Women’s Rights in ACCRA – 16 days of activism, Visiting an “outcast” home

December 2012 - They number about 600, including women, children and men. They have come to Tindang, a small community in Gnani outside Yendi, out of fear from accusers who threaten them as witches and murderers. The Ministry of Women and Children’s Affairs (MOWAC) on Wednesday said it was conducting checks on reports alleging that 20 girls selling iced water had been arrested by the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) taskforce on various streets of Accra. The Ministry also said … [Read more...]

Stop Human Rights Abuses in the Philippines‏, Take Action!

In 2010, Philippines President Benigno Aquino promised to crack down on human rights abuses by the military. Since he took office, however, the abuses have continued. Demand that President Aquino Take Action against human rights violations committed by the military.» President Aquino came into power a year ago. Since then, his military has been linked to the murder of seven activists and the disappearance of three more. Investigations into military-related killings and disappearances often … [Read more...]

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