My first experience of serious political discussion was when I was studying for my A-Levels. It was that fateful general election when the Lib Dems promised they would abolish tuition fees and this was an incredibly important issue for me as I was set to go to university the following year. 562 more words
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Sanchaita Gajapati Raju, a lawyer and media professional, chose to give up her life of luxury in 2011 when she set up her NGO, Social Awareness Newer Alternatives (SANA). 1,119 more words
Mona Shaikh is a naughty Muslim comedian who does not shy away from breaking taboos. Shaikh deploys comedy as a weapon to criticise religious leaders and politicians who use Islam and the Koran as an excuse to impose restrictions on women. 1,231 more words
Rights: the freedom to discriminate against peoples versus the right to live free of prejudice and persecution?
First of all let me explain why I used the unusual word “peoples”. It’s used by the United Nations in the name of the current gold standard in disability rights – the Convention for the rights of… it’s either persons or peoples… with disabilities (CRPD). 116 more words