Join our global campaign to end shackling; protect US voters from white supremacist threat; migrants and asylum seekers forced out of Algeria; protests erupt over Bangladesh rape case; at the UN Human Rights Council, France is trailing from behind; is South Africa prepared for next wave of xenophobic violence?; and "don’t free me, free my country," says unjustly jailed dissident Pham Doan Trang in Vietnam.
Hundreds of thousands of men, women, and children across 60 countries are chained, simply for having a mental health condition. This happens because of stigma, fear and government failure. Together, we can help end this inhumane practice.
White supremacist groups present a threat to the upcoming Presidential elections in the United States. A coalition of 58 civil and human rights organizations, among them Human Rights Watch, have urged the Department of Justice to protect voters and all people in a public letter.
Protests in Bangladesh erupted this week after a video of a group of men attacking, stripping, and sexually assaulting a woman went viral.
Let’s hope that once elected to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, "France will show some spine and work with its friends and allies in making multilateralism work in the defense of human rights both near and far".
Without a comprehensive anti-xenophobia strategy that includes efforts to bring to justice those responsible for inciting and carrying out attacks, the horrific waves of xenophobic violence are likely to continue unabated in South Africa.