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News on Human Rights Abuses Worldwide

Shocking imbalance in global Covid vaccine distribution 

Reports from the World Health Organization have revealed a “shocking imbalance” between the rates of vaccine distribution in wealthy countries compared to lower-income countries; some nations having millions of spare doses, whereas others struggle to even vaccinate  their health workers. … Read more →

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 →

Covid-19 vaccine distribution highlights social inequality

Research from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and a message from UN Secretary-General António Guterres, have demonstrated the impacts of social inequality during the current Covid-19 pandemic. Both the WHO and the UN have called for a more coordinated approach to delivering vaccines, that does not simply favour people living in wealthy countries.  … Read more →

Deadly landmines placed by Houthi rebels will impact Yemen for decades

The conflict in Yemen has been described as the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. Since the Houthi rebellion has taken over Yemen’s capital Sana’a in 2014, there has been a civil war affecting the most vulnerable groups. Over two million people have been displaced with lack of access to food, medicine and shelter. … Read more →

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