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Following the peaceful transition of power, women push for gender equality

Thousands of women marched during the Velvel Revolution, demanding a change in government and for their rights to be respected. Read more

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Following the peaceful transition of power, women push for gender equality

Labour strikes and protests over indigenous land in New Zealand

In April 2018, thousands of nurses and other health workers took to the streets throughout the country to demand a wage increase and improved conditions. Over 300 people demonstrated in May 2018 against moves to begin building houses f on historic Maori land at Ihumatao. Read more

Labour strikes and protests over indigenous land in New Zealand

Scores of anti-war protesters prosecuted across Myanmar

In May 2018, scores of peaceful anti-war protesters, across major cities in Myamar, were arrested, charged or convicted. The protesters have been calling for the Myanmar military to ensure the protection and safe movement of civilians trapped by armed conflict in Kachin State Read more

Scores of anti-war protesters prosecuted across Myanmar

Protests in Argentina in support of legal abortion

Several protests took place in Argentina for several issues ranging from labour rights to women's reproductive rights. Read more

Protests in Argentina in support of legal abortion

Iranian authorities block Iran's most widely used messaging app

Human rights organisations called on the Iranian authorities to overturn a judicial decision to block the Telegram messaging app in Iran. The popular messaging app is currently used by an estimated 40 million Iranians and has soared in popularity since its release in 2015. Read more

Iranian authorities block Iran's most widely used messaging app

Judicial process around murder of Mongolian parliamentarian lacking credibility and legitimacy

A report by the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) issued at the end of March 2018, raised serious concerns around the flawed legal process of individuals convicted for the 1998 murder of parliamentarian Zorig Sanjasuuren. Read more

Judicial process around murder of  Mongolian parliamentarian lacking credibility and legitimacy

Journalists and humanitarian worker killed as conflict continues

As we've previously covered in the CIVICUS Monitor, the conflict in Yemen shows no sign of abating as civilians, journalists, human rights defenders and humanitarian workers continue to be killed, disappeared and targeted. Fierce ground and air attacks in the raging battle to retake western coastal governorates from Houthi armed groups has led to dire conditions people trapped amid the conflict. In this highly dangerous context, credible documentation of human rights abuses perpetrated against civil society have been reduced to a trickle. Read more

 Journalists and humanitarian worker killed as conflict continues

Anti-corruption journalist Rafael Marques and Mariano Bras acquitted

On 6th July, the Provincial Court of Luanda acquitted anti-corruption journalist Rafael Marques and Mariano Brás, editor of the newspaper O Crime. Both were charged on 20th June 2017 with 'outrage to a body of sovereignty' and' injury against public authority' under the Law on Crimes Against the State and Penal Code respectively. Read more

Anti-corruption journalist Rafael Marques and Mariano Bras  acquitted

Council of Europe demands release of political prisoners detained by Russia

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe issued a resolution relating to the situation in Ukraine and calls on the Russia Federation to release all political prisoners. Read more

Council of Europe demands release of political prisoners detained by Russia