human rights

  • Could combating domestic violence in Iran be reframed as a human rights issue?

    The current Iranian government is again trying to pass a law that would finally criminalize domestic violence, reviving an unsuccessful draft from five years ago. However, the efforts to finally provide victims, and potential victims, with the protections they deserve are at risk of being undermined due to resistance...
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    Is Facebook threatening your ability to protest?

    Have you ever noticed how the ads you see on Facebook can be spookily relevant to you? Maybe you’ve been shopping for a tent online, and suddenly your newsfeed is populated with adverts for tents, or you’ve been chatting with someone in another country and then finding travel adverts....
  • The threat of Incel and gender violence

    On Monday April 23rd 2018, the driver of a white van ran over a pedestrian in the streets of Toronto, Canada. Then, the van climbed onto the sidewalk and proceeded to plough over people indiscriminately. The incident ended with 10 victim fatalities and 14 people injured, according to the Toronto Police....
  • United they STAND! US students push for a better response to genocide

    From the students that created the White Rose leaflets during the Holocaust, denouncing the Nazis for their hate and violence, to the students’ movement against apartheid in South Africa, young people have long been at the forefront of the fight against discrimination. Today, there is an opportunity for the...
  • Marielle Franco

    #MarielleFrancoVive: why the hashtag matters

    Despite the spreading of fake news, the legacy of Marielle is still being upheld by activists in Brazil. In the past weeks, hundreds of thousands of people took the streets to protest Marielle’s death - not only in Rio de Janeiro, but in several states around the country....
  • What legal protection do trans people have in Europe?

    On 31 March 2018, the world will observe the annual International Transgender Day of Visibility, dedicated to celebrating trans people and raising awareness about discrimination they face worldwide. In binary (male-female) gender systems, trans people include those who have a different gender identity from what they were assigned at birth,...
  • A return to business as usual in Ethiopia

    The Ethiopian government is under fire from human rights and pro-democracy groups after it rearrested several prominent bloggers and members of the opposition that had been released just a few weeks ago. According to the Financial Times, former Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn released the eight politicians and journalists in...
  • Giulio Regeni Documentary

    Nine days in Cairo: torture and murder of Giulio Regeni

    In 2016, on the occasion of the fifth anniversary of the Egyptian Revolution, during the curfew hours in Cairo, Giulio disappeared. Only 9 days later, on February 3, was his body, half-naked and with clear signs of torture, discovered in a ditch along the highway from Cairo to Alessandria,...
  • The complex web of cyber defence

    At the Munich Security Conference this February, experts were asked what they considered to be the main global challenges of 2018. Cyber attacks and cyber-related security threats stood out as a major concerns for all nations. David Miliband, CEO of the International Rescue Committee, warned that cyber security threats...
  • Out of sight, out of mind: Rohingya to be moved to uninhabitable Island

    On 6 December 2017, the government of Bangladesh announced that they would move ahead with their plan to move Rohingya refugees off the mainland to remote islands. About 100,000 of over one million Rohingya refugees currently living in Bangladesh will be moved to the small island of Thengar Char,...
  • Severe Human Rights Violations in Libya

    In Libya, three rival governments compete for legitimacy and control over resources in the power vacuum of a “stateless country”, amidst the deterioration of the economy and the judicial system. The United Nations-backed, internationally recognized Government of National Accord (GNA), which struggled in 2016 to assert itself in Tripoli,...
  • Domestic servitude: invisible modern slaves

    Many migrant women reach Europe with the hope of a better life, only to be subjected to domestic servitude across the continent. While it is not as publicly recognised as sexual exploitation, domestic servitude can trap its victims for years and it is often harder to uncover. What is...
  • The suppression of debates on gender and sexuality in Brazil

    The topic of gender has become more than a hotbed for debate in Brazil – it has become dangerous. In November 2017, not only was the famous American philosopher Judith Butler harassed during a visit to the country, but local researchers have also had to contend with security issues...
  • Freedom of speech in Turkey has been imprisoned

    Since July 2016, when a section of the Turkish military led a coup attempt to unseat President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the state of emergency in Turkey has repeatedly been extended. This constant state of emergency has allowed the President and his administration to take decisions and act without parliamentary approval...
  • Safe activism: How to protect yourself while defending civil liberties in Iran

    United for Iran is an NGO that aims to defend human rights in Iran by increasing the awareness of civil society and engaging citizens through technology. Their project Safe Activism: Reducing the Risks and Impact of Arrest is an innovative attempt to secure the rights of political prisoners through...
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