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Governments Should Step Up on Public Health Care Spending

WEBHowever, when Human Rights Watch analyzed WHO healthcare expenditure data, we found that 132 governments spent less than 5% of their GDP on …

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In Sheep’s Clothing: United States’ Poorly Regulated Nonprofit

WEBThe 62-page report, “In Sheep’s Clothing: United States’ Poorly Regulated Nonprofit Hospitals Undermine Health Care Access,” describes how the US …

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US: Biden Acts to Undo Trump Damage to Women’s Health

WEBUnited States President Joe Biden has issued a presidential memorandum that is an important first step to repair harm to sexual and reproductive health and rights, …

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“I Would Like Four Kids — If We Stay Alive”

WEBThe 39-page report, “‘I Would Like Four Kids—If We Stay Alive’: Women’s Access to Health Care in Afghanistan,” documents barriers to Afghan women and girls …

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Venezuela’s Health Care Crisis Now Poses a Global Threat

WEBIn 2019, the agency’s Humanitarian Response Plan for Venezuela received around one-third of requested funds. From July through December last year, the plan …

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Involuntary Treatment: The Invisible Health Care Crisis

WEBInvoluntary Treatment: The Invisible Health Care Crisis. Imagine being taken to the hospital by a family member against your will, put in a solitary cell and forced to …

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Q&A: Access to Abortion is a Human Right Human Rights Watch

WEBAccess to safe and legal abortion is a matter of human rights, and its availability is the best way to protect autonomy and reduce maternal mortality and …

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Mental Health Crisis Support Rooted in Community and Human …

WEBGerstein Crisis Centre provides free and confidential 24/7 tailored support services to individuals experiencing a mental health and/or substance use crisis, …

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“You Don’t Want Second Best”

WEBSummary. If you want the best surgeon, you want the best surgeon, you don’t want the second best. —Krista Contreras, reflecting on her six-day-old child being …

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African Governments Falling Short on Healthcare Funding

WEBOn April 27, 2001, African Union (AU) governments adopted the Abuja Declaration, in which they set a target of allocating at least 15 percent of their national …

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Colombia: Indigenous Kids at Risk of Malnutrition, Death

WEBDeaths of children under 5 from diarrhea – often linked to unsafe water or insufficient water for good hygiene – have increased in recent years, according to …

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Human Rights Crisis: Abortion in the United States After Dobbs

WEBFollowing the United States (US) Supreme Court decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization in June 2022, people in the US who can become …

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Mental Illness, Human Rights, and US Prisons

WEBOur research, findings, and recommendations on this issue are fully developed in our report, Human Rights Watch, Ill-Equipped: US Prisons and Offenders …

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“The Air is Unbearable”: Health Impacts of Deforestation-Related …

WEBThe 50-page report, “The Air is Unbearable: Health Impacts of Deforestation-Related Fires in the Brazilian Amazon,” uses official health and …

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“Maximum Pressure”: US Economic Sanctions Harm Iranians’ Right …

WEBOn May 30, 2019, Human Rights Watch wrote to the US Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) requesting clarification on steps …

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South Korea’s Supreme Court Affirms Rights of Same-Sex Partners

WEBOn July 18, South Korea’s Supreme Court issued a landmark ruling affirming that the country’s National Health Insurance Service (NHIS) must extend dependent …

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Azerbaijan: Free Academic Facing Bogus Charges

WEBAzerbaijan should free Dr. Gubad Ibadoghlu, an academic arrested a year ago who is facing up to 17 years in prison on trumped-up charges and end its …

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“I Can’t Erase All the Blood from My Mind”: Palestinian Armed …

WEBEarly in the morning of October 7, 2023, Sagi Shifroni, 41, like many Israelis living near the Gaza Strip that day, was awakened by sirens. When the attack on …

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New Jersey: Prison Resources Human Rights Watch

WEBAFSC Criminal Justice Program 972 Broad Street Newark, NJ 07102 Phone: (973) 643-3192 Contact: Bonnie Kerness, Associate Director Website: www.afsc.org …

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A Roadmap for Re-imagining Public Safety in the United States

WEBReform efforts need to address these fundamental problems to be effective. A Roadmap for Re-imagining Public Safety in the United States: 14 Recommendations …

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