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Teen Pregnancy in the Philippines: Rising and Alarming

By |September 6th, 2014|

There are problems when a girl who is still a child herself gets pregnant and gives birth to another child. [...]

Somalia: Women Shouldn’t Live in Fear of Rape

By |February 13th, 2014|

(Nairobi) – Somalia’s new cabinet should urgently adopt meaningful reforms to confront rampant sexual violence, Human Rights Watch said in [...]

Cambodia: Garment Factories Thwarting Unions

By |February 3rd, 2014|

(Bangkok) – The Cambodian government should ensure that garment factories stop intimidating and threatening workers seeking to form unions and assert [...]

Canada: Violence Against Indigenous Women

By |January 31st, 2014|

(Ottawa) – The Canadian government should set up an independent national inquiry into the violence experienced by indigenous women and [...]

World AIDS Day: HIV Groups Honored

By |November 29th, 2013|

(Toronto) – On World AIDS Day, December 1, 2013, Human Rights Watch and the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network will honor [...]

Lebanon: Women Refugees From Syria Harassed, Exploited

By |November 27th, 2013|

(Beirut) – Women refugees from Syria are being sexually harassed by employers, landlords, and even faith-based aid distributors in Lebanon, [...]

Somalia: Deeply Flawed Rape Inquiry

By |November 11th, 2013|

(Nairobi) – Somali authorities should order a new, impartial, and transparent investigation into an alleged gang-rape by African Union (AU) [...]

Hungary: Chronic Domestic Violence

By |November 6th, 2013|

(Budapest) – Police inaction, ineffective restraining orders, insufficient shelter spaces, and legal and policy gaps leave women survivors of domestic [...]

San Francisco/Silicon Valley: Human Rights Defenders Honored

By |October 29th, 2013|

(San Francisco) The co-founder of a group that promotes the rights of female farmworkers in the United States and a [...]

Middle East Failing to Protect Domestic Workers

By |October 28th, 2013|

(Montevideo) – The Middle East depends heavily on domestic workers but trails other regions in adopting critical reforms to protect [...]