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“You Will Never Walk Alone” - Polish Women* Strike Back
On November 28, 1918, Polish women won their right to vote. 102 years on, they are still fighting for their right to self-determination, equality and freedom of choice. Once a leader in advancing women’s rights, Poland achieved women’s suffrage two years prior to the United States and ahead of most European states. Today, Poland leads Europe as one of the most oppressive countries for women, violating their fundamental human right by denying them reproductive rights.
To Lesbos and Back Again: In a Continent That Has Forgotten Its Humanity
Nanna Vedel-Hertz, Master of Arts in Journalism, Media and Globalization, shares her experiences of travelling to a refugee camp on Lesbos, her disbelief in how human rights are discarded at the European borders and elsewhere, and the role of media.
You Are the Difference
I think there are three things right now that Humanity in Action can accomplish from a civil society perspective: draw the line, emphasize the difference, and provide a public space for the exchange of ideas on how to move forward as a network.
The Navajo Nation 8 Months Later
As COVID-19 has fundamentally altered the world, Senior Fellow Emily McDonnell wrote a second piece following her first on the effects of the pandemic on the Navajo Nation.
Congressman John Lewis: An Offscreen Moment
The solemnity only deepened when the smallest of the three boys said, “I want to be like you when I grow up.” To which the Congressman replied, “We need you now.”
Historical Justice: The Tulsa Race Riots
John Lewis Fellowship 2020 Fellows create a story map about the Tulsa Race Riots and historical justice.
What is a Shelter-In-Place Order Without Shelter?
In this article, Fellow Kendell Miller-Roberts calls for greater attention on the housing crisis in the United States, an issue predating the COVID-19 crisis and only being worsened by the pandemic.
75 Years Liberation: Towards a more inclusive and sustainable commemoration
Yesterday in the Netherlands it was National Remembrance Day and today it's Liberation Day. Days that inevitably have our attention, but which we also question. The past years have seen an increase in criticism about this ambiguous moment of commemoration. Is the Dutch National Remembrance inclusive and sustainable? And how can we use the lessons from the past to guide us into a better future?
Humanity in Action Press
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On People with Disabilities
What would happen if Hermione Granger was a girl with a disability? Why is disability is rarely discussed in terms of diversity? Who are people with disabilities?
Pre-Genocide - Warnings and Readiness to Protect
An anthology of personal interpretations, by researchers and writers, about alarm bells and the readiness to protect prior to genocides. The essays in this volume focus on the 1930s before the Holocaust in Germany, Poland, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands and Denmark - as well as the years before the genocides in Armenia, Cambodia, Kurdistan, Rwanda and Bosnia.
Shifting Paradigms: Humanity in Action Senior Fellows on Policy and Pluralism Across Borders
Shifting Paradigms is a volume of diverse articles on cross-border policy and pluralism written by Humanity in Action Senior Fellows.
Two Trees in Jerusalem
Cornelia Schmalz-Jacobsen in her touching account "Two Trees in Jerusalem" tells about the resistance of her parents, Donata and Eberhard Helmrich, against the horrors of National Socialism.
Transatlantic Perspectives on Diplomacy and Diversity
Recognizing the intensification of transnational conflicts that both violently divide and intimately link our global communities, this book is a collection of diverse essays, which tackle international relations and migration.
Reflections on the Holocaust
The first book published by Humanity in Action, Reflections on the Holocaust is a collection of essays from Humanity in Action Fellows, Senior Fellows, Board members and lecturers from 1997 to 2010.