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The UN has finally created a specific role to uphold LGBT rights, but its first mandate-holder is resigning after just a year.
Women activists from Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan and Muslims for Secular Democracy protest against the All India Muslim Personal Law Board and their clerics, October 2016.
The abolition of 'instant divorce' practice in India highlights how Muslim women are successfully and progressively changing gender rights.
Indian women protested against ‘instant divorce’, a practice that has been ruled unconstitutional by India’s Supreme court.
What are the implications of the 'instant divorce' ban in India? Will it provoke a wider re-evaluation of India's Muslim family laws, that affect millions of women?
Human rights groups condemned the Indian government’s intention to deport around 40,000 refugees of the Rohingya Muslim minority, who had fled to India from Myanmar.
The recent move by Modi's government to deport Rohingyas from India reveals the religious based-discrimination at the heart of the country's refugee policies.
If marriage is to be redefined, substantial protections should be provided for conscientious objectors.
Conscience protections for those opposed to same-sex marriage should not be seen as excusing bigotry. Rather, it is a legitimate means of best promoting everyone’s welfare.
Disability prejudice in the classroom can teach children early on that some lives are more worthy than others.
Two university professors explore their unlikely longtime friendship, providing lessons for parents of both "abled" and disabled children today.
As the marriage equality debate heats up, some Christian groups are depicting themselves as potential victims of discrimination.
In the marriage equality debate, those who once fought against protections for religious freedom are suddenly all for it.
Bias at work?
Even after years of federal and state laws making discrimination illegal, implicit bias still leads to actual economic harm for women.
A system first deployed in South Africa in the early 20th century continues to influence the way travel is monitored today.
His anti-PC 'manifesto' might be filled with nonsense, but that doesn't mean James Damore's thoughts have no value, or that he should have been fired.
Jules Kim, Zahra Stardust and Cameron Cox at the Festival of Dangerous Ideas.
Stigma continues to inform legal, social and cultural attitudes towards sex work and remains a barrier to health, human rights and justice. Developing stigma indicators is one step towards change.
Educafro, a Brazilian black activist movement, protested in 2012 to demand more affirmative action programs for higher education.
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'Positive discrimination' policies around the world are on the rise. What might other countries teach the U.S. about attaining racial, economic and gender equality in higher education?
Here's what can be done.
Australia has largely moved beyond acceptance of extremely objectifying ads for products with no inherent connection with sex.
As soon as next year, TV ads in the UK that perpetuate gender stereotypes or mock those who don't conform to them will be banned. Should Australia follow suit?
Sagardeep Singh Arora is challenging Melton Christian College’s decision not to enrol his son unless he agrees not to wear his patka (similar to the photo above).
A case before the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal highlights the need for schools to accommodate articles of religious and cultural practice in their uniform policies.
How can we ensure technology brings prosperity to us all?
Political and community leaders must act now to preserve the American middle class and adapt the US economy for the 21st century.
It turns out sex doesn't sell so well.
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Insurers complain noisily when regulators step in to stop them charging more to some groups, but there might be a benefit to us all when a better balance is found.
The Supreme Court’s decision in the Trinity Lutheran case is blurring the lines between church and state.
The Trinity Lutheran case signals the Supreme Court's willingness to interpret separation of church and state as religious discrimination. What will this mean for the future of vouchers and school choice?
Muslim women were particular targets of abuse.
A new report finds that Islamophobia is prevalent in Australia – to ignore it would only entrench the problem more deeply.