In recognition of the anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote, and the anniversary of the 1963 civil rights march on Washington, a coalition of women's organizations, representing millions of women, announced plans to counter the attacks on women's economic and health security through a new multi-organization effort, HERvotes. The goal is to mobilize women voters in 2012 around preserving women's Health and Economic Rights (HER…
Pathologies of Power uses harrowing stories of life--and death--in extreme situations to interrogate our understanding of human rights. Paul Farmer, a physician and anthropologist with twenty years of experience working in Haiti, Peru, and Russia, argues that promoting the social and economic rights of the world's poor is the most important human rights struggle of our times.
fem-i-nist: advocating social, political, legal, and economice rights for women equal to those of men. "Seriously, what kind of person doesn't want this?" "When anyone claims they aren't a feminist, I assume they don't know what they're talking about."
Public private partnership (PPP) initiatives in Uganda’s education are experiencing some difficulties. Capitation grants have not increased for some years and these are often not provided until the end of the term creating cash flow problems for the PPPs. On the other hand, an August 2016 report by the Initiative for Social and Economic Rights (Iser), found various district education officers complaining that the directors of PPP schools were not following established financial guidelines.
Bye bye, Bernie: He’s not fit to captain the Democratic ship if he can’t stop chasing the great white male
lives. The right to have an abortion is not a “social issue.” It is an issue of fundamental rights; it is a matter of economic rights. One is not a progressive if not pro-choice. While there have been and will continue to be anti-choice Democratic candidates at every level, they are not progressives, and for Sanders to describe Mello as such is wrong.
The World Bank has told the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project SERAP that it cannot locate any additional information on the projects executed with recovered stolen public funds by the late General Sani Abacha. According to the response sent last week to SERAP the World Banks Access to Information Appeal Committee said In response to your request under case number AI4288 (related to your initial request case number AI3982) we wish to inform you that we have thoroughly searched…