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Biography of Mrs. Hang Chenda, Land Activist in Preah Sihanouk Province

Hang Chenda: “I dream of seeing a Cambodia that is governed by the rule of law. I want justice and real democracy, and environmental sustainability.” 613 more words


Oaxaca: march to demand investigation of new femicide

On 15 September, a group of students from the Normal School of Preschool Education of Oaxaca (ENEPO) and teachers from Section 22 of the National Coordination of Educational Workers (CNTE) marched in Oaxaca City to demand the clarification of the murder of the 21-year old student Karen González Reyes, whose body was found in the metropolitan region of the capital with signs of violence, sexual assault, and gunshot wounds.   137 more words

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Chiapas/International: Book presentation "Opening Borders with the Heart: Guide for the Application of a Psychosocial Focus in Migrant Contexts”

Cover of the Guide (@civil-society organizations defending the rights of migrants)

At the beginning of September, eight non-governmental organizations from Mexico and Central America met in Tapachula, Chiapas, to present their guide for the provision of comprehensive attention to migrants in public and private institutions: “Opening Borders with the Heart: Guide for the Application of a Psychosocial Focus in Migrant Contexts.” 173 more words

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Thank you, Emma Watson

I have never written a blog post before. I don’t consider myself to be a political person. I have never marched in a protest. I have never even voted in an election. 420 more words

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Death threats

Two weeks ago, precisely during the commemoration of the national day of human rights, more than 90 human rights defenders in Colombia received death threats through various emails allegedly coming from the armed group Águilas Negras (Black Eagles). 358 more words

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[People] Asia’s basic freedoms fall short of international standards. By Renato Mabunga

Asia’s basic freedoms fall short of international standards
Too many restrictions and not enough promotion of rights
By Renato Mabunga

There is a general lacuna in legal and institutional protection for freedom of assembly and expression in many Asian countries. 286 more words

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Yesterday, as the President of the foremost non-governmental human rights group in Nigeria, the Civil Liberties Organization (CLO), I addressed a rally of civil society activists from different parts of Nigeria at Aba. 100 more words