UK Rights

Make Your Own Choices

Nicole Latchana | Posted 29.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nicole Latchana

It is not always our choice what information we absorb, our attention is being stolen left, right and center by greedy corporations eager to posses our consciousness with their brands.

Homophobia in Africa

Trevor Kleinhans | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK
Trevor Kleinhans

South African, perched on the southern most tip of Africa, often feel detached from the rest of the world. Yet we have one of the most well-known and effective constitutions ever written - one of the reasons why, back in the 1980s, South Africa never erupted into a full-scale civil war.

The Maajid Nawaz Controversy - Rights, Democracy and Cartoons

Liam Deacon | Posted 05.05.2014 | UK Politics
Liam Deacon

The debate over group rights is contested, but what shouldn't be, is the fact that calling for instant and somewhat arbitrary retributive action against a single MP candidate, who has exercised a right afforded to everyone else, just isn't a convincing way to invite this debate into the public domain. Neither is it just or democratic.

Let's Make Education a Reality for Every Girl and Woman

Pauline Rose | Posted 09.05.2014 | UK
Pauline Rose

One of the rewards of helping to track global education over the past decade has been watching progress in getting more girls into school. But as we mark International Women's Day, I'm more conscious than ever that the glass is still not even half full: 31 million girls have never set foot inside a classroom, and half of them are unlikely ever to do so.

Arab Spring Stifled

Yousef Dar | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Politics
Yousef Dar

Sadly the region is still in turmoil, and the scent of freedom is once again a distant pipe dream for millions. Why has this happened ? What led the historic opportunity be lost in this modern and enlightened era?

Changing the World With Data

David Bull | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK
David Bull

Twenty five years ago the world made a promise to children - a promise enshrined in the Convention on the Rights of the Child. We promised every child the right to survive and be healthy, the right to an education and the right never to be subjected to violence. Through the use of data, we can tell where and how far those promises are, and are not, being kept and identify what more needs to be done to fulfil them.

Why the Education of Women Is Essential to Create Conditions of Peace

Eleanor Ross | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK
Eleanor Ross

Women face enormous challenges during war, whether it's in Syria or South Sudan. War is more than fighting, it is about helping her family to survive both during and after the conflict, long after the media has departed the battlezone.

I Am Disabled and I Am Not a Socialist

Simon Stevens | Posted 24.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Stevens

I believe the disability agenda as been hijacked by the wider socialist movement. By socialism, I am referring to people whose politics is Left of Labour and purport to believe in social justice.

Fears for Blue Labour Dream

Dr Simon Duffy | Posted 10.08.2013 | UK Politics
Dr Simon Duffy

The real challenge for Labour is to defend its heritage. The welfare state is under attack like never before, and fighting for real rights is the key to its defence.

Parental Rights - What Do You Need to Know if Your Child Shops Online?

Jean-Marc Noel | Posted 30.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Jean-Marc Noel

Without awareness, parents could be in for a big shock when they receive the next bank statement if the credit card has been 'borrowed'. Parents must understand the impact online shopping has on their children - then they can learn about their rights and obligations to maintain control.

Muslim Women Complicit in their Repression?

Sajda Khan | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Sajda Khan

When I was a first year undergraduate student, my psychology lecturer told me that Muslim women were complicit in their own repression and did not know what it was like to be liberated. As a student of humanities and social sciences I gauged that his views were conspicuously grounded in the litany of anecdotal sources cited by the media.

Press Freedom is Vital... But So Are 'Our' Rights

Muhammad Abdul Bari | Posted 30.01.2013 | UK
Muhammad Abdul Bari

Lord Leveson has delivered a damning verdict on the state of Britain's 'Fourth Estate', its hitherto powerful newspaper business. In his report An Inq...

Disabled People Risk 'Hurt And Humiliation' On Airlines

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.10.2012 | UK

Disabled people risk "hurt and humiliation" when they travel by air, a report has claimed. Some have even had to urinate in bottles on flights due ...

Is Northern Ireland Ready For Abortion?

Emma Campbell | Posted 12.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Campbell

Northern Ireland is known for its history of religious and state conflict; a recent scar that most of us living here would wish healed. So strange then that the group most disregarded during the Troubles, yet vital to its peace process, i.e. women, should be the subject of unity between the extremes of both Catholic and Protestant religious voices this week

Sky's March of Destiny

Sri Sritharan | Posted 07.05.2012 | UK Entertainment
Sri Sritharan

For Bart Simpson read Christina Hendricks; for Graham Gooch, Lewis Hamilton. Sky's halcyon days of the nineties are back like the ghost of a svelte Richard Keys. We're about to see if the March of 2012 buys them another twenty years to finally usurp all in British broadcasting.