Human Rights in the News: April 2019

Curated by Nikki Bambauer

Introducing Human Rights in the News, Woven Teaching’s monthly collection of human rights news from around the world. Have a topic you’d like us to follow and post about in the future? Leave us a comment and let us know!

Image by Vicky Leta via Mashable

Image by Vicky Leta via Mashable

Google loses its Human Rights Campaign endorsement over anti-gay 'conversion therapy' app
Mashable | March 28, 2019

Google has been suspended from Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index over its failure to remove an app that promotes so-called “conversion therapy” from its app store. Learn more >

Female chain gang (image courtesy of EPA via  DailyMail )

Female chain gang (image courtesy of EPA via DailyMail)

I was a prisoner. Access to menstrual products isn’t a luxury. It’s a basic human right.
Newsweek | March 26, 2019

Access to products that will keep menstruating women clean and healthy is a human right. There are 219,000 women currently serving time in American prisons and jails. Why do many of them not have access to sanitary products? Learn more >

Radovan Karadzic, March 2016 (image by ICTY via  Flickr )

Radovan Karadzic, March 2016 (image by ICTY via Flickr)

Karadzic sentence increased to life for Bosnia genocide: UN
Al Jazeera | March 20, 2019

Judges at the United Nations have extended the sentence of former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic. Originally sentenced to 40 years, Karadzic will now serve a life sentence for his part in the 1995 massacre of 8,000 Muslim men and boys in Srebrenica. Learn more >

Image by Getty via BBC

Image by Getty via BBC

Brunei implements stoning to death under anti-LGBT laws
BBC | April 3, 2019

Brunei, a Muslim-majority country in Southeast Asia, has just implemented laws that would allow death by stoning as punishment for anal sex or adultery. LGBTQ advocacy groups & human rights organizations around the world have condemned the new laws. Learn more >

Health workers carry a new patient into an Ebola treatment center, DRC. Image by Baz Ratner via Reuters

Health workers carry a new patient into an Ebola treatment center, DRC. Image by Baz Ratner via Reuters

Congo Ebola outbreak spreading faster than ever: WHO
Reuters | April 1, 2019

Eight months after it was first detected, the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) continues to worsen. At least 676 people in the DRC have died since the outbreak began in 2018. Learn more >