JFA - Justice for All.
The jfa is an online and print publication focused on bringing key human rights issues to light. Its main goal is to provide people around the world with a platform to discuss, challenge, and review some of the main themes underlying the human rights discourse. We believe that journalism is an essential element of human rights advocacy, giving those who have been silenced a platform to raise their voice.
The world is changing. So must we.
We want to encourage young new voices from all over the world to contribute their perspectives on what justice means to them - in any format or medium they choose.
Tha jfa was born on the 8th of October 2018 as a subdivision of the LSESU Amnesty International Society with the objective to provide a platform for the LSE community to discuss, challenge, and reflect upon critical issues shaping contemporary human rights discourse. The first edition of the jfa began as part of the society’s committed push to bring it’s online human rights advocacy to print.
Seven months later, the jfa published its inaugural 100-page print edition showcasing the works and voices of young LSE writers, artists and poets as well as internationally established photographers and activists. Eternally grateful to its humble origins within the creative space of a warm student society dedicated to human rights, the jfa eventually established itself as an independent human rights journal on the 1st of August 2019.
2018 - 2019 EDITION: A climate of change
This first edition was made possible as part, and with the support of, LSESU Amnesty International Society.
The world is changing.
With the AfD becoming the second most popular party in Germany and the recent election of authoritarian nationalist Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil, the far-right is continuously on the rise. A caravan of people from Central America, walking towards the hope for a better life, is deemed a national security threat by President Trump and met with the mobilisation of the US troops. The WWF Living Planet report and IPPC warn that the annihilation of wildlife is now an emergency that threatens civilisation and give us 12 years to stop climate change. At the same time, in a historic decision, India’s Supreme Court has finally ruled that gay sex is no longer a criminal offence. Progress has been made with a record number of women, including the first two Muslim representatives being elected in the recent US Midterm Elections. A novel lawsuit was filed by 21 young people who argue that the failure of government leaders to combat climate change violates their constitutional right to a clean environment.
This journal is dedicated to human rights issues at the intersections of climate change and the changing social, political and environmental climate around the world.