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Foreign maids endure abuse in UAE—Human Rights Watch


Foreign maids from impoverished countries endure physical, sexual and emotional abuse in the United Arab Emirates, trapped by a system that denies them protection, an international rights group said Thursday.

Posted: October 23rd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »


Death of a Transgender Filipino


“While we may have had some progress in openly discussing some LGBT themes in the mainstream, we still encounter countless stories of violence against LGBTs which starts during their childhood.”

Posted: October 15th, 2014 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »

Azcuna vows help for Filipinos won’t end

Adolfo Azcuna

Retired Supreme Court Justice Adolfo Azcuna, who has been elected to the 60-member International Commission of Jurists (ICJ), on Sunday thanked his supporters via social media, as he vowed to continue serving the people through the Philippine Judicial Academy (Philja).

Posted: September 1st, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Glorified by TV, torture is spreading


Torture is rampant across the world and has become almost normalized by the “war on terror” and its glamorous portrayal in shows such as “24” and “Homeland,” Amnesty International said on Tuesday.

Posted: May 14th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

In Malaysia, Obama keeps focus on human rights

President Barack Obama, center, walks with Malaysian King Sultan Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah, second from right, and Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, third from right, as he participates in an arrival ceremony in Parliament Square in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Saturday, April 26, 2014. AP

President Barack Obama on Sunday pressed the Malaysian government to improve its human rights record and appealed to Southeast Asia’s teeming youth population to stand up for the rights of minorities and the rule of law.

Posted: April 28th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »