We've launched a six-month investigative series exploring who the new populists are, what factors brought them to power and what they're doing once they're in office. Follow the link in bio to find out more.
Nadia Murad and Denis Mukwege received the 2018 Nobel peace prize today for their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict. Murad is a Yazidi rights activist from northern Iraq and a survivor of sexual slavery. Mukwege has been operating on thousands of women and girls that have survived sexual violence in the DRC. In her acceptance speech, Murad said "thank you for the honour you bestowed on me, but no prize in the world can restore our dignity other than justice." Photo: Reuters/AFP
After receiving alleged racist abuse during a football match at the weekend, England and Manchester City player Raheem Sterling has accused some sections of the media of helping to "fuel racism" with their portrayal of young black players. Responding on Instagram, @sterling7
said he wasn't surprised by the abuse. He shared two stories published by MailOnline suggesting that young black players are portrayed differently to white players. The incident at Stamford Bridge came a week after a Spurs supporter was arrested for throwing a banana skin at Arsenal's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang during the north London derby. Anti-discrimination charity @kickitout
called it “yet another great day of football damaged by prejudice." Follow @guardian_sport
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, the youngest person elected to US Congress, believes the climate movement is going to be the civil rights movement of our generation. This week she joined forces with potential 2020 presidential candidate Bernie Sanders to call for a climate change revolution.
Journalism is more dangerous – and more under threat – than at any point in the last decade, according to a new report, which found that 78 journalists were killed last year while doing their job. 326 journalists were imprisoned for their work in 2017 and more than half of them were held in Turkey, China, and Egypt. According to Thomas Hughes, executive director of human rights organisation Article 19, hostility towards the media is becoming normalised around the world, amid a proliferation of populist leaders who have echoed the language of the US president and vilified journalists for simply doing their jobs.
Dozens of students in the Paris suburb of Mantes-la-Jolie were made to kneel with their hands on their heads on Thursday, amid unrest that has spread to schools during three weeks of anti-government demonstrations. Protests at nearly 300 schools against stricter university entrance requirements have added to the unrest as Paris prepares for another weekend of gilets jaunes (yellow vests) protests.
For some people, hostility is an everyday experience. Groups like the Windrush generation have been denied basic human rights. Paulette, pictured here with her daughter, was detained and threatened with deportation, despite having lived in the UK for 49 years. The Refugee and Migrant Centre achieved justice for her in the end and continues to stand up for many more in her position. This year's Guardian and Observer charity appeal will help charities like the RMC bring fairness, justice and dignity to vulnerable British citizens and migrants. Tap the link in bio to see how you can join the fight against #everydayhostility
An investigation has found evidence of excessive and illegal overtime, basic pay rates as low as 85p an hour, no holiday or sick pay and high levels of exhaustion among the largely female workforce making toys for Disney, Mattel’s Fisher Price brand and other toy companies. The investigation found that, when costs were broken down, each of the women on the production line was receiving just 1p for every doll produced. Many of the biggest toy makers – including Disney and Mattel – are members of the International Council of Toy Industries Ethical Toy Program, which sets out expected industry standards to improve working conditions in factories. A spokesman from the council said: “We take the issues raised (...) very seriously and have launched our own investigation. We will quickly and effectively address any issues identified which are in breach of our standards.”
Elizabeth Uviebinené and Yomi Adegoke, co-authors of @slayinyourlane
: the Black Girl Bible, tell @imaniamrani
why they created a guide to help readers navigate their way through education, work and dating, while also sharing their own experiences as black British women. Tap the link in bio to watch the full interview.
Cuba is one of the last countries that hasn't rolled out full internet access on mobile devices. That changes today. Still, there are concerns many people won't be able to afford it. Nearly half of Cuba's population own mobile phones, but with the average state wage around £23 ($30) a month, even the cheapest £5 ($7) monthly internet packages will be too expensive.
A duet between two of the biggest pop stars has sparked a debate about gender standards. Beyoncé and Ed Sheeran performed together at the Global Citizen festival in Johannesburg, South Africa. Sheeran was dressed in a casual outfit while Beyoncé wore an extravagant couture dress. People are arguing it's a perfect example of how the baseline for what's acceptably attractive requires so much more effort for women than it does for men. Do you think this image represents a larger truth about gender norms?
Hundreds of red shoes have been left at Habima Square in Tel Aviv, Israel in protest against the government's lack of action on domestic violence. At least 24 women have been killed in Israel this year as a result of domestic abuse and most of the victims had told the police they feared for their safety. Israel's prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has promised to fast-track a bill to tackle domestic violence.
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