Sex worker activists are among the most at risk defenders of human rights in the world, facing multiple threats and violent attacks, an extensive investigation has found. The research, published today by human rights organization Front Line Defenders, found that their visibility as sex workers who are advocates for their communities’ rights makes them more vulnerable to the violations routinely suffered by sex workers.
David Goodall the 104-year old Australian scientist ended his life at a Swiss clinic on Thursday after campaigning for the legalization of assisted dying. Goodall claimed he had no moments of hesitation, saying ‘I no longer want to continue life.’ Exit International, a right-to-die organization, reported Goodall passed away listening to Beethoven’s ‘Ode to Joy.’
The Department of Health and Human Services has reportedly been circulating a memo to specify the federal government’s definition of ‘sex’ under Title XI in a change that could exclude transgender people from a collection of legal protections. People gathered to protest the alleged change on Monday using the hashtag #Won’tBeErased.
Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, who became a human rights activist after being shot by Taliban militants in 2012, returned to Pakistan for the first time since the attack. The details of her visit have been ‘kept secret in view of the sensitivity.’ She is expected to meet Pakistan’s Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi.