The Highway of Tears and the disappearances of the indigenous women have become a political scandal in British Columbia. But those cases are just a small fraction of the number who have been murdered or disappeared nationwide. Aboriginal women and girls make up about 4 percent of the total female population of Canada but 16 percent of all female homicides. News story from New York Times.
A peaceful farmer protest demanding the Philippine government for food aid and other assistance turned violent and deadly in Kidapawan on April 1st. The Philippine public is now demanding a transparent inquiry into the matter as well as accountability on part of the national government. News story from Human Rights Watch.