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13 Nov 2013
anti islamic sentiment | Burqa | discrimination | full veil | Islamic dress | Religious symbols | Faith | Religion General | Secularism | Religion
The issue of religious-inspired face coverings worn by some Muslim women has caused controversy in many countries in Europe. For some people, these face...
This House believes that the EU should offer asylum to women from countries which have legislation that discriminates against women.
9 Oct 2013
asylum | discrimination | EUROPEAN UNION | Feminism | Gender | Islam and women | Women | Human rights | Immigration | International law | Law | Society
The right of asylum is a juridical concept, under which a person, in this case a woman, persecuted by her own government may be protected by another sovereign...
10 Apr 2012
Asylum is “protection from arrest and extradition given especially to political refugees by a nation or by an embassy or other agency enjoying diplomatic...
This House believes that countries with an imbalanced male/female ratio skewed towards males should encourage parents to produce girls.
17 Feb 2012
China | discrimination | gender | Gender | gendercide | India | selectiveabortion | Family | Society
This debate discusses nations with a large imbalance in the number of men and women within the population. The motion refers particularly to countries where...
This House believes that democratic governments should require voters to present photo identification at the polling station.
26 Jan 2012
democrats | discrimination | Photo ID | Politics | United States of America | voting | Politics General | Leadership | Local government | Voting
Voter identification laws are controversial precisely because they touch on one of the most fundamental political rights—voting. These laws concern a...
13 Sep 2011
Detention | discrimination | health | Hospital | Human rights | MAD | Madness | Mental Health | Mental Illness | NHS | Prison | protection | Rights | Sane | Section | Stigma. | Wellbeing | Health
Detention on the grounds of mental health aims to provide treatment and safety for those who are deemed unable to make an informed decision about their...
13 Sep 2011
Female genital mutilation or FGM is often referred to as 'female circumcision'. It refers to all procedures involving partial or total removal of the external...
13 Sep 2011
bioethics | British Medical Association | discrimination | health | public health | public policy | Smoking | surgery | tobacco | Health
Epidemiological studies have identified links between smoking and a wide range of medical conditions, from heart disease to male impotence. There is a vast...