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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. The United Nations
We as human rights advocates should take some time to learn about the origins and purpose of the United Nations, an organization that is very influential in the world of human rights.
2. Ableist Language
Ableism is discrimination against disabled people; ableist language is language that targets disabled people, either on purpose or inadvertently. We would be better off not using ableist words.
3. Half the Sky Review
This documentary, based on the book of the same name, explores women's issues in countries around the world, and introduces viewers to inspiring girls and women who are making the world a better place.
4. Global Gendercide
Gendercide is the killing of people of a certain gender (in this case, girls). Global gendercide is a huge problem that we must take a stand against.
5. It's a Girl Review
Itís a Girl is a documentary about the topic of the global gendercide of girls. Gendercide is the mass extermination of a gender group. Itís a Girl explores reasons why gendercide is taking place through stories and factual information from the documentary makers and scholars.
6. Hong Kong Protests
At the end of September 2014, tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets of Hong Kong to protest for universal suffrage.
7. Clowns Without Borders - Human Rights
An article about the humanitarian organization, "Clowns Without Borders," who provide relief to children in a creative manner.
8. 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?
9. Benefits of Educating Women
Education is a human right, and it can change someoneís life in so many ways. For women and girls, an education is especially empowering.
10. Emma Watson Defends Feminism
In Emma Watson's powerful speech at the UN headquarters, she spoke about gender equality and concisely explained and defended feminism.
Be sure to visit the Human Rights Archives for all the articles!
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