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 →


A Turning Point for Human Rights in India?

The recent rape incident in New Delhi that caught the headlines worldwide really brought home the fact that women are extremely vulnerable in India. Over the last four years I have considered India to be a second home to me, spending all of my summers there. I have always been aware of the dangers women... Continue Reading →

Amnesty International Society take to the Forum to petition for Women’s Rights in Afghanistan!

Twas the 5th December, and Exeter University campus was full of Christmas cheer, tinsel… and Amnesty demonstrators?Last Wednesday, a group of keen human rights defenders descended on the Forum to highlight the issue of women’s rights in Afghanistan. Bearing placards of solidarity, members of Exeter Amnesty International society petitioned fellow students, asking the UK’s ambassador... Continue Reading →

Human Rights Or Cultural Imperialism?

This week our Amnesty society decided to take a step back and address the question we are frequently asked – what right do we have to make a judgement or interfere in the way other cultures function? 15 year old Malala Yousufzai was shot in the head by the Taliban on October 9th in north-western Pakistan, whilst... Continue Reading →

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