Daily Archives: August 9, 2018

Female Genital Mutilation: The Beginning Of Change For Somali Women In The Most Tragic Of Circumstances

The tragic death of a young girl has marked a defining moment for the women of Somalia, as the nation’s attorney general announced the first prosecution for female genital mutilation (FGM) in the country’s history. Like 98% of Somali women and girls, ten-year-old Deeqa was taken to a traditional cutter […]

New Zealand’s Parliament Passes Paid Leave Law To Help Decrease Domestic Violence

New Zealand has one of the highest rates of domestic violence in the world, and lawmakers are aiming to change that. On July 26, the legislature passed a law that gives women 10 days of paid leave to remove themselves from an abusive situation. According to the OECD, 33 percent […]

South Sudanese Children And The Raging War: A Childhood Lost

U.N.I.C.E.F. reports that a vast majority of South Sudanese children have known nothing more than the chaos and destructive raged by war. U.N.I.C.E.F. reports that the nation-state erupted into a state of civil war in 2013, the result of which has been the mass brutalization of young children- with the […]

Fresh Attacks In The Sweida Province

Recent media reports that Southern Syria has been ambushed by Islamic State soldiers. Attacks took place in vegetable markets, public squares and villages. The New York Times reports that according to a war monitor and locals the death toll is estimated to be around 200. Despite ISIS losing a lot […]

Rodrigo Duterte’s Reaffirms ‘Relentless’ Crusade Against Drugs

On July the 23rd, Philippines’ President Rodrigo Duterte spoke at the annual State of Nation Address (SONA), a publicly broadcasted event in which the president addresses both the Senate and House of Representatives in a joint session. During his address, Duterte vowed to continue his crackdown on illegal drugs and […]

Human Rights: Children Branded as Witches in Nigeria

This week an article published by the BBC explored the rising phenomenon of child Witches in Africa. Specifically, this article looked at the lives of 3 siblings  who were all labelled as witches within their community and are now living in an emergency shelter in the city of Calabar.  The […]

How Protection Camps In South Sudan Are Helping Maintain Peace

Since 2011, South Sudan has dealt with an array of nightmarish situations from civil conflict to natural disasters to having two million people being internally displaced. The world’s youngest nation is in such a debacle that in December 2013, 30,000 South Sudanese citizens begged the United Nations (UN) for help. […]