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"You must not lose faith in humanity ... if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty." -Mohandas Gandhi
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How to End the School-to-Prison Pipeline? Stop Treating Disabled and Minority Students as Criminals

How to End the School-to-Prison Pipeline? Stop Treating Disabled and Minority Students as Criminals | Rights | Scoop.it
The criminalization of simple disciplinary matters in American K-12 bears especially hard on disabled and minority students. In South Carolina, at long last, that pattern could be changing.
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Stolen Generations' Sandra Bolt explains the pain endured by five generations of her family - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Stolen Generations' Sandra Bolt explains the pain endured by five generations of her family - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Rights | Scoop.it
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This is why you should care about the health of prisoners

This is why you should care about the health of prisoners | Rights | Scoop.it
If we don't address the failing mental health and untreated addiction of Australia's inmates, the revolving door between prisons and the community will continue.
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Australian feminist forum - Destroy the Joint, blocks and bans all women with disability | The Stringer

Australian feminist forum - Destroy the Joint, blocks and bans all women with disability | The Stringer | Rights | Scoop.it
The Apartheid of Mainstream Feminism (or when is a woman not a woman?) When is a woman not a woman? When she’s disabled, of course. It’s been a sad ...
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This Program Is Giving Indigenous Women A Second Chance At Life After Prison

This Program Is Giving Indigenous Women A Second Chance At Life After Prison | Rights | Scoop.it
Beyond Barbed Wire has had incredible success.
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"Indigenous youth imprisonment rate is highest in two decades," Amnesty says

"Indigenous youth imprisonment rate is highest in two decades," Amnesty says | Rights | Scoop.it
Original Story on The Guardian by Shalailah Medhora Money spent on jailing Indigenous Australians should be funnelled instead into community programs to stop them offending in the first place, a le...
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Insurance companies with a mental illness exclusion policy won't cover your depression

Insurance companies with a mental illness exclusion policy won't cover your depression | Rights | Scoop.it
No matter how many high-profile personalities come forward to talk about their experiences with depression, it's still the elephant in the room.
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‘Egregious animal abuse’ completely legal, says ADO

‘Egregious animal abuse’ completely legal, says ADO | Rights | Scoop.it
Australian law is “geared in favour of exploiting animals” but there are still ways to protect the interests of animals using the law, according to the Animal Defenders Office.
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A brief account of Australia’s offshore detention regime | Julian Burnside

A brief account of Australia’s offshore detention regime | Julian Burnside | Rights | Scoop.it
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Delivering aid at refugee flashpoints

Delivering aid at refugee flashpoints | Rights | Scoop.it
Médecins Sans Frontières delivers emergency medical aid to refugees in Syria and beyond — there's a delicate balance to be struck between international humanitarian law and the demands imposed by governments and armed groups in conflict zones.
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How I stopped the Taliban from shutting down my school

How I stopped the Taliban from shutting down my school | Rights | Scoop.it
When the Taliban closed all the girls' schools in Afghanistan, Sakena Yacoobi set up new schools, in secret, educating thousands of women and men. In this fierce, funny talk, she tells the jaw-dropping story of two times when she was threatened to stop teaching -- and shares her vision for rebuilding her beloved country.
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Human Rights Watch presses tech leaders ahead of China meetings - The Hill

Human Rights Watch presses tech leaders ahead of China meetings - The Hill | Rights | Scoop.it
The rights group said tech companies should not soften anti-surveillance positions in China. 
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Imprison me NT: paperless arrests and the rise of executive power in the Northern Territory

Imprison me NT: paperless arrests and the rise of executive power in the Northern Territory | Rights | Scoop.it
This article argues that the paperless arrests regime is just another brick in the wall of the Northern Territory’s obsession with mass incarceration.
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NACCHO NEWS: Commissioner calls for action on Indigenous child protection and disability

NACCHO NEWS: Commissioner calls for action on Indigenous child protection and disability | Rights | Scoop.it
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner, Mick Gooda, has called for action on the over-representation of Indigenous children and young people in the child protection syste...
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Isis burns woman alive for refusing to engage in 'extreme' sex act

Isis burns woman alive for refusing to engage in 'extreme' sex act | Rights | Scoop.it
Amid all the atrocities carried out by Isis — its massacres of civilians, its beheading of hostages, its pillaging of antiquities — the systematic violence the jihadists have carried out against countless enslaved women and girls never fails to shock. For months now, we've heard appalling testimony from women who escaped Isis's clutches, many of whom endured rape and other hideous acts of violence.
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ABC's Hitting Home portrays ideal frontline responses to domestic violence

ABC's Hitting Home portrays ideal frontline responses to domestic violence | Rights | Scoop.it
Part one of the ABC's Hitting Home provides an insight into the work of those responding to domestic violence on the front line – including police, courts, refuges, and a specialist forensic unit.
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From child soldier to refugee lawyer: One man's inspiring journey from Sudan to Sydney

From child soldier to refugee lawyer: One man's inspiring journey from Sudan to Sydney | Rights | Scoop.it
Meet Deng Thiak Adut, a man who was once a child soldier in Sudan but is now a refugee lawyer in Sydney.
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‘They’re being groomed from the moment they’re born’

‘They’re being groomed from the moment they’re born’ | Rights | Scoop.it
AT JUST eight years old, as she innocently spent her days between school and her family home in England, Jasvinder Sanghera’s parents secretly promised their young daughter’s hand in marriage to a strange man in India.
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LRB · Chaohua Wang · ‘I’m a petitioner – open fire!’

LRB · Chaohua Wang · ‘I’m a petitioner – open fire!’ | Rights | Scoop.it
One night in July, Wang Yu, a lawyer in her mid-forties, returned to her home in Beijing after seeing her husband and teenage son off at the airport, unaware that they had both been detained by police before boarding their flight to Australia. Around 3 a.m. she sent a text message to . . .
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'Paperless arrests'

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Police in Darwin have jailed nearly 1,000 Aboriginal people under new public order laws that allow detention without an arrest warrant. Following a black death in custody, the coroner said the laws should be repealed because they perpetuate and entrench indigenous disadvantage. But the NT government is refusing to budge. So have 'paperless arrests' reduced crime? Wendy Carlisle investigates.

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Remembering Rosie: We Will Not Forget You

Remembering Rosie: We Will Not Forget You | Rights | Scoop.it
The Hyde Amendment killed Rosie Jiménez. She died thirty years ago today, and we remember her because she has become a symbol of all women and girls everywhere who are denied their human right to safe, legal, funded, and accessible abortion care.
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Arctic Leaders To Congress: Oil Development In Alaska Is A Human Rights Issue - ThinkProgress

Arctic Leaders To Congress: Oil Development In Alaska Is A Human Rights Issue - ThinkProgress | Rights | Scoop.it
Indigenous leaders brought their concerns about climate change and Arctic drilling to Washington this week.
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