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How Afghan Rapper Sonita Alizadeh’s Song ‘Brides for Sale’ Changed Her Fate

Rolling Stone Advocating against the practice of forced marriage, this young woman uses music to spread her message   25 Under 25 Sonita Alizadeh got into rap music around the same time a lot of […]

Friday 11 August 2017

Displaced Families Find Homes in War-torn Afghanistan

Friday 11 August 2017

Press Release Transitional Justice Coordination Group: Massacre of Civilians in Mirza Olang is a War Crime

Press Release Transitional Justice Coordination Group (TJCG) Massacre of Civilians in Mirza Olang is a War Crime 09 August 2017 Kabul, Afghanistan The massacre of civilians in the village of Mirza Olang, Sar-e Pul province […]

Friday 11 August 2017

A Region at Risk: The Human Dimensions of Climate Change in Asia and the Pacific

Asia & the Pacific is exposed to climate change impacts. Home to the majority of the world’s poor, the population is vulnerable to those impacts. Unabated warming could largely diminish previous economic achievements putting the future of the region at risk.

Thursday 20 July 2017

Turkey Bars Entry To Thousands Of Suspected IS Supporters From Ex-Soviet Republics

Thursday 20 July 2017

Peaceful Societies – Where Are They?

Human Wrongs Watch By Johan Galtung* 3 July 2017 – TRANSCEND Media Service – There are many of them–of different kinds–in world geography.  We can try to identify the characteristics of their peacefulness. Johan Galtung Or we […]

Thursday 20 July 2017

What Is ‘Femonationalism’?

Academic Sara Farris, author of In the name of women’s rights: the rise of femonationalism talks about the ‘instrumentalisation’ of migrant women in Europe by right-wing nationalists & neoliberals exploiting and mobilising issues of gender equality, particularly in campaigns against Muslims.

Thursday 20 July 2017

Adilur Rahman Khan; Prominent human rights defender detained ahead of death penalty conference

The Observatory has been informed with great concern about the arbitrary arrest in Kuala Lumpur of Mr. Adilur Rahman Khan, Secretary of the human rights non-governmental organisation Odhikar, also a member of OMCT General Assembly and FIDH Vice-President.

Thursday 20 July 2017

Nabeel Rajab sentenced to two years in jail

  New informationBHR 006 / 0812 / OBS 048.29Sentencing / Arbitrary detention /Judicial harassmentBahrainJuly 10, 2017 The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a partnership of FIDH and the World Organisation Against Torture […]

Wednesday 12 July 2017

Afghanistan CAMPAIGN AGAINST NOT NAMING WOMEN’S NAMES LAUNCHED

Wednesday 12 July 2017