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Applying Linguistic Relativism to Honour Killings

The term honour killing is derogatory to those who have been killed, it is celebratory to the perpetrators’ views, and further confuses Canadian society of its evil nature. The theory of linguistic relativism is applied to the term as language can ultimately impair or abet access to justice.

Say No to Gender-Based Violence

The most fabulous human gift is the ability to think and make a judgment based on specific knowledge and experiences. Gender-based violence is one of the greatest misguided vices of society and is the epitome of the deteriorating human logic.

‘A’ Is Not for Apple

A spoken word poem dedicated to both my younger and future self. This poem uses alliteration to reimagine the alphabet and reconsiders the language lessons our children should be learning.

Why Are Inmates Losing Their Minds?

Inmates who never showed signs of mental illness are losing their minds in prison while serving their time. The overuse of solitary confinement, overcrowding and other inhumane conditions need to be changed so inmates don’t return home worse off, resulting in some people going back to prisons and jails.

Domestic Violence: A Scar on Indian Society

The National Crime Records Bureau reveal that a crime against a woman is committed every three minutes; a woman is raped every 29 minutes; a dowry death occurs every 77 minutes, and one case of cruelty committed by either the husband or relative of the husband occurs every nine minutes.

Economic Development & Agrarian Crisis

The economic activities are meant for improving the quality of life. Favourable climatic conditions are prerequisite for cultivating the crops. Most of the farmer suicides are reported from drought prone areas. Low budgetary allocations to improve agriculture are adding fuel to the whole issue.

Women’s Inequitable Land Right in Bangladesh

Bangladesh being a developing country, there has been severe competition for ownership, control, management and use of the inadequate land resources. There have been many efforts in the recent few years to bring women into mainstream development, but they are declining far behind the patriarchal issues.

The 3 Pillars of Justice

International humanitarian law, refugee law and human rights law are complementary bodies of law that share a common goal, the protection of the lives, health and dignity of persons. They form a complex network of complementary protections and it is essential we understand how they interact.

Changing Face of Kashmir: Indian Cinema

Cinema is a fascinating subject, but Indian cinema, popularly known as Bollywood, is more because of the peculiar traits of the people who watch it. Kashmir as a paradise as evoked in films of 1960’s has carried over into recent films dealing with the Kashmir issue.

Racism Vs. Self-Hatred

The cradle of humanity is said to be right here in Kenya, represented by 1.6 million year old “Turkana Boy” discovered twenty years ago. In the intervening years since Turkana Boy, humanity has dispersed and, due to various reasons, have developed into a diverse group.

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