Human Rights

Why Is Central Africa Missing From So Many Maps? 

You’ve probably had the following experience: You are reading along when a map, shaded in a procession of pastels, interrupts the story. Your eyes travel first to your h...

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India: Supreme Court Revisits “Sodomy” Law

India’s Supreme Court agreed on February 2, 2016, to hear an appeal of its2013 decision that upheld a discriminatory law criminalizing same-sex relations, Human Rights W...

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Ending Child Marriage

Sharon J.’s marriage at age 14 in Tanzania dashed her hopes for the future: “My dream was to study to be a journalist. Until today, when I watch news or listen to ...

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World Report 2016: ‘Politics Of Fear’ Threatens Rights

In the 659-page World Report 2016, its 26th edition, Human Rights Watch reviews human rights practices in more than 90 countries. In his introductory essay, Executive Director...

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What Data Can Do to Fight Poverty

IF social scientists and policy makers have learned anything about how to help the world’s poorest people, it’s not to trust our intuitions or anecdotal evidence a...

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Why 2016 Is The Year To Shake Up Humanitarian Funding

Some say the system to fund the humanitarian response to conflicts and disasters is broken beyond repair. Some say it just needs a tweak. But everyone agrees, global humanitar...

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Is This The Generation That Eradicates Extreme Poverty?

The year 2015 was a once in a generation event for the world’s citizens and for the planet. In one year, a new blueprint was created to tackle the world’s thornies...

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Evening Shadows nominated in Best Gender Sensitive Script

Two LGBTQ films among five nominated in the first ever recognition of gender sensitivity...

September 20 2020

Hit after hit

He wasn’t exactly the critics’ darling but the masses loved him. Film histor...

September 20 2020

Salim Arif: His Work of Many Parts

It is a daunting task to undertake summarising Salim Arif’s multifaceted talent an...

September 19 2020