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LGBTQ Rights Around The World Are In Danger, And The US Is Part Of The Problem

Roma Yandolin / Flickr Vision Daniil Grachev, an LGBTQ rights activist, is arrested by riot police during a pride event in St. Petersburg, 2013. My first job at BuzzFeed News in 2013 was something of an experiment: We wanted to cover LGBTQ rights worldwide as seriously as we cover wars or elections. Over the years […]

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Myanmar Rohingya: UN condemns human rights abuses

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Tens of thousands of Rohingya fled Myanmar for refugee camps in Bangladesh The UN General Assembly has approved a resolution condemning human rights abuses against Muslim Rohingya and other minorities in Myanmar. The resolution also calls on Myanmar to stop the incitement of hatred against the Rohingya and other […]

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UK

The renters unions fighting landlords for tenants’ rights – Channel 4 News

Buying a home can seem seem like a distant dream for many with the average house priced at over seven times the average salary. This has led to a booming rental market with a fifth of households now living in private rented accommodation. Now tenants have started to come together to campaign for better rights […]

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EU NEWSLINE

EU, Southeast Asian nations discuss human rights

The European Union and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations – Asean, reaffirmed their commitment to the protection of fundamental freedoms, on 27 November in Brussels. The EU-Asean 3rd human rights dialogue was a part of the four-day visit to the EU by the Asean representatives. It took place after meetings on human rights with […]

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BC First Nations leaders worry UN Indigenous rights bill in trouble

The B.C. Legislature. DEBRA BRASH / TIMES COLONIST VANCOUVER — Indigenous leaders in British Columbia are urging Opposition Liberals to allow passage of a key piece of legislation for a new relationship between the province and First Nations. The First Nations Leadership Council says the bill entitled Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act […]

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