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Garment worker rights and fashion’s response to COVID-19

Inequalities across fashion sector highlighted through COVID-19 Peer-reviewed research by: Dr Taylor Brydges and Dr Mary Hanlon The global fashion and apparel industry is unequal by design, with asymmetrical power dynamics impacting garment worker wages and supports. What impact did COVID-19 have on the global fashion and apparel industry? How did international companies and brands …

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Love and social inequality

Love in the space–time of inequality: Attachment and detachment across unequal lives Peer-reviewed research by: Dr Samuel Strong This article highlights how understandings related to inequality are often understood through charts and graphs, and how as a result, solutions also often come in the form of more charts and graphs. And while that may make …

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On Canada’s commitments to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

How is Canada doing when it comes to meeting global standards set by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals? Peer-reviewed research:  Dr Tracy Smith-Carrier and Jacqueline On In 2021, Canada launched its Canadian Indicator Framework for the Sustainable Development Goals. In this article, the author’s show how Canada has committed to no more than ‘business as …

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Sport and wellbeing: young people from refugee backgrounds

Community sport and leisure programs for young people from refugee backgrounds, London, UK Peer-reviewed research article: Robyn Smith, Dr Louise Mansfield, and Dr Emma Wainwright While being forced to flee your home country at the hands of conflict, climate emergency or persecution brings unique trauma, resettlement brings new and complex challenges. In this article, the author’s …

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COVID-19 and children’s rights in Scotland

COVID-19 saw widescale disruptions to the social, cultural, political and economic fabric of everyday life for countless individuals the world over. New research from MacLachlan, McMellon and Inchley (2022) draw attention to the toll the pandemic has played on children’s rights, in the context of mental health. There is a need to shift away from …

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