Category Archives: Gender and Human Rights

Women’s Rights are Human Rights

  How are women’s rights human rights as well? Women’s rights are human rights. It may seem obvious, but it bears repeating today on Human Rights Day. The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence is an international campaign symbolically linking 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10 […]

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The brutal personal costs of the Philippines’ human rights abuses

  In September 2017, Sheerah Escudero’s world came crashing down. Her beloved younger brother Ephraim had been missing for five days and the Escudero family was growing increasingly desperate. Then the call came: His body had been found lying by an empty road more than 100 kilometres away in Angeles City, in Pampanga province in […]

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Reckoning With Human Rights Violations in Thailand’s Extraterritorial Investments

  As Thailand’s investments across ASEAN increase, the country must commit to human rights due diligence that has been lacking. The intensive growth of Thai investments in ASEAN countries in recent years has demonstrated significant potential opportunities to expand markets and provide access to transboundary supply chains, raw materials, as well as the natural resources […]

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Global South scholars are missing from European and US journals. What can be done about it

  Studies have shown that scholars in the global South are under represented in top international peer-reviewed social and medical sciences journals. The global South refers to African, Asian, Latin American, and Middle Eastern countries who are also members of the Group of 77. The intergovernmental organisation of mainly developing countries is used to identify […]

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The Venezuelan exodus: placing Latin America in the global conversation on migration management

  Though Venezuelan emigration has passed through phases like those of the European migration crisis, issues of foreign policy have seen Latin America respond quite differently to large-scale migration, write Nicolas Parent and Luisa Feline Freier (Universidad del Pacífico, Peru). Though media and politicians in the Global North have condemned Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro and […]

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