New database from UNESCO. Shockingly the The Observatory records 1,293 killings since 1993, including more than 80 recorded in 2018. The online database allows journalists, researchers and members of the public to obtain information on killed journalists, with search options based on nationality, country of killing, name and sex.
Counter-Trafficking Data Collaborative is the first global data hub on human trafficking publishing harmonized data from counter-trafficking organizations around the world. It was originally launched in 2017 but now has expanded data and visualisation features. These include an interactive map with timelines and information on routes and victims.
The United Nations has designated 2nd November as a day against impunity for crimes against journalists. On this day the call on nations to condemn attacks on journalists and to bring the alleged perpetrators to justice. For more information and links see http://www.un.org/en/events/journalists/ This year UNESCO has launched a special campaign #TruthNever Dies It has profiles […]
The MMIW Database logs cases of missing and murdered indigenous women, girls, and two spirit people in Canada and the United States, from 1900 to the present. It is being complied by a PhD Student Annita Lucchesi. The website provides information about current under reporting and lists her research reference sources. It has data on […]
According to the latest report from the Women and Equalities Committee sexual harassment of women and girls is routine and relentless. The report includes sections on the problem in universities as well as at night time. Other related materials include: London Mayor’s night safety charter for women UN Safer Cities programme which has a wider remit […]
BFI has released recently some documentaries free via BFI Player which reveal why it is necessary to fight for BME rights. This punk-infused 1978 documentary by the Newsreel Collective invited young working class Londoners to discuss their experiences of racism. First and second generation Black and Asian immigrants, as well as ex-National Front members, paint […]
IFES release reports about violence against women in elections. Their website now includes a section which documents efforts to measure and combat this. It includes coverage of the IFES-led VAWE Online sentiment analysis tool which captures direct threats and abusive and violent comment surrounding women’s political participation. It analyses big data content from social media.
This week the Fawcett Society has issued a report on changing attitudes in the wake of the #MeToo movement This has shown increasing awareness. Findings include that in the 18-34 age group over 50% say that they are now more likely to speak up against sexual harassment, including 58% of young men However on the […]
Numbers starving worldwide rising Shocking news from the latest Food Security and Nutrition in the World Report released by the UN’s Food and Agricultural Organization. It found those experiencing hunger had risen from around 804 million in 2016 to nearly 821 million in 2017. The report has graphs, data and facts about child malnutrition, food […]
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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