Adrianne Ramirez

About Adrianne Ramirez

Adrianne has been involved with the OWP since 2019 – first as a correspondent and currently as an advocate as well. Adrianne believes strongly in pushing for human rights and social equity, and has a particular interest in international relations, indigenous rights, and feminist security.

Sanctions On Philippine Trade Perks Over Degenerating Human Rights Violations – Is The EU Only Invoking The Ghosts Of Colonization?

In a September 17 resolution, the European Parliament pushed for immediate trade sanctions against the Philippines in response to the Duterte administration’s deteriorating human rights violations. Citing the reinstatement of the death penalty, LGBT and indigenous people’s human rights abuses, and the reinstatement of private and state0backed paramilitary groups, the […]

I.O.F. Continues To Batter Palestine – Can The Stalemate Be Broken?

International Middle East Media Center reported on Thursday that the Palestinian factions in the Gaza Strip demanded accountability from Israel for the relentless human rights violations, crimes, raids, assaults and abuses it continues to commit against the occupied Palestinian territories – especially in the light of the recent surge in […]

West Papua Autonomy – Lies, Bullets And Murders

On July 4, 2020, the spokesperson for the National Committee of West Papua (KNB), Victor Yeimo repudiated a unilateral deliberation of the West Papua autonomy bill in Indonesia’s House of Representatives. Indigenous Papuans – the subject of this bill – were not included in the discussion. Sixteen groups in Papua […]

Principles Of Protection For Migrants, Refugees And Other Displaced Persons In The Time Of COVID-19

On April 28, a global committee of legal scholars released the document “Human Mobility and Human Rights in the COVID-19 Pandemic: Principles of Protection for Migrants, Refugees, and Other Displaced Persons.” In response to this record time of crisis, states across the globe have taken harsh and unprecedented measures against […]

‘Twisted Priorities At The Heart Of Nuclear Weapons Spending’ – Follow The Call Of Former U.K. Commanders For Nuclear Cuts And Address COVID-19

  Despite the mounting threats and costs that the coronavirus pandemic has devastated the globe with, pro-military lobbying and government investments on nuclear weaponry persist unabatedly worldwide. However, in an uplifting attempt to curb the global wave of military prioritization, three former U.K. Royal Navy Commanders sent a letter to […]

Cambodia PM’s Crackdown On Online Women Vendors – Punishing Women For Their Clothing Choice Is The Root Of Violence, Not The Cure

On Wednesday, 19 February 2020, women’s rights groups condemned the Cambodian government’s crackdown on women who wear provocative clothing while selling goods via live Facebook streams. The crackdown was sanctioned by Prime Minister (PM) Hun Sen’s derogatory threats. He condemned such behaviour as “a violation of our culture and tradition,” […]

“We Are Not Dying; They Are Killing Us” – Femicide Epidemic In Mexico Must Be Addressed

On February 14, women marched to the Presidential Palace in Mexico City, covering the door in fake blood and the Spanish message “Femicide State” as they demanded justice for the gruesome killing of 25-year-old Ingrid Escamilla. Stabbed to death by her husband, then skinned to cover up the crime; images […]

China-funded Hydropower Dam In South Pulangi: Hold Duterte Administration Accountable For Indigenous Rights Abuses

Being the latest in a series of connections between Chinese leader Xi Jinping’s Belt and Road Initiative and the Duterte administration’s “Build, Build, Build” infrastructure program, the construction of a China-funded hydropower dam in South Pulangi threatens 20 indigenous communities in Southern Mindanao. Located about three hours north of Davao […]

Depok LGBT Raids: Hold Indonesian Government Accountable For Discriminatory Discourse

On January 13, the National Commission of Human Rights (Komnas HAM) sent an official letter to the mayor of Depok which criticized the issued regulation ordering routine raids against the town’s LGBT community, commissioner Beka Ulang Hapsan reported in her written statement. Mayor Mohammad Idris asked police to search properties, […]

Robredo’s 1/100 rating For The Philippines’ Anti-Drug War: Corruption And Poverty Are Enabling This Crisis

On 6th January, Philippines’ Vice-President Leni Robredo submitted her report as co-chair of the Inter-Agency Committee Against Illegal Drugs, bringing into the spotlight incriminating statistics of the Duterte administration’s dismal progress in the 3-year long drug war. “Despite the thousands who were killed, and despite the huge sum and resources […]

Canada’s Federal Indigenous Child Welfare Bill – Will It Be Enough To Shift The System?

On 1 January 2020, Canada’s Federal Indigenous Child Welfare Bill (C-92), an “Act respecting First Nations, Inuit and Métis children, youth and families,” especially the ways in which they can now exercise their inherent jurisdiction over children in their communities, kicked into effect amidst funding, planning, and oversight criticism. Recognizing […]

As Humanitarian Crisis Rapidly Deteriorates, Russia And China Block Cross-Border Aid To Syria

Russia, backed by China, cast its 14th Security Council veto this Friday, effectively blocking cross-border aid deliveries from Turkey and Iraq to millions of Syrian civilians. Having been in effect since 2014, the resolution would have extended aid through three checkpoints – two in Turkey and one in Iraq – […]

U.S. Blocks North Korean Human Rights Violations Meeting For Second Year In A Row

On December 10, the White House blocked the planned United Nations Security Council (UNSC) meeting that was intended to refocus attention on North Korea’s human rights violations, making it the second year in a row that the U.S. has taken a dismissive stance on the longstanding issue. Set to coincide […]

Slovakia’s Latest Regressive Abortion Bill Rejected: How Can Regressive Measures Against Women’s Reproductive Rights Be Countered?

On 5th December, the proposed regressive abortion law in Slovakia was rejected following a Parliamentary vote. The draft legislation required women seeking abortion care to undergo a mandatory ultrasound scanning, to view and obtain the embryo or foetus’ ultrasound image, and where technically possible, to listen to its heartbeat. Furthermore, […]

China’s Mass Surveillance Program: The Key To Uyghur Detainment 1

Last Sunday, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists obtained and released a collection of documents divulging the operations manual and surveillance plans for China’s Xinjiang mass detainment camps that now hold hundreds of thousands of detained Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities. For the first time, the Communist Party of China’s […]

Pompeo: Statement On Israeli Settlements Imperils Peace

On 18th November, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that the Trump administration no longer considers Israel’s settlements illegal, no longer abiding by the longstanding 1978 State Department’s legal opinion that the settlements on Palestinian territory are against international law. Clearly signalling disinterest in a future Palestinian state, the […]

Myanmar Sued For Rohingya Genocide In ICJ’s First Humanitarian Crisis Lawsuit

On November 13, civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi and army chief Min Aung Hlang along with several other top Myanmar officials faced first legal action over the Rohingya crisis. The International Criminal Court has approved a full investigation of crimes against the Rohingya minority, according to Reuters from the […]