Category Archives: Human rights

Why Was the 1995 Beijing Conference for Women Groundbreaking? Read a Firsthand Account

Posted by Jinxiang Li In 1995 Beijing,Hillary Clinton’s speech at the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women.This is a hot time of international women’s movement participants from different countries of Beijing World Conference on Women.A lot of people … Continue reading

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Op-Ed: Review Comparison on Two Different Human Rights Activism Techniques

By C. White on October 21, 2015 Book titled, Confronting Global Gender Justice: Women’s Lives, Human Rights includes “Marjorie Agosin’s poetics of memory: human rights, feminism, and literary forms” by Pérez and “Digital storytelling for gender justice: exploring the challenges … Continue reading

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Europe needs to do more to prevent human trafficking This snippet highlights another consequence of the migration of refugees from the Middle East and Africa. According to the article, human traffickers are taking advantage of refugees’ vulnerable state, often smuggling them via “unseaworthy vessels.” UN Special Rapporteur on trafficking … Continue reading

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Former circumciser in Ethiopia advocates for ending Female Circumcision Asiya Hamed is a woman who was a traditional birth attendant and female circumciser in her community, the Afambo District in Ethiopia. She now advocates for the ending of Female Circumcision/Female Genital Mutilation (FC/FGM). After training through the Afar Pastoralist Development Association … Continue reading

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Hmong child bride lawsuit in Minnesota This article is about child brides ie human trafficking of child brides from Laos. In this case, a woman has chosen to speak out and is suing her perpetrator/abuser. There is apparently a population of Hmong people in St. … Continue reading

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Chinese First Lady addresses UN high-level meeting on women and children

Posted by Jinxiang Li Last week Chinese president Xi Jinping to visit US. On Sept. 26, Chinese First Lady Peng Liyuan spoke on a Plenary at UN General Assembly 2015. She talked about how important it is for women … Continue reading

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Federal Plan for addressing sex trafficking in the US

The title of the report is: Federal Strategic Action Plan on Services for Victims of Human Trafficking in the United States 2013-2017. Although it is somewhat lengthy to read, it is worth at least skimming through. Most of our class readings … Continue reading

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China’s Women Shortage Fuels Trafficking In rural China, a host of cultural and economic factors such as gender imbalance, rural poverty, and the high cost of bride price and wedding are the root causes for the increased demand of women into forced marriage Due … Continue reading

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Jimmy Carter speaks about the mistreatment of women being a human rights issue

Former US President, Jimmy Carter has long been an advocate and proactive in the equal treatment of women around the world. In this recent TED talk, he provides three main reasons for why he believes “the mistreatment of women is the … Continue reading

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How Menstrual Cups Can Improve Educational Outcomes For Girls In Africa

Menstruation is an often overlooked factor in understanding poor educational outcomes for girls in parts of Africa and other developing areas.  Without access to sanitary products, many girls (and women) are often forced to use items like unsanitary rags, leaves … Continue reading

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