Human Rights

23.11.2012

Keeping African Roots Alive in Brazil

Keeping African Roots Alive in Brazil

By Fabiana Frayssinet A Nigerian diviner dances and sings next to a Brazilian priest of the Candomblé religion, brought to this South American country by African slaves, that is now being rescued from oblivion in school texts on national history and culture. He is Jokotoye… »

07.11.2012

Egypt’s Women Rebel Against Harassment

Egypt’s Women Rebel Against Harassment

We reproduce here an article by Mel Frykberg for IPS. Photograph: Tahrir Square, the cradle of Egypt’s revoltution, has become also a place for harassment of women. Credit: Khaled Moussa al-Omrani/IPS. CAIRO, Nov 1 2012 (IPS) – Egyptian bullies who sexually harass women in the streets, often taking advantage… »

26.10.2012

“The only certain thing, death and taxes” (unless you are a big corporation in the UK). The Putney Debates strike back

“The only certain thing, death and taxes” (unless you are a big corporation in the UK). The Putney Debates strike back

First stated by Daniel Defoe, in The Political History of the Devil, 1726: “Things as certain as death and taxes, can be more firmly believed.” Benjamin Franklin in 1789, gave it its current form: “‘In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” Is death… »

18.10.2012

Malala, Drones and looking behind the headlines

Malala, Drones and looking behind the headlines

We report here on little known facts about Malala Yousufzai, the courageous teenager shot by the Taliban for promoting women’s education. Craig Murray, former UK Ambassador to Uzbekistan, now committed Human Rights campaigner, has been doing some research. When Malala was 12 she was interviewed on BBC World: “Malala: “I… »

03.09.2012

Slavery: Use of Children as Domestic Workers Pervasive Throughout Haiti

[/media-credit] UN picture: Children in Haiti are victims of violence.The use of children as domestic workers is pervasive throughout Haiti. Though culturally accepted for generations, a new campaign has been launched to combat what is one of the worst forms of child labour. Her day starts at 4… »

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