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Human Rights

  1. bullies
    Middle School Closed for Safety Concerns After Adults Threaten Transgender GirlAn Oklahoma middle school closed down for two days after multiple parents threatened a transgender girl with violence.
  2. power
    Border Patrol Accused of Giving Children Rotten Food and Undrinkable WaterChildren also reported being kicked and forced to strip naked.
  3. gallery
    This Art Show Explores Motherhood, Supports Immigrant FamiliesThe pieces will be on view for one night only.
  4. family separation policy
    What You Can Do Right Now to Help Fight Trump’s Family-Separation PolicyAccording to the experts who are actively doing just that.
  5. family separation policy
    Migrant Mom Says Federal Agents Ripped Away Her Baby While She Was BreastfeedingThe woman was detained under the Trump administration’s zero-tolerance policy.
  6. family separation policy
    1,358 Children Have Reportedly Been Ripped From Their Families at the Border“It’s the sheer numbers, and it’s just the age of the kids and the horror of it.”
  7. transgender rights
    New York City Will Soon House Inmates According to Their Gender Identity“It’s the city’s responsibility to protect the rights and safety of all New Yorkers.”
  8. the wing investigation
    Gender-Studies and Law Professors Support NYC Investigation Into The Wing“Sure, some might like all women spaces, but this can’t be its business model.”
  9. human rights
    New Report Finds Twitter Violates Women’s Human RightsAmnesty International published an eight-chapter study this week detailing the struggles of being a woman on Twitter.
  10. human rights
    Angelina Jolie Collaborated With ‘Abusive’ Cambodian Army for Her Latest FilmWorking with the Cambodian army is a “a terrible mistake,” according to Human Rights Watch.
  11. love and war
    A European Court Ruled Sex Is Just As Important for Women Over 50The court said Portuguese judges were guilty of “prejudice” when they said sex wasn’t important because of a woman’s age.
  12. Women’s Rights Activist Detained in Saudi ArabiaShe had been taken into custody 2014 for protesting the country’s driving ban, but it’s not clear what’s behind her recent arrest.
  13. feminism inc
    Saudi Arabia and UAE Pledge $100M to Female Entrepreneur FundIvanka Trump proposed the World Bank fund.
  14. women's march 2017
    The Women’s March on Washington Has a New Sponsor“Women’s rights are human rights.”
  15. The World Pageant Is Apparently Not Allowing a Contestant to Criticize ChinaCanadian beauty queen Anastasia Lin has publicly criticized China’s human-rights record, but has not been allowed to speak on the matter in the U.S.
  16. islamophobia
    Woman Details Terrifying Anti-Muslim Experience on NYC Bus“I was sitting there trembling, bawling, unable to speak or move.”
  17. dabbling in feminism
    Iran Releases Professor Jailed for ‘Dabbling in Feminism’Dr. Homa Hoodfar had been held at one of Iran’s most notorious prisons.
  18. controversies
    French Mayors Still Enforcing Burkini BanThe ban against burkinis was ruled illegal in one resort town near Nice, but that isn’t stopping other towns from continuing the ban.
  19. Anne Hathaway Is Now a U.N. Goodwill AmbassadorShe joins the U.N. Women team that includes Emma Watson and Nicole Kidman.
  20. more horrible things
    Woman Arrested in Qatar After She Reported Being RapedThe 22-year-old woman was on vacation.
  21. rape
    U.N. Official Ousted Amid Allegations of Sex Abuse by PeacekeepersU.N. personnel have been accused in 11 cases of sexual assault and exploitation in the Central African Republic. 
  22. the law
    Inmate Sex Abuse Deemed Cruel and UnusualA federal appeals court has decided it may violate their 8th Amendment rights.
  23. human rights
    Amnesty International Recommends Decriminalizing Sex WorkThe human-rights organization voted in favor of full decriminalization today.
  24. change?
    How New York Is Cracking Down on Nail SalonsNail salons must now inform workers of their rights. 
  25. human rights
    Forced Marriages: More Common in the U.S. Than You’d ThinkActivists speak out in a new report.
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