Though the Nigerian military has won victories against the notoriously violent militants, refugees displaced by the violence are still struggling to repair their lives.
Even though California resident Agasi Vartanyan is experienced at hunger striking and doctors are keeping tabs on him, there's some danger in going almost two months without food.
Since EU leaders seem more concerned with keeping refugees out than helping them survive the perilous journey from North Africa to Europe, self-funded groups have taken to patrolling the waters in a bid to save lives.
Two couples are currently planning to take their case all the way to the European Court of Human RIghts if necessary.
In a country where gay men are subject to anal examinations in police cells and imprisonment because of text messages, Alice Nkom has dedicated herself to helping people find justice in a homophobic system.
Even though comedian Hari Kondabolu was sick as a motherfucker, he was nice enough to swallow a box of Sudafed and sit down with me before his Melbourne show.
An interview with Polish Green Party MP, Anna Grodzka.
We talked to the director of a new documentary about a pioneering girls' school in Afghanistan, and the effect that the departure of Western forces will have on the country.
As Australia celebrates International Women's Day, Indigenous women still face disproportionately higher rates of domestic violence, sexual violence, and incarceration.
The violation of human rights during pregnancy and birth is no imaginary first-world issue—it's frighteningly real across the planet.
Canberra responded to a damning report from the Australian Human Rights Commission by attacking the Commission's president and avoiding the issue altogether.
Progressive forces are growing impatient with the government's increasingly desperate cling to power.
Despite opposition from disability activists and the UN, many Australian parents insist the practice is in the best interest of their children.
On January 29, Australia was placed on the Human Rights Watch list for its treatment of indigenous people, asylum seekers, and the LGBTI community. Where was Tim Wilson when all this was going on?
Brandon faces deportation and separation from his schizophrenic wife because, like many, he is finding the UK's minimum income for a spousal visa unaffordable.
The app allows airline workers to upload video footage of suspected trafficking cases and gives the humanitarian group Airline Ambassadors a way to count the number of tips reported to the DHS.
The idea of a "gay gene" may be useful in changing perceptions now, but what does it mean for LGBT rights in the long term?
According to Human Rights Watch's 2015 World Report, Australia isn't doing great.
In recent years, the rights of women, homosexuals, and basically anyone who doesn't fit Tayyip Erdogan's Ottoman fantasy have waned significantly.
Two Indonesian officers were killed on January 1. Now West Papuans are collectively paying the price.
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.