Category Archives: Culture

Nov 10 2017

Project Five Fifths

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*An interview with Kwame Sekyere Firstly, congratulations on launching Project Five Fifths. How did this organization get its start? Thank you! Project Five Fifths has been a thought in my mind for the past couple of years. It hasn’t always … Continue reading

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Jul 11 2017

Prohibition of Beggary Acts: Criminalizing a Way of Life and the Need to Amend These Laws

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*By P Avinash Reddy The Bombay prevention of Begging Act (1959), The Karnataka prohibition of Beggary Act (1975) and twenty other Anti-Beggary laws have been enforced as a way of criminalizing the act of begging in India. These acts define … Continue reading

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Jun 19 2017

Violence Against Doctors: A Subtle Violation of Human Rights

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*By Ananye Krishna In the state of Maharashtra, generally, the people and the doctors are not aware of their rights and liabilities. This lack of awareness leads to the grief and anger of patients being targeted at the first person … Continue reading

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Feb 6 2017

Obstetric Violence and Human Rights in Brazil: What Happened, Mrs. Adelir de Goés?

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By Suelen Gil* Can a person be forced to have any medical procedure performed on them without indication? Perhaps not, but the answer is never simple when the subject concerns delivering a baby in Brazil. In 2015, according to Ministério … Continue reading

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Dec 19 2016

War and Peace: From London to Aleppo

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By Kwame Sekyere* A narrative that parallels the experience of politicians in Downing Street being disturbed by the sound of protesters, with the experience of civilians in Aleppo being disturbed by the sound of war. On the 13th of December … Continue reading

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Dec 5 2016

Cultures of Care: Morality and Gender

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By Sabin Muzaffar* This article was previously published at: http://anankemag.com/2016/08/07/cultures-of-care-morality-and-gender/ Stemming from a patriarchal mindset, care-giving responsibilities to the young and old alike are presumed to be mainly a woman’s job. All across the world, women spend disproportionately more time doing … Continue reading

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Nov 14 2016

#StandWithCongo

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By Elizabeth Edwards* On Monday 24th October, I attended the London premiere of the documentary When Elephants Fight at the LSE.[1] What I watched left me both stunned and appalled. I would urge you all to find an opportunity to … Continue reading

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Apr 4 2016

A Conversation on Race (Part 1): ‘The Geographies of Racism’

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The following podcast episodes are the first in a three-week series on the LSE Human Rights Blog entitled ‘A Conversation on Race’. This special program has been created by Sound Minds Radio – a research communication project funded by the Community … Continue reading

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Nov 24 2015

Beyond the Straight Path: Obstacles and Progress for Atheism in Turkey

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By Maria Inês Teixeira* Having long inspired Middle Eastern countries attempting to pursue a secular government while maintaining Islam as a reference, Turkey is often described as a bridge between civilizations; a functional blend of East and West, preserving the best … Continue reading

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Nov 19 2015

Provocative, honest, fierce: A review of Ai Weiwei’s London exhibition

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By Kim Nelson* Ai Weiwei’s art situates itself within the cold reality of human rights in China. The very material used within his work is suggestive of the authorities’ hold upon the political and economic freedom of its citizens. In his … Continue reading

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