The region has made progress but efforts must continue to end a harmful practice rooted in poverty and tradition.
We are in a battle for our minds. And it isn't clear we will win.
During the campaign, partisans of all political stripes were responsible for the violence. But Frelimo supporters were far more aggressive and violent.
Asylum seekers are not permanent residents and have to pay full fees for university courses. Just as doctors led the campaign to get kids off Nauru, academics can advocate for access to education.
The country has not had a seat at the Security Council table for 24 years.
Multinational corporations are increasingly vigilant about respecting human rights, but the case of Mexico tells us that they can indirectly encourage violations by local businesses.
Climate journalism can play an important role in painting the picture of a post-carbon economy. It should start by encouraging collective action and a sense of empowerment for everyday people.
New research investigates how music helps healing from trauma and dealing with violence and repression in Papua and West Papua.
A reflection from a former student activist in 1998 on lessons her generation can learn from the 2019 student protests.
Indonesia's strategic position in today’s geopolitical configuration explains the lack of response internationally.
There are studies showing that farmers can have economic benefits from palm oil. However, they can also be impoverished by the commodity.
How Australia treats migrants with health conditions and disabilities is discriminatory, obscure and unfair, as the UN will hear later this month.
On August 31, the final list of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) for the state of Assam, along the India-Bangladesh border will decide upon the future of millions of people in the state.
By matching narratives from North Korean escapees with Google Earth images, a fuller picture is emerging of abuses in North Korea.
By limiting access to social media and the internet, the government hurts the right to free speech of not only Papuan residents but also all Indonesians.
Surveillance software that identifies people from CCTV is eroding human rights and democracy.
We have a serious deficit in legal protection for human rights in Australia, rights that have been in regression for 20 years. We need a legislated charter setting out the rights we care about.
Saudi women may now travel without a man's permission, easing one of the most repressive aspects of the country's 'guardianship' system. Women in Saudi Arabia gained the right to drive last year.
The recent ruling to decriminalize same sex behaviour in Botswana may have a positive impact on the rest of southern Africa.
China says it is helping the Uyghurs, but its actions meet the threshold of cultural genocide: 'a premeditated, calculated, systematic, malicious crime authorised by the state’s political leaders'.