Mackenzie Dyer

Violation Of Faith: 1000 Children Molested By Catholic Priests In Pennsylvania, Report Reveals.

A recent U.S. grand jury report shows that at least 1000 of Pennsylvania’s children have been victims of sexual abuse inflicted by Catholic Church priests. The report found at least 300 priests guilty of molesting children, one of their main sources of information being the Catholic Church’s own records. The […]

The Moral Dilemma Of Poverty Tourism

Poverty tourism (also known as Slum or Favela tourism) is when international travellers opt to visit the poorest areas of a country rather than their more traditional and popular attractions.  Such areas are well described by poverty tourism academic Melissa Nisbett in her definition of a slum, saying they are […]

Violence In Virunga The Worst In Ten Years

Virunga National Park, Africa’s largest national park, has experienced more violence this year than in the last decade, National Geographic reports. The park, located in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), has had 16 rangers killed in the last year.  The Guardian says this April also saw the most […]

Reuniting Families: Trump Signs Executive Order On Immigration Policy

Trump has signed an executive order that will stop undocumented immigrant children being taken away from their families at the Mexican border. This comes after global outrage towards the Trump administration’s “zero-tolerance policy,” that saw every undocumented immigrant crossing the border put into federal jail, leaving those too young to […]

Afghanistan’s Education System Has Been Rebuilt On The Back Of Corruption

According to a UNICEF report released last week, 43.7% of children aged 7-12 are not attending school in Afghanistan. Aljazeera’s 101 East says this statistic is dominated by girls, with two out of three young women not attending school. While issues such as unequal gender norms, child marriage and safe […]