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Author Selina Wijma

25 May

HRFP Press Release: Blasphemy Mob Attack Sargodha

HRFP condemns violent mob attack on Christian families in Sargodha, Pakistan, for false blasphemy allegations, demanding justice and policy reforms.

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20 May

Being a Black Woman in Italy: a Hyper-Sexualisation Rooted in Colonial Heritage

Italy's Black women face discrimination and harassment due to skin color, racial fetishism, and colonial legacy, perpetuating hyper-sexualization, exclusion, and biases, particularly in Italian colonies.

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11 May

Voices in the Rain: Vietnam’s UPR Session Amid NGO Protests

The Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review of Yemen in Geneva has highlighted significant human rights violations in Yemen, prompting calls for international action and highlighting the country's commitment to addressing these issues.

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9 May

Shattering the Silence: Sexual Violence as a Means of War

Wartime sexual violence against women is a taboo issue, causing physical, psychological, and social harm, yet international law has neglected it, with no explicit mention in human rights sources.

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8 May

Insights from the 46th UPR Session: Assessing Cambodia’s Human Rights Landscape

The Working Group of the Universal Periodic Review of Cambodia presented its report, emphasizing its commitment to human rights, democracy, political stability, economic growth, justice-seeking, digital transformation, and inclusive development.

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1 May

Examining Yemen’s Human Rights Landscape: Insights from the 46th UPR Session

The Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review of Yemen in Geneva has highlighted significant human rights violations in Yemen, prompting calls for international action and highlighting the country's commitment to addressing these issues.

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29 Apr

46th UPR Session: Fourth Cycle of Afghanistan​

The 4th cycle of the Universal Periodic Review of Afghanistan highlighted deteriorating human rights, especially for women and girls, and the Taliban's refusal to comply with international treaties, requiring independent monitoring and prosecution.

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23 Apr

Nepal By-Elections on April 27th 2024: Replacement of Ilham-2 Constituency Member in the House of Representatives

Nepal's House of Representatives elections on April 27th, 2024, will elect a replacement from Ilam-2 constituency, focusing on infrastructure, agriculture, healthcare, and education.

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22 Apr

2024 Parliamentary Elections in the Maldives

The Maldives' upcoming parliament elections on April 12th, 2024, will scrutinize President Muizzu's administrative policies amid India and China tensions, with opposition parties addressing internal issues.

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14 Apr

2024 Indonesian Presidential Election: Human Rights Perspective

The 2024 Indonesian Presidential Election saw Prabowo Subianto and Gibran Rakabuming as the next president and vice president, aiming to address human rights issues and create a just nation, while also addressing controversies.

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