Entries in human rights (8)

Wednesday
Jul232014

Girl summit 2014

“Do you want to marry a middle-aged man?” Whatever your answer will be, just keep in mind that “many children globally do not get choice”. That’s what is written on a poster advertising Girl Summit 2014. The event aimed to tackle the female genital mutilation (FGM) and forced child marriage.

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Friday
Jul042014

Land grabs leave millions starving

A new report has found that land owned by foreign investors is causing 550 million people to go hungry in Africa and South East Asia.

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Friday
May302014

International Children's Day 2014

International Children’s Day is celebrated annually on 1st June to honour and protect children around the world.

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Friday
May232014

Standing up for your rights: the dangers of environmentalism

Standing up for the environment could cost you your life; targeting of environmental campaigners has risen dramatically in the last 10 years.

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Tuesday
Mar252014

Street Sweepers Strike in Brazil

Rio de Janeiro has recently made exciting headlines around the world, not for its beautiful beaches and carnival festivities, but because of a victorious strike carried out by the cities Garis – or street cleaners.

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Tuesday
Dec102013

Fighting for equality: human rights day

Human rights are rights fundamental to all humanity. This means that everyone is entitled to their rights without discrimination; these rights do not consider age, sex, race, nationality, religion, language, ethnic origins or sexual orientation.

 

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Wednesday
Mar062013

International Women's Day

International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated annually of the 8th March observed by both men and women around the globe, with support from international organisations such as the United Nations.

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Friday
Sep232011

Interview with Survival International – Fighting for the Rights of Tribal Peoples

As you may know, this week the Frontier blog is all about indigenous tribes around the world.Today’s final chapter is extra special; we have been lucky enough to speak to our friends at Survival International. Editorial Consultant, Joanna Eede, told us about the organisation and the important work they do to defend the rights of tribal peoples all over the planet.

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