HUMAN RIGHTS

The VICE Guide to Right Now

Priyanka Chopra’s Controversial Tweet During Indo-Pak Tensions Finds UN Support

The actor was criticised for snubbing a Pakistani activist who called her a hypocrite for her patriotic tweet during Indo-Pak tensions. This week, a Pakistani minister had called for the UN to revoke her Goodwill Ambassador status.
Pallavi Pundir
3 days ago
News

Japan Just Carried Out Its First Execution of the Year

The country joins the United States as the only two developed democracies in the world to carry out the death penalty.
Meera Navlakha
8.5.19
News

China Claims Uighurs Were Forced Into Islam

In an effort to fight international criticism, the government claims that history is being distorted and that Uighurs were not originally Muslims by choice.
Meera Navlakha
7.23.19
News

Burmese Parents Are Holding Fake Funerals to Keep Their Children Safe

These families will do anything to prevent their children from being recruited by the country’s rebel groups.
Meera Navlakha
7.18.19
Rodrigo Duterte

Enforcer of Philippines War on Drugs Defends Killing a Toddler: "Shit Happens"

Myka Ulpina was shot dead in a province near Manila last week, during a police sting operation in which her father was also killed.
David Gilbert
7.8.19
LGBT

There’s Never Been a Pride March in Indonesia. Here’s Why Movements Are Shrinking

In recent years, it’s gotten harder for the LGBTQ community in Indonesia to amplify its voice. But they’ve found a creative way to keep advocating.
Arzia Tivany Wargadiredja
7.5.19
News

A 3-Year-Old Child Is the Philippine Drug War’s Latest Victim

Her mother disputes the police’s official statement.
Lex Celera
7.3.19
LGBT

The Largest Pride Celebration in Southeast Asia is in the Region’s Most Catholic Country

Thousands marched in the Philippines in solidarity with the LGBTQ community.
Lex Celera
7.1.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

North Korea Reportedly Has Over 300 Public Execution Sites

A human rights group in South Korea found that offences ranging from stealing a cow to watching a South Korean TV show has got citizens killed.
Shamani Joshi
6.12.19
feminism

This Photographer Captures the Fragile Lives of Former ‘Goddesses’ in Nepal

Maria Contreras Coll went behind the scenes of one of the most criticised religious traditions in the world, to tell a story of the enduring power of young girls in Nepal.
Pallavi Pundir
5.28.19
VICE Votes

Indonesian President Jokowi Was Convincingly Re-Elected. Will He Now Push for Bolder Reforms?

Despite falling short on some promises, President Joko Widodo has been given a second term in office. Here’s what Jokowi should do to make more of a difference.
Ross Tapsell
4.18.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

South Korea Is Lifting Its 66-Year-Old Ban on Abortions

In a landmark ruling, a South Korean court has ordered lawmakers to revise the ban by the end of 2020.
Mustika Hapsoro
4.12.19
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