HRB Logo Here are this week’s top human rights headlines: Africa The International Criminal Court (ICC) has convicted former Congolese vice-president Jean-Pierre Bemba in one of the first cases before the ICC to focus on sexual violence as a weapon of war. On March 21, the ICC found Bemba guilty of five charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity, including rape, that occurred in nearby Central African Republic. Nearly 5,000 victims participated in the case. Latin America The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) has stated that the Zika virus, which has predominantly affected the Western hemisphere, is currently impacting thirty-eight countries, with that number expected to grow. The WHO believes that Zika vaccines will be available through clinical trials by the end of 2016. Middle East/North Africa According to Amnesty International, Syrian refugees living near the Jordanian border are being denied health care services; only twenty-six percent of required funding healthcare has been allocated under the Jordan Response Plan for the Syria Crisis. United States A new report from Human Rights Watch sheds light on security issues facing migrant transgender women. In particular, the reports finds many transgender women seeking asylum in the United States have been sexually assaulted and abused while in U.S. immigration detention.