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An Age of Consent of 14?

Peter Tatchell argues education, not criminalisation, is the best way to protect children when it comes to sexuality.... [read more]

Yemen - Court Battle Exposes UK-Saudi Arms Deals And Humanitarian Tragedy

On Monday 10th July, a ruling was handed down by London’s High Court, which should, in a sane world, exclude the UK government ever again judging other nations' leaders' human rights records or passing judgement on their possession or use of weapons.... [read more]

We Need an Index of Human Rights

Measuring and ranking every country's observance of human rights would give nations an incentive to raise their game, argues Peter Tatchell.... [read more]

George Bernard Shaw - A Marxist Study

'A good man fallen among Fabians' - V.I. Lenin ... [read more]

Reportage: Adjusting the Focus

Two book reviews by outRageous!... [read more]

Britain and Saudi Arabia - Collusion in Barbarism

Last September, Saudi was elected Chair of the UN Human Rights Council with Britain’s collusion... [read more]

Iraq: Between Drug Dealers and Death Squads

Hussein al-Alak shows how drug addiction has taken hold across Iraq following the invasion a decade ago... [read more]

The Implication of Syria's Civil Strife

Syria's Civil War is essentially a war between the majority Sunni Muslims and the minority Alawites (Shi'ites) who have ruled Syria for over 40 years. The result is a foregone conclusion. President Assad will lose and the Alawites will be ousted. Or will they? And before they do, what will be the price paid by others, asks Faysal Mikdadi.... [read more]

Freedom of Speech or Freedom of Corporate Interest?

Elijah Pryor talks about the power of the media in formulating the public's opinions... [read more]

Saudi Sheik's Obsession with Sex Fatwas

Iqbal Tamimi on how the Muslim religious edict, or fatwa, has been used to control women.... [read more]

Is Gender-based Violence the Greatest Barrier to Equality?

Amnesty International's Lucy Wake on the ongoing worldwide struggle against gender-based violence.... [read more]