Social and Political Action

Afghanistan Spotlight: The State of Human Rights Five Months after the Taliban Takeover

by Olivia Fraser / Dec 22, 2021 /
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Five months on since the Taliban took over power in Afghanistan, on August 30th, 2021, women still continue to fear for their lives and basic human rights

This article will focus on an overview of the Taliban’s actions during their takeover in Afghanistan. I will also highlight some of the brave women who continue to challenge the Taliban’s restrictions of their basic human rights. 

Afghanistan Spotlight: The Latest Taliban Guidelines Suppressing Afghan Women

by Olivia Fraser / Nov 29, 2021 /
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In most humanitarian crises, the women and children always seem to suffer the most harm

Afghanistan Spotlight: The Latest Taliban Guidelines Suppressing Afghan Women

Afghanistan Spotlight: The Importance of International Cooperation for Afghan Women and Girls

by Olivia Fraser / Nov 09, 2021 /
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“Peace is not just silencing the guns.”

 ~ Fawzia Koofi, former Republic Peak Negotiator and first woman Deputy Speaker of Parliament in Afghanistan
 
Map of Afghanistan. From Afghanistan Spotlight: The Importance of International Cooperation for Afghan Women and Girls

Afghanistan Spotlight: Historical Context and Transnational Feminism for Afghan Women

by Olivia Fraser / Oct 20, 2021 /
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Throughout time in the Middle East, women have been considered second class citizens and have had to fight for their basic human rights.

Afghanistan Spotlight: Historical Context and Transnational Feminism for Afghan Women

Women’s Human Right to Education in Afghanistan

by Olivia Fraser / Oct 01, 2021 /
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On 30th August 2021, the US military departed from Afghanistan, ending a 20-year occupation, which led to the ongoing Taliban takeover. As the current events in Kabul continue to unfold, the reality of the impact of women’s human rights in Afghanistan becomes more of a threat as each day passes. 

Women’s Human Right to Education in Afghanistan

Global Citizenship Education in Nicaragua with Nobis

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It’s a bit bizarre when I turn on the television and see Nicaraguans outraged, chanting, marching, hiding their identities in a revolutionary stance. The images on the screen don’t align with my personal images of home cooked meals, family run farms, and revolution on a quieter level, but that was 2017 and this is now… 

Mass Incarceration in the Land of the Free

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Are Americans inherently conditioned to be criminals? Are we raised to wreak havoc on our communities by breaking the laws that are in place to protect us? My short answer is no. However, when looking at statistics, it is alarming that America is known as the world’s prime jailer. “Representing just 5 percent of the world’s population, we now hold 25 percent of its inmates. The “tough on crime” politics of the 1980s and 1990s fueled an explosion in incarceration rates.