equality Tag

Women's Clubs

For a very long time, women did not have any freedom and rights. In 1898, Jane Croly of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs wrote that women were able to reach out of their homes by themselves through religious institutions at first. As women started being involved in churches and charitable groups, this helped them to find companionship and facilitate change in communities.  Their groups...

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Community

We are moving towards a society which is coming together globally and not just for trade, but also as a community. The concept of globalisation is usually used for trade, which is one of the reasons behind communities getting so much integrated with each other.   There is a beauty in this diversity. People from different backgrounds and communities come together to solve global problems, or work...

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Human rights are rights inherent to all human beings, regardless of race, sex, nationality ethnicity, language, religion. These rights include the right to life and liberty, right to work and education. It also includes freedom from slavery and torture, freedom of opinion and expression and many more.   These rights are moral principles or norms that describe certain standards of human behaviour. They must be regularly protected...

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“We hear that if you want to eradicate racism, intolerance, injustice, all you need is education,” Joseph E. Aoun, president of Northeastern University, said. “That is not enough. There are people with culture, with education, who are racists, intolerant, and hateful. So, education is not enough. What is important is the experience. To bring your education into reality. To understand reality, and to impact reality.”...

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Toni Morrison

The world-renowned author Toni Morrison died at the age of 88 on 5th of August, 2019. She has helped shape modern literature and she will live on in her novels, essays, poems, and through the people. She has touched and inspired. She was the recipient of many awards including the Nobel prize in literature, Pulitzer prize, and Presidential medal of freedom.   When Morrison had visited Northeastern...

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The ‘Women who Empower’ summit held at Northeastern University was a room of change. Coming from different fields like magazine editing, sports, etc. ,where they have excelled, these women had some inspiring stories to tell about defeating patriarchy and achieving those dreams that they were crazy enough to see in their childhood.   Liukin, an Olympic gymnastic present at the event talked about how there was a...

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equal rights

Equality is the need of the hour and it is now universally advocated and accepted.  In today’s world to advance equality for all, actions can’t take place only in litigation. There must be other forms of advocacy. The role of journalists in shedding light on legal issues is, therefore becoming more important than ever before as will the use of social media. Eubanks, the founding...

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old play

The World is changing, slowly and steadily, with many people raising their voices against injustice. A recent addition was the #MeToo movement. It put forth thousands of stories from people, men and women alike, about surviving through non-consensual sexual advances. Apparently, the trauma is deep enough, and it certainly needs recognition. People have started questioning the real face of consent and how it works. Parents...

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right-to-vote

Alice Paul - does this name sound familiar to you? If not, you are in a dire need to read “Mr. President, how long must we wait?”  authored by journalist Tina Cassidy, a Northeastern University graduate. Alice Paul was an American suffragist, a women's rights activist and a feminist. She was one of the main strategists and leaders of the campaign for the 19th Amendment...

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The three pillars of a disadvantaged country are the dysfunction of education, medicine, and employment sector. What adds to the tripartite is the passivity of the people in the country, who have internalised the exclusion as fate, perhaps, with no revolt but gratitude for the sliver. Such is the condition of Nicaragua, a rural area in Africa and one among many areas deprived of proper...

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