When will Japan get a law against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity?; EU & UK denounce Myanmar violence at UN Security Council; a perfect storm is brewing in Burundi; lawsuit in United States over ‘remain in Mexico’ program secrecy; new campaign silences dissent in Tibet; maternity ward massacre in Afghanistan; spotlight on mental health impact of Covid-19; and HRW film festival in New York presents its first digital edition.
When will Japan get a law against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity? Ninety-six human rights and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) organizations, among them Human Rights Watch, have sent a letter to prime minister Shinzo Abe to do what is necessary before the 2021 Olympics.
The United Kingdom and several member states of the European Union have denounced violence in Myanmar and expressed concern over the coronavirus pandemic in the country during a session of the United Nations Security Council.
The Covid-19 pandemic is challenging the world’s mental health as never before. More than 200 experts, business leaders, renowned scientists and those working on the frontline from over 40 countries have released an open letter calling on world leaders to protect and scale up mental health support in all Covid-19 responses.