Olivia Abbott


About Olivia Abbott

is a final year Politics and International Relations undergraduate student at the University of Manchester. Interested in researching the gendered logistics of war and militarism, visual and aesthetic representation in cinema and film, conflict resolution and peace-keeping processes. In her writing for the OWP, she aims to reflect these interests and the wider goal for world peace.

Unlawful UK Arms Sales To Saudi Arabia Continue To Fund The War In Yemen, Despite Millions Spent On UK Humanitarian Aid Assistance

The United Kingdom (UK) government continues to trade millions of pounds worth of arms to Saudi Arabia. Since violence broke out in March 2015, the British government has authorized over £4.7 billion of arms exports to Saudi Arabia and a further £860 million to United Arab Emirates (UAE)-led coalition forces. […]


Unsafe Water Kills More Children In War Than Bullets, UNICEF Report Finds

A UNICEF Report has found that children under the age of five are 20 times more likely to die from diseases related to unsafe water, sanitation and hygiene, than from direct violence as a result of war. Released to coincide with World Water Day, the report emphasises the importance of […]


Indigenous Population Testify Against The Brazilian Military For Alleged Genocide

An Indigenous Amazonian population, the Waimiri-Atroari, have testified in court against the Brazilian Military for genocidal actions against its people. Temehe Tomas Waimiri gave the testimony to the judge alongside several additional leaders of the group. The hearing was held in Waimiri-Atroari territory, which occupies land in the Brazilian states […]


Bangladesh Proposes A ‘Safe Zone’ For Rohingya Refugees

Bangladesh’s Foreign Minister, Ak Abdul Momen, has proposed establishing a ‘safe zone’ for Rohingya Refugees in Myanmar. In an interview with media reporters in Dhaka last Sunday, Momen declared that Bangladesh expected to work with China, Russia and India in order to tackle the Rohingya refugee crisis. Under the supervision […]