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Territory Divide in Indian-Administered Kashmir Fuels Fears of Cultural Sabotage

Region: Indian-administered Kashmir

Topics: ConflictHuman RightsPower

The Indian government revoked Jammu and Kashmir’s semi-autonomous status last August to help unite India. A year later, that decision has divided communities in the region and spurred concerns about losing a unique identity.

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Mexico Tallies People with African Roots, But Afro-Mexicans Say Society Still Ignores Them

Region: Mexico

Topics: CultureHuman Rights

The contributions of Africans in Mexico and their descendants have gone unappreciated, advocates say, and it was only recently that an attempt was made to even count this population. As a result, the group’s access to employment and education is hindered, some say.

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Argentina’s Deportation Changes Prompt Concern In Nation Known to Champion Immigrant Rights

Region: Argentina

Topics: Human RightsPolitics

President Mauricio Macri’s emergency decree to speed up deportations and bar entry for immigrants with criminal charges or convictions has sparked a national debate in Argentina. Human rights groups say immigrants who have committed even minor offenses will lose the ability to defend themselves and keep their families together, but proponents say the changes are necessary to prevent crime and to rid the nation of foreign narcotics traffickers, arms dealers and money launderers.

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Zimbabwe’s Land Seizures Leave Farm Workers Jobless and Homeless

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: Human RightsPolitics

Redistribution of farm land has created ongoing problems in Zimbabwe since independence. Evictions continue to disrupt lives of farmers, both black and white.

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Tension Between Indians, Blacks in Uganda Continues, Sometimes Leading to Violence

Region: Uganda

Topics: Human Rights

More than a century after Indians first arrived in Uganda as indentured slaves, racial tension between them and black Ugandans persist. Indians are a key part of the Ugandan economy, but still, encounters between the two groups can escalate into violence.

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Female Students Claim Discrimination Over Short Hair Policies at Some Uganda Schools

Region: Uganda

Topics: EducationHuman Rights

Girls of black African descent are upset over policies at some Ugandan schools that require them to cut their hair. The female students say the policies discriminate against them, as some girls of other ethnicities are allowed to grow their hair long.

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The Power to Say ‘No’: Mentors Help Young Ugandan Women Fight Early Marriage, Pregnancy

Region: Uganda

Topics: AutonomyHealthHuman RightsLegal RightsWomen's Rights

Forced marriages and unintended pregnancies remain a norm for many Ugandan young women. One effort to combat the problems draws on the experience of women who have been down that path, who serve as mentors to girls and young women.

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When Sexual Rights Are Neglected, HIV Infection in Zambia Prisons Goes up

Region: Zambia

Topics: AutonomyDiseaseHealthHuman RightsLegal RightsSexuality & Gender

Advocates for prisoners’ rights say condoms and conjugal visits would help. But authorities say any kind of holistic solution is beyond the system’s reach — for many reasons.

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Advocates Argue for Mongolian Government to Rethink Definition of Disability

Region: Mongolia

Topics: AutonomyHuman RightsJobs

Mongolians with disabilities are assigned a percentage, which quantifies their ability to work. Disability rights advocates argue the government’s outdated system, meant to provide workplace equality, does the opposite.

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Uganda Has Plenty of Electricity – But Most Households Remain Powerless

Region: Uganda

Topics: DevelopmentHuman Rights

Thanks to recent infrastructure upgrades, Uganda now produces more than enough electricity to supply the entire country. So why do so many Ugandans remain in the dark?

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