The principle of humanity requires that everyone must be treated humanely and equally in all circumstances. Human suffering must be addressed wherever it is found. The purpose of humanitarian action is to protect life and ensure respect for human beings. The term ‘the humanitarian imperative’ is used to describe the obligation of humanitarian organisations to meet the needs of disaster and conflict affected people.
Mind the gap: women confront discrimination on Equal Pay Day
The idea of equal pay seems straightforward: men and women should be eligible for identical remuneration for doing the same work. As we mark Equal Pay Day 2021, however, it is clear that women do not yet have that parity.