Emily Forrester


About Emily Forrester

Emily is studying a Bachelor of Arts at UNSW, majoring in Development Studies and International Relations.


Parenthood And Politics: The Social And Political Symbolism Of Jacinda Ardern’s Maternity

On June 21, 2018, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern gave birth to a baby girl, Neve. Arden has become one of two women who have given birth whilst in positions of national leadership, and her maternity is highly significant as a symbol of political progress and acceptance, as well […]


When It Comes To International Development Assistance, Is Money The Answer?

On the week of May 28, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) celebrated OECD Week. The event aimed to promote ‘collaboration’ and ‘co-creation’ amongst states. However, the persistence of global inequality prompts questions concerning the success of official development assistance (ODA), as defined by the OECD as ‘flows […]


Burundian Opposition Rejects Referendum Results

On Saturday May 19, a Burundian opposition coalition, the Amizero y’Abarundi bloc, announced to The Associated Press that it would not accept the results of the nation’s recent referendum. Agathon Rwasa, the head of the bloc, labelled the vote a “parody” and “undemocratic.” It has been reported by Al Jazeera […]


Alabama Welcomes The National Memorial For Peace And Justice

On 26 April 2018, America opened the doors to a new museum. It won’t display dinosaur bones, nor ancient treasures, but rather it will memorialise the victims of white supremacy. In America, white supremacy remains pervasive in contemporary society and this museum has the opportunity to open up new discussions […]