Top Human Rights Videos of 2022
The US Supreme Court Strikes Down Roe v. Wade In a predicted but nonetheless stunning discission, the United States Supreme Court overturned the constitutional guarantee of abortion access in the United States, opening the door for government control of one of the most private decisions someone can consider. 9. No Justice, No Freedom for Rohingya 5 Years On Rohingya Muslims are still awaiting justice and protection of their rights five years after the Myanmar military began a sweeping campaign of massacres, rape, and arson in northern Rakhine State in 2017. 8. Russian Forces Tortured Detainees in Izium, Ukraine Russian forces routinely tortured detainees during their six-month occupation of Izium, a city in the Kharkiv region of northeastern Ukraine.
The cruel violence and abuse in Izium were not random incidents and must be investigated accordingly. 7. Ethiopia's Ruthless Ethnic Cleansing of Tigrayans Ethiopian authorities have severely restricted access and independent scrutiny of the Western Tigray Zone, keeping the government’s campaign of ethnic cleansing largely hidden. 6. FIFA/Qatar: Compensate Migrant Workers for Abuses Migrant workers and their families are demanding compensation from FIFA and Qatar authorities for abuses that workers suffered preparing for the 2022 World Cup. We stand with them. 5. Mannequin Heads in Afghanistan The Taliban dealt another blow to women's rights -- although this time it involved inanimate women. 4.
The Last British Colony in Africa Did you know that Britain still has a colony in Africa? The UK rules over a group of islands in Eastern part of Africa called the Chagos Archipelago. Chagossians should have the right to return to their homes and live free from stigma and discrimination. 3. Pakistan: Floods have killed more than 1,000 people Catastrophic floods in Pakistan have caused billions of dollars in damages to crops, houses, and other buildings, severely impacting the lives of 33 million people, many of whom have been displaced. 2. Israeli Airstrikes in Gaza The Israeli military’s airstrikes in Gaza City have violated the laws of war and may amount to war crimes.
The long-term effects of the attacks extend beyond the immediate destruction of the buildings, leaving many people displaced and unemployed. 1. Iran: Woman Dies in Custody of Iran’s ‘Morality Police’ “Women, life, freedom.” In a country where expressing autonomy as a woman is extremely dangerous, thousands of protestors swept through the streets of Iran, following the death of 22-year-old Mahsa (Jina) Amini while in custody of Iran’s notorious morality police, who arrested her for “improperly” wearing her headscarf.
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