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Sep 14 2017

Divorce versus Marital Rape: A Tale of Hypocrisy

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By Sachin Dhawan* As per recent reports[1], the central government of India (the government) has, in response to a petition filed before the Supreme Court, defended the statutory exception permitting child marital rape. The validity of the controversial exception to … Continue reading

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Jun 12 2017

The Indonesian Ahmadis: No Place for Praying

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By Max Regus* Religious freedom has been considered one of the most crucial and serious issues in contemporary Indonesia, as religious minority groups frequently experience attacks due to their beliefs. This article will focus on the status of Ahmadis in … Continue reading

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Mar 24 2017

Women’s Rights in Retrograde: Understanding the Contentious Politics of Gender Violence Law in Nicaragua

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By Pamela Neumann, Ph.D.* Last month, Russian President Vladimir Putin approved a new law reducing the penalty for some forms of domestic abuse from a prison sentence to a fine. Although the legislation has been roundly criticized by international human rights … Continue reading

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Jan 31 2017

Let’s Be Clear: This is a Muslim Ban

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By Alexandra Funk* On Friday, 27 January, President Trump signed an executive order – “Protection Of The Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States” – that suspended entry to the U.S. for any refugee for 120 days; indefinitely … 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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Oct 25 2016

The Constitution Trumps Mr. Trump’s Presidential Plans

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By Rory Mondshein* Over the past few months, we have heard Republican Presidential nominee, Donald Trump, make numerous promises to the American people. As part of his platform, Mr. Trump vowed to: (1) ban refugees from our shores; (2) simplify … Continue reading

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Apr 21 2015

Comics and human rights: An interview with the team behind Sogi’s Story

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Professor Andrea Durbach is Director of the Australian Human Rights Centre in the Faculty of Law at UNSW, where she co­-directs projects on health and human rights, and transformative reparations and gender violence post-conflict. Andrea was Deputy Sex Discrimination Commissioner … Continue reading

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Apr 10 2015

An argument for democracy from an LGBT perspective

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Jonathan Cooper is the Chief Executive of the Human Dignity Trust (@HumanDignityT). This article was originally published in a different form by Pink News. With the UK’s General Election fast approaching – and Ireland’s marriage equality referendum to take place … Continue reading

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Mar 4 2015

Drumming out resistance in Japan: writing back Burakumin identity through music

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Noémie Adam is an alumna of the LSE MSc Human Rights programme (2013/14). She researches and writes on human rights and civil liberties in the UK, Europe and Japan. “Burakumin maggots… kill eta filth… burakumin have four legs… buraku people cause AIDS…” Recent graffiti … Continue reading

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