Mélusine Lebret

About Mélusine Lebret

Undergraduate student in European Social and Political Studies at University College London (UCL). Specialising in Economics and Russian, I focus on the analysis of global crises, searching for long-term inclusive solutions to international conflicts and inequalities. Working at the OWP as a Senior Correspondent, I am passionate about writing and aim to promote the respect of human rights as well as advocate for more green resolutions.

“Ife” Set To Become A Turning Point In Nollywood’s History

Ife – “love” in the Yoruba language – gives a powerful voice to the African LGBTQ+ community. The movie tells the story of a lesbian couple in Nigeria, one of the 30 countries on the continent where same-sex relationships are criminalized. Ife’s director, Uyaiedu Ikpe-Etim, and producer, Pamela Adie, could […]

Sunlight shines through a rainbow flag.

Mama’s Baby, Papa’s Maybe : France Recently Adopts A Fairer Paternity Leave And Turns Quite A Few Heads

  After several years of careful consideration, in September, Emmanuel Macron announced that as of July 2021, paternity leave would be doubled. Fathers will receive 28 days of paid paternity leave, an increase from 14, including same-sex couples. The decision reflects the European Commission’s ambitious decision last year that required […]

Bringing Back Economic Serenity: The European Central Bank To The Rescue

“The enemy of conventional wisdom is not ideas, but the march of events,” European Central Bank (E.C.B.) President Christine Lagarde said at the E.C.B. Zoom conference November 11th. Lagarde was quoting the late John Kenneth Galbraith, whose life was marked by two World Wars and countless economic crises. Nowadays, events […]

The European Central Bank. The Bank's symbol, a blue euro sign with stars scattered around it, is prominent.

The Havoc Of Climate Change Claimed The Lives Of Thousands Of Seals In Namibia

The nightmarish vision that the beaches of Pelican Point in Central Namibia reveal seems unreal. More than 7,000 dead Cape fur seals were pushed ashore in Walvis Bay, near a well-known seal breeding colony and a school of dolphins. Naude Dreyer, a marine biologist from Ocean Conservation Namibia, has closely […]

Terror Strikes France In An Attempt To Guillotine Freedom Of Expression

On Friday, October 16th, 2020, a history teacher in the Paris region, Samuel Paty, was found by a municipal police crew in the middle of the street—lifeless and nefariously mutilated. His assailant, a 18-year-old man of Chechen origin, born in Moscow and living in Evreux, affirmed the terrorist dimension of […]

The LGBT+ Community Is Thumbing Its Nose At White Supremacists With #ProudBoys

“Proud Boys, stand back and stand by” Donald Trump ordered the white supremacist all-men group, during the dispiriting presidential debate of September 30. When asked to condemn the rightwing militia, Trump, as is his custom, could only come up with this highly controversial line. This lead to a tremendous shiver […]

Waorani Leader Nominated As A 2020 TIME100 Honoree Blazes A Trail For The Protection Of The Amazon

Everyone remembers the triumphal victory of the Ecuadorian Amazon Indigenous people in last year’s historic lawsuit of the Waorani Organization of Pastaza (CONCONAWEP) against several ministries of the Ecuadorian government who wanted to sell Waorani lands to oil companies. The passionate Nemonte Nenquimo, first female president of CONCONAWEP and co-founder […]

The Sprint To Reach For The Stars Accelerates With Potential Life Discovery On Venus

The fight for the stars, nowadays known as ‘the second space-race,’ began when Mars was first considered as a future home for humanity. Today, the detection of phosphine fingerprints in the atmosphere of Venus constitutes a powerful peace-agitator in the status quo of space exploration. Indeed, Earth’s evil twin could become […]

Tensions Escalate During Belarus’s Third Week Of Protests

The people of Belarus appear determined to continue showing their disapproval of the early August presidential poll that credited incumbent ‘Europe’s last dictator’, Aleksander Lukashenko. Three weeks after the result, the crackdown is fierce. The Anti-Cockroach Revolution counts more than 7,000 arrests and 200 wounded, which alarms international peacemakers. This […]