‘Public health’, ‘social solidarity’ and a modern Greek tragedy…

By Dr. Maria Fotopoulou, Sofia Galinaki and Chara-Ismini Papageorgiou1 We are writing these lines in November 2018; 6 years after the Greek Ministry of Public Health and Social Solidary first issued Health Regulation No GY/39A, which gave the Greek police the power to detain drug users, amongst other groups, for forced HIV testing and compulsory …

21 year old Eleni Topaloudi: Gang rape and murder in Rhodos

By Sissy Vovou Member of the editorial committee of the feminist website tomov.gr In the beautiful Greek island of Rhodos, a tourist attraction for many, a terrible femicide took place on the 28th of November. A young woman was found nude (wearing only her bra) in a deserted, inaccessible and rocky beach. The investigations started …

Amnesty International withdraws human rights award from Aung San Suu Kyi

Proposed by Alexia Tsouni 12 November 2018, 17:29 UTC Amnesty International announced today that it has withdrawn its highest honour, the Ambassador of Conscience Award, from Aung San Suu Kyi, in light of the Myanmar leader’s shameful betrayal of the values she once stood for. On 11 November, Amnesty International’s Secretary General Kumi Naidoo wrote …

Pakistan: Christian woman accused of blasphemy at risk: Aasia Bibi

Proposed by Alexia Tsouni 6 November 2018, Index number: ASA 33/9373/2018 Aasia Noreen, known as Aasia Bibi, is a Christian farmworker who was convicted of blasphemy and sentenced to death in 2010. Despite being acquitted of all charges by the Supreme Court, the Pakistani government gave in to demands by a violent mob, stopping her …