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Academic Corner

Abortion at the intersection of different actors’ life

Abstract
Abortion impacts different actors and human rights. This gives a rise to the question: “why is abortion such a difficult concept regarding human rights?”. I intend to argue that abortion is a complicated concept because this concept is at the intersection of several people’s rights. After having discussed the different angles of human rights on abortion, the people able to be pregnant such as ciswomen, trans and non-binary people are the most concerned by abortion right because abortion protects a lot of their rights. Abortion could indeed be seen as contradicting the right to life. However, the status of the unborn child highly depends on the conceptualisation of human rights and each legal system. For the case of the biological father or the unborn child, abortion does not affect significantly their rights. The people able to be pregnant are the most concerned by the action of abortion because their rights are clearly influenced by the obtention of this right.

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News

What happened in November 2020?

New Zealand: Nanaia Mahuta has become the first Maori woman to be appointed as Minister of Foreign Affairs. She has vowed to bring a broader perspective to the role, promoting indigenous voices within global affairs. A member of parliament since she was 26, she served as the Minister for Maori Development between 2017-2020.   Poland: After […]

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Music

Playlist November 2020

Welcome to the November playlist of music exclusively by women and non-binary artists.

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opinion

Modern Day Feminism on Supporting Femininity

By Tamkeen Mir When I was in my early teens, I remember being a complete tomboy. I loved football, hated makeup, basically hated anything ‘girly’. To me, the definition of being cool was being ‘one of the guys’ because I thought it made me come across as tough and badass. Black was my favourite colour, […]

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News

What happened in October 2020?

Poland’s constitutional tribunal has ruled that abortion due to foetal defects is unconstitutional. The right-wing Law and Justice Party (PiS) government previously attempted to ban all abortions in 2016 but scrapped the plan following the Black Protest, when women nationwide took to the streets wearing black, with many striking on Black Monday. Poland is a […]

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Film review Film Screenings

Film review: Papicha

Papicha is a film by Mounia Meddour from 2019 co-produced by Algeria, Qatar, Belgium and France. “Papicha” in French from Algeria means “stylish girl”. The dramatic film tells the story of Nedjma, a student in Algiers. It happens at a time when in the 1990s Algeria was having a civil war. Nedjam refuses, however, to […]