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Human Rights

We have 474 blogposts in the field of Human Rights.
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Most used tags: Amnesty InternationalTrafficking, Refugees.

  • Billboards let us look back at 50 years gay liberation

    By on 1 August 2017

    50 years ago an important step was taken in England and Wales in decriminalizing homosexuality. On 27th July 1967, the Sexual Offences Act became law. Homosexual acts between two men became legal from then on. Artist Martin Firrell has created six...

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  • Canadian city tackles white privilege in anti-racism campaign

    By on 5 July 2017

    Wow. The City of Saskatoon, in Saskatchewan, Canada, has taken on racism in a very direct way. The billboard above (photo via CKOM) is confronting passers-by with the concept of white privilege and ingrained racism. It’s part of a...

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  • Hands-on work really do change lives of newcomers

    By on 18 April 2017

    This video contains three 15-second spots from the Afghan Woman’s Organization (AWO) based in Canada. Each spot shows a simple intervention to the life of a newcomer. The ads are shot in a single take and uses staging inspired by live theatre...

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  • Unexpected images. Powerful stories.

    By on 14 March 2017

    To mark the publication of a new report on the 6th anniversary of the conflict in Syria, Save the Children has commissioned a series of powerful images from photographer Nick Ballon, image-maker Alma Haser and art director Gem Fletcher. What...

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  • A different kind of bath bomb

    By on 12 March 2017

    You’ve got to love LUSH. A major UK retailer of soaps and bath stuff and gooey things that smell nice, they’re a presence on every major high street and train station. And they also put their conscience right up...

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  • ACLU Dash Button turns political anger into action

    By on 23 February 2017

    Amazon Dash Buttons are physical buttons that allow you to order consumable items instantly  without opening a browser or app. American designer Nathan Pryor wondered, “Why reserve that instant gratification for physical goods? Why not push a button and do...

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  • Shepard Fairey about We The People

    By on 30 January 2017

    This video is nice rough cut made in the days of the Trump inauguration and the following Women’s March in Los Angeles. But the filmmaker Laura Rudich began with an interview of Shepard Fairey at his latest exhibition in gallery Subliminal Projects....

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  • Censorship of #AsAmericanAs ads proves their point

    By on 17 January 2017

    Fusion Media Group recently hired New York agency SS+K to produce a series of posters about American diversity. When they tried to have them placed in out-of-home locations in major US cities, to their surprise several iterations were rejected by...

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  • Sweden celebrates 250 years of free speech with silent speech

    By on 3 December 2016

    On 2 December 1766, 250 years ago, the Swedish parliament (Riksdag) passed the Freedom of the Press Act. It is the oldest in the world. Now, 250 year later, in many parts of the world, fundamental rights and freedoms...

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  • Hardest-hitting Red Cross ad ever: “Even wars have rules”

    By on 26 November 2016

    “Victory by any means isn’t victory at all” is the text that lingers after seeing this hard hitting ad from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). It sounds almost desperate. It is this undertone what the viewer scares the most...

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