Attitudes to torture
Autor: Amnesty international
To help launch Amnesty International's new Stop Torture campaign, GlobeScan conducted a survey of more than 21,000 people in 21 countries across every every continent which revealed:
Mexican President Peña Nieto?s Ratings Slip with Economic Reform
Autor: Pew Research Center
Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto has been praised internationally for his ambitious reforms of everything from the energy sector to education to telecommunications, but a new Pew Research Center survey in Mexico finds that domestically his positive image is faltering and a key component of his political agenda ? economic reform ? is decidedly unpopular.
Stark Racial Divisions in Reactions to Ferguson Police Shooting
Autor: PEW. Reseach Center
Blacks and whites have sharply different reactions to the police shooting of an unarmed teen in Ferguson, Mo., and the protests and violence that followed. Blacks are about twice as likely as whites to say that the shooting of Michael Brown ?raises important issues about race that need to be discussed.? Wide racial differences also are evident in opinions about of whether local police went too far in the aftermath of Brown?s death, and in confidence in the investigations into the shooting.
The Gap Report
The number of people who are newly infected with HIV is continuing to decline in most parts of the world. There were 2.1 million [1.9 million?2.4 million] new HIV infections in 2013?a decline of 38% from 2001, when there were 3.4 million [3.3 million?3.6 million] new infections. In the past three years alone, new HIV infections fell by 13%. Among the 82 countries for which the data for determining trends are of sufficient quality, new HIV infections have declined by more than 75% in 10 countries and by more than 50% in 27 countries.
DHS: Violence, poverty, is driving children to flee Central America to U.S.
Autor: PEW. Reseach Center
Of the thousands of unaccompanied children apprehended at the U.S. border in recent months, many can be attributed to poverty and regional violence in three Central American countries, a new U.S. Department of Homeland Security document finds. The document says the reasons driving the migration are different for each country, attributing it to local conditions.
ITUC Global Rights Index
The ITUC Global Rights Index covers violations in 139 countries recorded over the past 12 months (April 2013- March 2014). The methodology is grounded in standards of fundamental rights at work, in particular the right to freedom of association, the right to collective bargaining and the right to strike. These rights are based on international human rights law which we have spelled out in the form of 97 indicators in order to translate narrative text into numerical ratings. Countries are then rated in clusters from 1-5 depending on their compliance with collective labour rights. The level of economic development, size or location of the country is not taken into account given that fundamental rights are universal and workers in all parts of the world must have access to them. A high rated cluster means that workers in the country have no right to their collective voice due to government failure to guarantee rights.
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