justice and rights

International Museum Day provides an opportunity to think about whose stories are told and whose are left out when we commemorate the past.

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For museums to be truly inclusive, decolonised and spaces of education and research requires a rethinking of power relations and learning from past lessons.

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Student demonstrations at many universities, sparked by the Israel-Hamas conflict, revive an old legacy. But these are different times.

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Indian migrant workers have a long history of repression and poor treatment. In 2024, nothing has changed.

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Indian diplomatic missions need to closely monitor the security situation and assess the threat perceptions to its communities.

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India’s new code throws into doubt whether its citizens are truly protected from the arbitrary exercise of power by public officials.

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The reshaping of constitutionally guaranteed freedoms by bringing young adults’ sexual choices under the radar of the state has sinister implications.

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Fair access to water is an issue for millions of people in India. Who controls access and how this is governed needs fixing.

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In most countries around the world, domestic workers are excluded from general labour laws. Indonesia’s Domestic Worker Protection Bill can change that.

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Economic empowerment, targeted legislation and cultural shifts are required to create gender-just societies and restore women’s dignity

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Expectant mothers deserve proper care when giving birth. Instead, some face forced surgery, bullying, coercion and insufficient pain relief.

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