Trapped in "prison-like" tents in Bangladesh's refugee camps because of fears they will be trafficked or harassed, Rohingya girls dream of going to school, aid agencies say.
The US withdrew from a "hypocritical and self-serving" UN Human Rights Council over what it called chronic bias against Israel and a lack of reform.
Activists hope video conferencing could boost convictions in trafficking cases.
The Irrawaddy briefs you on the week that was in the national legislature.
Globally, as many as 2 million children are sexually exploited annually, according to UNICEF. A significant number are boys, campaigners say.
Ministry’s plan to shut shelters without security guarantees violates IDPs’ human rights, advocates say.
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has told a UN human rights expert to ‘go to hell,’ warning against interference in domestic affairs.
Gov’t says ‘independent’ panel to include one international member, 2 local experts; in separate move, Naypyitaw inks MoU on Rohingya repatriation with 2 UN agencies
Maung Thway Chun has been sued under Section 505(b) of the Penal Code in connection with religion hate speech.
Chinese govt expresses “deep concern" over reports that a USC gynecologist for years treated students, many from China, despite accusations of sexual abuse and harassment.
Move comes amid increasing international pressure to assure accountability.
Three-month sentence follows fines for 9 students after court deems performance to have criticized Tatmadaw.
Girls are trafficked into domestic servitude or sex slavery after their parents illegally marry them off, said officials in the Indian state of Maharashtra.
More than 160 groups sent a letter to the president urging for the immediate release of the reporters and calling for an investigation committee.
Police Captain Moe Yan Naing testified that officers were told to entrap reporters. A court decides next week whether to label him a hostile witness.