Cameroon: Millions of Girls at Risk for Cervical Cancer as Parents Reject HPV Vaccination

YAOUNDE, CAMEROON – Cameroon says more than 9 million girls aged 9 and above risk developing cervical cancer because their parents have been convinced the human papillomavirus, or HPV, vaccine makes their daughters sterile. Some communities that had accepted the vaccination are now refusing it, claiming that what is being administered now are dangerous experimental […]

Human Rights

UN Expert: Somalia Backtracking on Human Rights Commitments

GENEVA – A U.N. human rights investigator is expressing concern about possible regression by Somali authorities from their adherence to international human rights law. The concerns are amplified in a report submitted to the U.N. Human Rights Council by the U.N.’s independent expert on the situation of human rights in Somalia. Isha Dyfan was appointed […]