Mackenzie Dyer

Violation Of Faith: 1000 Children Molested By Catholic Priests In Pennsylvania, Report Reveals.

A recent U.S. grand jury report shows that at least 1000 of Pennsylvania’s children have been victims of sexual abuse inflicted by Catholic Church priests. The report found at least 300 priests guilty of molesting children, one of their main sources of information being the Catholic Church’s own records. The […]

The Moral Dilemma Of Poverty Tourism

Poverty tourism (also known as Slum or Favela tourism) is when international travellers opt to visit the poorest areas of a country rather than their more traditional and popular attractions.  Such areas are well described by poverty tourism academic Melissa Nisbett in her definition of a slum, saying they are […]

New Zealand Passes Paid Leave For Domestic Violence Victims

New Zealand has passed the Domestic Violence Victims’ Protection Bill, allowing family violence victims to apply for ten days paid leave from work.  The private member’s bill was passed on June 25th, winning by a mere 6 votes.  Victims do not have to prove the abuse, and the workplace is […]

Violence In Virunga The Worst In Ten Years

Virunga National Park, Africa’s largest national park, has experienced more violence this year than in the last decade, National Geographic reports. The park, located in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), has had 16 rangers killed in the last year.  The Guardian says this April also saw the most […]

U.S. Homeland Security: Parents Must Apply For Their Children Back

America’s Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has released their plan to reunite the families that were separated at the U.S. border. Included in that plan is a procedure that will require some families to apply for their children back.  While children who were about to be referred to the Human […]

Reuniting Families: Trump Signs Executive Order On Immigration Policy

Trump has signed an executive order that will stop undocumented immigrant children being taken away from their families at the Mexican border. This comes after global outrage towards the Trump administration’s “zero-tolerance policy,” that saw every undocumented immigrant crossing the border put into federal jail, leaving those too young to […]

World Day Against Child Labour Surfaces New ILO Report

June 12th is the World Day against Child Labour for 2018, a campaign initiated by the International Labour Organization (ILO) committed to shining a light on global child labour. Child Labour is defined by the UN as “work carried out to the detriment and endangerment of a child, in violation […]

Afghanistan’s Education System Has Been Rebuilt On The Back Of Corruption

According to a UNICEF report released last week, 43.7% of children aged 7-12 are not attending school in Afghanistan. Aljazeera’s 101 East says this statistic is dominated by girls, with two out of three young women not attending school. While issues such as unequal gender norms, child marriage and safe […]

Love Hurts: New Zealand’s Domestic Violence Issue.

When thinking about world peace, it is common to focus on external conflicts: easy to see between known enemies.  The last place people may think of when discussing mass violence in New Zealand, a place so commonly described as one of the safest, most socially-forward, and un-corrupt in the world. […]

10 Are Killed In Santa Fe School Shooting

10 people have been killed and at least 10 wounded following the Santa Fe High School shooting that occurred on Friday. CNN reports that the victims included eight students ranging from 15 to 17 years-olds, and two substitute teachers who were both mothers. The shooter was 17-year-old Dimitrios Pagourtzis, who […]