Rights! In Review – Editor’s Note 2021

These last two years have been particularly difficult worldwide. While some people lost their loved ones, others lost their jobs or felt the burden of working from home, not traveling, and lacking social interactions. All of this has had a tremendous impact on mental health, to different degrees, but also on the way people have…

Re-Envisioning Police Training in the United States: Fostering Education and Collaboration to Adapt Police Responses to Civilians with Disabilities and Mental Illness

By Alexandra Tourret Note for readers                In the United States, there is no national standard for police training nor is there centralized, federal funding for all law enforcement agencies. There are about 18,000 different law enforcement agencies in the U.S., ranging from small county jurisdictions to medium-sized police departments to state and federal agencies.…

Publishing with us!

Like many others around the world, Rights! has felt some fatigue during the pandemic. As we are all volunteers, family and professional challenges have unfortunately affected our ability to operate the blog at the level we had hoped. We have now undergone a major internal restructuring to facilitate review and speed up publications.  We are…

Q&A with Writer, Theatre Director and Filmmaker Mary Moynihan

Rights! are delighted to present this fascinating Q&A with award-winning writer, theatre director and filmmaker Mary Moynihan. In this article, Mary discusses her work and influences, shares her love of contemporary human rights poets in Ireland and beyond, and introduces the short poem-film ‘In Time’ (which you can watch below). This feature forms part of Rights! current themed series – Beyond the Pandemic.

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Reflecting on the Black and White Campaign in Turkey and the Country’s Long Overlooked Problem of Femicide

Six months after the murder of Turkish student Ms. Pinar Gültekin, what can we learn from the Black and White social media campaign against femicide?

And now that Turkey has withdrawn from the Istanbul Convention, what is the remaining legal framework that requires the government to prevent violence against women?

Have a look at our latest article where Ms. Bhuniya and Mr. Majumder discuss these questions as well as the importance of feminist movement building moving forward.

World Toilet Day

For #WorldToiletDay 2020, Marcus Erridge outlines three key connections between access to sanitation, economic sustainability and the climate, which garner little attention within a global sanitation crisis that already flies under the radar.

Bargaining For More

In our latest Deeper Read article for Rights!, Ukri Soirila and Luca Bonadiman advocate for the human rights movement to go beyond mere resistance and raise the stakes of the bargain, in the face of multiple crises.