Tag Archives: human rights

FIFA: The Gift that Keeps on Giving Controversy but not “OneLove”

By: Ann Turner Light December 9, 2022 In 2010, before FIFA’s then President, Sepp Blatter, announced live that Qatar outplayed much worthier contenders for hosting World Cup 2022, Blatter verbally acknowledged the tension of that day; it was apparent from his body language, too. Between his awkwardness and our collective shock over the outcome was this message: the game […]

The Right to Food and Refugees: Food Autonomy, Dignity, and Cultural Adequacy Within Refugee Camps

By: Photini Kamvisseli Suarez December 5, 2022 The right to food is an internationally recognized human right, and is referred to in Article 25 of the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights:  “Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and […]

Gang Violence in Haiti Devastating Society and Humanitarian Efforts

By: Camila Torres Jaramillo October 31, 2022 The United Nations reports that 4.7 million people in Haiti, the poorest of all countries in the Americas, are currently facing acute “catastrophic” hunger.  Gang violence is jeopardizing the safety and welfare of Haitians in the midst of an acute political, economic, and health crisis. In response to international fear, on […]

Domestic Deporting: Desantis’ Shipment of Migrants to Martha’s Vineyard

By: Lara Kimmel October 5, 2022 This September, Florida Governor Ron Desantis claimed responsibility for transporting approximately 50 Venezuelan migrants—including seven families, with children ranging from 3 to 8 years old—to Martha’s Vineyard, a popular vacation destination in Massachusetts. In order to carry out his plan, Governor Desantis chartered two planes costing $615,000 total—$12,500 per passenger—dipping into the state’s $12 million Covid-19 […]