Isabella Patrick

About Isabella Patrick

Isabella has been involved with The OWP since late 2019 as Junior Correspondent and is currently now a Senior Correspondent. She is also a third year university student. Isabella has interests in climate change impacts and solutions, international relations, international finance & economics and, child labour in how we can eliminate it successfully. She believes that there is always a way in finding a peaceful solution to conflict.

Why Does Childlabour Still Persist In Both Developed And Developing Countries?

In my last two articles about child labour, I discussed the direct impacts on the children, their education and their families/communities of our consumption of child labour made goods. Additionally, I talked about the impact on their economies and how challenging it is to break the intergenerational poverty persistence cycle. […]

Child Labour: Economic Development And The Intergenerational Poverty Persistence Cycle

Child labour is simultaneously the cause and the consequence of the lack of economic growth in developing countries. Putting children to work delays economic development, and without economic development, more children find themselves put to work. This creates a self-perpetuating cycle of poverty. The poverty cycle and inability to receive […]

Child Labour: Where It Is Commonly Found And How We Can Do Our Part To Prevent It

Child labour is a terrible issue and its existence is common knowledge worldwide. Unfortunately, we are not all completely aware of which industries actually exploit children and which goods specifically are made by the hands of children. What is child labour? The International Labour Organization (ILO) defines child labour specifically, […]

New Zealand Has Successfully Eliminated COVID-19 – What This Means For NZ And The Rest Of The World

New Zealand is one of the first countries to successfully eliminate COVID-19 entirely from its population, this is a substantial milestone in the worlds’ fight against the pandemic. Because of this, it has been recognised through the global media and they have been celebrating with us as we commemorate our […]

Trump’s Plans For The Middle East

In February, U.S. President Donald Trump announced his Middle East plan that had been in negotiations for a long time. This was, however, done without the input and approval of the Palestinians, who in 2018 ended their relationship with the Trump Administration after the recognition of Jerusalem as the “undivided […]

Opinion: Why Jacinda Ardern Is Handling NZ Pandemic With Extreme Professionalism And Grace 

Whether you agree with her policies as a Labour Government or not, you absolutely cannot deny that Jacinda Ardern loves her country. She has shown that she will do anything to protect our people, our land, our economy and our rights through challenging times and in everyday life. The last […]

Taliban And U.S. Make An Agreement After Decades Of War

After over a year in the making, there is now an agreement to begin the end of the United States’ longest war in history, but there is still a very long way to go. Recently, the U.S. signed a deal with the Afghanistan Taliban in Doha, Qatar that will be […]

What We Currently Know About Iran Moving Missiles Secretly Into Iraq

U.S. intelligent services have recently reported that they have been tracking the movement of Iranian missiles being moved into Iraqi locations over the last year. They are  believed to be taking advantage of the protests and political unrest in Iraq to do so. In Iraq people are currently protesting against […]

Asking The Big Question: Are Our Countries Really Doing Enough To Stop/Slow Down Climate Change?

For years, climate change was an issue that the majority of politicians around the world did not even acknowledge. It was put on the back burner because of other issues and crises that needed immediate attention. Now, it is a headlining article around the globe as world leaders now scramble […]

World Children’s Day 2019 And Young Activists Being Heard

Since being first established in 1954 on 20th November, World Children’s Day has been a way to endorse “international togetherness, awareness among children, and improving children’s welfare.” It is a time to celebrate the achievements and also demand action. Children are our next generation of leaders, ambassadors, entrepreneurs and game changes. […]