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Human rights trends - 2005

Image: ANGOLA: Racing against time to prevent HIV/AIDS rate from rising

ANGOLA: Racing against time to prevent HIV/AIDS rate from rising

-Condoms are embarrassing to buy, they spoil sex, and if your partner insists on using one then they obviously don't trust you. It's a familiar refrain the world over, but in Angola, where hammering home the safer sex message is vital if the country is to avert a widespread HIV/AIDS pandemic, making condoms widely available and 'cool' to use is paramount. On the eve of HRH's first visit to Angola, www.humanrightshouse.org marks World Aids day with an article from a country remarkably spared by the deadly virus. 01 Dec 2005 »

Image: Police used violence against peaceful demonstrators in Baku

Police used violence against peaceful demonstrators in Baku

Baku: Azeri riot police used violence against the opposition protesters who took part in a peaceful rally at the Qalaba square in Baku this afternoon. According to BBC, truncheons and water cannon were used to disperse the mass protest. Many activists are injured and 12 journalists have been beaten, reports the TURAN News Agency . Photo:AzserNet.com   26 Nov 2005 »

Major breakthrough for women's rights in Africa

Today, the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights relating to Women's Rights in Africa enters into force. It is with a great delight that we celebrate the event, say women's rights organisations across the continent. -This marks a significant turning point in the history of African women's struggle for the recognition and respect of their basic human rights. 25 Nov 2005 »

Image: Breaking the vicious circle of violence and HIV / Aids

Breaking the vicious circle of violence and HIV / Aids

Violence against women is the most pervasive violation of human rights, occurring every day, in every country and every region, regardless of income or level of development. Its true extent is unknown, owing to fear of reprisal for reporting, refusal by authorities to recognize, or knowledge that nothing will be done. 25 Nov 2005 »

Image: Congolese refugees, especially the HR defenders among them, at risk

Congolese refugees, especially the HR defenders among them, at risk

Over the last months, HRH has learnt of several cases of harassment and violent persecution of Congolese refugees inside Republic of Uganda. -Those among us who were involved in human rights work back in the DRC are particularly targeted, says Charles Mukandirwa Wetemwami, right, whom HRH's Niels Jacob Harbitz met at a HR defenders conference in Entebbe recently. 24 Nov 2005 »

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