Child brides: the global victims of gender-based violence

Photo credit: ‘Girls Not Brides Global Member Meeting’ by Hassan Ouazzani via Flickr By Louisa Campbell The reality of child marriage pervades young girls’ lives across the globe. Child brides are more likely to be victims of domestic, sexual and physical violence as well as less likely to finish their education. This harsh reality isContinue reading “Child brides: the global victims of gender-based violence”

Myanmar: The Fervour, The Courage, and The Seriousness

Photo by Macau Photo Agency on Unsplash By Jack McGrath On the 1st of February 2021, the Tatmadaw – Myanmar’s military – seized control of their government. They were led by Min Aung Hlaing, commander-in-chief of the Myanmese armed forces: the man, almost undoubtedly, most responsible for the ethnic cleansing of Myanmar’s Rohingya people.  OfContinue reading “Myanmar: The Fervour, The Courage, and The Seriousness”

Myanmar: Pro-democracy demonstrators’ winning the social media battle to keep hopes alive

Photo by STR/AFP via Getty Images By Louise Palmer The rise of social media as a platform for organised resistance has changed the context in which all authority operates. Apps such as Facebook and Tik Tok have the potential to mobilize greater numbers of people in less time than ever before. One of the bestContinue reading “Myanmar: Pro-democracy demonstrators’ winning the social media battle to keep hopes alive”

Air Pollution and Rights to Clean Air: Disproportionate Rates of Premature Mortality in Women

Photo by Quinn Buffing on Unsplash Written by Jessica Harris During the first few months of spring this year, banana bread and elaborate recipes flooded social media platforms as homebound citizens were combatting boredom under national lockdowns. Since the outbreak of the coronavirus, much of the developed world has spent more time in the kitchen, claiming the spaceContinue reading “Air Pollution and Rights to Clean Air: Disproportionate Rates of Premature Mortality in Women”

Forgotten in Concentration Camps

Early picture from the “re-education” camps in Xinjiang uploaded to WeChat. Retrieved from Flickr.com Since the beginning of mass quarantines in China as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, China’s draconian policies addressing the spread of the virus have come under scrutiny. Since its discovery in China’s Hubei region, the virus has quickly spread acrossContinue reading “Forgotten in Concentration Camps”

Forgetting the Forever War

By MacKenZie Rumage Air Force Airman Holding Refugee Child in Dar Ul Aman, Kabul by Cecilio M. Ricardo Jr., April 8, 2007 via Flickr On Saturday, March 1, the United States and the Taliban signed a peace deal after a week-long semi-cease fire and months of negotiations. The peace deal comes after President Donald TrumpContinue reading “Forgetting the Forever War”

Opinion: A Street Fight With Authoritarianism

Protestors clash with police, via Lam Yik Fei for The New York Times 22 years ago, Hong Kong was handed back to China. The Chinese promise was that they would allow us to have our own autonomy until 2047, upholding the ‘One Country, Two systems’ until then. The recent proposal of an extradition bill backedContinue reading “Opinion: A Street Fight With Authoritarianism”

Who are the North Sentinelese?

In November 2018, the eyes of the world turned with fascination to a small island in the Bay of Bengal after an American missionary named John Allen Chau met his death there at the hands of the native people. This article will explore the history of North Sentinel Island and its mysterious inhabitants, examining theContinue reading “Who are the North Sentinelese?”

Prisons on the Frontier: China’s Latest Human Rights Crisis

For over two hundred years, the Central Asian Uyghur people have represented one of the earliest and most visible examples of Chinese imperialism. When the Qing dynasty conquered huge swaths of what is now considered northwestern China in the 18th century, they incorporated the traditional Uyghur homeland as the province of ‘Xinjiang’ (New Frontier). SinceContinue reading “Prisons on the Frontier: China’s Latest Human Rights Crisis”

The Deteriorating Freedom of the Press – Myanmar’s Warning to the World

‘Anti-intellectualism’ is hostility directed at academics and thinkers, which can be poisonous to society due to how it allows academics to be scapegoated, and regimes can subsequently avoid political dissent by silencing and purging academics from society. However, this concept is not one that belongs solely to the past: it has taken on a newContinue reading “The Deteriorating Freedom of the Press – Myanmar’s Warning to the World”