Posts Categorized: Human Rights

Sexual Violence and Conflict in South Sudan

By Angelina Nyajima Simon | Hope Restoration South Sudan On June 19, we observe the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict. According to a report by the United Nations Secretary General issued on  March 30, 2021, 193 cases of conflict-related sexual violence affecting 142 women, 46 girls and 5 men were… Read more »

Human Rights Atrocities Continue in Cameroon

By Jaff Bamenjo |RELUFA Cameroon Warning: Disturbing Images March 24 is the day that we observe the International Day for the Right to the Truth Concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims. According to the United Nations, “This is a day to honor the memory of victims of gross and systematic… Read more »

System change needed to end global vaccine apartheid

By Jed Koball | Mission Co-worker, Peru Earlier this year Pastor Abdias Echeverría lost his battle to COVID-19. Ordained in the Reformed Evangelical Church of Peru (IEP), a long-time human rights activist, and a founder of our global partner Red Uniendo Manos Peru (UMP), Abdias represents the growing inequities of suffering known among BIPOC (black,… Read more »

Terrorist designation of Yemen Houthis could worsen famine

By Eileen Schuhmann | Presbyterian Hunger Program Just yesterday, on the Trump administrations way out, a new policy went into effect designating the Yemen Houthis as a “foreign terrorist organization.” The global community is concerned that this labeling of the Houthis as terrorists could lead to catastrophic famine in the country. For nearly 6 years,… Read more »

Nigerian protests against police brutality continue

Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Expresses Solidarity with Nigerian Partners Protests resumed on Friday against the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) in Nigeria. When the peaceful protests began last month, they were met with military violence. At least 69 people were killed and hundreds more injured. The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) issued a statement of solidarity today with the Presbyterian… Read more »