Social Affairs

Ending the pain of loneliness in Australia

UNSW researcher Dr Sophie Lewis says health professionals can often misdiagnose loneliness as depression.

San Francisco, Me Too sign raised high by a Women's March participant, January, 2018

UNSW academics say the trial of a former Hollywood movie producer will have a big impact on women.

Mabo Festival

Policies for Indigenous Australians must better reflect and prioritise Indigenous cultural values.

leather bag

Leather isn't just a by-product of the meat industry, and raises serious moral questions for anyone who cares about animal rights.

house for rent

One in four Australian households now rent their homes in the private rental market. Flexibility and lifestyle are key reasons some choose to rent even if they can afford to buy a home.

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UNSW Associate Professor Christy Newman and Scientia PhD Candidate Sujith Kumar from the Centre for Social Research in Health discuss the 2020 Mardi Gras theme - 'What Matters'.

Safe and brave spaces for LGBTIQ young people

UNSW Associate Professor Christy Newman and Scientia PhD Candidate Sujith Kumar from the Centre for Social Research in Health discuss the importance of safe and brave spaces for LGBTIQ+ young people and allies. In this episode, Christy and Sujith discuss the concept of 'medical spaces'. 

 Barricades during protests against the government in Chile, 2019

The politics of human rights is put under the spotlight in a book by UNSW Associate Professor of Philosophy, Jessica Whyte.

Sinjar, Iraq: Ruined home in Sinjar, destroyed during the war with the Islamic State.

UNSW Middle East expert, Dr Farida says killing ISIS’s leader will not end its terrorism, but tapping into youth grievances could stop lone-wolf attacks.

UNSW PhD student Giselle Newton is also a donor-conceived person.

A group of donor-conceived and surrogate-born people have spoken out at the UN in a renewed push to improve the rights of access to biological information.

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