Tag : human rights

Illustrator Carol Rossetti’s drawings of women could be a wonderful way of protesting gender prejudice on a global scale.

2 weeks ago / 0 comments

At a time of #MeToo, women’s marches and period poverty, women around the world still very much face barriers because of their gender. It only takes a quick scroll through the news headlines to recognise that such prejudices are still roaring; from the reports on pay inequality to stories making … Read More

The Gryphon asks: Are the airstrikes in Syria the right decision?

5 months ago / 0 comments

YES: In defence of airstrikes for human rights This weekend’s bombing of Syria undertaken in response to chemical weapons attacks in Douma has been met with raucous condemnation, as many fear that the targeted air strikes by the USA, UK and France may escalate the delicate situation that has engulfed … Read More

The Crisis of Catalan

11 months ago / 0 comments

With interviews from those Spaniards affected by the recent referendum on independence, The Gryphon delves deep into the chaos in Catalan. Laura Clemente Garcia was born in Barcelona (Catalonia, Spain), she holds a senior position (Sales Area Manager for Machinery) and she doesn’t support independence for Catalonia.  Jordi Borràs i … Read More

Myanmar: Ethnic Cleansing or Genocide?

11 months ago / 0 comments

Once again, an event which humanity should have learnt from years ago rears its ugly head. Ethnic cleansing in Myanmar has impacted the lives of thousands of the Rohingya people purely because of their religion. While tensions rise in the West and debates continue over Islamic extremism and its impact … Read More

It’s time we talk about disability

2 years ago / 0 comments

What I thought would be a regular Wednesday afternoon turned into one of the most educational and eye-opening days I’ve had in a long time. Sitting at a table with the Disability Action Society at Balcony, I’m not even looking down at the extensive list of questions I had prepared: … Read More

Former Leeds University student detained in Tajikistan

4 years ago / 0 comments

Leeds University alumnus Alexander Sodiqov is being detained in Tajikstan for allegedly partaking in espionage and treason. Sodiqov was undertaking the research into conflict prevention in the region as part of a contract with the University of Exeter until he was detained on June 16th. Pressure from the academic community … Read More

Debate | Barred from voting

5 years ago / 0 comments

This month, Peter Chester and George McGeoch, two prisoners who are both serving life sentences, appealed to the UK Supreme Court in an attempt to gain the right to democratically vote. The UK Supreme Court rejected the appeal upholding the UK’s blanket ban on prisoner voting. The European Court of … Read More

RADICAL: LS speaks to ex-Islamist Maajid Nawaz

5 years ago / 0 comments

Co-founder of the Quilliam Foundation, an organisation that challenges extremism, sharp-suited Maajid Nawaz is now worlds away from the torture facilities of Mubarak’s Egypt, where he found himself incarcerated in 2002 for his work with Islamist group Hizb ut-Tahrir. Lucy Snow talks to him about anti-Semitism, the Muslim Brotherhood and … Read More

Human Rights Week: the last British national in Guantanamo

6 years ago / 0 comments

Labelled ‘Give a f*ck’, next week is LUU’s first annual Human Rights Week. It is being coordinated by LUU Amnesty International, but there will be daily events organised by different societies. Each day will be assigned a different cause, from economic and social to environmental rights. Oscar Frandsen of Amnesty International talks about … Read More

Human Rights Week: Syria

6 years ago / 0 comments

Labelled ‘Give a f*ck’, next week is LUU’s first annual Human Rights Week. It is being coordinated by LUU Amnesty International, but there will be daily events organised by different societies. Each day will be assigned a different cause, from economic and social to environmental rights. Josh Vuglar of Amnesty International talks about … Read More