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ⓘ Human Rights Watch is an international non-governmental organization. Its activities include research and advocacy on human rights. The headquarters of the orga ..




Human Rights Watch
                                     

ⓘ Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch is an international non-governmental organization. Its activities include research and advocacy on human rights. The headquarters of the organization is in New York City.

                                     

1. Focus of the organization

  • Torture
  • Gay rights and rights of transgender according to the Yogyakarta Principles
  • Abolition of capital punishment worldwide
  • Rights of AIDS patients
  • Child soldiers
  • Land mines
  • Legal cases against human rights abusers
  • Genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity
  • Freedom of religion
  • Child prostitution
  • Trafficking in women and girls
  • Child labor
  • Street children
  • Extrajudicial killings and abductions
  • Arms trafficking
  • Safety of civilians in war; opposes use of cluster bombs
  • Abortion rights