Author: Niyati Verma

Protection, Dignity, And Security Of Women Against Violence In Iran

Gender-based violence is an issue that transcends countries, an issue prevalent across the globe. Iran has been heavily criticized globally for their official stance on women’s rights. However, after years of advocacy, change appears to be on the horizon. Under the current legislative framework, there is limited protective measures for

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Italy Imposes Arms Embargo On Saudi Arabia

Italy has made a decisive decision to permanently halt the sale of arms to Saudi Arabia. The decision is marked as historic by human rights activists around the world. The halt of arms is due to Saudi Arabia’s involvement in the Yemen conflict. Saudi Arabia has been widely criticised for

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The Rohingya Crisis Continues

The Rohingya community are one of the largest stateless populations in the world. They have experienced overt discrimination and repression by the Myanmar government. They are denied citizenship and civil rights in Myanmar because they are not recognised as an indigenous ethnic group. Instead, they are classified as illegal immigrants

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Zimbabwe: Life After Mugabe

The people of Zimbabwe were promised job creation, a thriving economy and human rights reforms after the military coup that ousted Robert Mugabe from power three years ago. After the coup, the Mnangagwa administration came to power and in a bid to differentiate themselves from Mugabe, the government pledged towards

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Pro-Democracy Protests In Thailand

In Thailand, a student-let movement calling for political reform of the monarchy has sparked protests across the country, reports say. The protests have been gaining momentum since July, with the most recent one occurring on 26th October. Tens of thousands of young people assembled to protest the monarchy, the constitution

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Treaty Outlawing Nuclear Weapons: New Era For Global Security

The “Treaty of the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons” will come into effect 90 days from now. Honduras was the decisive 50th country to ratify the treaty which allowed the treaty to be enacted into international law. It is the first legally binding agreement on the international prohibition of nuclear weapons.

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Fastest Growing Internal Displacement Crisis In Burkina Faso

More than a million people have been internally displaced in Burkina Faso and the number of continues to grow as the violence rages on between Islamic extremists and local defence militia. Burkina Faso, which means ‘land of honest men’ is a former French colony that gained independence in 1960. The

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School Closure In Kenya Leading To Increased Risk Of FGM

The COVID-19 pandemic has produced a number of challenges, however the devastating impact for the trajectory of women’s rights will remain even after a vaccine is produced. In mid–March of this year, the government of Kenya decided to close schools for safety reasons. The effect of the closure on the

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Police Brutality Sparks Protest In Colombia

Riots protesting police brutality have broken out in Bogotá and civilian unrest has spread to surrounding cities of Medellín, Cali and Manizales. The protest was a public response to the killing of unarmed lawyer, Javier Ordóñez on Tuesday, September 8th. According to police, he was charged with drinking in a

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West Papua – Deadliest Conflict In Oceania

West Papua is facing a silent genocide as human rights violations affect the archipelago. Following the Indonesian occupation in 1963, the struggle for liberation and self-determination by the indigenous has resulted in violence and revolt. Nearly 58 years later, the conflict rages on between Indonesia and the Free Papua movement.

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The Humanitarian Cost Of The Beirut Port Disaster

On August 4th, a colossal explosion marked a poignant change in the lives of people residing in Lebanon’s capital city of Beirut. The blast’s impact extended to Lebanon’s highly populated central districts and was felt even in Cyprus, 240km away. Infrastructure was damaged, people have been displaced, and many were

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