Hope for many as vaccines roll out in Europe, but refugees and asylum seekers are left in poor conditions and excluded from vaccine plans
Covid-19 has affected all of us, but it has affected people seeking international protection disproportionately, both abroad and in Ireland.
David O’Sullivan reports on the recent ban on face coverings by Switzerland
There have been reports of sexual assault coming from Uighur Muslim sections of China. Emily Murphy explores the wider issue of the potential human rights crimes involved.
Pharmaceutical companies are commonly portrayed as manipulating illness to make a profit. There was hope when such companies began manufacturing covid-19 vaccines that they would be able to salvage their image through good-natured actions. But, has this opportunity been wasted?
Finally, vaccinations have arrived to provide some necessary hope in these strange times. However, global distribution has not necessarily used a universal approach.
The Department of Justice recently announced a Bill to outlaw the grooming of children. The Bill will create new criminal offences in this area of law, which will result in up to five years in prison if convicted.
Abortion has now been legalised in Argentina, but the country continues to be divided on the issue. This historic event brings long-fought-for change, but the conversation will no-doubt continue for some time.
Sophia Finucane gives her account of the events of the first ever annual STAND News Awards, where STAND News editors and contributors received recognition of their excellent work in 2020.
The last few weeks of news have been filled with horrendous accounts of institutionalisation in Mother and Baby homes, with government apologies, but there is another type of institutionalisation going-on in Ireland in 2021.
The wage gap is a problem of late-stage capitalism often discussed in regards to gender, but Ciara Mulgrew reveals how not only gender but race and migrant status influence this economic inequality.