In India over 8,000 women are killed every year over dowry disputes. By Ben Lih Yi Thomas Reuters Foundation (13.10.2017) – http://tmsnrt.rs/2hOJjq7 – Gender-based violence is emerging as one of the deadliest forms of violence in Asia and it has killed more women than armed conflicts in some parts of the region, an expert on […]CONTINUE READING →
Hurriyet Daily News (05.06.2017) – http://bit.ly/2xOZoaj – Some 173 women were killed by men in the first five months of 2017, according to a report released by a women’s rights activist organization on June 5. The report from women’s rights organization “We Will Stop Femicide” stated that 39 women were killed in May, more than […]CONTINUE READING →
By Thea Morrison Georgia Today (17.10.2017) – http://bit.ly/2hOns27 – Georgia’s Russian-occupied region of South Ossetia has banned religious group Jehovah’s Witnesses as an extremist organization, also officially declaring their activities as illegal. The information was spread on October 17 by Sputnik-Ossetia. The so called Supreme Court of de facto South Ossetia satisfied the lawsuit of […]CONTINUE READING →
World Watch Monitor (17.10.2017) – http://bit.ly/2yxVgul – A Christian man involved in church work across ten villages in the southern Indian state of Telangana was severely beaten earlier this month, a source told World Watch Monitor. The victim, known as Pastor Seviya, “was attacked by five Hindu extremists with rods and thick sticks … until he […]CONTINUE READING →
European Council (16.10.2017) – http://bit.ly/2x2xxyI – On 16 October, the Foreign Affairs Council discussed the situation in the Korean peninsula and in particular the continuing development of the DPRK’s nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles in violation and flagrant disregard of UN Security Council resolutions. Given the persistent threat to international peace and stability posed by the DPRK, […]CONTINUE READING →
Join us as Willy Fautre, Director of HRWF, speaks on a panel about North Korea and the Escalation of a Global Crisis: Any role for the EU? Hope to see you there!
On 18 September 2017, Baha’i leader, Mahvash Sabet, was released from prison in Iran after serving 10 years behind bars because of her faith. She is the first of seven imprisoned Baha’i leaders to be released. You can read more on her release here. The remaining six are still behind bars. Read their story and […]
It’s been one year since Nabeel Masih, a 16-year-old Christian (now 17) in Pakistan, was jailed on 18th September 2016 for a Facebook post that was allegedly blasphemous. A Muslim friend accused him of “sharing” and “liking” on Facebook a “defamed and disrespected” photo of the Kaaba, the holiest Islamic site in Mecca. Nabeel was charged under […]