Human Rights

Social mobility in the UK: just a myth of an elitist reality? August 24, 2015 10:29

Social mobility in the UK: just a myth of an elitist reality?

  A study carried out by the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission has revealed that in the United Kingdom the middle and upper [...]
 
Crisis sparks child  poverty in  Europe August 3, 2015 04:46

Crisis sparks child poverty in Europe

One of the most serious and worrying consequences of the current economic crisis in Europe is that levels of poverty have shot up, affecting [...]
 
Prostitution, abuse and human rights August 2, 2015 11:33

Prostitution, abuse and human rights

Prostitution is often reduced as an issue of sex labour or it is associated to sexual freedom. However, a broader approach illuminates that prostitution [...]
 
 
Panama: The “indignados” indigenous of Barro Blanco July 27, 2015 08:42

Panama: The “indignados” indigenous of Barro Blanco

The protests of the Ngäbe Buglé people have been happening every day and have finally managed to draw the attention of the media and [...]
 
Racism and  hatred still alive in the US July 20, 2015 19:47

Racism and hatred still alive in the US

The massacre in a church in Charleston, South Carolina brought back painful memories of racism and intolerance embedded in North American society. People, it [...]
 
African children: spoils for torture, abuse, sex and death July 20, 2015 18:11

African children: spoils for torture, abuse, sex and death

Every year in Africa, groups of children are taken captive by armed groups in search of media attention, to strengthen their respective trading portfolios, [...]
 
 
Aboriginals, homosexuality and AIDS: taboo in Mexico July 13, 2015 10:13

Aboriginals, homosexuality and AIDS: taboo in Mexico

It is difficult to be homosexual and HIV positive in a country like Mexico, and it is even more so among the indigenous population [...]
 
Immigrants who do not seek paradise but flee from hell July 13, 2015 10:11

Immigrants who do not seek paradise but flee from hell

Marina is so named because she was born at sea, in an Italian patrol boat surrounded by more than 600 people trying to reach [...]
 
Argentina: crime and femicide  is part of  Tango and daily life July 6, 2015 12:40

Argentina: crime and femicide is part of Tango and daily life

The huge march this month under the banner Not one less, was driven by popular revulsion after several cases which made media headlines, and [...]
 
 
Workers at Debenhams: on the poverty line July 6, 2015 02:41

Workers at Debenhams: on the poverty line

Whilst many companies in London are becoming richer, their refusal to pay salaries in accordance with the standard of living in the capital remains [...]
 
Refugees: taken in, yes, but unwanted and forgotten June 30, 2015 22:35

Refugees: taken in, yes, but unwanted and forgotten

Victims of war, terror and natural disaster; eight people request refugee status every minute, but all too often the drama just changes the location. [...]
 
In 2050 there will be no food to cure the world’s hunger June 29, 2015 22:35

In 2050 there will be no food to cure the world’s hunger

The dishes that we have on our table every day have behind them a multi-million industry where the big companies accumulate wealth to the [...]
 
 
Mining, fear and land rights in Colombia June 22, 2015 00:02

Mining, fear and land rights in Colombia

Mining communities must face everything from paramilitary terrorists, to guerrillas and multinational companies, in efforts to protect their land. Discussion on the subject and [...]
 
Amir Amirani: The media are acting like war cheerleaders June 6, 2015 23:26

Amir Amirani: The media are acting like war cheerleaders

Ignoring public opinion in what was the biggest worldwide protest against the war in Iraq has meant that over half a million people died [...]
 
The indelible marks of sexual violence in armed conflicts June 1, 2015 01:55

The indelible marks of sexual violence in armed conflicts

Sexual violence in conflict is a tragedy that particularly devastates women and girls. It has become an instrument of war for Islamic State (IS), [...]
 
 
 

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