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Ireland’s Progressive Movement Towards Liberalism

Across dozens of religious and cultural values, the practice of abortion remains a highly contentious issue. Some beliefs, such as that of the Church of the Latter Day Saints, Hinduism, Judaism, and Islam believe in the protection of the mother and permit abortion during extenuating circumstances. Others, like Catholicism, forbid it completely, regardless of the situation. These beliefs, as well as other factors, have immense influence over the policies that countries institute regarding abortion. For example, China possesses freely available

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A Look At Italy’s New Minister For Family

Italy, after months of crisis and changes of mind, finally managed to create a new government on June 1, when the new Prime Minister, together with the different Ministers making up the governing body, swore loyalty to the Constitution and the Republic. While there have been several elements about these elections that destabilized Italians, seeing the list of Ministers was perhaps the most shocking one. Lorenzo Fontana is the new Minister for Family and Disability. This man,

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Muslims Are Being Forced Into Concentration Camps in China

From the spring of last year, the authorities of China in Uyghur and Kazakh have amassed what could conceivably be a million Muslims, including even some foreign civilians, in massive detainment and “re-education” concentration camps, where they are to be seized and “constructed” into prototypical Chinese citizens. The detention campaign is known to be a trademark of China’s government safekeeping gear, bolstered by the greatly xenophobic, hard-hitting regulation of President Xi Jinping. Hailed from a partway

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The Africa The Media Never Shows You

“Until lions have their historians, tales of the hunt shall always glorify the hunter”   The quote above is an ancient african proverb, meaning that until the history and stories of Africa are told by africans, the beauty and greatness will always glorify the hunter. This is directly shown in the portrayal of Africa in western media which only shows a single story of the diverse and beautiful continent. Because of the poor one sided

International

The Africa The Media Never Shows You

“Until lions have their historians, tales of the hunt shall always glorify the hunter”   The quote above is an ancient african proverb, meaning that until the history and stories of Africa are told by africans, the beauty and greatness will always glorify the hunter. This is directly shown in the portrayal of Africa in western media which only shows a single story of the diverse and beautiful continent. Because of the poor one sided

International

8 Teenagers About What It’s Like To Experience A Dictatorship

I still remember the flags of Ben Ali, the Tunisian dictator, that used to cover the Tunisian streets like it was yesterday. I was less than 10 years old and used to visit my country during the summer breaks. However, I still understood what went on in Tunisia and how Ben Ali, along with the police, oppressed the population. In January 2011, everything turned. A few days after I left Tunisia after having spent the

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Nigeria’s Wealth Disparity Situation Is Only Getting Worse

Poverty is no rare sighting in Nigeria. It is so ingrained into the environments around Nigerians where it is either experienced or seen daily, and consequently, many are insensitive to it, even as they try to escape its grasps. After nearly 58 years of independence, poverty is still one of the leading issues plaguing Nigeria — with no sign of improvement.  The minimum yearly income needed to sustain a healthy living in Nigeria is 1,000

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Australia’s “Closing the Gap” Campaign Failed Aboriginal Peoples

Indigenous Australian communities lack access to many basic needs such as adequate housing, clean drinking water, functional sewage systems, electricity, and health services. These conditions result in an overall poor quality of life for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Ten years ago, the Australian government piloted the “Closing the Gap” campaign designed to eliminate the stark differences in life expectancy between Indigenous peoples and other Australians by the year 2030. However, according to the recent

International

Press Freedom is Going Downhill

On April 24, Reporters Without Borders published the 2018 World Press Freedom Index, an annual ranking that the NGO releases of different country’s relationships with media outlets. While this index is incredibly interesting, reading through it gets more and more sour as the years pass due to the amount of countries that fall under harsh censorship and abuse of journalists. The main issue with this year’s report, according to RSF’s analysis, is that leaders in many democratic countries

Europe/UK

Brexit Will Be A Huge Setback For Women’s Rights And Gender Equality – Here’s How

While implications for mobility, trade and the economy constantly are at the center of discussions surrounding Brexit, few are aware of its impact on those who will be hit the hardest: women and minority groups. Research has shown that Brexit could be a disaster for women in the U.K., especially those who are poor or vulnerable. It is clear that Brexit poses a great threat to women and their rights, as it could be a

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