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Why I March

Juliette Marie

After joining the Collecti.e.f 8 maars, I began to consciously analyse more and more the status of inferiority women occupy in conversations, public spaces, and even within our own homes. Women are never given the same amount of respect as men, nor the space to use their voice equally.

“When we fight for women’s rights, it’s not just for daily rights, it’s not just for equality, we are fighting for emancipation of women.”

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Palestine: Life Behind the Wall

Arzucan Askin

My German passport – the most valuable thing I have ever owned - clutched in my hands, I tried to stay calm when heavily-armed soldiers approached us to search our bags for any suspicious or dangerous items… They called it ‘the waiting area’ of the checkpoint. An overly friendly term, given the hostile atmosphere in the securitized large hall that felt more like a detention centre. A soldier, his hand resting on the large machine gun over his shoulder, ushered us through the metal turnstile.

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Data Science for Human Rights

Nicole Lin

In essence, data science is a bag of tools at the intersection of mathematics, statistics, and computer science, used to harness a large amount of data for better-informed decision making. The same tools for commercial use to generate more profits can also be used for more effective international development programs, humanitarian relief missions, and human rights protection endeavours.

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Is there more to this photo than meets the eye?

Angana Narula

These children had become a part of my photography portfolio - anonymous, innocent, a symbol for what humanity was doing wrong - through the same medium that made me a symbol for what humanity was doing right. My relationship with photography matured into one ruled by skepticism; I, as person in possession of the camera, have control of how this story is told. To the outside world, my photographs were evidence that I had made a tangible difference to an impoverished community, but I knew that I had done nothing but paint school walls blue.

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Is the UK Citizenship Model in Need of Reform?

Elan Schwartz

In an attempt to bring awareness to the increasing problem of statelessness, Dr Bronwen Manby of the LSE Middle East Centre convened a workshop, ‘Preventing Statelessness among Migrants in North Africa’, where she shared the findings of research conducted in partnership with research centres in Egypt and Morocco, and invited others to speak on their engagement with the same issues in other contexts.

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The Human Cost of Wildlife Conservation

Arzucan Askin

Around the world, people, often indigenous, are becoming “conservation refugees” forced to leave their ancestral homelands for the creation of protected areas and wildlife reserves. Through this process of displacement, conservation has created racialized citizens and politicized landscapes.

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