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

By Hedda Lippus, PhD researcher, University of Tartu/Emory University 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

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

by Laura Bennett, MA Human Rights 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

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Proving Torture

Demanding the impossible- Home Office mistreatment of expert medical evidence by Rosa Jones Empathy is a complex emotion. It is not always readily elicited when the matter in concern is torture. The subject disturbs our natural sense of justice to

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Insights from Inside the Idomeni Refugee Camp

Zoe Gilchrist is second-year Geography/ International Development student currently on an intermission year from Sussex. She is currently in Idomeni, Greece volunteering with the solidarity action kitchen Aid Delivery Mission. She has written the following account of her experiences there. 

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What does Zika mean for sexual and reproductive health and rights?

by Maya Unnithan, Hayley MacGregor & Jackie Cassell The lightning emergence of Zika virus as a World Health Organization (WHO) designated global emergency comes just as the Ebola crisis in West Africa appears finally to be under control. There is no

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