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Being a Black Woman in Italy: a Hyper-Sexualisation Rooted in Colonial Heritage

Italy's Black women face discrimination and harassment due to skin color, racial fetishism, and colonial legacy, perpetuating hyper-sexualization, exclusion, and biases, particularly in Italian colonies.

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Voices in the Rain: Vietnam’s UPR Session Amid NGO Protests

The Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review of Yemen in Geneva has highlighted significant human rights violations in Yemen, prompting calls for international action and highlighting the country's commitment to addressing these issues.

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May

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Insights from the 46th UPR Session: Assessing Cambodia’s Human Rights Landscape

The Working Group of the Universal Periodic Review of Cambodia presented its report, emphasizing its commitment to human rights, democracy, political stability, economic growth, justice-seeking, digital transformation, and inclusive development.

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May

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Examining Yemen’s Human Rights Landscape: Insights from the 46th UPR Session

The Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review of Yemen in Geneva has highlighted significant human rights violations in Yemen, prompting calls for international action and highlighting the country's commitment to addressing these issues.

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46th UPR Session: Fourth Cycle of Afghanistan​

The 4th cycle of the Universal Periodic Review of Afghanistan highlighted deteriorating human rights, especially for women and girls, and the Taliban's refusal to comply with international treaties, requiring independent monitoring and prosecution.

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Nepal By-Elections on April 27th 2024: Replacement of Ilham-2 Constituency Member in the House of Representatives

Nepal's House of Representatives elections on April 27th, 2024, will elect a replacement from Ilam-2 constituency, focusing on infrastructure, agriculture, healthcare, and education.

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2024 Parliamentary Elections in the Maldives

The Maldives' upcoming parliament elections on April 12th, 2024, will scrutinize President Muizzu's administrative policies amid India and China tensions, with opposition parties addressing internal issues.

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Slovakian’s 2024 Presidential Elections: The Fear of a Filo-Russian Agenda

Slovakia's nationalist, left-wing candidate Peter Pellegrini won the presidential election, overcoming liberal opponent Ivan Korčok. Pellegrini supports Slovakia's national interests and EU alliance, despite internal disagreements with Prime Minister Robert Fico.

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2024 Indonesian Presidential Election: Human Rights Perspective

The 2024 Indonesian Presidential Election saw Prabowo Subianto and Gibran Rakabuming as the next president and vice president, aiming to address human rights issues and create a just nation, while also addressing controversies.

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Nepal By-Elections on April 27th 2024: Replacement of Sudurpaschim Provincial Assembly Member

Nepal held elections on April 27th, 2024, with 12 registered candidates, including Abhishek Bahadur Singh, to elect a replacement member for the Sudurpaschim Provincial Assembly.

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India’s Lok Sabha 2024 Elections

India's 2024 general elections will shape government composition and policy direction, with a 44-day extended timeline, model code of conduct, 15 million officials, and modern voting mechanisms.

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South Korea National Assembly Elections 2024: The Democratic Party of Korea Wins Majority in National Assembly by Securing 174 Seats

South Korea's National Assembly elections saw the liberal Democratic Party win 174 seats, impacting President Yoon's domestic policy agenda, but its focus on economic issues may hinder women's rights progress.

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National Assembly Elections Nepal 2024: The Maoist-Centre Now Holding Majority in the National Assembly, Forms a Ruling Left Alliance Within the Government

Nepal's National Assembly elections on January 25th, 2024, saw the Maoist-Centre party win a majority, with the Left Alliance government in power three times, posing significant human rights and foreign relations implications.

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The Interlink Between Mental Health and Human Rights

Human rights and mental health are interconnected, with violations compromising dignity and potentially causing criminal behavior. Addressing this issue is crucial for societal justice and individual well-being.

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Navigating Political Manipulation: Safeguarding Marginalised Voices in Electoral Processes

Political manipulation employs cognitive biases like confirmation bias and bandwagon effect to shape public opinion, vote behavior, and decision-making, potentially promoting harmful narratives and deepening societal divisions.

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