Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch Finds ‘Endemic’ Sexual Abuse by North Korean Officials

Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Wednesday released a report on “endemic” sexual violence in North Korea. The report was three years in the making, due in part to the exceptional difficulty of obtaining reliable data and testimony from one of history’s most oppressive nations. HRW concluded the abuse of women has “come to be accepted as part of ordinary life” in North Korea and called for international intervention.

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Exclusive: Jehovah’s Witnesses Face Harsh Persecution in Putin’s Russia

Delegations from around the globe were in Washington this week for the U.S.-led, first Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom, including two representatives from the world headquarters of Jehovah’s Witnesses in New York who used the opportunity to highlight the persecution of followers in Vladimir Putin’s Russia.

Russia's Supreme Court judge Yuri Ivanenko reads the decision in a court room in Moscow, Russia, on Thursday, April 20, 2017. Russia's Supreme Court has banned the Jehovah's Witnesses from operating in the country, accepting a request from the justice ministry that the religious organisation be considered an extremist group, …

Chinese Firm Job Ads: ‘Men Preferred,’ Perks Include ‘Beautiful Girls’ as Co-Workers

In a report published on Monday, Human Rights Watch excoriated Chinese companies and government agencies for using sexist job advertising to maintain a dramatic imbalance between men and women in the workforce. The report quotes job listings that explicitly state men are required or preferred, plus ads that lure male applicants by promising “goddesses” or “beautiful girls” as co-workers.

China's 'men only' job culture slammed in new report