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Why are women still carrying the burden of rape?

At least the arrival of another victim-blaming product re-opens the debate, says Lydia James.

Filed in: Human Rights Women

14 February: a day to celebrate!

No, not Valentine’s; Mari Marcel Thekaekara is much more interested in the One Billion Rising for women’s rights.

Filed in: Activism Human Rights Women

Take a day off for St George!

England’s patron saint is also one of the country’s most famous immigrants. Aliena Amicus explains the rationale behind a day of (in)action on 23 April.

Filed in: Activism England Migration

The Sochi struggle for LGBTI rights

Adam Long reports on the global fight against homophobia, and looks to Holland’s past for inspiration.

Filed in: Gay Rights Russia

The promise to end child detention in the UK – and how it was broken

Tom Sanderson is frustrated with Barnardo’s refusal to terminate its involvement in ‘state-sponsored cruelty’.

Filed in: Migration Politics United Kingdom Youth

Benjamin Zephaniah: ‘It is my duty to help and inspire’

Mischa Wilmers talks to the poet turned professor about mentoring, Mandela and making a difference.

Filed in: Education Poetry Politics Race

SodaStream, Scarlett and the bridge of peace that isn’t

Noreen Sadik is unimpressed by the whole sorry debacle and reveals some hard-to-hear truths.

Filed in: Human Rights Israel Palestine Work

Pink pistols to see off rapists? Don’t make me laugh

Mari Marcel Thekaekera on why niche marketing of a dinky revolver might not be the answer to sexual violence against women in India.

Filed in: India Women

Am I a public nuisance?

Patrick Thompson calls time on ASBOs, IPNAs and other terse acronyms designed to criminalize ‘annoying’ behaviour in public.

Filed in: United Kingdom Youth

Defending people’s milk in India

A vibrant network of small producers and milk co-operatives is threatened by free trade agreements and liberalized investment policies.

Filed in: Agriculture Corporations India Trade

Sri Lankan farmers resist new seed law

Lasanda Kurukulasuriya on the fight to safeguard biodiversity and the rural economy.

Filed in: Agriculture Corporations Sri Lanka

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