The Turkish President, Recep Erdogan, has been facing backlash after appointing a new rector from his political party for Bogazici University and later for making several anti-LGBTQ+ claims against protesting students. Ioana Grădinaru reports.
A UN report on human rights abuses in Iran, released on the 10th February, details “electric shocks and the administration of hormones and strong psychoactive medications” for lesbian, bisexual, gay and transgender children.
Molly Rampton investigates the oppression of LGBTQ+ people in Iran.
Last month, several human rights groups and LGBTQ+ organisations sent a letter to Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga of Japan, calling for the introduction of new legislation that prohibits discrimination on the grounds of gender identity […]
Ana Hill López-Menchero gives a detailed rundown of the Uighur persecution in China.
Students in Thailand have been dodging pepper spray, putting out tear gas canisters and holding up three-finger salutes as they call for major democratic reforms to the Prayut Chan-o-cha government as well as a modernisation […]
Manasa Narayanan reports on the present political situation of Hong Kong, and contemplates what the court rule against the city’s government means for its pro-democracy protests.
With Scotland’s smacking ban coming in to force, Jess Tait explores the age old debate of when discipline becomes harm.
In recent years I have been continually witnessing and reading about the intolerance and hate politics of the Modi government and its passionate supporters. Despite being aware of the government’s track record of silencing criticism, […]
Refugees are frequently reported in a negative light: as scapegoats and objects of hostility. Aino Lappelainen seeks to bring to light the lesser known side of the story: of perilous conditions and volatile climates that force these people from their established lives.
People of colour have been oppressed by white people for over five hundred years. To be surprised by the George Floyd murder is to be ignorant of how the police, amongst others with institutional power, […]
2020 marks ten years since UN peacekeepers brought cholera to Haiti. The country is still recovering, and yet, the UN refuses to take any legal responsibility or pay any compensation to victims. The spread of […]
The Inter-American Court of Human Rights has made its decision public after ruling in March that Peru has been responsible for the rape and torture of a trans woman whilst in police custody. This decision […]