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
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
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
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
Stuff

What's Going On With Australia's Human Rights Commissioner Tim Wilson?

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?
Lee Zachariah
2.17.15
News

Human Rights Watch Says Australia Hasn’t Solved Problems, It’s Added New Ones

According to Human Rights Watch's 2015 World Report, Australia isn't doing great.
Girard Dorney
1.29.15
News

The Canadian Government Won't Help Journalist Mohamed Fahmy Get Out of Egyptian Jail

A Canadian journalist imprisoned in Egypt has called out the Canadian Prime Minister after a visit by Foreign Minister John Baird failed to end his more than year-long nightmare.
Aaron Mate
1.16.15
News

Saudi Women Continue Their Fight for the Right to Drive

A 25-year-old activist spent the night in her car after police confiscated her passport for trying to drive across the Saudi Arabian border on Sunday night.
Helen Nianias
12.2.14
VICE GLOBAL

How Countries Across the Globe Are Tampering with Women's Wombs

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.
Cat McShane
11.19.14
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