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In Canada, women have full legal rights to seek employment, access family planning and abortion services, and express their gender identities and sexual preferences as they see fit. In Saudi Arabia, women need permission to marry, get an advanced education or a job, or to travel abroad.
Marina Mahathir and others express outrage at the removal of LGBT activists’ portraits at Malaysian exhibition
Activists and political figures all around Malaysia have come out to show their support.
In the words of a former Canadian ambassador: "The hard truth here is that the world is not waiting for Canada to preach to them or to criticize them." Canada and Saudi Arabia have a small economic relationship, and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau just doesn't have much sway there.
This is happening amid a mounting feud between Saudi Arabia and Canada. Saudi Arabia has already expelled Canada's ambassador. Its Saudia airline has suspended flights to Toronto, and the kingdom recalled thousands of students, and barred its citizens from receiving medical care in Canada.
Saudi Arabia's national airline froze flights to and from Toronto in an escalating feud with Canada over the arrests of several prominent rights activists. Passengers are concerned over the timing of the move, which coincides with the annual Hajj pilgrimage expected to draw in millions.
The family of former beauty queen Anastasia Lin has been continually threatened and prevented from travelling abroad because of Lin's decision to discuss Chinese human-rights issues. Police also take fruit and flower baskets to visit Lin's grandparents regularly in hopes of persuading them.
Experts fear US arms sales to human rights abusers will become easier thanks to a ‘loophole’ in Trump’s new policy
Arms control experts have voiced concerns over possible loopholes in President Trump’s new arms export policy, which they argue may make it easier for US companies to sell weapons to countries and groups that violate human rights, The Intercept reported.
Women in Saudi Arabia were finally allowed to begin driving on Sunday, a culmination of a decades-long rights campaign. But Saudi women have seen many changes this past year as Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ascended to the throne and began modernizing the Kingdom.
While Trump’s ‘zero-tolerance’ immigration policy sparks controversy in the US, China is detaining hundreds of thousands of legal ci...
There are so many children in China whose parents have been detained that orphanages have become overcrowded and children have been moved away to other centers, where their parents may have difficulty eventually finding them.
Conservative media are pushing back on allegations that the Trump administration is inhumanely caging migrant children at the border by arguing that the so-called "cages" are, in fact, "fences" and "security pens."