Surgery Conference Cuts Intersex Patients Out

This weekend when urologists from around the world gather in San Francisco for the American Urological Association’s (AUA) annual conference, dozens of patient advocates will participate – yet a key group of people will be missing. The intersex community – the nearly 1.7 percent of…

US Police Week and a Lifetime of Fear

Expand Demonstrators gather outside City Hall to protest the police shooting of Stephon Clark, in Sacramento, California, U.S., March 30, 2018.  © 2018 Reuters This is Police Week. While many police “protect and serve,” that’s not the full story of policing in this country. I…

Don’t Compromise on Rights Protections in Poland

Expand People gather in front of the Supreme Court during a protest against the Supreme Court legislation in Warsaw, Poland, July 2, 2017. © 2017 Reuters During a visit last week to Warsaw, the European Commission’s vice president, Frans Timmermans, hinted about possible solutions to…

“Witch Hunt” Escalates As Prosecutors Ask Trump Org For Stormy Daniels’ Documents

Following what we now know was an FBI raid on Trump’s lawayer’s offices  to gather documents related to payments to women who claimed to have an affair with President Trump, The Wall Street Journal reports  that sources say federal prosecutors in New York have asked…

Kazakhstan: Criminal Probe of Media Outlets

Expand Journalists, others gather around Vadim Boreiko, journalist and regular contributor to Ratel.kz, for comment after the April 5 court hearing against Ratel.kz and chief editor Marat Asipov.  © 2018 Irina Mednikova (Brussels) – Kazakhstan opened a criminal investigation of two prominent independent media outlets…

Poland’s Government Devastates its Supreme Court

Expand People gather in front of the Supreme Court during a protest against the Supreme Court legislation in Warsaw, Poland, July 22, 2017.  © 2017 Reuters A new law in Poland threatening the independence of its Supreme Court takes effect today. The law stirred such…

Poland: Reject Bill to Further Limit Abortion Rights

Expand Women gesture as people gather in an abortion rights campaigners’ demonstration to protest against plans for a total ban on abortion in front of the ruling party Law and Justice (PiS) headquarters in Warsaw, Poland, October 3, 2016.   © 2016 Reuters (Warsaw) –…

Violence Erupts Within Zimbabwe’s Opposition Party

Expand Mourners gather in Buhera, Zimbabwe, for the burial of the late Movement For Democratic Change (MDC) leader Morgan Tsvangirai, February 20, 2018.  © 2018 Dewa Mavhinga/Human Rights Watch Opposing factions of Zimbabwe’s opposition party, the Movement for Democratic Change-Tsvangirai (MDC-T), descended into violence as they struggle…