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Fox News 
According to the U.N.'s top human rights body, Israel is the worst human rights violator in the world today. That's the result of the latest session of the UN Human Rights Council which wrapped up in Geneva on Friday by adopting five times more ... See more..
Human Rights Watch 
(Geneva) – The United Nations Human Rights Council on March 24, 2017, took a key step toward preventing future abuses and bringing justice for victims in Burma by adopting a strong resolution condemning violations and making significant ... See more..
The Sun 
IT beggars belief that after the Westminster atrocity the human rights brigade is still waging a legal battle to WEAKEN our defences against terror. We plainly need more online surveillance, not less, and an influx of recruits at MI5 and GCHQ to do it ... See more..
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Newsweek 
The U.N. agreed to ramp up its investigations on crimes against humanity committed by North Korea for use in future prosecutions on Friday, on the final day of a four week session. The U.N. office in Seoul currently employs six people to interview ... See more..
Page Six 
Barry Manilow is adding his legendary voice to a concert series in New York City that raises money for human rights organizations. The Grammy-winning singer of songs such as “Mandy,” ”I Write the Songs” and “Looks Like We Made It” will appear at the ... See more..
Los Angeles Times 
After hearing his story this week, the members of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights offered their personal apologies and a promise to seek the “entire truth” about the covert U.S. program, which I described in a Los Angeles Times op-ed ... See more..
Human Rights Watch 
“The case of Aya Hijazi and her co-defendants has been nothing less than a travesty of justice,” said Joe Stork, deputy Middle East director for Human Rights Watch. “Defendants have been unable to meet privately with lawyers, hearings have been ... See more..
News & Observer 
I write in response to Mr. Peter Reitzes' guest column (“Don't stand in solidarity with hate,” CHN, March 8). I found the article poorly researched, full of inaccuracies and misconceptions, and not helpful in a time when there is deep polarization and ... See more..
Heat Street 
YouTube's widely-criticized new system for filtering out “mature” content has censored such a wide range of videos it even hit Human Rights Watch. The squeaky-clean NGO, which campaigns against oppressive governments worldwide, this week added its ... See more..
Metro Weekly 
In a first for an LGBTQ advocacy organization, the Human Rights Campaign testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee advising against Gorsuch's nomination. Sarah Warbelow, the organization's legal director, outlined the multitude of objections or ... See more..
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Human rights should be guaranteed to every person on the planet and yet there are still numerous countries throughout the world that are severely restricting human rights for their citizens.1 One of the most pressing human rights violations occurring is the recruitment and exploitation of child soldiers in several African countries.2 There are currently three ongoing conflicts that use child soldiers in the Central African Republic, South Sudan, and Syria.3 Although exact statistics on the number of child soldiers who are active in the countries are difficult to obtain, UNICEF has estimated the number of child soldiers active in South Sudan to be around 9,000.4 Officials in the country have observed children younger than 15 years of age engaged in military training, wearing uniforms, and carrying weapons.5

Human trafficking, both inside countries and across international borders, is a pervasive global issue.6 Human trafficking includes forced labor, domestic servitude, and sexual exploitation.7 The United Nations estimates that over 2.5 million people are mired in forced labor at any given time.8 Asian countries and the Pacific have the highest concentration of forced labor victims with around 1.4 million victims.9 There are currently 161 countries that are considered to have a risk of being a transit, source, or destination country.10 Human trafficking is a human rights violation that is present and active in over 137 countries and the issue affects all economies.11


Many countries, and several international human rights organizations, consider the right to life the chief human right.12 The right to life, however, is denied in many countries.13 Over the past year Indonesia, Kuwait, Nigeria, and Vietnam have all resumed executions.14 Although it is generally accepted that China executes more citizens per year than the entire world average, the actual number is unknown since executions are considered state secrets.15 The United States remains the only country within the Americas that still uses the death penalty.16 Despite the increases in executions in certain countries, the global community has been turning towards the abolition of state-run executions.17

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1http://www.facingthefuture.org/IssuesSolutions/HumanRightsEquity/HumanRightsFastFacts/tabid/179/Default.aspx#.VC1hyildUvU
2http://www.unmultimedia.org/radio/english/2014/02/un-publishes-key-data-on-recruitment-and-use-of-child-soldiers/#.VC1iZildUvU
3-4 Ibid
5 http://www.unicef.org/media/media_73457.html
6 https://www.unglobalcompact.org/docs/issues_doc/labour/Forced
_labour/HUMAN_TRAFFICKING_-_THE_FACTS_-_final.pdf

7-11 Ibid
12 http://www.amnesty.org/en/library/asset/ACT50/001/2014/en/652ac5b3-3979-43e2-b1a1-6c4919e7a518/act500012014en.pdf

13-17 Ibid
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Gender Parity
Traditionally, many societies in the world have given preference to the education of boys over that of girls. There are currently over 58 million primary school-aged children out of school around the world, and girls account for 55% of these.1 The term "gender parity" refers to equal numbers of male and female children enrolled in school. In recent years, only 60% of the world's countries have achieved gender parity at the primary school level and merely 39% of countries have achieved parity at the secondary level.2 UNICEF estimates that 31 million primary school-aged girls are still not enrolled in school, along with 34 million secondary school-aged girls.3 Sub-Saharan Africa has the worst rates of gender parity with only two out of 35 countries having achieved equal rates ...See More of male and female enrollment.4 The countries with the lowest gaps in gender enrollment are Iceland, Finland, Norway, and Sweden.5 While 86 out of 133 ranked countries have achieved progress in closing their national gender gaps, the Middle East and North Africa have not improved their overall gender equality scores in recent years.6 However, the United Arab Emirates is the exception, and the country has achieved gender parity in recent years.7 Nicaragua is leading the rest of Latin America in closing the gender gap, and in Asia the Philippines is currently highest ranking country for gender equality.8 There are innumerable benefits to achieving global gender parity and improving the education of girls around the world. Educating girls helps to break the cycle of poverty and provides important opportunities for them to find sustainable jobs and vocations. Additionally, educated women are less likely to be married as children or forced into marriage, and educated women are less likely to die in childbirth and more likely to deliver healthy newborns.9 Moreover, educated women are more likely to ensure that their own children attend school.10 Adolescent girls who attend school regularly are also less at risk for contracting HIV/Aids.11 Girls who attend secondary school make, on average, 25% more in income than girls who do not.12 However, there are still many barriers to achieving the education and equality of women and girls. Cultural norms in many countries give preference to the education and cultivation of boys, leading families of limited income to send their sons to school over their daughters.13 Child marriage, household obligations, and female genital mutilation are all contributing factors to girls in developing countries dropping out of school or attending irregularly.14 Additionally, many girls face violence and exploitation at school or risk violence and social exclusion for their decision to attend school.15 Impoverished and rural girls, particularly girls with disabilities, face even greater challenges in accessing education.16 Show Less