The secret interrogation techniques used in the name of national security are truly horrific.
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In a ruling that could have implications throughout Africa, Namibia’s highest court ruled that public hospitals violated the rights of five women by sterilizing them without their informed consent.
For Ugandan lawmakers, it seems the best cure for a public health problem is a draconian prison sentence.
A new UN development agenda could make women's property rights a priority—and help combat an array of health and social plights, from domestic abuse to HIV.
The Disability Rights Fund supports the advocacy work of disabled peoples’ organizations around the globe. The Fund’s mission is clear: ensure that the rights of every person with a disability are respected.
The Global Fund’s new funding model for HIV services offers the most money to the poorest countries with the highest prevalence of infection. But in some cases, the best strategy is just the opposite.
The lack of drugs to cure or prevent Ebola shows that the private drug development is not meeting public health needs. Luckily, a new public model is emerging.
When governments hinder trans people from obtaining documents that match their gender, trans people may face outing, harassment, and violence.
For seven years, Open Society has joined medical and law schools to develop 25 courses on human rights and patient care. Here's what it takes to support new generations of rights-respecting health and legal practitioners.
A visit to two Dakar schools shows the need for, and potential effectiveness of, training children in Ebola-prevention measures.
Askar, an 11-year-old boy, is an orphan like many in Kyrgyzstan, living with a musculoskeletal disorder and abandoned by birth parents. But he is gaining something like a community.