Tag: human rights
YouGov research from 24 countries reveals where the genders are considered most and least equal, the connection to wealth and where Britain falls behind the developed world
The facts on gender inequality from around the world are stark. Women earn 33% less than men and are concentrated in jobs with poor working conditions; 700 million women are victims of physical and/or sexual violence each year, often in close relationships; men own and manage just under 70% of all businesses and women sit on only 19% of board seats globally; and two thirds of the 774 million illiterate adults worldwide are female.Read more
The European Human Rights Advocacy Centre (EHRAC) is inviting applications from Russian speakers for a four-month internship placement (2-3 days per week). EHRAC is based within the School of Law at Middlesex University and operates as a non-governmental organisation (NGO).Read more
Since last August, when I first heard about the fight against ISIS in Kobani, I have been wondering why so few people in the United States are talking about the Rojava cantons. You’d think it would be big news that there’s a liberated area in the Middle East led by kickass socialist-feminists, where people make decisions through local councils and women hold 40 percent of leadership positions at all levels. You’d think it would be even bigger news that their militias are tough enough to beat ISIS. You’d think analyses of what made this victory possible would be all over the left-wing press.Read more
Education is a fundamental right, and it is also the most powerful tool we have for sustainable development. Investing in a quality education for every child, youth and adult is essential - not only to achieve the education related goals and targets, but to realize the other sustainable development goals and targets.
The UN Secretary General’s Global Education First Initiative has produced a new video that shows the power of education in acting as a catalyst for development.Read more
By Natalia Bitten
Over the past few years, a great deal has been written about the political problems in Russia. The European and US media have largely focused on stories about corruption, electoral fraud, the restriction of freedoms of speech, and protests in the streets of Moscow. Several stories have received huge amounts of attention in the mainstream press, such as the Pussy Riot trial and the discriminatory law against ‘gay propaganda’ and NGOs. What remains invisible, however, is the level of misogynist hysteria that has been generated recently by social conservatives and religious bigots in the Russian Federation.
March 6, 2008 by the Consortium as part of the Internet conference, letters were sent to the Commissioner for Human Rights as follows.Read more