Heidi Warde


About Heidi Warde

My name is Heidi and I am originally from Rockport, Massachusetts. I am currently a junior at the University of San Francisco, majoring in politics with a concentration in transformations, and minoring in cultural anthropology, as well as English literature. I am particularly interested in international political violence against women in the context of the gendered dynamics of war, and in writing about these issues!

Pakistan’s Aurat Marches Spark Gendered National Controversy

Marches held in the name of International Women’s Day, March 8, across numerous cities in Pakistan this year ignited intense controversy, specifically surrounding the nature of many march-goers’ signs. Although the slogans displayed on the signs in question challenged the existing religious, economic, and gender norms in Pakistan, the lines […]


New Orleans Mayor Set To Apologize For 1891 Lynching Of Italian-Americans

New Orleans Latoya Cantrell will issue a formal apology on the city’s behalf on April 12th for the unprosecuted lynching of eleven Italian-Americans in 1891, in what is believed to have been the largest recorded lynching in United States history at the city’s American Italian Cultural Center, according to the […]


Japan Demands Apology From South Korea Over Remarks Of Emperor Akihito

Japan has formally requested an apology from the South Korean government after a legislator made comments regarding the current Japanese Emperor Akihito’s genealogical links to war crimes perpetrated during World War II, particularly against South Korean workers and women. Japan’s demand for an apology, in fact, came as a response […]


European Nations Recognize Guaido As Venezuela’s Acting President

Several European nations belonging to the European Union have recognized Juan Guaido as the acting president of Venezuela amongst national election controversy that has garnered both international attention as well as strife. The move, officially declared on Monday, comes as a challenge to President Nicolas Maduro’s fervent claims defending the […]


Nigerian Lawyers To Strike Over Suspension Of Top Judge

The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) called a member-wide court strike on Monday, following the executive’s suspension of the country’s top judge, Walter Onnoghen. Merely weeks prior to Nigeria’s general election, the act of suspension has garnered both domestic and international attention, contributing to, and highlighting, the decision’s controversial nature. According to […]