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Migration Crisis: Venezuelan Exodus Strains Colombia

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has suspended the issuing of temporary visas to Venezuelan refugees in an effort to slow down the surge of people seeking safety in the neighbouring country. The ongoing humanitarian crisis in Venezuela has forced over half a million of its citizens into Colombia over the […]

The Celebration Of Girl’s Day In China: An Unfinished Journey Of Pursuing Women’s Rights

As the International Women’s Day approaches and passes, an interesting practice on the international festival in China was once again called into question. It has become more and more popular for female college students to celebrate a March 7th festival called ‘Girls’ Day’, who created their own version, refusing to […]

Thousands Gather In British Columbia To Protest The Expansion Of The Trans Mountain Pipeline

On March 10th, thousands of people near Vancouver, British Columbia (BC)  protested the expansion of the Trans Mountain Pipeline, spearheaded by Texas-based infrastructure giant, Kinder Morgan. The Trans Mountain Pipeline, originally built in 1953, currently carries 300,000 barrels of oil products per day from the tar sands in Alberta to […]

Feminism Scoring Big: Women In Saudi Arabia Attend Their First Ever Soccer Match

For the first time in Saudi history, female soccer fans were able to attend a match at the King Abdullah Sports City stadium in Jeddah, marking the first time that a major sporting event has been open to women in that country. In September 2017, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman […]

Rohingya People, Myanmar And The Australian Government: An Unfortunate Mix

In spite of recent cases of ethnic cleansing in Myanmar, conducted by the state’s military and government, the Australian military remains fully sanctioned, and are undertaking the “green light” to train and advise Myanmar military personnel, also known as the Tatmadaw. Rakhine, the area where many Rohingya reside, was long […]

Employment Policies Threaten Environmental Protection In Tasmania’s Tarkine

On February 25th 2018, over 1000 people rallied in Hobart, the state capital of Tasmania, Australia’s southern-most state, demanding protection for a vast track of wilderness in the state’s North West called the Tarkine or Takayna. Takayna is the traditional name given to the region by indigenous groups. The Tarkine […]

Rohingya Refugees Face Greater Hardship As Monsoon Season Approaches

With the season on a turning point, another threat to the Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh is on the horizon. The upcoming annual rain and cyclone period risks deepening the current humanitarian crisis, where an estimated 800 000 – with 1 000 000 displaced Rohingya Muslims, including 520 000 children – […]