As South Africa celebrates Women’s Month, one of the issues facing women is the fact that sex work is illegal in the country.
Human Rights Watch (HRW) has warned of a repeat of last year’s deadly water crisis in Iraq’s oil-rich southern province of Basra unless authorities correct decades of management failures.
More than half of the countries in sub-Saharan Africa have anti-homosexuality laws, although others have moved towards legal tolerance, watchdogs say.
Robert Bernstein, an ardent American defender of political dissent and freedom of expression who led publisher Random House and founded Human Rights Watch during the Cold War, died on Monday, The New York Times reported.
Cameroon has strongly objected to the holding of a meeting of the United Nations Security Council on the worsening humanitarian situation in that country.