"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”

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”

Justice Triumphant: Guatemala's Attorney General in St. Andrews

On October 22nd, the University of St. Andrews had the distinct pleasure of hearing Dr. Claudia Paz y Paz give the first of a series of lectures on Latin America. As the current and first female Attorney General of Guatemala, this lecture series could not have begun with a more impressive individual; as Paz yContinue reading “Justice Triumphant: Guatemala's Attorney General in St. Andrews”