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 gender, post-conflict societies, reconciliation and Colonial history.

South Korea And Telegram’s ‘Nth Rooms:’ The Latest In Misogynistic Culture 1

Nearly 97 people have been arrested in South Korea for their connection to the ‘nth rooms.’ These chatrooms located on the messaging app Telegram have created a cycle of pornography, where individuals would share videos of girls performing depraved sexual acts in return for payments via cryptocurrency. The girls featured […]

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 […]

Australian Reconciliation Week: “Australians Are Ready To Come To Terms With Our History”

National Reconciliation Week is held annually between 27 May and 3 June in Australia. These dates were chosen as they commemorate both the 1967 Referendum and the 1992 Mabo ruling. Both are landmark cases for Indigenous rights as the former amended the Australian Constitution to include Aboriginal people in the […]

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 […]