Human Rights

Death penalty: Australia’s top lawyers urge Government to push for end to capital punishment worldwide

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Some of the nation’s biggest legal heavy-hitters are pushing the Australian Government to end the death penalty worldwide. David Taylor ABC Today marks the 50th anniversary since the last Australian was executed on home soil, but since then six Australians have died at the hands of other governments. The Law Council is… Death penalty: Australia’s… Read More »

The Egyptian roots of feminism

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The history of ancient Egyptian woman can teach the West that it is not the first region in the world to empower women. Khaled Diab Al Jazeera News Like our Greek cousins across the Mediterranean, Egyptians take outsized pride in their contributions to shaping human civilisation, partly as an antidote to our contemporary state of disarray. For their part… The Egyptian roots… Read More »

Hundreds likely killed in Myanmar’s Rohingya crackdown: UN

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Myanmar’s military crackdown on Rohingya Muslims has likely killed hundreds of people, with children slaughtered and women raped in a campaign that may amount to ethnic cleansing, the… Hurriyet A report from the United Nations Human Rights office, based on… Hundreds likely killed… Read More »

Women Have Lots More To Offer Society Than Cat Hats And Giant Unmentionables Pictures

Women - The Federalist

I humbly ask more of the feminist movement—not just for the sake of womanhood, but for the sake of humanity. Emily Carrington The Federalist As a little girl, I once asked the McDonald’s cashier for a Hot Wheels instead of a Barbie toy in my Happy Meal. The cashier responded with… Women Have Lots… Read More »

One Nation candidate David Archibald slammed by Anthony Albanese over ‘offensive’ single mother comments

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Federal Labor frontbencher Anthony Albanese is calling for one of Pauline Hanson’s WA election candidates to be dumped for calling single mothers “lazy”. Joseph Dunstan ABC In a 2015 Quadrant article One Nation candidate David Archibald described single mothers as “too lazy to attract and hold a… One Nation candidate… Read More »

Why Russia is about to decriminalise wife-beating

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The Duma’s war on women It fits with traditional values, lawmakers say The Economist SHOULD it be a crime for a husband to hit his wife? In many countries this question no longer needs… But not in Russia, where the Duma (parliament) voted this week to decriminalise domestic violence against family members unless it is a… Why Russia is… Read More »

Can you be feminist and pro-life? The question misses the point

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The Women’s March on Washington, attended by a crowd estimated to be about three times the size of Donald Trump’s inauguration, carried with it a powerful, global message for women’s equality and human rights. Rachel Hirsch ABC The spirit of women’s solidarity, however, was soon marred with controversy, on account of the reported exclusion from the march of pro-life women’s groups and pro-life women in general. The politics of the March… Can you be feminist and… Read More »

Turkish anger as Greece rejects extradition of eight soldiers

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Turkey has reacted with anger after a Greek court ruled against extraditing eight Turkish soldiers accused of involvement in an attempted… BBC Turkey accused Greece of failing in the “fight against terrorism” and said the decision was “politically… The eight men fled in a helicopter to… Turkish anger as… Read More »

Trans Activists Attack Feminists For Displaying ‘Genital-Based Womanhood’

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Trans and feminist ideology are fundamentally irreconcilable, which means I hate to break it to you, trendy progressives, but intersectionalism is stillborn. Joy Pullmann The Federalist Pop some popcorn, because some bitches and fake bitches are having a catfight about pu–ies. Left Twitter is saying white… Trans Activists Attack Feminists For… Read More »

“I couldn’t sleep at night. Had I sent them home to their deaths?” – An ex-asylum officer tells all

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Some of the details described below may be upsetting. I worked for the UK Border Agency (UKBA) for 10 years, three of which were spent reviewing asylum applications.. BBC It was my job to review the cases of people coming to Britain in fear of their lives, and work out whether they were telling the truth or not… “I couldn’t sleep… Read More »

Linda Sarsour’s Muslim Identity Politics Epitomize Feminism’s Hypocrisy

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Although she thinks a President Trump will turn back the clock 300 years, Linda Sarsour forgets that Islam never left the Middle Ages in its view of women. Shireen Qudosi The Federalist A Frankenstein’s monster of identity politics, the Women’s March on Washington heaved through the streets of DC one day after the inauguration in a fit of depraved hypocrisy. That hypocrisy shadows… Linda Sarsour’s Muslim… Read More »

SPECIAL FEATURE: As The Guns Fall Silent: Women And The War In Yemen

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Women’s rights forms another frontier in war-torn Yemen, writes Pat Griffiths in this special New Matilda feature. Pat Griffiths New Matilda BOMBS fall on Yemen. They have done so… SPECIAL FEATURE: As The Guns Fall… Read More »

Human rights now face their gravest threat – Trumpism

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With a populist in the White House, only resistance can protect rights the world struggled to enshrine Natalie Nougayrède The Guardian Remember the 1990s? Anyone who cares about… Human rights now face… Read More »

Women and Iran’s elections: ‘This is not the atmosphere for change’

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In May this year Iranians will go to the polls twice: first to vote for their next president, and then for nearly 120,000 council members in the municipal election. Rebecca Barlow Lowy Interpreter Women, like youth, form a critical component of Iran’s electorate.. They played a key role in the election of reformist president Muhammad Khatami (1997-2005) and the… Women and Iran’s… Read More »

How many Arabs have we killed?

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Unlike the Canadian Government, which reported the location, target and date of all airstrikes conducted in both Iraq and Syria, human rights lawyer Kellie Tranter received a chilling response to her F.O.I. request from the Australian Government. Kellie Tranter Independent Australia “How many Arabs have we killed?” IT WAS a question put… How many Arabs have… Read More »

China human rights lawyers target smog

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BEIJING — Toxic smog has found itself in the dock in China, as the authorities are taken to court over a problem that has choked entire regions, put public health at risk and forced the closure of schools and roads. The China Post At the helm is a group of human rights lawyers, who despite increasing government hostility to their work on some of China’s most sensitive cases, say popular feeling is behind them when it comes to pollution that ... Read More »