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Despite Reform, Saudi “Guardianship” Still Restricts Women

By Tom Finn DOHA, July 17 – Saudi Arabian laws requiring women to have male guardians have been reformed in recent years but continue to restrict and endanger them, obstructing government plans to reform the economy, U.S.-based Human Rights Watch says in a report. The report drew criticism on Sunday from a government rights official,

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Human Rights Watch Says Abuse of Maids in Oman Verges on Slavery

MUSCAT, July 13 – Human Rights Watch (HRW) has accused Oman of not doing enough to tackle widespread abuse of foreign maids, which it says sometimes verges on slavery. The group said it had documented physical and sexual abuse, confiscation of passports, excessive working hours and at least one case in which a maid was

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Kenya Urged to Help Women Raped During Post-Election Violence

By Emma Batha LONDON, Feb 15 – Hundreds of girls and woman raped during Kenya’s 2007-2008 post-election violence are struggling with devastating health problems including HIV, a rights group said on Monday, as it urged the government to provide help and compensation. Human Rights Watch (HRW), which interviewed more than 170 rape victims, said most

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South Sudanese Commanders Use Child Soldiers as “Cannon Fodder”

By Katy Migiro NAIROBI, Dec 15 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – More than a dozen senior commanders and officials who children say recruited them as soldiers in South Sudan should be investigated, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Tuesday. The United Nations says 16,000 children have joined armed groups since South Sudan’s civil war erupted two

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