G20 Should Highlight Saudi Arabia’s Awful Rights Record: Daily Brief

Hungary discriminates against LGBT parents; jailed Yemeni journalists kept in poor conditions; Biden administration should protect reproductive rights; Congolese singer arrested for her music; climate justice can reduce premature births; EU and Central Asia reinforce support for women’s participation.

World leaders should use the G20 meeting to demand accountability from Saudi Arabia for human rights abuses.




The Hungarian government has proposed a constitutional amendment to exclude LGBT people from adopting children.


Four journalists arbitrarily detained by Houthi authorities in Yemen since 2015 face the death penalty and receive inadequate medical care


The Biden administration should revoke restrictive policies that undermine reproductive health funding worldwide.


Prominent Congolese singer Tshala Muana was arrested for her song that seemed to criticize President Felix Tshisekedi.


The United States has seen an increase in the rate of babies born before they are full-term.



And finally, at a high level meeting, top European Union and Central Asia officials have reiterated the importance of promoting the full participation of women and of civil society organiations in decision-making.