The United Nations has designated 2 November as International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists. This event calls on nations to condemn attacks on journalists and to bring the alleged perpetrators to justice. Here are some recommended sites: The Committee to Protect Journalists website has data on attacks on the press since 1992 and the global index of journalists killed in 2019 […]
24% of students from Ethnic Minority Backgrounds have experience racial harassment in UK universities
Shocking new report from the Equality and Human Rights Commission has these findings. Get the methodology and facts by downloading the report.
Shocking article on arXiv.org from the at the Annual Meeting for the Association for Computational Linguistics 2019. It reports that the algorithms used by “sophisticated” hate bias checkers are not neutral – they are based on standard American English. Therefore tweets by black Americans are proportionally more likely to be flagged up as abusive than […]
30th July was World Day Against Trafficking in Persons. The official UN website provides background on the need for the day and related United Nations publications. Other useful sources for facts include: UNODC Global Report on Trafficking in Persons 2018 provides data on types, victims and regional flows. It records that 70% of the detected trafficking victims […]
Save the Children has just published its third annual report which examines the condition of children in different nations worldwide. It includes data on ill-health, malnutrition, exclusion from education, child labour, child marriage, early pregnancy and violent death and compares data from 2000-2019 giving a snapshot of changes. Look at the country rankings to see […]
Find out by downloading a new research study published by staff from Cardiff University this week. It is based on a survey of over 2200 staff from Russell Group universities and found that women were often in lower positions due to a combination of factors – having children, being a woman in general and doing […]
IDAHOBIT 2019 The International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia is 17th May Stonewall has shared some key support organisations. Its website has examples of continuing discrimination. The TUC has also released reports of LGBT harassment at work Censorship can and still does continue. Each year the American Library Association provides a list of books that […]
Created by the UN University Centre for Policy Research using datasets from the ILO, IOM, Walk Free Foundation, SmartLab, UK Government, Delta 8.7 and the United Nations University Centre for Policy Research, this site has visual maps which show the prevalence of modern slavery worldwide and efforts to eliminate it. There are also individual data dashboards. Questions […]
The recent terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka have left the world in shock. How common is terrorism in Sri Lanka? Global Terrorism Database Maintained by The National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) enables you to trace and compare past incidents by country, type of attack and perpetuator. It covers 1970-2017 SATP […]
United Nations Development Programme has just devised the first indicators on how to measure LGBTI inclusion. This is part of the process of measuring the delivery of 2030 development objectives. It provides provides a set of 51 indicators in the areas of health, education, civil and political participation, economic empowerment, security and violence.