The government was criticised for paying little attention to rights on two major issues during October: its new anti-terror laws and its response to the spread of Ebola.
In the wake of Australia assuming the UN Security Council Presidency in September, Raymond Lau asks where to now for Australia and the international community on Darfur.
An estimated two to three million girls are subjected to the practice of female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) each year. Leona Hameed looks at the practice in Australia and what can be done to eradicate it and to assist victims.
Remittances by South Sudanese Australians make a tangible and significant contribution to South Sudan, a fact that is largely unknown or unrecognised by the Australian government, explain Abraham Mamer and Sara Maher.
By Sienna Merope. This article is part of our coverage of the Human Rights Arts and Film Festival – click here for more essays, reviews and interviews. “If societies think of me as sub-human today then I need to look for a solution to change society so it will accept me.” – Josephat Toner In the […]
Imagine if doctors started spreading rumours that your hair, your blood or your body parts would bring them mystical power and wealth, simply due to the colour of your skin. Sound like a horror film? Well in Tanzania, some witch doctors are perpetuating this very myth about albinos which has resulted in people killing or […]