• What remains after the football matches end

    Just as today in Russia, in 2014 Brazil hosted an edition of International Federation of Football Association (FIFA) World Cup. Since that time, the country has been immersed in a debate about rights and social policies with important economic and political implications. Contradictorily, as some of the most passionate...
  • The Philippines: quest for national identity

    The history of the Philippines has been permeated by foreign influences, namely Spain, the United States and Japan. The centuries-old colonization introduced a lot of  deadweight, a type of excess baggage in the Philippines’ understanding of itself. The quest for self-identity has been pervasive, making it difficult for Filipinos...
  • 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...
  • The holy crusade against abortion in Brazil

    A group of politicians from the bancada evangelica (the evangelical lobby) have declared war on female reproductive rights in Brazil. Among them is Jorge Tadeu Mudalen of the House of Representatives, who recently modified a proposed constitutional amendment (PEC 181) to include a clause that would make abortion illegal...
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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....
  • Brazil: Mired in Venezuela’s crisis

    In February 2018, the government of the northern Brazilian state of Roraima required the country’s supreme court to close the border with Venezuela to prevent more immigrants from entering into Roraima. According to the municipal authorities of Boa Vista, Roraima’s capital, there were already approximately 40,000 Venezuelan immigrants living...
  • 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...
  • Are we listening?

    In the past several weeks, a suburb of Damascus has become the newest epicenter of the Syrian Conflict. The opposition-held Eastern Ghouta, which is about to enter its fifth year under siege, has been bombarded by hundreds of airstrikes, surface-to-surface missile attacks, artillery bombs, as well as reports of chlorine...
  • An outbreak of underdevelopment

    Brazil’s states of Minas Gerais, São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, three of the most developed, have recently gone through an outbreak of yellow fever, a disease transmitted by mosquitoes, which can have deadly consequences. More than a health issue inherent to any tropical place like Brazil, it has...
  • 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...
  • Bread protests wreak havoc in Sudan

    While many around the world celebrated the New Year,  small groups of protesters gathered in cities across Sudan to protest the rising cost of bread.  Known as the ‘bread protests’, they occurred after the Sudanese Government announced in late December that it was eliminating subsidies in the 2018 budget,...
  • 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...
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