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Count to Two: A Photo Essay

Hailey Sadler

This essay focuses on individual portraiture of a generation born amidst this intricate, ever-changing, socio-political environment - an environment our generation is currently attempting to navigate. It is important to note, however, that these children are not ​‘faces of the refugee crisis’. These children are just ​children​. Tiny, individual ​humans, caught up through no fault of their own, in a complex reality of a world in flux.  

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Stripping Back the Myths

Saskia Hagelberg

“Disappointing my dad, but not yours”.

“No bad whores, just bad laws”.

These were the slogans I chose to chant on the streets of central London during the 2019 sex workers strike. Sex workers marched to reclaim the narratives about sex work that currently portray everyone in the industry as exploited and oppressed victims. We marched to challenge racist, sexist laws criminalising sex workers. We marched to demand recognition, rights, and respect. The strike highlighted how we will no longer allow people who do not understand our work and who do not represent us or our interests to silence and speak over us…

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People of the Omo Valley

Trevor Cole

His photography focuses predominantly on culture and landscapes; images which reflect a spatial and temporal journey through life, and which try to convey a need to live in a more sustainable world. He seeks the moment and the light in whatever context he finds himself and endeavours to use his photographic acumen to turn the ordinary into the extraordinary.

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The Politics of Naming Refugees

Marta Santiváñez

My mother used to warn me that it didn’t matter what I say, but that I ought to always be careful of what I wrote, for writing stays. In research, as in reporting, I come across questions of terminology on a regular basis, and the choices I make when naming carry political significance. Words are not value-free; they fix narratives into consciousness, and consciousness into prejudice.

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The Opposite of Loneliness

Tess Lockney

Tess Lockey is an artist and illustrator from the Philippines. Her work - sometimes introspective, sometimes conceptual - aims to translate matters of the heart into whimsical designs of colour and shape. She is currently based somewhere in the USA.

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Disability, Human Rights, and Health: An Examination of Challenges in Achieving the Right to Health

Simon Drees and Rebecca Forman

The UNCRPD specifically mentions the right to health without discrimination on the basis of disability, as well as the need for states to ensure access to health services and rehabilitation for disabled persons. One key goal in ensuring good health and wellbeing is Universal Health Coverage (UHC). Fundamentally, it is about who can access services (population coverage), what is covered (service coverage), and how this healthcare is financed (financial coverage). While some states have achieved UHC, significant inequities within those systems often remain, which led to particular injustices for persons with disabilities.

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The Bizarre Relationship Between Human Rights And Anthropology

Sean Chou

As an anthropologist and human rights activist, I have pondered over the cultural relativist critique of human rights for many hours. I feel a special responsibility to articulate both the critique of human rights and their ability to provide a framework to talk about the emancipatory possibilities of self-realized human potential across transnational, global borders.

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The Lost Boy

Anushka Sisodia

“And his body screams for liberty, screams of loss

Noises felt by all, heard by none.

And when he cries, he cries quietly

Haunted by the towering villain inside his mind.”

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In Defense of Retiration

Marta Santivanez Fernandez

Put some distance between you and the girl who is rushing home, terrified she’ll get hurt in the street. Offer to care for your neighbor’s kids while she talks to her friend about her pain and her fear. Scream the same facts and figures again and again, because they continue to not be okay. Speak up, speak up, speak up. Reiterate.

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