Human Rights

Meet Rajowl and Oli: corporal punishment whistleblowers

January 16, 2015
Sir Frank Peters
Meet Rajowl and Oli: corporal punishment whistleblowers

Meet Rajowl Karim and Oli Ullah. Five years ago, they would have graduated with first-class honours from the Edward Snowden Whistleblower’s Academy … had it existed!
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Posted in Child's Rights, Education, Human Development, Human Rights, Social Issues, Uncategorized | No Comments »

Why I am not Charlie

January 12, 2015
Scott Long
Why I am not Charlie

There is no “but” about what happened at Charlie Hebdo
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Posted in Human Rights, Terrorism | 3 Comments »

Torture, deny, repeat

December 12, 2014
Tim Weiner
Torture, deny, repeat

When the United States was attacked on 9/11
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Posted in Human Rights, International, Middle East | No Comments »

Respect, not pity

December 3, 2014
Julian Francis
Respect, not pity

My elder brother, James, who was born in 1943
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Posted in Health, Human Rights | No Comments »

Section 164

September 8, 2014
Ahmed Shafee
Section 164

“I have explained to (name) that he is not bound to make a confession and that, if he does so, any confession he may make may be used as evidence
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Posted in Human Rights, Law and Justice | 5 Comments »

Banning the burqa: Liberation or oppression?

August 1, 2014
Rainer Ebert
Banning the burqa: Liberation or oppression?

In 2011, a French law came into effect which makes it illegal to cover one’s face in public. Even though lawyers for the French government emphasize that the law also applies to non-religious face-veiling garments
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Posted in Human Rights, Religion | 42 Comments »

Rape: The male perspective

July 27, 2014
Shudha Chowdhury
Rape: The male perspective

The topic of rape is a taboo and hardly ever spoken about in family settings in Bangladesh, and even in those rare situations when it is talked about, people almost exclusively refer to women being raped by men.
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Posted in Abuse, Human Rights | 12 Comments »

Just as red

June 17, 2014
Hammad Ali
Just as red

It was last Saturday afternoon when I first started hearing some reports of unrest in the Mirpur area the night before. Apparently, there was some conflict between the local people
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Posted in 1971, Crime, Human Rights | 14 Comments »

The sweat, toil and deaths behind 2022 FIFA World Cup

June 14, 2014
Latif Quader
The sweat, toil and deaths behind 2022 FIFA World Cup

Qatar will be the host of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, the first Arab country to do so, as they hosted the 2006 Asian Games.
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Posted in Human Rights, Sport | 4 Comments »

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