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A podcast by the Standing Committee on Human Rights and Peace (SCORP) branch of IFMSA-Groningen. We plan to use this podcast to educate ourselves, as well as you, about current events regarding human rights issues. We will accomplish this by inviting and interviewing experts who are knowledgeable about such topics. Thanks for joining us, we look forward for what's to come!

Let's Talk Human Rights‪!‬ SCORPGRONINGEN

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A podcast by the Standing Committee on Human Rights and Peace (SCORP) branch of IFMSA-Groningen. We plan to use this podcast to educate ourselves, as well as you, about current events regarding human rights issues. We will accomplish this by inviting and interviewing experts who are knowledgeable about such topics. Thanks for joining us, we look forward for what's to come!

    Let's Talk to: Graeme Reid! (Part 2)

    Let's Talk to: Graeme Reid! (Part 2)

    Welcome to another episode of Let’s Talk Human Rights! This is part 2 of this months episode, we’re bringing in Graeme Reid, the director of the LGBT+ rights program of Human Rights Watch. He is an anthropologist and a lecturer of LGBT+ studies in Yale. Join us while we discuss various topics on LGBT+ rights, including the human rights struggles, COVID and LGBT+ struggles, and the situation in Poland regarding the LGBT+ community. We also discuss how the LGBT+ rights improved over the past decades. 



    Thanks for joining us, we hope you find it informative!



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    • 20 min
    Let's Talk to: Graeme Reid! (Part 1)

    Let's Talk to: Graeme Reid! (Part 1)

    Welcome to another episode of Let’s Talk Human Rights! For this month episode, we’re bringing in Graeme Reid, the director of the LGBT+ rights program of Human Rights Watch. He is an anthropologist and a lecturer of LGBT+ studies in Yale. Join us while we discuss various topics on LGBT+ rights, including the human rights struggles, COVID and LGBT+ struggles, and the situation in Poland regarding the LGBT+ community. We also discuss how the LGBT+ rights improved over the past decades.



    Thanks for joining us, we hope you find this episode informative! 



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    • 26 min
    Let's Talk About: Female Genital Mutilation

    Let's Talk About: Female Genital Mutilation

    Welcome to another episode of Let's Talk Human Rights! For this episode we had the pleasure of talking with Marthine Bos. Marthine is a medical anthropologist / social nurse who specializes in training professionals wishing to speak about taboos within other cultures, especially topics surrounding sexuality and female circumcision.

    In this episode, we discussed Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). According to the World Health Organization, FGM is still practiced in over 30 countries around the world, with an estimated 200 million girls and women having been subjected to this practice.

    We touched on Marthine's experiences working in various African countries and what inspired her to go into the direction of Human Rights advocacy before moving onto background information about FGM. We then discussed what efforts are being done in the Netherlands and Internationally to combat and help survivors of FGM, before going into some reasons as to why it is still practiced today, why this logic is inherently flawed, and what we can do to further educate ourselves.

    Further Resources:

    End FGM Network

    Pharos FGM

    World Health Organization FGM 

    United Nations Population Fund: FGM Statisitics

    Thanks for listening, see you next time!



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    • 33 min
    Let's Talk About: Climate Change & The Right to Health (Part 2)

    Let's Talk About: Climate Change & The Right to Health (Part 2)

    Welcome to another episode of Let's Talk Human Rights! For this months episode we had the pleasure of talking to Marlies Hesselman. Marlies is a lecturer of international law at the University of Groningen, and also working on her Ph.D on the topic of “Universal access to Modern Energy Services in International Human Rights Law”.  Her expertise resides in areas such as international & European human rights law, socioeconomic human rights law, and energy poverty. We discussed a wide variety of topics, from the legal groundwork that protects the right to health to the outlook of the climate crisis.

    The episode is split into a 2 part series, with this being the 2nd part. In part 2 we talked about the outlook of the climate crisis for the next decade, as well as the different commitments governments have made to slow the impact of climate change. We also get into Target 7.1 of the Sustainable Development Goals, which aims to lift over 3 billion people out of 'energy poverty' by ensuring a first connection to electricity or gas for basic daily necessities and to clean cooking facilities. Finally, we talk about ways in which people can further educate themselves.

    We hope you enjoy, learn something, and as always, keep educating and advocating!



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    • 23 min
    Let's Talk About: Climate Change & The Right to Health

    Let's Talk About: Climate Change & The Right to Health

    Welcome to another episode of Let's Talk Human Rights! For this months episode we had the pleasure of talking to Marlies Hesselman. Marlies is a lecturer of international law at the University of Groningen, and also working on her Ph.D on the topic of “Universal access to Modern Energy Services in International Human Rights Law”.  Her expertise resides in areas such as international & European human rights law, socioeconomic human rights law, and energy poverty. We discussed a wide variety of topics, from the legal groundwork that protects the right to health to the outlook of the climate crisis.

    The episode is split into 2 parts, with this being part 1. We discuss first Marlies' inspiration for going into Human Rights work, then moving onto the effect of climate change on health. We also touched on the levels of human rights protections that exist, and how these human rights can and are being applied in developing countries as a way to fight for minorities.

    We hope you enjoy, learn something, and as always, keep educating and advocating!



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    • 26 min
    Human Rights 101

    Human Rights 101

    Welcome to the first episode of Let’s Talk Human Rights. In this episode, the four of us sit down to introduce human rights as a topic, by discussing some aspects of human rights history, of the United Nations, and international human rights documents which are of importance. We round off the episode talking about surveillance mechanisms of Human Rights today, and how countries are held accountable for their actions. Hope you enjoy!



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    • 30 min

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