Advance HE and the CUC (Committee of University Chairs), in collaboration with AHUA (Association of Heads of University Administration) and the 30% Club, have launched a new ‘board vacancies’ portal which aims to make board appointments in higher education more visible and accessible, encouraging a greater diversity of applicants. It forms part of a wider […]
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This week the United Nations has raised concerns about genocide in Myanmar. What are the human rights concerns? Try these free resources. UN Press releases. OHCHR has official reports on the fact finding mission Myanmar government official website Up-to-date human rights reports can be obtained from the following organisations. Amnesty International reports Human Rights Watch International […]
12th August was designated International Youth Day by the UN General Assembly in 1999. To commemorate it here are several resources. End of childhood The Save the Children report, Stolen Childhoods. The report has found that in 2017 1.2 billion childhoods were threatened by conflict, poverty and gender discrimination. Political participation/Engagement UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs […]
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The UK web archive aims to preserve for posterity websites with UK domain addresses. It has a number of special themed collections. The Gender Equality section is subdivided into specialist sub-sections for body, gender identity, pay equality, suffrage, parenting, domestic abuse and equality in the workplace. 290 sites are currently being archived. It is possible […]
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British Academy funded project involving staff from Kings College London, LSE and Indian universities. It aims to investigate the potential role of technology in addressing infrastructure blind spots and building safer cities for women in India. See the description. The blog has workshop material which gives examples of innovative uses of technology for safety audits of geographic […]
Do the police investigate hate crime properly? Serious concerns have been raised this week by an HMIC inspection report. This found incorrectly flagged hate incidents and crimes and insufficient victim support and data collecting. Hate crime is defined as sex, gender, religion, transgender and disability-related incidents. The report has statistics on recorded levels of hate […]
Queer Zine Archive Project – QZAP Originally founded by Milo Miller and Chris Wilde in Milwaukee. Now several thousand of these self-created items covering sex, sexuality and gender are browsable online. Browse by date, subject or search by keyword. A great source for understanding LGBT+ lives in the words and experiences of the community themselves. […]
Trends Monitor is a research project being undertaken by Media Matters for Democracy to identify and document potential manipulation of political hashtags and conversations on Twitter in Pakistan through ‘human-bots’, especially in the wake of General Elections 2018. Look at the website to view its findings on whether manipulation occurred.
A frightening new report from the Oxford Internet institute has a Global Inventory of Organized Social Media Manipulation. It found evidence of formally organised social media manipulation campaigns in 48 countries, an increase of 20 in the last year. One fifth of the manipulation recorded was via messaging apps.
Sexual harassment is an everyday occurrence in the workplace according to the latest report issued this week by the Women and Equalities Commission. The Fawcett society is a major campaign group. Their recent Sex Discrimination Law Review called for third party harassment laws to give women better access to justice. The Equality and Human Rights Commission […]