Review: Professor Wendy Savage’s Discussion of Abortion Rights

Human Rights Watch takes a stance on that the denial of the right to make a decision regarding an abortion as a fundamental violation of various human rights. Moreover, they underscore the importance of health and safety and how it is correlated with access to safe abortions. On Tuesday, 28 November, Professor Wendy Savage cameContinue reading “Review: Professor Wendy Savage’s Discussion of Abortion Rights”

Notes from the field: The UN Forum on Business and Human Rights 2017

“Human rights are not optional norms” stated Professor Surya Deva, the Chairperson of the UN Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations, at the opening plenary at the sixth UN Forum on Business and Human Rights. The Forum took place in November 2017 at the Palais de Nations in Geneva, theContinue reading “Notes from the field: The UN Forum on Business and Human Rights 2017”

Hatch4Good: Solving the Challenges We Face, Now and in the Future

Students from different areas of study at the University of Saint Andrews came together on 14-15 October as part of a national effort to instigate social and environmental change through the ‘Hatch4Good’ initiative. The aim was to inspire and innovate, to reform the old, and invent new means to live and promote sustainable resource use,Continue reading “Hatch4Good: Solving the Challenges We Face, Now and in the Future”

“The Mother of the Revolution” Visits St Andrews

Tawakkol Karman is a Yemeni journalist, human rights activist, and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate. On Monday 25 September, the Lafayette Club hosted Karman at Hotel du Vin, where she addressed the origins of the ongoing crisis in Yemen. Some quotations have been edited for clarity. Photography by Maddy Bazil for Lightbox, provided courtesy of theContinue reading ““The Mother of the Revolution” Visits St Andrews”

"The Mother of the Revolution" Visits St Andrews

Tawakkol Karman is a Yemeni journalist, human rights activist, and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate. On Monday 25 September, the Lafayette Club hosted Karman at Hotel du Vin, where she addressed the origins of the ongoing crisis in Yemen. Some quotations have been edited for clarity. Photography by Maddy Bazil for Lightbox, provided courtesy of theContinue reading “"The Mother of the Revolution" Visits St Andrews”

Review: The True Cost of Fast Fashion and the Globalized Economy

Most of us do not think twice when shopping at places like Forever 21, H&M, or Zara. In fact, the affordability of these stores has contributed to their consistent popularity, so much so that these so-called “fast fashion” retailers have become the primary destination for shoppers on a budget. Cheap, stylish clothing has become soContinue reading “Review: The True Cost of Fast Fashion and the Globalized Economy”

UNICEF On Campus St Andrews Third Annual Symposium Panel Discussion

On Friday 7th April, UNICEF On Campus St Andrews held the opening event of their Annual Symposium, their largest fundraising event of the year. The Symposium, which this year carries the theme of Migration and Health, spans two days and features a panel discussion and a day of talks from speakers with a variety ofContinue reading “UNICEF On Campus St Andrews Third Annual Symposium Panel Discussion”

Human Rights in the Age of Brexit and Trump

Last Wednesday, the LaFayette Club of St Andrews welcomed David Mepham, UK Director of Human Rights Watch, to deliver a talk on the current status of human rights in front of an attentive audience of over a hundred people at Hotel du Vin’s Ballroom. With an impressive career within policy and advocacy that has includedContinue reading “Human Rights in the Age of Brexit and Trump”

Preview of Childreach International’s Sold: The Movie

This week, St Andrews will showcase a film that tells a story not often told about people who often go unseen. A young Nepali girl named Lakshmi is sold into sexual slavery, forced to work in a brothel in India, and must find her way to freedom. Though the film Sold, starring Niyar Saikia, followsContinue reading “Preview of Childreach International’s Sold: The Movie”

Preview of Childreach International's Sold: The Movie

This week, St Andrews will showcase a film that tells a story not often told about people who often go unseen. A young Nepali girl named Lakshmi is sold into sexual slavery, forced to work in a brothel in India, and must find her way to freedom. Though the film Sold, starring Niyar Saikia, followsContinue reading “Preview of Childreach International's Sold: The Movie”