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Stories about Human Rights

20 November 2014

How Many Animals Will Die in This Year’s Gadhimai Festival in Nepal?

Nepal's Gadhimai festival will welcome hundreds of thousands of pilgrims and about half a million of animals, whose gruesome fate increasingly concerns local and international rights activists.

18 November 2014

At Home and Around the World, Supporters Demand Justice for Vietnamese Blogger Dang Xuan Dieu

Global Voices Advocacy

A former inmate released from detention last month revealed that the activist blogger is being tortured in prison. Supporters in Vietnam and around the world are campaigning for his release.

16 November 2014

Kuwait Sentences 1,000 Bidoon Children to Illiteracy

The Bridge

Children from Kuwait's stateless Bidoon minority received a rude awakening when they tried to attend school this year.

15 November 2014

GV Face: Seeking Justice for Mexico's Missing #Ayotzinapa Students

In this video hangout, Global Voices' Mexico team and partners discuss the Ayotzinapa story and its ramifications for Mexico's political and social fabric.

Hijras, Bangladesh's ‘Third Gender', Celebrate First Ever Pride Parade

Bangladesh's Hijra community won recognition as a separate gender identity last year, and photo captured them as they took to the streets in colourful style to celebrate the anniversary.

14 November 2014

Bodies Found in Southwest Mexico Aren't Those of Missing Ayotzinapa Students

Argentinian forensic experts say remains discovered in a garbage dump don't match the identities of the 43 student teachers who disappeared in September after being attacked by police and criminals.

Young People Will Revitalize Politics, Promises This Year’s World Forum for Democracy

Three Global Voices members attended the third World Forum for Democracy in Strasbourg, exploring innovative tools to create more youth engagement in the democratic process throughout the world.

Not Even Tajikistan's All-Powerful President Can Stop Forced Military Recruitment

In Tajikistan, President Emomali Rahmon's writ is law. But his decree to stop the practice of oblava - forced military recruitment - seems to have fallen on deaf ears.

13 November 2014

Protests as Macedonia's Government Gives a Polluting Factory in Tetovo Another Break

Residents in several Macedonian cities protest the government's indecisiveness in doing anything about the dangerous levels of air pollution in and around Tetovo.

The Gambia: Blogger Arrested, then Freed As Online Outrage Escalates

Global Voices Advocacy

The blogger was released as students planned mass demonstrations to demand his freedom. His arrest attracted substantial condemnation on social media.

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