Week 7 and 8 recap

Apologies for the delay of this post! In Week 7 we watched a documentary that was made by the Guardian on FGM (Female Genital Mutilation). If you didn't make it to the meeting, I recommend that you watch it, as it really explains the cultural reasons for FGM in more detail: http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/video/2011/apr/18/female-genital-mutilation-video If you're interested... Continue Reading →

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The Death Penalty: A Case Study of State-Funded Slaughter

In the UK, the death penalty was banned in 1965. Now a distant memory of a more brutal past, it rightly remains relegated to the pages of history books. However, in many countries across the world, including the United States of America - a nation that prides itself on its supposed forward-thinking nature – capital... Continue Reading →

Unchosen: “Make Devon a Traffick-Free Zone”

Unchosen is ‘an anti-trafficking charity raising awareness of human trafficking through film campaigns nationwide’.  Human trafficking has recently been in the news in the UK due to the proposal of the Modern Slavery Bill; http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2014/apr/08/modern-slavery-bill-sweeping-changes .  Unchosen, funded by Comic Relief, held “Make Devon a Traffick-Free Zone” in the Alumni Auditorium at the University of... Continue Reading →

Exeter University Fresher’s Week September 2013 – What’s going on (so far!)…

Freshers week: 16th-22nd September 2013 Tuesday 17th: 'Get involved with Campaigning and Volunteering' -- Collaborative event with other volunteering and campaign societies Afternoon tea 2-5pm at Queens Cafe Thursday 19th: Film screening with an informal debate/discussion (and cake!) in Queens Building, LT1 Saturday 21st: Exmouth Beach Trip (meet 11am at Cornwall House) Sunday 22nd: Freshers Fair  Contact exeterhumanrightsupdate@gmail.com... Continue Reading →

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