Author: Isha Tembe

Turkey Begins Offensive In North East Syria

Today, Turkey’s military has launched an offensive in North East Syria to secure the Turkish border by removing Kurdish-led forces. This is part of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s plans to implement a ‘safe zone’ along the Turkish-Syrian border in an effort to provide housing for the 3.6 million Syrian

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Mexico Women Protest Against The Growing Threat of Femicide

Women in Mexico have demonstrated their outrage at the gendered violence that has continued to ravage the country. August 12th and 16th saw women protesting in Mexico City following the alleged rape of a 17-year-old girl by police officers earlier this month. These actions have become popularised as the Glitter

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Germany Looking For Justice For Yazidi Genocide

Five years after the Islamic State (IS) committed a genocide against the Yazidi people, Germany has announced its commitment to seek justice for the victims. The Yazidi Genocide was committed on 3 August 2014 in the Nineveh province of Iraq. Nearly 10,000 people, mainly young men and boys over 12

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Two Dead After Bahrain Administers Death Penalty

Human rights groups for years have expressed their concern over the Bahraini government’s procedures in conducting its investigations in trials alongside the use of the death penalty. It is clear that these concerns have had little to no reaction by the Bahraini government as this week Ali al-Arab (aged 25)

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Kurdistan And Iraq’s War On Journalism

After being granted autonomy by Iraq in 2003, there was great hope for the Autonomous Region of Kurdistan. However, following an interview with Deutsche Welle, journalist Kamal Chomani has announced that there is no independent media within the region. This comes after protests in Basra, Iraq held by the National

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Women Are The Key To Unlocking Peace

The adoption of UN Security Resolution 1325 was supposed to be a turning point for women as it affirmed that women hold a unique experience during and after times of conflict. The resolution called for the strengthening of women’s and girls’ protection from conflict-related sexual violence and women’s equal participation

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Afghanistan’s Water Crisis

The United Nations has reported that a total of 275,000 people have been forced into displacement within Afghanistan. This looming water crisis threatens another two million people, a direct consequence of water mismanagement, climate change and the forty years of war that has ravaged the country. In turn, this has

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