Human Rights Watch

LGBTQ

Activists Aren't Backing Down After Egypt's Massive LGBTQ Crackdown

As queer Egyptians face arrest and police entrapment, activists there told us it's more important than ever to fight government disinformation and propoganda, any way they can.
Bo Hanna
10.4.17
Philippines

It's Super Dangerous to Be a Journalist in the Philippines

But a brave few are working hard to maintain an independent press.
Gianna Toboni
6.15.17
disability in china

Is China's Paralympic Dominance Reflected In Their Support For Disabled People?

While China is dominating the Paralympic medal table in Rio, the treatment of disabled people back home still falls painfully short.
Barney Cullum
9.15.16
News

The VICE Morning Bulletin

Clint Eastwood backs Trump for president, the Supreme Court allows a school to impose the trans bathroom bill, and more.
Vice Beta
8.4.16
Stuff

Some Indonesians Are Shackling and Imprisoning the Mentally Ill in Sheds

Because mental illness is often thought to be a result of spirit possession in Indonesia, an estimated 18,000 individuals are detained in sheds and backyards for years by their own families.
Stanley Widianto
4.14.16
volleyball

FIVB's Shameful Silence on Volleyball in Iran

Iran has banned women from attending men's volleyball matches since 2012, yet the International Volleyball Federation still awards the country with the privilege of hosting its events. Now Human Rights Watch is demanding change.
Shireen Ahmed
11.16.15
Twitter

​Reddit Joins the Long List of Websites to Be Banned, Unbanned by Turkey

The image-sharing site, Imgur, is still banned.
Rachel Pick
11.15.15
security

The US Wants to Regulate Surveillance Software Like Weapons

Proposed rules on spyware have the right idea but are too broad, experts say.
Joseph Cox
5.20.15
News

Abuse Against Mentally Ill Prisoners Is 'Widespread,' According to Human Rights Watch Report

According to the study, corrections officials in the United States use violence to punish prisoners for exhibiting behaviors of their mental illness, which violates the Constitution and international human rights laws.
Allie Conti
5.12.15
News

Canada Is Bombing the Islamic State in Syria, and Cyberwar Centers Could Be Next

Canada's CF-18s might look to take out the Islamic State's infamous media caliphate.
Justin Ling
4.13.15
politics

Human Laws Can't Control Killer Robots, New Report Says

That's why we need to ban them, says Human Rights Watch.
Kari Paul
4.9.15
News

In Australia, Intellectually Disabled Women Are Being Sterilized Without Their Consent

Despite opposition from disability activists and the UN, many Australian parents insist the practice is in the best interest of their children.
Wendy Syfret
2.18.15
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