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New civil society research highlights state repression of human rights defenders in South Asia

New research by WISERD co-director, Professor Paul Chaney examines state and civil society organisation (CSO) perspectives on the contemporary situation of human rights defenders (HRDs) in South Asia using data submissions to the Universal Periodic Review (UPR), the United Nations five-yearly monitoring process. “Human rights defender” refers to anyone acting to: address any human right on…

Cyhoeddi erthygl newydd ar fesur hygyrchedd gwasanaethau bancio

Mae erthygl newydd, mynediad agored mewn cyfnodolyn ar fesur hygyrchedd i wasanaethau bancio gan Dr Mitchel Langford, Andrew Price a’r Athro Gary Higgs o Brifysgol De Cymru, wedi’i chyhoeddi yn ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information. Mae’r erthygl yn dangos sut y gellir mesur hygyrchedd i ganghennau banc ar wahanol adegau o’r dydd a thrwy ddulliau…

Grŵp gwyddoniaeth drwy law dinasyddion yn croesawu’r cam nesaf wrth iddyn nhw ymchwilio i ansawdd aer lleol

Yn ddiweddar, bu ymchwilydd o Brifysgol Caerdydd, Dr Nick Hacking, ynghyd ag aelodau Grŵp Gwyddoniaeth Dinasyddion y Barri, yn goruchwylio’r gwaith o osod monitor llygredd aer o safon uchel gan Think Air Ltd. Dyna oedd cam newydd yn ymchwil y grŵp i ansawdd aer lleol. Yr ymchwil barhaus hon gan y grŵp cymunedol lleol yw…

O Dŷ’r Arglwyddi i Senedd y Cenhedloedd a’r Rhanbarthau?

Ar 4 Gorffennaf, adroddwyd ar wefan newyddion Nation.Cymru bod Anas Sarwar, arweinydd y Blaid Lafur yn yr Alban, ac aelod o Senedd yr Alban, wedi galw am Senedd newydd o’r Cenhedloedd a’r Rhanbarthau i gymryd lle Tŷ’r Arglwyddi. Wrth siarad â’r Gymdeithas Fabian yn San Steffan, dadleuodd Anas Sarwar: ‘nad oes lle i Dŷ’r Arglwyddi,…

Understanding Geographical Variation in Union membership: a patchwork quilt or a regional divide?

Today (25th May), the Department of Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) released its latest figures for trade union membership. The long-term downward trend in union membership in the UK is well known.  Based on union records, trade union membership within the UK peaked in 1979 at approximately 13.2 million. Since then, there has been…

New research reveals civil society perspectives on LGBT+ rights violations in Caribbean Community countries

As part of the project Trust, human rights and civil society within mixed economies of welfare in WISERD’s civil society research programme, I’ve been analysing the human rights situation of LGBT+ people in Caribbean Community countries – alternatively known as CARICOM. Founded in 1973, it is an organisation of fifteen states and dependencies designed to…

‘Cynnal ein Dynoliaeth Gyffredin’

Mae’r Athro John Morgan yn eiriol dros ‘gynnal ein dynoliaeth gyffredin’ yn ei ychwanegiad diweddaraf i’r cyfnodolyn rhyngwladol, Weiterbildung. Mae’r erthygl yn ystyried enghreifftiau o ddelfrydiaeth a realaeth mewn achosion o gydweithio deallusol rhyngwladol a chyfnewidiadau addysgol. Bydd yr Athro John Morgan hefyd yn rhoi cyflwyniad ar y pwnc hwn, ar 7 Mehefin 2022, yn…

Dyfarniad Ysgoloriaeth Preswyl Fulbright i Dr Igor Calzada

Dyfarnwyd Ysgoloriaeth Preswyl Fulbright (SIR) i Dr Igor Calzada ym Mhrifysgol Talaith Califfornia, Bakersfield (CSUB) ar gyfer blwyddyn academaidd 2022-2023 gan Adran y Wladwriaeth. Cafodd y wobr ei chydlynu gan Gomisiwn Fulbright UDA-DU. Mae pwyllgor adolygu Rhaglen SIR Fulbright a gynullwyd gan Gyngor Cyfnewid Rhyngwladol Ysgolheigion (CIES) IIE a Bwrdd Ysgoloriaeth Dramor Fulbright (FFSB) wedi…

Social policy, law and civil society: Examining the European Union response to the Ukrainian refugee crisis

This latest blog post in WISERD’S series on the Ukraine crisis examines the response of the European Union. Specifically, it explores the legal and social policy response and the role of civil society. The Russian invasion of Ukraine that began on 24th February has created one of the most serious humanitarian crises in Europe’s post-war…

Deprived areas hit hardest by changes in access to bus services during the pandemic

Public transport was severely impacted during COVID-19 as people’s daily mobility patterns changed. This led to a substantial drop in demand as many workers were instructed to work from home and social distancing measures were introduced on existing services. Department for Transport statistics show a decline from 91 to 26 million passenger journeys on local…