Category Archives: Human rights

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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Creative Presentation

My Creative Project I chose to create an informative presentation that displayed the statistics and things being done to fight sexual violence on campuses. Feel free to share this video with whoever you choose. Click the autoplay button and watch … Continue reading

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Kansas’ Anti-Gay Segregation Bill

Words cannot express how much this angers me. I found this article on Tumblr recently, and couldn’t believe it at first. A few days later and I am still in shock that this is really happening. Gay people in Kansas … Continue reading

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A Girl Like Me

Teenage filmmaker Kiri Davis created a short film about race and young women in America. She recreated the “doll test” that was used by Dr. Kenneth Clark to settle Brown vs. Board of Education. She documents the result in her … Continue reading

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It’s A Girl – Gendercide in India and China

The film, It’s A Girl (available now on Netflix watch instantly), casts a light on the way girls in India and China are discriminated against because of their sex. According to the film’s website, the UN estimates as many as … Continue reading

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