Not Even the ‘Hotel Rwanda’ Hero Can Get Kagame in Trouble

The international community’s golden child at the 2018 Munich Security Conference. Photo by MSC / Hildenbrand By Anna Videbaek Smith Not even the late-night hours of August 27th 2020 could tame the scorching Dubai heat, as 66-year old Paul Rusesabagina boarded a private jet. While slightly jaded from ill health and the passing of time,Continue reading “Not Even the ‘Hotel Rwanda’ Hero Can Get Kagame in Trouble”

Sexual Liberation in Morocco: Not just a matter of morality

Photo by Fabio Santaniello Bruun on Unsplash By Charlotte Lang In an age of purported sexual liberation, it can be easy to forget that mandates around sexuality occupy not just a social sphere but a legal one. Since major reforms to the Moroccan Moudawawa (family code) were implemented in 2004, the nation has been laudedContinue reading “Sexual Liberation in Morocco: Not just a matter of morality”

Some Days are for Hope

Image by E.J Wolfson on Unsplash Written by Jack McGrath Yesterday, the 25th of September 2021, the Hazara community and their friends commemorated all those who were murdered, sold into slavery, and brutalised during the 1890-1893 Hazara genocide which was perpetrated by the then emir of Afghanistan Abdur Rahman Khan. It is a genocide thatContinue reading “Some Days are for Hope”

How to Ask for Your Human Rights: Lessons from Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Engraving of Elizabeth Cady Stanton by Henry Bryan Hall via Wikimedia I have never had to ask for my human rights. They were assigned to me, along with my name and my gender, around the moment I took my first breath. But how exactly does one go about asking for their rights? How can oneContinue reading “How to Ask for Your Human Rights: Lessons from Elizabeth Cady Stanton”

A Profile of South Sudan

With an increasingly rapid technology-driven news cycle, ongoing worldwide political crises occupy space in the collective consciousness for less and less time, with the exception of a few intermittently covered hot-button issues. Issues receiving particularly minimal attention also tend to be those with little to no relation to Western peoples, which in turn leads toContinue reading “A Profile of South Sudan”

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?”

Another Round of Temporary Peace: How the Trauma for Israelis and Gazans Has Been Extended

A recent reigniting of violence between Israel and Gaza has once again brought to light the toll constant conflict has on the lives of citizens on both sides of the border. After decades of conflict and bloodshed, the emotional, psychological, and physical impact on citizens of the region has taken a horrifying toll. For manyContinue reading “Another Round of Temporary Peace: How the Trauma for Israelis and Gazans Has Been Extended”

Tales from an LGBT+ Safe Haven in Beirut, Lebanon

Despite discriminatory laws that have criminalised ‘sexual acts contradicting the laws of nature’ (Article 534), there is a relatively thriving LGBT+ community in Lebanon. Among them, you will meet brave people of all ages who are committed to promoting LGBT+ rights and who dedicate much of their time explaining those rights to others within theContinue reading “Tales from an LGBT+ Safe Haven in Beirut, Lebanon”

Homelessness, Rights, and Dignity

Source: Wikimedia Commons ‘In its majestic equality, the law forbids rich and poor alike to sleep under bridges, beg in the streets, and steal loaves of bread.’ – Anatole France, Le Lys Rouge Human beings are embodied creatures, and as such every aspect of our lives is tied in some way to physical space. EvenContinue reading “Homelessness, Rights, and Dignity”

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”