Last month marked six years since the start of the Syrian war, which has forced millions of people to flee their homes in one of the largest humanitarian crises in modern history. Perhaps the artist who has most visibly used his work to draw attention to the conflict is Ai Weiwei, whose political activism has earned him a reputation as China’s foremost creative dissident. Ai has made works focused on the refugee crisis for years, but lately his projects have taken on a greater sense of urgency. His newest exhibit, Law of the Journey, was recently unveiled at the National Gallery in Prague and features a massive inflatable lifeboat with 258 faceless, rubber figures on board—evoking the treacherous journey some refugees make to Europe. Earlier this week, the Public Art Fund announced Ai would build more than 100 fence-themed installations in New York across multiple boroughs, asking the city’s inhabitants to reflect on the ideas of barriers, nationhood, and security. … [Read more...] about How Should Art Address Human Rights?
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LETTER ABOUT “CLEARANCE OPERATIONS” The reported flight of civilians came after a local administrator, in a letter seen by Reuters, last week warned dozens of village leaders in Rathedaung township that the army planned “clearance operations” against insurgents and urged them to go. … [Read more...] about U.N. rights chief says ‘as many as 10,000’ flee Myanmar army operations
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The Leader of the body, Chief Eric Ufom, was the official leader of Nigerians in the Diaspora delegation, to the United Nations, who as a member of the Rehabilitation International (RI), Disabled Persons International (DPI), United States International Council on Disability (USICD), International Disability Alliance (IDA), the International Disability Caucus (IDC); when the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), and UN 8th Sessions Ad Hoc Committee for the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities which was adopted on 13th December 2006, and also, signed and ratified with other Nations. … [Read more...] about PWD commission urge inclusion of Nigerians with physical challenges — US Based Non-Profit Group
The reproduction rate, Germany's benchmark figure for determining when to loosen restrictions, was 1.04 on Saturday, meaning that each infected person was spreading the disease to one or more persons. However, the seven-day reproduction rate was 0.90 on Sunday, reflecting an average of the last 8-16 days, according to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), Germany's public health agency. … [Read more...] about Survey: Only half of Germans keen to vaccinate against coronavirus