September 2015

September 23rd, 2015

‘Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls’. Maximising the impact of Goal 5 from the Sustainable Development Goals

The Sustainable Development Goals (SGDs) are a new and universal set of goals, targets and indicators that the UN member states will be expected to use to frame their agendas and political policies over the next 15 years....

September 21st, 2015

Steps to Peace: Nagorno-Karabakh Republic’s Struggle for Official Recognition Continues

Wednesday 16th September: Nagorno-Karabakh’s 6th municipal elections have sparked a flurry of military and political action....

September 20th, 2015

‘I Was A Child Soldier’ Spoken Word Performance by Rachel Shannon | HART Prize for Human Rights

I Was A Child Soldier You may have heard that pity weeps and turns away, compassion sees and stretches out a hand.
Today –
let me take you by the hand to show you, though I’m banned in every land – the brand on my shoulder and the 2000 dollars required for the 24 months of rehab tucked into my folder should be enough to tell you:
I was a child soldier....

September 10th, 2015

Opinion: The Role of ‘Clicktivism’ in the Dwindling #BringBackOurGirls Campaign

24-hour news services, along with Facebook and Twitter, mean people can instantly know about international disasters, political unrest or massacres....

September 9th, 2015

How does the centuries-old Devadasi System show the dominance of patriarchy in Indian society? | HART Prize for Human Rights

This essay, by Maria Christodoulou was a shortlisted entry to the HART Prize for Human Rights. The full entry with references and footnotes can be downloaded below....

September 8th, 2015

Opinion: South Sudan’s Peace Agreement

Olivia Rosenstrom looks at the new South Sudan peace deal signed on the 26th of August…  Success at last? South Sudan’s peace talks commenced in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in August of 2014....
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