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Policing Bodies is a Human Rights Violation: The Barriers and Policies of Reproductive Rights

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Sep 20, 2022 / 0 comments

Today, three months after the United States Government overturned Roe V Wade (which simultaneously overturned 50 years of legal protection for the right to an abortion in America), the global conversation surrounding reproductive rights remains both important and divisive. 

Americans now join a staggering 1,070 million people worldwide who face national institutionalised barriers to their reproductive rights. 

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

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Dec 22, 2021 / 0 comments

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

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Nov 29, 2021 / 0 comments

In most humanitarian crises, the women and children always seem to suffer the most harm

Afghanistan Spotlight: The Latest Taliban Guidelines Suppressing Afghan Women

All You Need To Know About COP26

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Nov 11, 2021 / 0 comments
Between October 31st and November 12th 2021, a pivotal event is taking place that will determine how the world will continue to tackle climate change. The United Kingdom is hosting the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference, known as COP26. This marks a crucial point in climate change history that will determine ‘whether generations look back at this time with admiration or despair.’ 
 

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

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Nov 09, 2021 / 0 comments

“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

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Oct 20, 2021 / 0 comments

 

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

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Oct 01, 2021 / 0 comments

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

Linking Human Rights and Climate Change

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Sep 21, 2021 / 0 comments

Whether you think you are or not, everyone is affected by climate change. The climate crisis urgently needs individual and international attention.Human beings are the primary cause of the situation that we are currently in, and all humans are suffering the consequences of our collective actions.

Linking Human Rights and Climate Change