Niyati Verma

About Niyati Verma

Niyati is extremely passionate about understanding and spreading awareness about global affairs. Currently studying International Studies/ Law at UNSW. Niyati is a correspondent as the OWP's objective for educating society regarding the humanitarian impact of global issues and promoting non - conflict resolutions aligns with her ethos towards international affairs.

UAE Announces Changes In Islamic Law To Broaden Personal Freedoms

On Saturday, November 7th, the United Arab Emirates, a federation of seven Emirates, announced the overhaul of Islamic laws in the effort to modernize society to attract tourists and boost the economy. A number of measures have been implemented by the UAE government and is widely reflective of the social […]

 Protests For Netanyahu’s Resignation Continue Despite Coronavirus Restrictions

Anti – government protests remained rampant on the streets of Israel for the 15th week in a row, as thousands of protestors rallied in Jerusalem, the capital city, to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Similarly, smaller protests were reported in Tel Aviv and Caesarea, and organizers of […]

Fastest Growing Internal Displacement Crisis In Burkina Faso

More than a million people have been internally displaced in Burkina Faso and the number of continues to grow as the violence rages on between Islamic extremists and local defence militia. Burkina Faso, which means ‘land of honest men’ is a former French colony that gained independence in 1960. The […]

School Closure In Kenya Leading To Increased Risk Of FGM

The COVID-19 pandemic has produced a number of challenges, however the devastating impact for the trajectory of women’s rights will remain even after a vaccine is produced. In mid–March of this year, the government of Kenya decided to close schools for safety reasons. The effect of the closure on the […]

The Humanitarian Cost Of The Beirut Port Disaster

On August 4th, a colossal explosion marked a poignant change in the lives of people residing in Lebanon’s capital city of Beirut. The blast’s impact extended to Lebanon’s highly populated central districts and was felt even in Cyprus, 240km away. Infrastructure was damaged, people have been displaced, and many were […]