Tag: human rights

That’s me in the corner… well, tagged on at the end anyway.

Conference explores human rights and journalism If Friday’s session “Human Rights and Journalism” proved nothing else, it confirmed the deficits among media both here and abroad, particularly when it comes to reporting women and minority groups.The Friday discussion was part of the three-day Greater Kansas City Peacebuilding Conference. The theme this year was “Human Rights:…

Human rights: nothing has changed in China

October 18, 2017: inauguration of the XIX National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party. The Beijing authorities, among many themes, have decided to take stock of the protection of human rights in the country by issuing a publication entitled “The new achievements of China in the field of human rights (2012-2017)” to celebrate the progress…

The Rohingya people in Myanmar, the persecution of an invisible community

The Rohingya people are an Islamic ethnic group mainly concentrated in the Burmese state whose population is predominantly Buddhist from Rakhine, on the border with Bangladesh. They are not recognized as a minority and Myanmar does not even ensure them the basic rights of citizenship. Persecuted and victims of violence and discrimination in the homeland…

Kumari: the child-goddess without joy

Despite being the birthplace of Buddha, in Nepal the most widespread religion is Hinduism. This is one of the oldest and provides for the worship of various deities. Among these, there is one that is called the living Goddess: the Kumari. The name means “virgin” and indicates purity. According to Hindu culture, the child reincarnates…

Nepal two years later: cities rebuilt, kids still in need of help

Two years ago, the Nepalese earthquake struck the international community. With its the large amount of damage and displacement, first aid responses were quick and efficient. As the  emergency situation has now left the limelight, underground illegal activities are proliferating, and the most vulnerable parts of society are suffering. Indeed, very little effort has been…