotoudeh, an Iranian Human Rights lawyer, received an 11 year prison sentence. Sotoudeh was arrested in September and went to trial on November 15 for allegedly acting against state security, assembling, and collusion with intent to disrupt national security. She was also charged for working with the Center for Human Rights Defenders, which was...