Human Rights

11.01.2020

Security Council, beats midnight deadline, approves Syria cross-border aid in contentious vote

Security Council, beats midnight deadline, approves Syria cross-border aid in contentious vote

The Security Council on Friday evening renewed a UN operation delivering humanitarian aid across the Syrian border to millions of civilians, but some of the body’s members expressed disappointment that the “watered down” measure cut in half the number of crossing points and duration of the authorization. Failing last month to extend… »

08.01.2020

Even in 2020, there’s still cause for hope in Israel-Palestine

Even in 2020, there’s still cause for hope in Israel-Palestine

These are dark times politically. But amid the gloom, there are real sources of hope in Israel-Palestine — not least all the people fighting to make it a better place. By Haggai Matar Here’s a new year’s resolution: I want to pay more… »

06.01.2020

Child Marriages Unlikely to End by UN’s 2030 Deadline

Child Marriages Unlikely to End by UN’s 2030 Deadline

By Nayema Nusrat  “Right now, I don’t want to get married. I have a long life and a dream in front of me”, a 14-year-old young girl from Bangladesh told her parents as she was just not ready to get married. The UN’s Sustainable Development Goal (SDG… »

05.01.2020

“No Hate No Fear” Solidarity March for Jewish Communities in NYC

“No Hate No Fear” Solidarity March for Jewish Communities in NYC

“No Hate, No Fear” march against anti-Semitism in New York City on January 5th 2020. An estimated 25,000 people gathered in Foley Square in lower Manhattan and then walked across… »

03.01.2020

The Future of 2019 Protests Around the World

The Future of 2019 Protests Around the World

Being a universal city, any conflict happening somewhere on the planet usually ends up on New York’s streets. During the year we have been covering some of them, but while working on this article we were surprised by the scale of the discontent. Over forty countries, on every continent, have… »

30.12.2019

We the People, We the Humanity are Victims of Political Insanity

We the People, We the Humanity are Victims of Political Insanity

By Mahboob A. Khawaja, PhD. “We have let the government’s evil-doing, its abuses, power grabs, brutality, meanness, inhumanity, immorality, greed, corruption, debauchery and tyranny go on for too long. We are approaching a reckoning. This is the point, as the poet W. B. Yeats warned, when things fall apart and… »

30.12.2019

Deadly decade: UNICEF reports three-fold rise in verified attacks on children since 2010

Deadly decade: UNICEF reports three-fold rise in verified attacks on children since 2010

Conflicts around the world are lasting longer and claiming more young lives, UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore said on Monday, as the agency reported that over this ‘deadly decade’, there has been a three-fold rise in verified attacks on children since 2010 – an average of 45 violations a day. “Attacks on children continue unabated as warring parties… »

29.12.2019

Fear overs child labour could leave bitter taste for Ferrerro/Rocher and Nutella fans

Fear overs child labour could leave bitter taste for Ferrerro/Rocher and Nutella fans

Hazelnuts used by the company Ferrero to produce Nutella and Ferrero-Rocher may have been picked by children, a crowdsourced investigation by WeMove Europe has found. Ferrero buys around a third of all of hazelnuts in Turkey, a country which provides 70 percent of the world’s hazelnuts supplies [1]. In response, WeMove Europe,… »

29.12.2019

The Israeli right’s fury is driven by fear of Palestinian citizens

The Israeli right’s fury is driven by fear of Palestinian citizens

Palestinian citizens of Israel are intensifying their fight for equality. The right-wing has spent the last decade doing everything in its power to stop them. By Amjad Iraqi December 27, 2019 When the Knesset passed the Jewish Nation-State… »

27.12.2019

The performance is only the beginning: ‘a rapist in your way’

The performance is only the beginning: ‘a rapist in your way’

“A rapist in your way” has taken to the streets of the world. It has created a space to call out gender based violence, and, in the midst of the National Strike in Colombia, it has served to unite previously fragmented feminist movements. Tania Tapia Jáuregui for openDemocracy… »

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