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Bangladesh passes ‘rebranded’ version of controversial security law

"It contains many contentious clauses that carry the risk of being exploited and misused, potentially targeting human rights advocates"

UN Women applauds passage of India’s Women’s Reservation Bill

UN said the passage of the bill “set a global example,” adding that it is a victory for gender equality advocates across the globe

Philippine groups renew calls to repeal Anti-Terror Law on 51st Martial...

The groups condemned the "weaponization" of the law, citing its ambiguous and sweeping definitions, which are used to silence dissenters

Group calls for probe into alleged child abuse by religious cult...

The group fears that there “could be more affected children who are unaccounted for” and lives are at risk

India’s lower house votes to reserve third of seats for women

The proposed law would reserve one-third of seats in India's lower house and state assemblies for women once it takes effect

Uyghur event in NY goes ahead despite Beijing’s warning

Callamard said Uyghurs still enjoyed no freedom of movement, or religion or culture, or to “equality and non-discrimination.”

Filipino environmental defenders: ‘We were abducted’

"The truth is, we were abducted by the military. We were forced to surrender because they threatened our lives,” said Jonila Castro

Catholic educator in India warns against rising threats on Christians academic...

Educators should serve as builders of bridges, nurturing students into better individuals who contribute to societal transformation

The confession of child abuse by the Catholic Church

Pope Francis has enacted instructions and church laws that demand bishops admit mistakes and stop protecting pedophile priests

China says its camps are closed, but Uyghurs remain under threat

Reports from Xinjiang suggest persecution against members of the mostly Muslim community continues.

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