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Dominican Citizens at Risk of Expulsion to Haiti

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 - In 2013, the Dominican Constitutional Tribunal retroactively removed citizenship from tens of thousands of Dominicans. Most of them are of Haitian descent – a historically marginalized community.

Child Marriage in Bangladesh

Tuesday, June 9, 2015 - The Bangladesh government is yet to take sufficient steps to end child marriage, in spite of promises to do so. Instead, in steps in the wrong direction, after her July 2014 pledge to end child marriage by 2041, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina attempted to lower the age of marriage for girls from 18 to 16 years old, raising serious doubts about her commitment.

US: Military Sexual Assault Survivors Suffer Retaliation

Monday, May 18, 2015 - US military service members who report sexual assault frequently experience retaliation that goes unpunished. Despite extensive reforms by the Defense Department to address sexual assault, the military has done little to hold retaliators to account or provide effective remedies for retaliation to survivors.

US: Mentally Ill Prisoners Face Abuse

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 - Jail and prison staff throughout the United States have used unnecessary, excessive, and even malicious force against prisoners with mental disabilities.

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In 2013, the Dominican Constitutional Tribunal retroactively removed citizenship from tens of thousands of Dominicans.
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Dominican Citizens at Risk of Expulsion to Haiti

June 17, 2015
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The Bangladesh government is yet to take sufficient steps to end child marriage, in spite of promises to do so.
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Child Marriage in Bangladesh

June 8, 2015
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Banned cluster munitions have wounded civilians including a child in attacks in Houthi-controlled territory in northern Yemen, Human Rights Watch said today.
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Yemen: Cluster Munitions Harm Civilians

May 29, 2015
photo essay
US military service members who report sexual assault frequently experience retaliation that goes unpunished.
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US: Military Sexual Assault Survivors Suffer Retaliation

May 18, 2015
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The US, EU, and other governments should speak out about human rights abuses in Uzbekistan on the 10th anniversary of the Andijan massacre and renew their calls for accountability.
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Uzbekistan: Decade of Impunity for Massacre

May 13, 2015
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Jail and prison staff throughout the United States have used unnecessary, excessive, and even malicious force against prisoners with mental disabilities.
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US: Mentally Ill Prisoners Face Abuse

May 12, 2015
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Saudi authorities have conducted concerted campaign since 2013 to detain and deport hundreds of thousands of undocumented migrant workers, which has resulted in abuses against many of these workers.
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Saudi Arabia: Mass Expulsions of Migrant Workers

May 10, 2015
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The Sudanese government’s persistent indiscriminate air attacks in the Nuba Mountains area of Southern Kordofan are killing and maiming children.
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Sudan: Bombing Campaign’s Heavy Toll on Children

May 7, 2015
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Police in Athens frequently harass and abuse homeless people, people who use drugs, and sex workers.
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Greece: Police Abusing Marginalized People

May 6, 2015
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Since fighting between armed groups began in 2013, people with disabilities in the Central African Republic were often left behind and struggled to flee to safety when their communities came under attack.
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Left Behind: People with Disabilities Struggle to Flee from Attacks in the Central African Republic

April 28, 2015
photo essay
Garment workers in Bangladesh face poor working conditions and anti-union tactics by employers including assaults on union organizers.
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Harassment, Anti-Union Tactics in Bangladesh Garment Factories

April 22, 2015
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The extremist group Islamic State (also known as ISIS) has carried out systematic rape and other sexual violence against Yezidi women and girls in northern Iraq.
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Iraq: ISIS Escapees Describe Systematic Rape

April 21, 2015
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