The Decriminalisation of Rape: How American Institutions are Failing Victims of Assault

#MeToo via Pexels Chanel Miller was 22 years old when she was raped at a Stanford fraternity party. In her newly released memoir, she describes the various ways in which American institutions failed her, following her assault. Media outlets painted her as promiscuous; lawyers in court portrayed her as a liar. After being found guilty,Continue reading “The Decriminalisation of Rape: How American Institutions are Failing Victims of Assault”

The Nauru Files and Australia's Dangerous Refugee Rhetoric

On Tuesday August 9th, the Guardian released 2,000 incident reports from Australia’s immigration detention and offshore asylum processing centre on the Island of Nauru, an island in the Central Pacific so remote, that it’s nearest neighbour is Kiribati over 300 km away. According to the Guardian’s analysis, 51.3% of the reports involve children, despite childrenContinue reading “The Nauru Files and Australia's Dangerous Refugee Rhetoric”

The Nauru Files and Australia’s Dangerous Refugee Rhetoric

On Tuesday August 9th, the Guardian released 2,000 incident reports from Australia’s immigration detention and offshore asylum processing centre on the Island of Nauru, an island in the Central Pacific so remote, that it’s nearest neighbour is Kiribati over 300 km away. According to the Guardian’s analysis, 51.3% of the reports involve children, despite childrenContinue reading “The Nauru Files and Australia’s Dangerous Refugee Rhetoric”

Ghana’s Prayer Camps

Facing a chronic shortage of appropriate medical care, the families of disabled people in Ghana are resorting to ‘prayer camps’. With just 3 public psychiatric hospitals and 12 practising psychiatrists across the whole country, according to Integrated Regional Information Networks (IRIN), families have resorted to sending their disabled relatives to ‘prayer camps’ run by privateContinue reading “Ghana’s Prayer Camps”

The Silent Victims of Sex Trafficking

When people discuss human trafficking, the usual stereotypical imagery is evoked: an international young woman trafficked across borders, a group of children forced to harvest distant crops, an inner city brothel exposed as exploiting dozens of young girls and women. But rarely do we read of the male victims of human trafficking. Men typically occupyContinue reading “The Silent Victims of Sex Trafficking”