Tag : human rights

Blasphemy Laws Must be Consigned to History

4 days ago / 0 comments

Ireland recently voted to remove the crime of blasphemy from its constitution. Only fifty years ago this country resembled a Catholic theocracy, it has now begun to remove the last vestiges of religious privilege from its law. However, two incidents have occurred in as many weeks that illuminate the wicked … Read More

University of Leeds Accused of Investing in Companies with Alleged Links to Human Rights Abuses

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

The University reportedly invested over £2,000,000 in companies that are accused of being linked to the implementation of human rights abuses against Palestinians. An Open Letter from LUU Palestine Solidarity Group (PSG) to the Vice Chancellor of the University of Leeds has criticised the University, accusing it of investing a … Read More

Making Misandry A Hate Crime Hinders The Fight For Gender Equality

4 weeks ago / 0 comments

For hundreds of years, women have been oppressed and victimised by men and yet, the crimes committed against women have failed to be categorised as hate crimes. A hate crime is defined as a crime where the perpetrator is motivated by hostility or demonstrates hostility to a victim’s race, sexual … Read More

“It Doesn’t Matter”: WWE and Saudi Arabia

4 weeks ago / 0 comments

I have been a life-long fan of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). And yes, I am acutely aware of the ridiculous nature of this simulated sport. Professional wrestling is predicated upon the idea that you suspend your disbelief: you know what you are seeing is predetermined. Yet, you pretend that it … Read More

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

2 months 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?

7 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

1 year 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?

1 year 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