Daily Archives: January 23, 2018

Germany To Cease Arms Shipments To Parties In The Yemen Conflict

Germany has announced that it will stop selling arms to all parties involved in the Yemen conflict. The commendable decision will affect Germany’s weapons sales to Saudi Arabia which totaled almost $550 USD million in the third quarter of 2017 alone – after increasing five-fold in the previous year. Hopefully […]

Report Describes Culture Of Sexual Abuse At The United Nations

The United Nations (UN) is having its #MeToo moment. British newspaper The Guardian released an expansive report on January 18 detailing a toxic mix of sexual harassment and assault coupled with dysfunctional mechanisms of investigating victims’ claims across the organization’s agencies.  15 female employees told reporters they had experienced gender-based violence, […]

New Accusations Of Sexual Assault And Harassment Within The United Nations

Investigations published by the Guardian last Thursday have revealed a prevalence of sexual harassment and assault among United Nations (UN) staff, exposing a ‘culture of impunity’ and raising serious concerns about the UN’s current response to such incidences within the organization. 15 current and previous employees have claimed they experienced some […]

Refugee Parent Called By Government To Leave Child Alone In Australian Detention Centre

This week the Guardian newspaper published an article reporting the inhumane treatment of asylum seekers within the Naru detention centre, as parents are asked to leave their under age children alone in detention camps whilst they receive critical medical treatment overseas. Those claims are epitomized through the case  of Fatemeh, […]

“Peace not War”- Egypt Seeks To Defuse Tensions With Ethiopia And Sudan In Dispute Over The Nile River

Last Monday in Cairo, Egypt’s president, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, sought to defuse tensions with neighboring countries Sudan and Ethiopia. In a dispute regarding the ancient Nile River, el-Sisi assured that Egypt was not interfering in the internal affairs of either country or seeking war against them. This follows concerns expressed […]

The ‘Populist Challenge’ Putting Human Rights In Danger Worldwide

The rise of intolerance, xenophobia and the far-right among Western nations has given way to a disregard for human rights and has created an “open field for murderous leaders,” warns human rights group official. Human Rights Watch has released a 2018 annual report focusing on human rights practices around the […]