Posts Tagged: human rights

QCEA reads #1: Radical Empathy by Terri E. Givens

QCEA reads is a new series reviewing books related to QCEA’s values and work on peace, justice and equality. Working in Brussels on EU policy, policy briefs to read are some of the most common literature we are exposed to

QCEA reads #1: Radical Empathy by Terri E. Givens

QCEA reads is a new series reviewing books related to QCEA’s values and work on peace, justice and equality. Working in Brussels on EU policy, policy briefs to read are some of the most common literature we are exposed to

Peace needs practice

This post is taken from introductory and concluding remarks by QCEA’s head of peace programme Atiaf Alwazir made at our conference called Peace education: Evidence and opportunities held jointly with Quakers in Britain. More information on QCEA’s work on peace: http://www.qcea.org/peace/. Given

Peace needs practice

This post is taken from introductory and concluding remarks by QCEA’s head of peace programme Atiaf Alwazir made at our conference called Peace education: Evidence and opportunities held jointly with Quakers in Britain. More information on QCEA’s work on peace: http://www.qcea.org/peace/. Given

France and UK: Govern with Truth not Trump tactics

Last week the British government proposed a free speech law to address what they described as the “chilling effect on campuses of unacceptable silencing and censoring”. Anyone who might reasonably consider themselves to have been denied a platform for their

France and UK: Govern with Truth not Trump tactics

Last week the British government proposed a free speech law to address what they described as the “chilling effect on campuses of unacceptable silencing and censoring”. Anyone who might reasonably consider themselves to have been denied a platform for their

Unethical and amoral. How the EU weapons programme neglects human rights

Bram Vranken, Vredesactie In the coming years, the European Union will spend billions of euros on the research and development of military equipment through the European Defence Fund. This poses fundamental ethical, legal and societal questions. Despite the issues at

Unethical and amoral. How the EU weapons programme neglects human rights

Bram Vranken, Vredesactie In the coming years, the European Union will spend billions of euros on the research and development of military equipment through the European Defence Fund. This poses fundamental ethical, legal and societal questions. Despite the issues at

The pandemic is no excuse for torture

In late May, the NGO No Name Kitchen reported that a group of boys seeking sanctuary in Europe had been found by the Slovenian police just after crossing the border from Croatia. A 16-year-old boy told the organisation that soon

The pandemic is no excuse for torture

In late May, the NGO No Name Kitchen reported that a group of boys seeking sanctuary in Europe had been found by the Slovenian police just after crossing the border from Croatia. A 16-year-old boy told the organisation that soon

There is no shortcut to a world without racism

“For every attempt made by marginalized people to express anguish and seek change for historical (and ongoing) harm, there’s always pushback from those who demand that we suffer only in the expected ways, express that suffering with an acceptable tone,

There is no shortcut to a world without racism

“For every attempt made by marginalized people to express anguish and seek change for historical (and ongoing) harm, there’s always pushback from those who demand that we suffer only in the expected ways, express that suffering with an acceptable tone,

No-one left behind: The rhetoric and reality of keeping our supermarkets stocked

“This is the worst place I have ever lived in”, Karidioula Kession a 32-year-old Ivorian man told the Spanish newspaper El País. Karidioula arrived at the Spanish enclave of Ceuta in 2016. “If I told my family I lived here

No-one left behind: The rhetoric and reality of keeping our supermarkets stocked

“This is the worst place I have ever lived in”, Karidioula Kession a 32-year-old Ivorian man told the Spanish newspaper El País. Karidioula arrived at the Spanish enclave of Ceuta in 2016. “If I told my family I lived here

Pandemic Patchwork: Threads from 13 countries

Some of us are gaining new rights to healthcare, and others are being further marginalised. With so much happening, its hard to look up from our national situations. Many stories are not being heard, but now more than ever we need to be learning from each other.

Pandemic Patchwork: Threads from 13 countries

Some of us are gaining new rights to healthcare, and others are being further marginalised. With so much happening, its hard to look up from our national situations. Many stories are not being heard, but now more than ever we need to be learning from each other.

Unsustainable political crisis in the Mediterranean

On the 10th April 2019 eight people are reported to have drowned in the Mediterranean Sea as their calls for help were ignored and no search and rescue operation intervened. The rest of the 20 people on board the small

Unsustainable political crisis in the Mediterranean

On the 10th April 2019 eight people are reported to have drowned in the Mediterranean Sea as their calls for help were ignored and no search and rescue operation intervened. The rest of the 20 people on board the small

Anti-migrant hate speech in Malta

Elysia Rezki is a student of European law at the University of Malta. She is currently undertaking a placement at QCEA where she is supporting our human rights programme. Back in Malta, she is also a volunteer with a human

Anti-migrant hate speech in Malta

Elysia Rezki is a student of European law at the University of Malta. She is currently undertaking a placement at QCEA where she is supporting our human rights programme. Back in Malta, she is also a volunteer with a human