As long as sanitary ware is classified as a "nonessential" and "luxury" item, and isn't given out for free like condoms, homeless women may be forced to shoplift for tampons and towels, or resort to using tissue from McDonald's toilets.
Inmates may have to wait months to see a doctor, and patterns of substandard treatment, medical negligence, and misdiagnosis are abundant.
The situation for LGBT people can often feel bleak. Let's give ourselves a pat on the back for a change.
David Hicks, a former detainee of Guantanamo Bay, heckled Federal Attorney-General George Brandis at a Human Rights Award ceremony in Sydney.
I talked to human rights campaigners to discuss the UK's attempts to tackle homophobia around the world.
Photographer Richard Misrach and Mexican composer Guillermo Galindo are turning human trash found on the US-Mexico border into instruments, giving a new identity to fragments of lost lives.
Last week a Justice of the Appellate Division of the New York State Supreme Court declared that chimpanzees are not people, legally speaking. This does not bode well for the wider and active great ape rights movement.
The country is still removing organs from living prisoners and selling them to individuals all over the world.
The Indonesian police force's insistence that female police officers under go an invasive gynaecological exam is an example of the country's ongoing issues of women's and gender rights.
India made headlines last week for its misguided sterilization program, but it's far from the only place where a woman's ability to conceive children is interfered with by the state.
We followed the Greens Senator around a Phnom Penh slum, where she looked at the conditions awaiting Nauru's refugees.
A new study may help erode the notion that sexual orientation is a choice—if the homophobic fanatics around the world take it seriously, that is.
Douglass has been embraced by America, but not the bosses at Gitmo.
The author on why his book exposing Tony Blair and George W. Bush is banned in Guantánamo.
The Guantánamo detainee Ahmed Rabbani's favorite dish is a Tower of Babel made of food, a multi-story parking garage starring rice.
In India's pursuit of its dream birth rate, human beings are reduced to whole numbers, children to fractions, and fallopian tubes to mobile phones.
I guess my tragedy starts from that first day when I was captured by bounty hunters.
Ian Cobain totally gets why his book is banned from Gitmo.
This banned book reflects the "legal nightmare" of Gitmo, argues Melvyn Bragg.
Morris Davis was the third Chief Prosecutor of the Guantánamo military commissions. His job was to direct the efforts to prosecute the detainees.
"In banning my novel, the custodians of Guantánamo have once again demonstrated their sensitivity and respect for human dignity."
If I were running an illegal detention center in a distant no man's land where prisoners could be held indefinitely and without trial I wouldn't want detainees to read Fyodor Dostoyevsky's masterpiece Crime and Punishment either.
How Terry Holdbrooks entered Gitmo a soldier and left a Muslim convert.
I once gave a guard a gift, if you can consider chocolate milk a gift. He refused it with a fierce look, as if I were trying to bribe him.