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Justice Fast Fashion Violence Garment Workers

Murder, rape and abuse in Asia’s factories: the true price of fast fashion

Jeyasre Kathiravel’s death exposed the epidemic of violence facing workers making clothes for the UK high street. Will a groundbreaking agreement improve their lot?
By Annie Kelly for The Guardian on May 22, 2022
Health Violence Healthcare Workers Conflict Zones

‘Global crisis’ of violence: 161 healthcare workers were killed last year, study finds

Report by SHCC catalogues more than 180 incidents of attacks on hospitals with 320 health workers wounded in 49 conflict zones
By Nicola Kelly for The Guardian on May 24, 2022
Equality Caste Caste Based Discrimination Conflict

Caste threads are spawning deadly conflicts in Tamil Nadu schools

Children are wearing the threads to school to assert their caste identity. The result is a spiral of violence that recently led to a student's death.
By Johanna Deeksha for on May 25, 2022
More Forced Displacement Conflict Violence

Forced displacement hit record high in 2021 with too few able to go home

The number of people forced to flee violence, war and persecution, is outpacing the available solutions.
By Sarah Schafer for UNHCR on June 16, 2022
Justice Migrants Social Media Xenophobia

Facing violence, migrants in South Africa find refuge in social media

Let down by local police, African communities from Ethiopia, Somalia, and others turn to secret WhatsApp and Facebook groups to warn of xenophobic attacks.
By Kimberly Mutandiro for Rest of World on June 10, 2022
Justice Doctors Violence Law

India's Doctors Are Still Facing Violence. So Where Are the Laws to Protect Them?

The Indian government introduced an ordinance in 2020 that amended the Epidemic Diseases Act, but the changes will lapse once the pandemic ends.
By Banjot Kaur for The Wire on April 18, 2022
Justice Brutality Asian American Racial Discrimination

Attacks on Asian American women are igniting a conversation about public safety

What hit Hong Lee so hard about the killing of Christina Yuna Lee was how easily it could have been her.
By Harmeet Kaur for CNN on March 15, 2022
Children Children in Conflict Zones Internally Displaced Violence

19 million children internally displaced by conflict and violence in 2019, highest number ever – UNICEF

Internally displaced children among the world’s most vulnerable to COVID-19
From UNICEF on May 5, 2020
Justice Racism Discrimination Ukraine

Foreign students fleeing Ukraine say they face racism at border

As the Russian invasion of Ukraine continues, foreign students attempting to leave the country say they are experiencing racist treatment by Ukrainian security forces and border officials.
By Stephanie Busari, Nimi Princewill for CNN on March 1, 2022
Governance Human Rights Democracy Violence

Long-awaited local elections will offer Central Africans opportunity to expand political space

"Local elections in the Central African Republic (CAR), which have been pending since 1988 and are slated for September, will deepen efforts to decentralize power and expand political space"
From United Nations on February 22, 2022