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Water as a Human Right
Access to good, clean water is a necessity to live a healthy life. Does this mean that access to water should be a human right?

Hobby Lobby Ruling
In June 2014, the SCOTUS ruled in favor of Hobby Lobby in a case that allowed them refuse to provide birth control coverage to their employees. This move by the Supreme Court may protect the “religious rights” of Hobby Lobby employers, but it takes away from women’s rights.

Fair Trade Shopping
Would you buy a product if you knew it had been produced by a slave or a person working under poor conditions? Probably not. Buying fair trade is a way to support the ethical treatment of laborers in developing nations, and it sends a message that we will not tolerate exploitation of any kind.

I Am Malala Book Review
Malala Yousafzai is a remarkable young woman, and her book, I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban, gives you the opportunity to get to know this incredibly brave and intelligent person in a brand new light.

Human Trafficking in the U.S.
Human trafficking is modern slavery, and has many forms. Although it may seem like a problem that would only be found in developing nations, it's actually found everywhere - even the United States of America.

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights
As human beings, we have inalienable rights that we are born with. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was created to both define and protect these rights. Though it was created just after WWII, it is still as valuable today as it was then.

The Geneva Conventions
The Geneva Conventions are highly important because they protect civilians and those who are no longer able to fight. These Conventions remain as timely and relevant to us today as when they were ratified.

Isla Vista Killings and Misogyny
A brutal attack on May 23, 2014, in Isla Vista, California left six people dead and several others wounded. Misogyny played a part in this awful tragedy, and demonstrated how all women are affected by sexism.

Social Media and Activism
Can a hashtag change lives? It just might for over 200 kidnapped girls in Nigeria; social media has brought their story to the entire world.

Drawbacks and Alternatives to Voluntourism
What is “voluntourism”? Though it may have drawbacks, some good may come from it, and, better yet, there may be some good alternatives to it.

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