Barack Obama delivering the 2018 Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture in Johannesburg.
Barack Obama was asked to give the Mandela Lecture because he represents what the global liberation struggle icon stood for. He struck the right chord.
Sign displaying the #metoo and #timesup message at the Women’s March in San Francisco in January, 2018.
Social media is a great tool for activists campaigning for social justice. But if it is not used with caution it can end up working against them.
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The broader nature of today's pro-choice movements show that a specific injustice can be a vehicle for highlighting wider social inequalities.
The commitment of vegan businesses to animal welfare is laudable, but are they being sheep in their labour practices by doing things the old way? Researchers are asking questions about their labour standards and commitment to social justice.
While the commitment of vegan businesses to animal well-being is laudable, is that where their ethical commitments stop? Are they reproducing bare-minimum labour standards, or aiming higher?
Children wait at a private charity after being released by Customs and Border Protection.
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United's CEO called the Trump policy 'in deep conflict' with his company's values, the latest example of a corporate leader speaking out on a political issue, something almost unheard of a few decades ago.
Homosexuality is criminalised in Morocco, and LGBTI people struggle to imagine a life of visibility and freedom.
Morocco's law combines with a strongly conservative society to create a real sense of danger among LGBTIQ people.
Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa opposes capital punishment.
Survey shows Zimbabwean policy makers need not fear a public backlash if they choose to abolition of the death penalty.
Celtic’s goal should be shared by others.
Celtic Women v Aberdeen
The Scottish club's move to support women's struggles with menstruation and sport is the first of its kind.
Protesters in Rio de Janeiro walk with a sign reading ‘Marielle lives’.
Black lives in Brazil are devalued and subject to violence on a horrific scale.
Does this man understand how his company can be a responsible member of society?
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Facebook is realizing it has broad obligations to society. Here's how it could start meeting them.
A memorial to the victims of the 1994 Rwanda genocide in Kigali.
The genocide memory in Rwanda is diverse and dynamic.
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More and more radical scholars and activists in the West are rejecting human rights. Is this right?
South African liberation struggle icon Winnie Madikizela-Mandela has died at the age of 81.
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's political power stemmed from the visceral connection that she was able to make between the lives of the oppressed black people, and her own.
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela carved her own political identity in the struggle for freedom.
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's struggle was for humanity, oftentimes waged in an inhuman way.
South African court rules that racism is a criminal offence.
Past cases indicate that verbal crimen injuria is not that serious. But a landmark sentence in South Africa has changed that.
Ruth and Maurie Crow with a plan of their linear city.
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Ruth and Maurie Crow were early advocates of the compact city. They also warned 50 years ago that a clear justice intent was needed to shape cities for their citizens rather than vested interests.
Those on low incomes get less back from home improvement schemes than they pay in government charges.
Those demanding free higher education don’t realise this would be a regressive policy.
The ethical and political reasons to avoid free higher education are unambiguous.
A Turkana woman buys food from a refugee woman in Kakuma camp in north western Kenya.
Refugee Studies Centre
Refugee policy may well be a humanitarian issue. But it is also a development issue.
South African President Jacob Zuma and Tobeka Madiba, his fifth wife, celebrate their traditional wedding with a dance.
Both South Africa's courts and its legislature have failed to do their bit in creating a culturally diverse society.