Category Archives: Human Rights

My Story as an Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) by Niena Sevilla

This is not just my story. Every Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) has his/her own story to tell. Mine is unlike any other OFW, yet we all have the same dreams and aspirations and our struggles are nearly similar. Our primary … Read More

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Mexico: Hard Situation and Hope by Claudia Durán Miranda

I live in a beautiful country, diverse in culture and with a wealth of natural resources. It is the 4th most biodiverse country in the world and has more than 60 indigenous groups. Sadly, for many years, Mexico has had … Read More

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Costa Rica ~ My Decision for a Peaceful Life by Judi Purdy

After several travels to Costa Rica on vacation, I became enthralled with the idea of living there. My husband and I discovered that the lower cost of living and healthcare would enable us to retire sooner than we could in … Read More

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Who Can Say, “Yes to Life, Yes to Love?” by Sarwat Ali Sidiq

Iraq… Between the first land of law And the latest nest of terror Today… Everywhere all over the world, when anyone hears about Iraq, immediately and undoubtedly they imagine bombs, smoke, blood and death. But for those who know about … Read More

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The Olympic Spotlight

Several of our community members and Ambassadors brought up concerns over our recent promotion of the upcoming 2014 Olympic Winter Games. They raised important issues around equality and civil rights in Sochi, Russia, the hosting city. The author of the … Read More

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Qatar: Corporate Exploitation of Migrant Construction Workers

A new report by Amnesty International finds Qatar’s construction sector rife with abuse, with workers employed on multi-million dollar projects suffering serious exploitation. As construction is set to begin on the FIFA World Cup 2022 stadiums, the report, The Dark … Read More

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It’s Simple: Let’s Treat Each Other Better by Ambassador, Shoaib Saboory

Human beings have transformed and evolved greatly since our creation on the globe. In the process, we have always found many discrepancies and divisive points among our species; and this has caused millions… Read More

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Turkey: Disgraceful Use of Excessive Police Force in Istanbul

Urgent steps must be taken by the Turkish authorities to prevent further deaths and injuries and allow protesters access to their fundamental rights, as well as ensuring the security of all members of the public, Amnesty International said following reports of more than 1,000 injuries and at least two deaths of protesters in Istanbul… Read More

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Historic Conviction Brings Long-Awaited Justice in Guatemala

The conviction of Guatemala’s ex-president General Efraín Ríos Montt for genocide and crimes against humanity during his time in office is a historic step in the nation’s long struggle for justice, Amnesty International said today…
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ICC acquits Congolese armed group leader ~ Amnesty International

The International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague today acquitted Mathieu Ngudjolo Chui, who had been charged with war crimes and crimes against humanity in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Read More

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