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One year on, four Yemeni journalists still face death at the hands of Houthi rebels

Yesterday (11 April 2021) marked the year anniversary of four Yemeni nationals being sentenced to death - merely for legitimately carrying out their jobs as journalists.
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Demining the world’s most mine contaminated country

Yemen is the world’s most contaminated country. The laying of over 1 million mines near hospitals, schools, local villages and in farmland has prevented thousands of people from playing, going to school, make a living and plant crops.

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UK’s aid cut to Yemen, the “world’s worst humanitarian crisis”

The UK government is planning to cut humanitarian aid in Yemen by more than half. Yemen is currently the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, with more than two-thirds of the population – or over 24 million people, depending on humanitarian assistance to survive.

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The case of Shamima Begum

At only 21 years old Shamima Begum wears many labels: ISIS Bride, mother, future terrorist, child trafficked victim, stateless, citizenship stripped. She has lost her passport, her husband and children, her freedom and any path to rehabilitation. Have we lost our humanity?

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The human cost of the 2022 World Cup

As The Guardian reports, more than 6,500 migrants have lost their lives in Qatar while working behind the scenes of the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Nepal-based journalist Pete Pattisson has been investigating migrant workers’ conditions for many years. IOHR interviewed him at the Oslo Freedom Forum in 2019. 

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Poland moves to withdraw from landmark European treaty on violence against women

The Polish government has been accused of further eroding women’s rights, introducing a bill which, in effect, could see the country withdraw from the 2011 Istanbul Convention. The convention – formally known as the Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence – is a legally binding Council of Europe treaty which… … Read more →

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The preposterous fear of face veils in Europe 

In the last ten years, many European countries have enacted laws prohibiting face coverings, that specifically aim at Muslim women, a development which seems especially ridiculous in times of COVID-19, where everyone is required to wear a face cover. Nevertheless, just recently, Switzerland has held a referendum on the question of banning face veils in public. … Read more →

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