Tax just had to find out who they were - the revolutionary women of Rojava,
bearing arms against ISIS, building a new world...she had to find their story,
for herself, and in her new book, for us.
in the UK and the West raises many questions and challenges: integration of migrant communities,
ensuring adherence to State laws, the role of Sharia courts and balancing
freedom of religion and gender equality.
Can a white man be
morally absolved if it is decided that he meant to shoot an ‘imaginary black
intruder’ rather than his girlfriend? Apartheid and patriarchy underpin
Pistorius' trial. Part one. Part two. Part three.
In ‘Queens of Syria’, ancient Greek tales
of loss and dislocation in conflict echo through to the contemporary realities
of Syrian women refugees, whose experiences of war and exile have often been ignored
Global Slavery Index sets out to determine slavery prevalence in every country
and to assess the quality of government responses. What lies behind apparent complicity of silence that surrounds the Index? Part
two. Part one.
Global Slavery Index seeks to mobilize action against human exploitation by
quantifying the scale of the problem and the quality of current responses. How
well has this been done? Part one. Part two.
interviews for the job of the next UN Secretary-General are continuing in New
York. Female candidates are speaking of leadership, while male candidates speak
more of administration and management.
A novel migration and refugee
accommodation project in Athens organised by refugee, student, and solidarity
activists is offering crucial assistance where governments and
international agencies are not.
A response to testimony from an
unaccompanied minor whose long journey culminated in a perilous boat journey, the
author discusses Europe’s failure to address the rights of those it renders
abandonment lies at the intersect of immigration and patriarchal control,
allowing abusers and states to enjoy impunity for violations committed against
women in transnational spaces.
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