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Hossam Bahgat, founder and director of the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR), is a leading defender of civil rights and liberties in Egypt.

Human Rights Watch's Alison Des Forges Award celebrates the valor of individuals who put their lives on the line to protect the dignity and rights of others. Human Rights Watch collaborates with these courageous activists to create a world in which people live free of violence, discrimination, and oppression.

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Individuals with disabilities are often assumed to be at lower risk, and thus face lower of HIV infection rates, than their non-disabled peers. They are believed to be asexual, less likely to use drugs or alcohol, and at a lower risk of violence or sexual assault than the general population.

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(New York) – Tens of millions of people worldwide are denied access to inexpensive medications for severe pain, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today.

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(New York) – Tens of millions of people worldwide are denied access to inexpensive medications for severe pain, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today.

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(New York) – Tens of millions of people worldwide are denied access to inexpensive medications for severe pain, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today.

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(New York) – Tens of millions of people worldwide are denied access to inexpensive medications for severe pain, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today.

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(New York) – Tens of millions of people worldwide are denied access to inexpensive medications for severe pain, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today.

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The right to political participation is both fundamental to democracy and a fundamental human right. Yet people with disabilities are routinely denied the chance to exercise this right.

Imagine registering to vote in the upcoming election, only to be told by a local government official not to go to the polling place because you would "spoil the election." Betty, a woman I met in northern Uganda, was told just that. Why? Because she is blind.

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Colombia is the 100th country to ratify the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, a symbolic step towards achieving universal respect for the rights of more than 670 million people with disabilities worldwide, Human Rights Watch said today.

(New York) – Colombia is the 100th country to ratify the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, a symbolic step towards achieving universal respect for the rights of more than 670 million people with disabilities worldwide, Human Rights Watch said today. Colombia ratified the treaty on May 10, 2011.

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Remarks delivered by 2009 Nobel Laureate in Literature, Herta Müller, on the occasion of the Human Rights Watch Celebration Dinner at the Jewish Museum Berlin, Friday, May 6, 2011

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Remarks delivered by 2009 Nobel Laureate in Literature, Herta Müller, on the occasion of the Human Rights Watch Celebration Dinner at the Jewish Museum Berlin, Friday, May 6, 2011

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Remarks delivered by 2009 Nobel Laureate in Literature, Herta Müller, on the occasion of the Human Rights Watch Celebration Dinner at the Jewish Museum Berlin, Friday, May 6, 2011

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Remarks delivered by 2009 Nobel Laureate in Literature, Herta Müller, on the occasion of the Human Rights Watch Celebration Dinner at the Jewish Museum Berlin, Friday, May 6, 2011

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Remarks delivered by 2009 Nobel Laureate in Literature, Herta Müller, on the occasion of the Human Rights Watch Celebration Dinner at the Jewish Museum Berlin, Friday, May 6, 2011

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Remarks delivered by 2009 Nobel Laureate in Literature, Herta Müller, on the occasion of the Human Rights Watch Celebration Dinner at the Jewish Museum Berlin, Friday, May 6, 2011

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