human rights

Anti-poverty group is right to push for cheap, basic plans We live in a digital world. For most people the Internet, whether for recreation or for work, is an essential part of life. Anti-poverty group ACORN and advocacy group Open Media, among others,  are currently lobbying the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission to force Internet …

Human Rights Watch is an NGO that conducts research and advocacy missions concerning human rights around the world. Muscati focuses on the impact of conflicts and human rights violations on civilians, specifically women and girls.

“I used to look up at the sky and see birds as a symbol of freedom. They were all I saw of an outside world. They were free and I was not.”

n the last three years, football has seen a rise in the number of prominent black quarterbacks and has been described as the golden era of black quarterbacks. It is not a coincidence that in these past seasons, we have also heard of dual-threat quarterbacks, referring to quarterbacks who can run just as well as they throw.

The following is the game’s description: “This unfortunate girl has so much extra weight that no diet can help her. In our clinic she can go through a surgery called liposuction that will make her slim and beautiful. We’ll need to make small cuts on problem areas and suck out the extra fat. Will you operate her, doctor?”

Are you kidding me?

Malala is not alone. She is one child among hundreds victimized in conflict zones year after year. However, this girl’s determination and devotion to education allowed her to transform what could have been a symbol of a child’s weakness and of woman’s oppression into a symbol of contestation.

Visual representations inspired by human rights violations and social justice issues can be arresting, compelling, and sometimes, disturbing. They can also begin conversations.