Genevieve Zimantas

About Genevieve Zimantas

Genevieve Zimantas is an MPhil candidate at the University of Cambridge where she is studying 20th century women’s writing. Passionate about the defence of human rights, she is particularly interested in issues impacting women, children, and indigenous populations around the world.

The Liberian Election: Looking Back At Progress Made Under Africa’s First Female President

Hours after polls closed for Liberia’s October 10th presidential election, voters were still waiting in queues expected to hold them until dawn. Liberian election legislation requires a result of 50 percent of the vote plus 1 for a candidate to be successfully elected as president. With 20 candidates currently up […]

Outrage In Egypt After Rainbow Flags Waved In Concert

Seven people have been arrested for displaying rainbow pride flags at a Mashrou’ Leila concert in Egypt. They were arrested after photographs from the concert were published online, providing evidence for what Egyptian officials claim is an act of “promoting sexual deviancy.” No official charges have yet been laid against […]

What Does Video Footage Say? CCTV And Police Responsibility Following The Attack At Parsons Green

Two suspects are in custody following last Friday’s attack at Parsons Green tube station, which injured 30 people. Police have already linked the attack to terrorism, raising its prominence in news outlets worldwide. Following Friday’s attack, the U.K. raised its terror threat level to “critical.” The threat level has been […]

Alleged Massacre Of “Uncontacted” Tribes People In Brazil: Violence With Far-Reaching Significance

Brazilian authorities are investigating the alleged massacre of 8 to 10 members of an “uncontacted” tribe in the country’s Javari Valley. Allegations of the massacre first arose after illegal gold miners reportedly boasted of the murders, for which they claimed responsibility, in a bar near the Colombia border. The incident […]

Embarrassed By Canada’s “Proud Boys:” No Conviction And No Growth Following Disruption Of Mi’kmaq Ceremony

Members of the “Proud Boys, Maritime chapter” who protested at Mi’kmaq ceremony on July 1st in Halifax, Nova Scotia, are to be returned to active duty following this summer’s military investigation. The five “Proud Boys” in question, all members of the Canadian Armed Forces, had been removed from regular duty […]

The End Of “Triple Talaq:” A Victory Long Overdue For India’s Muslim Women

India’s Supreme Court banned a form of unilateral, instant, and irrevocable divorce on Tuesday, thereby answering a demand Muslim women have been making in the country for over 70 years. Known widely as “triple talaq,” the controversial practice allows husbands to divorce their wives simply by uttering the word “talaq” […]

Tunisian Fishermen Prevent Far-Right Ship From Docking, Precarious Model For Civilian Defence Of Migrant Lives

A group of Tunisian fishermen prevented a far-right ship from docking in Zarzis early last week. Chartered by Génération Identitaire (GI), the C-star ship had been set to dock in the Tunisian city in order to refuel and replenish supplies. By interfering, local fishermen forced the ship further along the […]

Canada’s MMIWG After One Year: Justice For Indigenous Women And Girls Not Too Much To Ask For

It’s been nearly a year since Canada launched its National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG). The inquiry, beginning in 2016, early in Justin Trudeau’s tenure as Canadian Prime Minister, represents a $53.8 million commitment by the federal government and its mandate, as outlined on the […]

Humanitarian Development In The Press Conferences But Not Enough On The Table At This Year’s G20

It was with an expected degree of irresolution that this year’s G20 Summit concluded in Hamburg, Germany, following discussions held over July 7th and 8th. Questions of Donald Trump’s presidency, in particular, dominated media coverage of the event as the American president engaged in publicized one-on-one meetings with Russia’s Vladimir […]