Jenna Homewood


About Jenna Homewood

Graduate from the University of Auckland, majored in Geography and Sociology. I am interested in multifaceted issues relating to human rights, social justice, sustainable development and climate change.

Proposed Oil Exploration And Armed Violence Threatens Conservation Of Democratic Republic Of Congo’s National Parks

On May 3, the NGO, Global Witness revealed that the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) government is planning to allow oil exploration in two of their national parks. The government plan to reclassify land and remove protected status would enable oil drilling within two UNESCO-protected World Heritage Sites– the Salonga […]


War-torn Eastern Ukraine’s Classrooms Riddled With Bullet Holes

According to a statement released on 4 May by The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), 200,000 children in war-torn eastern Ukraine are forced to learn in classrooms riddled with bullet holes and school-grounds scattered with metal remnants of war. The ongoing conflict between Ukrainian government forces and Russian-backed separatists has severely […]


Conflict-Minerals Legislation Fails To Prevent Human Rights Abuses

At the end of this month, Intel, HP and other companies are expected to report to the US Securities and Exchange Commission to disclose information on whether the minerals used in their electronic products were sourced from mines which support the funding of armed conflict in Central Africa. Obama-era legislation […]


British Citizens Wrongfully Threatened With Deportation 1

Britain has threatened to detain and deport Commonwealth nationals, including Windrush-era citizens. Thousands of individuals have been denied their rights to continued occupation and residence in the UK because they cannot provide documentation to prove their citizenship. Between 1948 and 1971, approximately 50 000 people from the Caribbean, known as the Windrush […]


Migrants In Libya Detained And Sold At “Slave Markets” 1

Recently the United Nations Human Rights Office reported that asylum seekers in Libya were being detained, bought and sold at ‘‘open slave markets.” Migrants are intercepted by the Libyan authorities as they attempt to be smuggled across the Mediterranean into Europe. They are treated as commodities and auctioned off for profit […]


Treaty Signed To Protect Rights Of Environmental Defenders In Latin America 1

Earlier this month on March 4th, a multinational treaty was signed in Costa Rica by 24 Latin American and Caribbean nations to protect the rights of environmental defenders. The agreement is officially known as the “Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Public Participation and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters […]


Social Media And Tech Companies Fight Against Illegal Wildlife Trade 1

In recent years, the illegal trafficking of ivory and other exotic wildlife products has grown exponentially through the use of social media and the internet. To help eradicate wildlife trade, a coalition was launched on March 7th by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), Wildlife Trade Monitoring Organization (TRAFFIC), and International […]


Conflict Between Nigerian Farmers And Herdsmen Provoked By Climate Change

Nigeria is currently experiencing ongoing conflict between indigenous, subsistence farmers and nomadic herdsmen, who are mainly of the Fulani ethnic group.  Amnesty International reported 168 deaths in January 2018 as a result of clashes between farmers and herdsmen in several Nigerian states; Adamawa, Benue, Taraba, Ondo and Kaduna.  Farmers say herders […]