Isha Tembe

About Isha Tembe

Isha has a bachelor's degree in International Studies and is currently completing her master's in National Security Policy at the ANU. She has a strong interest in post-conflict societies, reconciliation and Colonial history.

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 […]

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 […]

Continued Violations To Peace Deal In Central African Republic

The Central African Republic (CAR) has seen a growing level of violence in the face of the Khartoum Peace Agreement predominantly between the Christian Anti-Balaka and the Muslim based Seleka. The agreement signed in February of this year by both the government and 14 militia groups was aimed at ending […]

Abrogation Of Article 370 Brings Hope Of Repatriation For Kashmiri Pandits

Last week the Indian government altered the Constitution to be rid of Articles 370 and 35A. Article 370 provided Kashmir with a special status, giving it autonomy over its affairs, and 35A did not allow for people outside of the state to purchase property. This has been partnered with an […]

Germany Looking For Justice For Yazidi Genocide 2

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 […]

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) […]

European Court of Human Rights Finds Russian Government Violating LGBT+ Rights

This week the European Court of Human Rights has found the Russian government to be in violation of the human right to freedom of association. Consequently, the government has paid 42,500 euros in damages to three LGBTQ+ not for profit organisations: The Rainbow House, the Movement for Marriage Equality, and […]

Mike Pompeo Aims To Redefine Unalienable Rights With New Commission

On Monday the U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo stated that the Trump administration has created the Commission on Unalienable Rights to investigate the extent to which human rights contribute to American foreign policy. This will be the most comprehensive review of human rights since the 1948 Universal Declaration of […]

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 […]

Women Are The Key To Unlocking Peace 2

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 […]