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April 6, 2020

As we are all stuck at home now, thinking of stuff to do is one of the main things that keep us busy every day. You might pick up a new hobby, or reconnect with people you haven't talked to in a while. Some of you might finally do that thing you've always wanted to do...

March 15, 2020

 Chinese policemen patrolling. Source: Busiweek.com

As the Corona virus rampages across the globe, we often think of what it will do to the various dimensions of our everyday life. In this short read, I want to focus on the key issues in human rights that we face right...

February 27, 2020

"Sahar, three, and her sister Hanan, eight, were forced to marry. Their parents claim that they had no choice but to do so to be able to feed the rest of the family. Hanan wanted to go to school and not get married, but her father forced her to marry. Her mother-in-law...

February 26, 2020

‘We’re going to need more chairs!’ The World House was packed, as about a 100 people came out to hear the speakers during an intriguing night. Amnesty International and AISA are often publicizing the precarious situations of those who are in need, whose human rights ar...

February 19, 2020

In my last blog post on Eritrea, I have laid out a basic assessment of the situation in Eritrea, of the eextreme poverty and the violent and repressive totalitarian regime that rules the country. This post builds on that, and explains beyond the nation itself. Because...

February 16, 2020

Undocumented migrants. We tend to speak of these people in abstractions, a group of aliens that have no status in the Netherlands. But that goes beyond the question that the people who belong to this group are not some abstract category, but desperate humans, who have...

February 13, 2020

Racism: "the belief that people's qualities are influenced by their race and that the members of other races are not as good as the members of your own, or the resulting unfair treatment of members of other races:" (Cambridge dictionary)

Racism: "hatred or intolerance o...

February 9, 2020

In September 2019, the Committee to Protect Journalists ranked Eritrea the number one most censored country, even lower than North Korea. Its Human Development doesn’t rank much better; in 2018, it was ranked 182nd out of 184 countries listed.The report on Eritrea by t...

It is June 3rd when a crowd of pro-democracy Sudanese protesters gathered outside the Military Headquarters in Khartoum. Two hours later, fire would be opened on them, and as heavy bullets and tear gas fly, a hundred innocent Sudanese perish. Afterwards, the majority o...

November 28, 2019

Gender-based violence is, like the name suggests, violence directed at people because of their gender. This phenomenon continues to be one of the most notable human rights violations within all societies. Although gender-based violence can be experienced by both men an...

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