#HumanRights

.New York, NY, USA
Yeonmi Park with her mother escaped North Korea in 2007 (Source: Instagram/@yeonmipark)

  • Yeonmi Park at the ‘One Young World’ Summit in Dublin told her story about the escape from North Korea 
  • In an interview on Tuesday, she compared her time at Columbia University similar to her life in North Korea 
  • Currently, she is a human rights activist with a YouTube page called ‘Voice of North Korea by Yeonmi Park’ 

.Cornwall, UK
The 47th G7 summit commenced on Friday in Cornwall in the United Kingdom,(Photo credit: Twitter/@BorisJohnson)

  • G7 leaders confronted China for exports at unfairly low prices and human rights abuses
  • Biden says, "We're on the same page," pushing to rally against China
  • Under WTO, the designation of China is as a "non-market economy"

.London, ON, Canada
Hundreds gathered in a symbolic protest against Islamophobia.(Photo Credit: AFP

  • Four people of the same family died in the incident
  • The funeral will be a private ceremony
  • An open-to-all public service will also be organised 

.Ottawa, ON, Canada
Several thousand Canadians are now marching on the streets to demand justice for the Afzaal family. (Photo credit: PTI)

  • Canada's Afzaal family was attacked on June 7
  • Four member were killed in the hate crime
  • The family is survived by a nine-year-old boy Faez

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Child labour is defined as work that deprives children of their childhood and can harm them and interfere with their schooling. (Photo credit: Representative image/Unsplash)

  • World Day Against Child Labour is observed every year on June 12
  • Child labour has seen a rise due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the International Labour Organisation said
  • Various activities and events will be carried out by the ILO throughout the week

.USA
US President Joe Biden had proposed a summit in a third country with Russia President Vladimir Putin to bring stability to relations. (Photo credit: AFP)

  • Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin will meet in Geneva in June for their first summit
  • The two leaders will discuss a range of issues to restore stability between the countries
  • We will make it clear that we will not stand by those who abuse rights: Biden

The day is celebrated to spread awareness about women's health. (Photo credit: Unsplash)

  • International Day of Action for Women's Health is celebrated every year on May 28
  • The day raises awareness about women health and sexual and reproductive health and rights
  • The day gives a great chance to educate women about why their health and well being matters

.Los Angeles, CA, USA
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was a renowned civil rights activist. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@NBA)

  • The award will recognise social justice efforts of players
  • This includes criteria like work in equality, inclusion and diversity
  • The winner will be able to select an organisation to donate a sum of $100,000

  • Navalny appeared in court shaven-headed
  • I am just a horrible skeleton, the Kremlin critic said 
  • The hearings are set to resume on May 17

.Tigray, Ethiopia
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken had a phone call with the Ethiopian Prime Minister. (Photo Credit: AFP)

  • Antony Blinken pressed Ethiopia to address the "humanitarian disaster"
  • In a phone call with Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, Blinken voiced his "grave concern"
  • Blinken pressed for troops from neighbouring Eritrea to pull out "immediately