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Exclusion and social injustice against sex workers in The Netherlands during pandemic

Sex workers currently face a dilemma between staying at home without enough money to survive or going back to work, exposing themselves to a bigger risk of getting infected with COVID-19. The spread of the pandemic and the measures undertaken by governments to combat it, has negatively impacted the sex workers’ rights. Mass quarantines, self-isolation,… Continue reading Exclusion and social injustice against sex workers in The Netherlands during pandemic

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Discrimination of Shincheonji members during the Covid-19 pandemic

Looking for scapegoats is historically common in times of epidemics. Unsurprisingly, during the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic, unpopular religious minorities around the world have found themselves accused of spreading the virus through their activities. South Korea provides a vivid example of how public health emergencies can increase the risks for religious groups.  The discrimination faced by… Continue reading Discrimination of Shincheonji members during the Covid-19 pandemic

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Minorities deprived from their fundamental rights in Malaysia

‘’ The Unit Pusat University (UPU) announced the Public University intake results for the academic year 20-21 on the 19th of August 2020 and once again people came face to face with the glaring truth that the minority Indian community has encore been denied of its educational rights specially when it comes to choosing a good… Continue reading Minorities deprived from their fundamental rights in Malaysia

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Press freedom under threat in SriLanka as harassment of journalists surges

Throughout the Sri Lanka’s quarter-century-long conflict with Tamil separatists, both the Sri Lankan Government and the Tamil Tigers used the media for propaganda purposes and resorted to violence to suppress the free flow of information. Journalists working for Sinhalese, Tamil and English media were intimidated, abducted, imprisoned and murdered during the conflict. For this reason,… Continue reading Press freedom under threat in SriLanka as harassment of journalists surges