Human Rights

How a Guaranteed Income Can Actually Solve Inequality

Poverty in America disproportionately affects women and people of color, and that is precisely what hinders political action to address it—even when solutions abound. By Sonali Kolhatkar An ongoing study conducted in Stockton, California, examines how the lives of low-income…

Kashmiri human rights defenders continue to fight injustices amid growing repression

Humanitarian work in one of the world’s most militarized zones has only gotten more difficult as India resorts to new levels of intimidation and hostility. Mehk Chakraborty In Indian-administered Kashmir, anything remotely anti-establishment has been consistently labeled as terrorism, a…

Norway must hold failed regime accountable

By Anders Breidlid and Tomm Kristiansen (*) Norway is a new member of the UN Security Council from January 1 2021 and will, according to the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, “use the experience of decades of work for peace…

Policy Focus: Examining U.S. Contradictions in the Murder of Jamal Khashoggi – An Interview with John Kiriakou

On February 26, the Biden administration released a CIA report in which the intelligence agency concluded, in 2018, that Mohammed bin Salman (MBS), approved the assassination of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi that year. By Edu Montesanti Never released by former President Donald Trump, the document…

Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya: How she took on an authoritarian leader despite her fears

In just a few months the opposition figure went from unknown stay-at-home mom to the leader of democratic Belarus. She told DW she’s proud of both roles, and says that for millions of women, “the inner strength awoke.” Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya was a political…

The international criminal court opens the investigation into the “situation in Palestine”

On March 3, the prosecutor Fatou Bensouda formalized the opening of the investigation of the International Criminal Court on the “situation in Palestine”. The investigation will focus on crimes under international law committed since June 13 2014 in the occupied…

Realese From Prision Women Peacebuilders, Prisioners Of War, And Human Rights Defenders

Some 100 years ago, Clara Zetkin established the International Women's Day on March 8 (voted in 1910 by the women’s movement). During the International Year of Women in 1975, the UN celebrated the International Women’s Day, and since 1977 has…

International Women’s Day, 2021 #MarchWithUs: 5 Activists on Dismantling “Gender Lies”

Today, despite centuries of activism and mobilisations, women and non-binary people continue to remain disadvantaged in almost every sphere – from “public life” to the “shadow pandemic” of gender-based violence. In light of COVID-19, some struggles have been considered in…

Women’s day: equality starts at the school desk

Worldwide, only 27% of refugee girls receive secondary education, but it is through the education of women that all of society can improve. Learn about Still I Rise’s strategy for women’s inclusion and empowerment. Every 8th of March we talk…

LIVE on March 9: Will Argentina’s ‘green tide’ on abortion rights spread throughout Latin America?

The Spanish-language session will be live-streamed on Facebook Live, YouTube, and Twitch The legalization of abortion in Argentina in December 2020 triggered a wave of debates on reproductive rights across Latin America. Several countries in the region impose a total ban…

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