Human Rights Watch

 
​African states biggest culprits of forced anal testing to ‘prove’ homosexuality
​African states biggest culprits of forced anal testing to ‘prove’ homosexuality
‘When I entered the examination room, the doctor asked me to go on the examination bed and take off my trousers … I said no, so the doctor...
ANC’s human rights legacy lies in tatters
ANC’s human rights legacy lies in tatters
COMMENTFor a political party that draws so much capital from its struggle against apartheid, the ANC appears to have very quickly forgotten...
Libya reels under reign of terror
Libya reels under reign of terror
The extremist armed group, Islamic State, has unlawfully executed at least 49 people in its Libyan stronghold of Sirte since February 2015,...
[Video]Nigeria’s children robbed of education
[Video]Nigeria’s children robbed of education
Two years after the abduction of the 276 Chibok girls, Human Rights Watch looks at Boko Haram’s devastating impact on education in northeast Nigeria.
[Video]Chained like prisoners
[Video]Chained like prisoners
People with mental health conditions in Somaliland are being forced into institutions where they face abuses such as beatings and overcrowding.
[Video]Gambia: Two decades of fear and repression revealed
[Video]Gambia: Two decades of fear and repression revealed
An HRW report details how Gambia’s government commits serious human rights violations against perceived critics and political opponents.
[Video]Disabled children face discrimination in SA schools
[Video]Disabled children face discrimination in SA schools
An HRW report finds that the South African government is failing half a million children with disabilities who are shut out of the education system.
[Video]Hissène Habré trial postponed
[Video]Hissène Habré trial postponed
The former Chadian dictator’s trial has been postponed in Dakar after he caused a disturbance in court and told his lawyers to refuse to participate.
[Video]Russian authorities target Muslim group in Dagestan unjustly
[Video]Russian authorities target Muslim group in Dagestan unjustly
An HRW report finds Russian authorities treat adherents of Salafism, a form of Sunni Islam, as criminal suspects despite the absence of any grounds.
[Video]In Bangladesh, girls damaged by child marriage
[Video]In Bangladesh, girls damaged by child marriage
Bangladesh has the highest rate of child marriage of girls under the age of 15 in the world.
Interactive map: Human rights issues in Africa
Interactive map: Human rights issues in Africa
The government needs to address the causes of xenophobia and hold people accountable, says Human Rights Watch at the release of its World Report 2015....
China unleashes 'extraordinary assault on human rights'
China unleashes 'extraordinary assault on human rights'
The ruling Communist Party has "unleashed an extraordinary assault on basic human rights and their defenders with a ferocity unseen in recent...

Client Media Releases

MTN commemorates Human Rights Day
Business Intelligence in the digital era
Sanral welcomes court judgment for e-toll debt payment
New chairperson of NWU Council announced