Justice Rising Blog Archives: May, 2013

Bangladesh- Regulatory Enforcement in Crisis: Part II

Nabiha Chowdhury | 05/28/2013

On April 24th, 2013, Bangladesh faced its worst industrial disaster. An eight-story garment factory collapsed, resulting in the loss of more than 1100 lives. A few days after the incident, Christian...

Peacetones Presents: Songs of Justice

Ruha Devanesan | 05/23/2013

As the most populous city in Eastern Africa, Nairobi, Kenya has many of the problems of any large city (crime, substandard housing, poverty, etc.), and is also at the center of a nation divided by...

We’ve Come a Long Way Baby... Or Have We?

Irit Tamir | 05/23/2013

While gender equality is enshrined in the 1948 UN Declaration of Human Rights, in the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women and in legislation in most countries,...

Beatrice Mtetwa and the Rule of Law: A Universal Medium for a Universal Message

Lorie Conway | 05/06/2013

When deciding how to produce a film about Zimbabwe several themes ran through my head. Some themes appeared to be narratives with a compelling storyline. But conferring with two colleagues who helped...

West Papua: A Journey to Freedom

Herman Wainggai | 05/03/2013

What are the changes that happened in the past 50 years that West Papua has been ruled by Indonesia?  Why do I reflect on my personal journey and write this? Because this has been the...

Rule of Law Highlights - May

WJP Staff | 05/01/2013

A look around the world at the latest rule of law events in May. World Press Freedom Day: May 3rd Stay tuned for our latest Index Data Spotlight dedicated to Freedom of Speech. For more information...

Yes! Women and Girls with Disabilities Do Math: We are the Keys to Our Future and Our Rights!

Stephanie Ortoleva | 05/01/2013

As we reflect on labor rights and workers during the month of May, pause and consider what the working world looks like to someone who cannot see, or hear, or move easily from place to place. ...