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Here are the top ten articles for the Human Rights Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!
1. Obstetric Fistula in Developing Nations
Obstetric fistula is a problem that many women in developing nations can experience after difficult labors. It can lead to many health problems and even social isolation.
2. Benefits of Educating Women
Education is a human right, and it can change someone’s life in so many ways. For women and girls, an education is especially empowering.
3. It's a Girl Review
It’s a Girl is a documentary about the topic of the global gendercide of girls. Gendercide is the mass extermination of a gender group. It’s a Girl explores reasons why gendercide is taking place through stories and factual information from the documentary makers and scholars.
4. Michael Brown Shooting
In August 2014, a young black man was shot and killed by the police in Ferguson, Missouri. He was unarmed and had his hands in the air. Racial bias in the criminal justice system is a real problem and something needs to change.
5. Aung San Suu Kyi
Human rights activist Aung San Suu Kyi spent the better part of two decades under house arrest for defending human rights. Her passion for human rights sets an inspiring example for human rights activists everywhere.
6. A Call to Action Book Review
A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power by Jimmy Carter is a non-fiction book that analyzes the mistreatment of girls and women all around the world, and calls upon us to stop these abusive behaviors.
7. Gaza Ceasefire
On August 5, 2014, a ceasefire between Hamas and Israel went into effect for 72 hours in Gaza. The two groups entered negotiations and were unsuccessful at reaching an agreement; is there still hope?
8. Privilege Defined
Privilege is the concept that some people are inherently given more advantages based on race, gender, social class, and other things. In order to have meaningful dialogues in human rights, we need to be aware of our own privilege and how it influences our world view.
9. Water as a Human Right
Access to good, clean water is a necessity to live a healthy life. Does this mean that access to water should be a human right?
10. Hobby Lobby Ruling
In June 2014, the SCOTUS ruled in favor of Hobby Lobby in a case that allowed them refuse to provide birth control coverage to their employees. This move by the Supreme Court may protect the “religious rights” of Hobby Lobby employers, but it takes away from women’s rights.
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