Without self-understanding, we cannot hope for enduring solutions to environmental problems, which are fundamentally human problems.- Yi-Fu Tuan Environmental issues are at par with social issues since social disparity connects both. This is because social position decides to what degree an individual can cope with environmental-related issues. For instance, in the State of Gujarat in … Continue reading Environmental Issues and Society: How Environmental and Societal Issues Affect Human Life
‘Pardon Impossible to Execute’: Death Penalty Debates
October 2021 marked the 40th anniversary of the abolition of the death penalty in France. It was a significant milestone in the country’s history that transformed the legal justice system and generated a lot of public interest and debate in France and elsewhere in the world. This topic continues to attract significant attention, as most … Continue reading ‘Pardon Impossible to Execute’: Death Penalty Debates
Modern Slavery in Southern Europe: What to Know and What We Can Do
Despite the many developments in agriculture, the sector is still heavily dependent on cheap labour. Thus, labour exploitation is rife in the Southern European countryside, present in many countries such as Spain, Italy, and Greece. What is gangmastering? Agricultural slavery is organised in a system by which an intermediary – the gangmaster – liaises between … Continue reading Modern Slavery in Southern Europe: What to Know and What We Can Do
Human Duties and Universal Responsibilities
“Human duties are the universal responsibilities of human beings regardless of jurisdiction or other factors, such as ethnicity, nationality, religion or sex. The idea of human duties arises as a natural counterbalance to the philosophical idea of human rights.” These days, the whole world is paying lip service to human rights. At the United Nations … Continue reading Human Duties and Universal Responsibilities
“Peacemaking” Hypocrisy: Human Rights Violations are Turning into a Norm Under the Taliban Regime
Despite their promises, the Taliban have failed to honour their word on a number of commitments. There are still ongoing violations of basic human rights (such as the right of women to study and work, and freedom of the media). The amnesty offered to political opponents turned out to be mere lip service. The situation … Continue reading “Peacemaking” Hypocrisy: Human Rights Violations are Turning into a Norm Under the Taliban Regime
A Breeze of Democracy?
Since 2013, Venezuela has been on a continuous downward spiral after Maduro assumed the role of presidency, following the death of Hugo Chávez. Little by little, Maduro, with the military by his side, instituted and inserted non-democratic traits into the political institutions such as: persecuting of civil activism, silencing freedom of speech, curtailing free press, … Continue reading A Breeze of Democracy?
The Fascist Lexicon
If The Supreme Leader tramples on the rights of everyone except the Upper Caste Hindu Males - how come the house of cards is still standing? The answer is simple, and that's why it's terrifying.
Child Marriage Continues to Rage all Over the World
What is Child Marriage? Child Marriage, a deplorable practice of marrying children under the age of 18, remains a worldwide scourge to this day. Unfortunately, it is a custom that often involves families who either through custom or belief, consider it right. In order to provide a future for their children, they marry them off … Continue reading Child Marriage Continues to Rage all Over the World
An Overview on the Sahel Region: International Presence and Humanitarian Challenges
The Sahel region is an area in sub-Saharan Africa characterized by conflicts primarily between state forces and armed terrorist groups. Over the past ten years, it has devastated the area and triggered a severe humanitarian crisis, leading to the intervention of several international military forces in the territory. International missions in the Sahel: a timeline … Continue reading An Overview on the Sahel Region: International Presence and Humanitarian Challenges
On Socially Acceptable Activism and the Deradicalisation of Taking the Knee
One of the main talking points of the belated 2020 UEFA European Football Championship was the involvement of footballers in coordinated anti-racist protests by taking the knee before the beginning of each match. Notably, the English football team’s decision to protest racism was met with disapproval by a fraction of their own supporters, who decided … Continue reading On Socially Acceptable Activism and the Deradicalisation of Taking the Knee