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Sex Trafficking Victims Speak Out About How Police, Advocates Keep Failing

Sex Trafficking Victims Speak Out About How Police, Advocates Keep Failing | Equality & Human Rights | Scoop.it
After a grueling three-day trip from San Diego to Detroit, Laurin Crosson was struck by the lights, glitter and banners, which festooned the city for Super Bowl XL in 2006. But those fleeting images from the window of her pimp’s Escalade was th...

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Yeomni Park - Escaping from North Korea in search of freedom - YouTube

Yeonmi Park tells her story of life in North Korea and calls for action against such human rights violators. Yeonmi was speaking at the One Young World Summi...
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One Tweet Exposes the Hypocrisy of America's Reaction to White Rioters 

One Tweet Exposes the Hypocrisy of America's Reaction to White Rioters  | Equality & Human Rights | Scoop.it
Talk about a double standard.
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Today in Herstory: Ethel Byrne Found Guilty of Violating New York Law for Operating Birth Control Clinic

Today in Herstory: Ethel Byrne Found Guilty of Violating New York Law for Operating Birth Control Clinic | Equality & Human Rights | Scoop.it
January 8, 1917: Ethel Byrne was found guilty today of violating New York State's anti-birth-control law while working at her sister Margaret Sanger's birth control clinic when it was raided on October 25th.

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This is amazing. Sometimes it's hard to remember that all the things we do lead to a brighter future. Look how far we've come.

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Trans Teen Dies by Suicide, Leaves Tumblr Note: 'There's No Way Out'

Trans Teen Dies by Suicide, Leaves Tumblr Note: 'There's No Way Out' | Equality & Human Rights | Scoop.it
A 17-year-old transgender teenage girl in Ohio has died by what appears to have been suicide, leaving behind a Tumblr note that blames her parents for not accepting her gender identity, isolating her, and forcing her to attend faith-based therapy. "There's no winning," the note reads, in part. "There's no way out."

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Have Human Rights Treaties Failed?

Have Human Rights Treaties Failed? | Equality & Human Rights | Scoop.it
Do international human rights treaties work to protect vulnerable populations, or should they be abandoned in favor of other measures?
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An overview of changing women's reproductive rights in 2014

An overview of changing women's reproductive rights in 2014 | Equality & Human Rights | Scoop.it
Politicians nationwide enacted over 200 laws that make it more difficult for women to access abortion services. How does your state compare?
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In Pakistan school attack, Taliban terrorists kill 145, mostly children

In Pakistan school attack, Taliban terrorists kill 145, mostly children | Equality & Human Rights | Scoop.it
Taliban school attack: At least 145 people were killed in a siege at a school in northwest Pakistan.
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Obamas on Race: We've Been Treated Like the Help

Obamas on Race: We've Been Treated Like the Help | Equality & Human Rights | Scoop.it
Barack and Michelle Obama are speaking out about their first-hand experience with racial bias in everyday American life.
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Five Ways You Can Promote Gender Equality in Your Workplace

Five Ways You Can Promote Gender Equality in Your Workplace | Equality & Human Rights | Scoop.it
With the help of Kumpf, UNDP and the UN Foundation, I have compiled a list of some easy ways that you can take action today to help "paint the world orange" and promote gender equality in your workplace....
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Why Rape Victims Have A Hard Time Getting People To Believe Them

Why Rape Victims Have A Hard Time Getting People To Believe Them | Equality & Human Rights | Scoop.it

Rolling Stone's backpedaling on a cover story about rape at UVA could make it even harder for rape victims to get justice.


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The science of why cops shoot young black men

The science of why cops shoot young black men | Equality & Human Rights | Scoop.it
And how to reform our bigoted brains.
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No indictment against police officer in Staten Island chokehold case: report

No indictment against police officer in Staten Island chokehold case: report | Equality & Human Rights | Scoop.it
A New York City grand jury on Wednesday returned no indictment against a white police officer who used a chokehold on Eric Garner, an unarmed black man, while arresting him for illegally selling cigarettes, local media reported.
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Disgusted with my country.

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Brandon Jensen's comment, December 7, 2014 8:09 PM
When I was reading about this case and saw the video I was actually pretty surprised about this decision in particular. It just all seem pretty over the top to me but I guess I can't really say since I was not there.
Rob Duke's comment, December 7, 2014 9:42 PM
Brandon, Yes, it depends on whether you accept the premise that a citizen must comply with officers. If one doesn't agree, then Mr. Garner had the right to obstruct the officers until he got tired of doing so; or they could have just confiscated his contraband and filed a report. If, on the other hand, we think that officers have a duty to force compliance (even for those who otherwise aren't violent), then this wasn't "excessive", and, you might even argue that Mr. Garner is the proximate cause of his own demise. If we look to other areas of law, such as police pursuits, it appears as if the courts are suggesting that departments restrain officers when these matters can be handled without increasing the level of conflict. Even in a case such as that in which suspects were killed while resisting ATF, et. al., officers (e.g. Waco, Tx; or, Ruby Ridge, ID), there's seems to be some norms developing that asks "what's the harm in waiting and seeing what happens?"
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one shade of grey

one shade of grey | Equality & Human Rights | Scoop.it

one shade of grey. (c) Tatsuya Ishida (via Object, FB), via Object! Women Not Sex Objects (fb) better. see also: 'Fifty Shades of Grey' targeted by domestic abuse prevention campaign (Washington Times)


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Rob Duke's curator insight, February 4, 2015 1:56 PM

Yup. Pretty much.

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Today in misogyny: a bride burnt every hour: the horror of dowry deaths

Today in misogyny: a bride burnt every hour: the horror of dowry deaths | Equality & Human Rights | Scoop.it

One of my favourite columnists, Kalpana Sharma, produced a disturbing piece yesterday – on dowry deaths. Kalpana was appalled to read a headline, ‘One bride burnt every hour’. Not 50 years ago, but last week. It’s the kind of fact that we in India are inured to. It doesn’t have shock value for th...


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Paris attacks: Up to a million people expected for anti-terror rally - live

Paris attacks: Up to a million people expected for anti-terror rally - live | Equality & Human Rights | Scoop.it
Up to a million people – including dozens of world leaders – to converge on Paris in show of defiance and unity after terrorist attacks that left 17 people dead in French capital

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How Driver's License Suspensions Unfairly Target The Poor

How Driver's License Suspensions Unfairly Target The Poor | Equality & Human Rights | Scoop.it
Losing your driver's license is a serious penalty, but often it's for nothing to do with unsafe driving. Without one, many who can't afford to pay the fines have a hard time finding or keeping a job.

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It's Time to Pay Prisoners the Minimum Wage

It's Time to Pay Prisoners the Minimum Wage | Equality & Human Rights | Scoop.it
Giving convicts labor equality will help our conscience and our bottom line.
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Transphobic hate crimes rising in UK, police say

Transphobic hate crimes rising in UK, police say | Equality & Human Rights | Scoop.it
Forces reveal number of offences against transgender people while charity warns real figure could be much higher

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When Helping Rape Victims Hurts a College’s Reputation

When Helping Rape Victims Hurts a College’s Reputation | Equality & Human Rights | Scoop.it
Better support services can encourage more students to speak out—and that increases the number of reported assaults on campus.

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Abusive 'Feminist' Men Exist — Here Are 6 Things Men Can Do to Stop Them

Abusive 'Feminist' Men Exist — Here Are 6 Things Men Can Do to Stop Them | Equality & Human Rights | Scoop.it
As male feminists, it’s easy to criticize the misogyny of the MRAs. But how often do we turn the lens around? Here are six things we need to do starting right now.

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11 Times Comedians Got It Right About Race and Police Brutality

11 Times Comedians Got It Right About Race and Police Brutality | Equality & Human Rights | Scoop.it
From Richard Pryor to Martin Lawrence, comedians have been making us laugh about race and police brutality for years.

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The White Conversation on Race - COLORLINES

The White Conversation on Race - COLORLINES | Equality & Human Rights | Scoop.it
Dumping Facebook friends isn’t enough. So Colorlines asked leaders working to create dialogue among white people about deeper solutions.
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EXCLUSIVE: Cop texted union rep as Akai Gurley lay dying

EXCLUSIVE: Cop texted union rep as Akai Gurley lay dying | Equality & Human Rights | Scoop.it
After Peter Liang discharged a single bullet that struck Gurley, he and partner Shaun Landau couldn't be reached for more than six minutes.
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Stop & Search Is No Laughing Matter - It’s a serious violation of human rights that targets particular groups

Stop & Search Is No Laughing Matter - It’s a serious violation of human rights that targets particular groups | Equality & Human Rights | Scoop.it
Young people and students must be protected by the police, no matter what age or ethnicity they are. Young Black and Asian men in particular are more likely to be a target for unwarranted harassmen...

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Julian Buchanan's curator insight, December 4, 2014 4:57 PM

If you are white and privileged then you might not appreciate this lived experience..... but the unjust treatment of one us is an affront to all of us. 


So wrong that poor people, people of colour and indigenous people are treated this way.


It’s a disgrace.