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Victims or Empowered Citizens: Moving Beyond the Traditional Humanitarian Aid Model

This post was written by Shonali Banerjee, Doctoral Researcher in International Development, University of Sussex.  As global humanitarian crises get broader, more complicated and more urgent, it’s critical to evaluate the current aid models and how they might be improved.

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Posted in Anthropology, International Relations, migration, Rights

“Stop Abortion” in Poland: Is the Polish Legislation to Become Even More Restrictive?

This post is by Katarzyna Wazynska-Finck is a PhD candidate in the Law Department, European University Institute. The legal regulation of access to termination of pregnancy currently in force in Poland is one of the most repressive in Europe. Abortion care is

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Posted in Global Health, Reproduction, Rights

Sussex Academics Discuss Human Rights, Identity and the Role of the State in Religious Belief and National Security

On 13 December the University of Sussex hosted a consultation on the Freedom of Religion or Belief (FoRB) and Security guidance paper, a document drafted by the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). The OSCE comprises 57 member

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Posted in Policy, Rights

16 Days of Activism: Bringing gender-based violence in education into focus

The 25th of November is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Historically the date marks the day on which the Dominican dictator Rafael Trujillo ordered three political activists – the Mirabal sisters – to be assassinated

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Posted in Global Health, Rights

Anthropology Between Europe and the Pacific: Values and Prospects for a Relationship Beyond Relativism

by Laura Bennett As part of the School of Global Studies Anthropology seminar series, I recently went along to hear Joel Robbins, a Social Anthropology professor at Cambridge, discuss his research entitled ‘Anthropology between Europe and the Pacific: Values and

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Posted in Ethnography, Rights