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This is the Equal Rights Institute podcast. It is focused on helping pro-life people to be more persuasive when they communicate with pro-choice people. The main feature of this podcast is a weekly episode of an ERI author reading his or her article, but will also include short clips from our Equipped for Life Course podcast, live speech audio, and ERI updates. Equal Rights Institute is an organization dedicated to training pro-life advocates to think clearly, reason honestly and argue persu ...
 
A show about human rights coming to you every week from the Cambridge Centre of Governance and Human Rights. Tune in each week as our panel explores the rights and wrongs of contemporary politics, joined by fascinating guests from the University of Cambridge and around the world. (All rights reserved, so to speak. Our theme song, "Relative Dimensions", was created by the artificial intelligence at JukeDeck.)
 
Democracy and the rule of law are coming under growing strain , while those who stand up to abuses of power and human rights violations face intimidations and physical attacks. Governments shamelessly mobilise institutions, state-controlled media, as well as organised right-wing groups, to silence and suppress their struggle for freedom. Against the odds, Human Rights Defenders continue their fight and this podcast series aims to relay their voices to the wider world. From activists to acade ...
 
Some of Hindi Cinema’s biggest names in dialogue with the International Ambassador of United for Human Rights, Fraser Scott, and South Asia Human Rights Ambassador, Sheena Chohan, in collaboration with HubHopper, to spread awareness of basic rights with practical information and inspire people with their stories to help create a society of peace, equality and without discrimination.
 
This two-day conference provided a forum for academics, practitioners and government representatives to evaluate the current debate and future shape of the post-2015 agenda from a human rights perspective. It was focused on both theoretical and practical aspects of integrating human rights in the post-2105 agenda, with a particular focus on poverty, environment and peace and security.
 
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For this week's episode, host Muna Gasim and panellist Ashling Williams are joined by Alex Raikes, the Strategic Director of Stand Against Racism & Inequality, for a discussion on the escalating and pervasive crisis of hate crimes in the United Kingdom. Alex discusses both the long-term prevalence and event-related spikes of hate-based crimes and i…
 
Our conversation this week turns to the question of Dalit rights in India, assessing the progress that has been made and what further change must come. To discuss this, we are thrilled to be joined by Dr. Sumeet Mhaskar from Jindal Global University. An Associate Professor at the Jindal School of Government and Public Policy, Dr. Mhaskar’s research…
 
In this episode, we examine the case of MT, an asylum seeker originally from the Democratic Republic of the Congo whose refugee status remained unresolved for almost a decade. We refer to MT’s case to illustrate that anyone and everyone in South Africa has the right to approach the SAHRC to lay a complaint if they feel that their rights – from the …
 
This week, host Muna Gasim and producer Sam Baron are joined by Zumretay Arkin, the Program and Advocacy Manager at the World Uyghur Congress, an umbrella organization based Berlin, Germany that advocates for the rights of Uyghur people, an ethnic group from the province of Xinjiang in Northwest China. Despite the severe human rights abuses taking …
 
Six months have passed since pro-democracy protests began in Belarus following the falsification of the Presidential elections, and the repressive tactics of Lukashenka’s regime are showing no signs of slow-down. Instead, with the attention of the world's cameras shifting elsewhere, independent journalists and activists are being targeted and arbit…
 
This week, for the second in our two-part series focusing on the #EndSARS Movement, we are joined by three powerful activists working to end police brutality and abuse of power in Nigeria: Aisha Yesufu, Vome Aghoghovbia-Gafaar, and Lola Omolola. Our guests share stories about living in fear under SARS, insights about the power of the #EndSARS prote…
 
The South African Human Rights Commission has dealt with a number of complaints of racism in the last years under its mandate to protect and promote human and socio-economic rights of everyone living in South Africa.In this episode, we discuss some of these cases, such as those of Adam Catzavelos and Angelo Agrizzi, and look at how the Commission i…
 
For our first episode of 2021, we return to the 2018-19 Sudanese Revolution that overthrew Omar al-Bashir and his National Congress Party. Joined by Dinan Alasad and Aida Abbashar, the conversation highlights the course of the revolution, the importance of international attention and the mobilizing and uprising of Sudan’s youth. Our guests identify…
 
Dan Doghi, Chief of the ODIHR Contact Point for Roma and Sinti Issues at the OSCE tells us about the devastating effect the pandemic is having on Roma communities across Europe; their poor access to healthcare and education, compounded by growing discrimination from society and institutions.Civil Rights Defenders による
 
Writer, Filmmaker and Humanitarian, Tahira Kashyap Khurrana joins us on the show to discuss the Right to Marriage & Family, giving motivational stories to do with how she fought for this right and the issues to do with it facing the country today. Tahira is joined by South Asia Ambassador for United for Human Rights, awarded the Human Rights Hero A…
 
Heading an office which communicates with hundreds of HRDs across the world, Mary Lawlor, UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders, offers us a picture of the challenges to defending human rights in times of global crisis.Civil Rights Defenders による
 
Filmfare Award Winning Actress, Writer, Producer, Director and Humanitarian, Tisca Chopra joins us on the show to discuss the Right to Life, giving motivational stories to do with how she fought for this right and the issues to do with it facing the country today. Tisca is joined by South Asia Ambassador for United for Human Rights, awarded the Hum…
 
We travelled to Warsaw to sit with two renowned human rights defenders on the morning of the biggest civil protest Poland has seen in decades. On October 31st, 100,000s took to the streets to protest a humiliating ban on abortions. Julia Maciocha, President of Warsaw Pride, and Bart Staszewski, LGBTI activist and film director, tell us how human ri…
 
These podcasts look at the work of the Gauteng provincial office of the South African Human Rights Commission as part of the 25-year celebrations of the Commission. In this episode, Legal Officer Zamakhize Mkhize looks back at the case of Martha Marais, who was chained to a bench at Mamelodi Hospital in Pretoria. It is a good example of how the Com…
 
The topic of conversation this week is the ongoing climate crisis and our urgent need to act. We are joined by the remarkable Daze Aghaji, a university student and high-profile climate justice activist who has fought to combat the climate emergency at an international level. The climate crisis has the potential to impact all aspects of our lives an…
 
The South African Human Rights Commission celebrates its 25 years of promoting and protecting the human and socio-economic rights of everyone living in South Africa.To celebrate this anniversary, this podcast series will look at the work of the Gauteng provincial office of the SAHRC over the last years. This is an introduction.…
 
What are WHRDs? How does their position differ from their male counterparts, and what additional pressures do they face in their lives and work? Marking the International Women Human Rights Defenders Day (29 November) we’re speaking about WHRDs and the increasing precarious role they play in fighting inequality and injustice worldwide.…
 
This week, in partnership with Global Integrity, we are joined by Dr. Jackie Harvey of Northumbria University and Dr. Pallavi Roy of SOAS University of London to discuss the structures of political power in Nigeria and the underlying systems of corruption that culminated in the protests of the #EndSARS movement. This episode is the first in a two-p…
 
In the second episode of Season 5, we are joined by Dan Sullivan, the senior advocate for human rights at Refugees international, and Tun Khin, President of the Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK to discuss the situation of the persecuted Rohingya minority in the context of Myanmar's second general election, an event overshadowed by electoral events …
 
In the first episode of Season 5, the new team of panellists sets the stage for a broader discussion of human rights under threat. Through their experience with human rights issues in NGO work, academia as well as their personal lives, they problematise some aspects of human rights while highlighting its immense potential for positive change. This …
 
In the past few months, online activism has exploded, enabling us to build transnational solidarity and make cross-topical connections like never before. In this episode, we talk about the possibilities and sometimes fraught experience of online activism, the importance of doing due diligence, and guarding against burnout.…
 
“Pride in our region is a protest, not a celebration,” Rajmonda told a joyful crowd at Oslo Pride back in 2016, just as she and her colleagues prepared for the first ever Pride March in her home country of Kosovo. An ardent activist for LGBTI+ rights, she shares her thoughts on the journey so far and the key social and legislative challenges that l…
 
For some of us, these few months have been punctuated by heavy conversations about race around dinner tables, living rooms, maybe even over calls and social media comment threads. They've been with friends, family, strangers. Some of them have gone well, and many have not. These conversations require all parties to reach across generations, culture…
 
The world has been gripped by the recent pro-democracy movement in Belarus and President Lukashenka’s crackdown on peaceful protestors. Victoria shares her insights from the ground, and the increasingly strenuous task of defending human rights from within a brutal dictatorship.Civil Rights Defenders による
 
After hiking Crabtree Falls Josh shares what has been going on behind the scenes at ERI, including finding Rachel's replacement and his three big goals for the rest of 2020. Josh recorded this in the field with just his camera mic so the audio isn't the best. Also, the camera ran out of space 20 seconds before he finished so the audio noticeably sw…
 
Vanja and her colleagues have paid a high price for uncovering the sophisticated relationship between organised crime, corruption and power in Montenegro. On Sunday (30 August) her country goes to the polls in what will be a decisive test for the 30-year rule of President Milo Djukanovic.Civil Rights Defenders による
 
Raveena Tandon is a National Award Winning Actress who has starred in such legendary blockbusters as Andaz Apna Apna and socially relevant cinema as Daman; Raveena has stood up for causes as varied as animal, environmental, child rights and many more. Raveena joins us on the show to discuss the Right to A Fair and Free World, giving motivational st…
 
Sonu Sood is a FilmFare and IIFA Award-Winning Actor who has won the heart of the nation during the Coronavirus by providing millions of meals, transport home to thousands of stranded migrants, and other acts of kindness, making him known as the nation's true super-hero. Sonu joins us on the show to discuss the Right to Food and Shelter, giving mot…
 
Have you heard the phrase 'abolish the police' being thrown around, but you're not really sure what this demand actually entails? In this episode, we break down the ideas and intellectual histories of arguments to abolish, defund, and reform policing as an institution. We hope our discourse is helpful to you in figuring out where you stand in conve…
 
Imtiaz Ali, Director and Writer of such legendary films as Jab We Met and Love Aaj Kal, discusses the Right to Freedom of Thought - giving motivation about standing up for this right as well as interesting stories about the importance of Freedom of Thought in history and how it affects present day life. Imtiaz is joined in dialogue by South Asia Am…
 
The prison-industrial complex. What does it mean? Who does it benefit? Who suffers? This week, we discuss how systemic racism manifests in the United States in the form of the prison-industrial complex. From its historical origins in slave patrols to the war on drugs, the criminal justice system has systematically entrapped Black bodies and monetiz…
 
Biljana tells us about the success of HRDs in uncovering a captured state that violated human rights and abused power, the disproportional challenges WHRDs and LGBTI+ still face in North Macedonia, as well as the importance of human rights research for ensuring accountabilityCivil Rights Defenders による
 
With tens of thousands activists, journalists, academics and dissidents prosecuted in recent years, Osman sheds lights on the extremely precarious position for human rights defenders in Turkey and his own personal motivations to commit his life to the cause.
 
In this episode, we are giving you a quick crash-course in how to protest safely and effectively, in the UK and in the US. We will cover your legal right to protest in the US and UK, give you tips on how to protest safely considering the current coronavirus pandemic, and discuss protesting as a non-Black person and how to leverage your privilege to…
 
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