Human Rights Watch says it has evidence of widespread torture and other human rights violations by the Syrian government. It also accuses western governments of failing to take action against the crimes.
Five years after the brutal Delhi bus gang rape, authorities struggle to implement reforms to deal with sexual crimes. While convictions have risen, victims continue to be subjected to humiliation and intimidation.
Rights group Human Rights Watch has accused Iran of recruiting Afghan immigrant children to fight in Syria. Under international law, recruitment of children under age 15 is a war crime.
Around two-thirds of girls in Afghanistan are not in school, according to a Human Rights Watch report. Despite improved access to education, security concerns and social stigma keep most girls out of the classroom.
Three buses and 5,000 pieces of soap: Berlin has employed the full scope of its open-minded nature to react to the horrors of the war in Syria. But not everyone is enthused, says DW columnist Gero Schliess.
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