Category Human Rights & Bioethics

Social Media and Women’s Rights

Laura Clevenger, Staff Writer “Women’s rights are human rights and human rights are women’s rights.” When Hillary Rodham Clinton proclaimed these words at the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, China in 1995 this was a radical idea. Women’s rights were seen as separate from foreign policy—a private issue far from the global society […]

Bumsters and Prostitutes: Intersectionality at Work

Jasmine Boutros NYU Abu Dhabi 2014 prostitute [pros-ti-toot, tyoot] noun a woman who engages in sexual intercourse for money; whore; harlot bumster [bum-stir] noun unemployed young men who try to hassle and hustle female tourists into giving them their money in exchange for sexual intercourse Common to the beach resort area of many developing countries, […]

The Other Half: Hong Kong’s Housing Problem

Nathaniel Johnson | Global Economics Columnist College of Arts and Science 2014 Hong Kong is a city known for its extravagance. At its most luxurious, Hong Kong rivals New York, Paris, and London. At its worst, however, the city more closely resembles the developing world. The following photos were released by the Society for Community […]

Health Reform for All – What About the Rest of Them?

Hewett Chiu | NYU College of Arts and Sciences 2014, Wagner Graduate School of Public Service 2015 Hewett Chiu is currently in the joint-degree B.S./M.P.A. program, studying Neural Science and pre-medicine in CAS and Health Policy, Management & Finance at NYU Wagner. He is the President & CEO of the healthcare not-for-profit Academy of Medical […]

The “Fisted-Hand Syndrome”: Looking at Domestic Violence From a Public Health Lens.

Renán E. Orellana, Co-Editor-in-Chief “In the nineteenth century, the central moral challenge was slavery. In the twentieth century, it was the battle against totalitarianism. We believe that in this century the paramount moral challenge will be the struggle for gender equality around the world.” ― Nicholas D. Kristof, Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity […]

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