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Chilean Constitutional Tribunal upholds parental rights

The Chilean Constitutional Tribunal has handed down a key decision in Latin America upholding parental rights.

Censored Colombian social media star: “Everyone has the right to freely share their beliefs”

The Colombian Constitutional Court has agreed to review the case of Colombian social media star Erika “Kika” Nieto. There are high hopes for a positive ruling affirming freedom of speech.

Abandoned Indian mother exposes the harmful practice of sex-selective abortion

Being a woman can bring life-threatening challenges to those living in South Asia – from before birth all the way into adulthood. Bhavana*, a young mother in Dhanbad, Jharkhand is familiar with such discrimination.

In the West, ‘Incorrect’ Speech Is Increasingly Treated as Blasphemy

Freedom of speech is one of the most fundamental American values. This value was brought all the more sharply into focus recently when my fellow expat, Prince Harry, quite royally offended his host nation by calling the First Amendment “bonkers” on the California-based Armchair Experts podcast.

How the Irish, and Many Others, Lost Their Religious Freedom to COVID Restrictions

Around the world, religious institutions bore the brunt of coronavirus rules. We can’t let this happen again.

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