Post Tagged with: "human rights"

Abolishing The Ban On Saudi Women Driving Is Great, But What About Male Guardianship Laws?

Abolishing The Ban On Saudi Women Driving Is Great, But What About Male Guardianship Laws?

By Tara Carey, Equality Now Saudi Arabian state television announced on Tuesday evening that women will be allowed to drive in the kingdom, with driving licenses to be issued to […]

October 5, 2017 ×
Human Rights Groups In Tanzania Fighting To Help Pregnant Teen Girls Complete Their Education

Human Rights Groups In Tanzania Fighting To Help Pregnant Teen Girls Complete Their Education

It’s incredibly depressing to read about such denigration of teen girls happening in 2017. Yes, we are well aware that gender inequality and discrimination is rampant in a number of […]

August 3, 2017 ×
The Injustices Seen In The U.S Prison System Affect Women Very Differently Than Men

The Injustices Seen In The U.S Prison System Affect Women Very Differently Than Men

By Ash Stevens The issue of mass incarceration in the US is well documented and is being talked about a lot more in political and social justice discussions. By now, […]

July 24, 2017 ×
How The Rise Of Medical Crowdfunding Will Only Be Exacerbated If Obamacare Is Repealed

How The Rise Of Medical Crowdfunding Will Only Be Exacerbated If Obamacare Is Repealed

By Nico Morgan Crowdfunding websites like Kickstarter and GoFundMe were originally designed to help entrepreneurs, artists, and dreamers finance their goals. Whether that was to market a new invention, to […]

July 18, 2017 ×
H&M To Donate Millions For Child Refugee Education, But What About Addressing Its Sweatshop Problem?

H&M To Donate Millions For Child Refugee Education, But What About Addressing Its Sweatshop Problem?

We recently came across an interesting article about a very important and timely issue. Global retailer H&M announced their H&M Foundation has partnered with the UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, to […]

March 29, 2017 ×
Tanzania Launches Its First Ever Training Course On Human Rights & Preventing Gender Violence

Tanzania Launches Its First Ever Training Course On Human Rights & Preventing Gender Violence

We’ve all heard the saying “actions speak louder than words”. We absolutely believe this, but also, in equal measure, that words matter greatly. What we teach our children has the […]

November 17, 2016 ×
African Erin Brokovich, Single Mom Phyllis Omido, Is Our Badass Shero Of The Day

African Erin Brokovich, Single Mom Phyllis Omido, Is Our Badass Shero Of The Day

We are all familiar with Julia Robert’s portrayal of real life activist and hero Erin Brokovich. In 1993, the single mother fought a huge legal battle against the Pacific Gas […]

May 20, 2015 ×
The Global Laws Which Show Just How Far Gender Equality Has Come In 20 Years

The Global Laws Which Show Just How Far Gender Equality Has Come In 20 Years

In 1995 at the World Conference on Women in Beijing, Hillary Clinton gave her famous speech which has been quoted time and time again: “Human rights are women’s rights, and […]

March 6, 2015 ×
74 Y/O Sudanese Man Unlikely Advocate For Ending Female Genital Mutilation

74 Y/O Sudanese Man Unlikely Advocate For Ending Female Genital Mutilation

Female Genital Mutilation is one of the most horrific crimes against a human body, and while it is something that definitely needs to be stopped, it won’t just take legislation […]

September 11, 2014 ×
Tori Amos Says Modern Day Feminism Shouldn’t Just Benefit Women

Tori Amos Says Modern Day Feminism Shouldn’t Just Benefit Women

Feminism has been a hot topic recently. With the emergence of that ‘Women Against Feminism’ tumblr causing many divided arguments online, it is clear there are still many misconceptions surrounding […]

August 1, 2014 ×
Only One Woman Entered ‘Miss Tibet’. Here’s Why That’s Sad.

Only One Woman Entered ‘Miss Tibet’. Here’s Why That’s Sad.

This year’s Miss Tibet proceedings were rather short. You see, originally a total of 8 girls applied, but only 5 girls confirmed, then 4 withdraw for various reasons. That left […]

June 10, 2014 ×
“One Preventable Death Is Too Many” Celebs Campaign For Ethical Fashion

“One Preventable Death Is Too Many” Celebs Campaign For Ethical Fashion

After the collapse of the Rana Plaza Bangladesh garment factory in April 2013, the issue of slave labor has become more prominent. A year on, and there are still some […]

May 6, 2014 ×
Tunisia’s New Constitution Centered On Women’s Rights & Equality

Tunisia’s New Constitution Centered On Women’s Rights & Equality

Nothing changes a country more than a revolution. Sure, wars can ravage and destroy and change it for worse, but a revolution brings about new hope. Tunisia is a country […]

May 5, 2014 ×
Feminist & Football Fanatic Becomes Senegal’s New Prime Minister

Feminist & Football Fanatic Becomes Senegal’s New Prime Minister

se When you read about world news these days it is often dominated with ugly politics, threats of war, depressing statistics and more. Amongst all of this, there are beacons […]

September 10, 2013 ×