Rudi Barwin

About Rudi Barwin

Rudi is a second year undergraduate student at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. She is double majoring in Human Rights and Linguistics, and minoring in Economics. Her research interests include sexual violence, human rights and the role of language in the creation and normalization of political violence.

Disaster, Displacement, And Dependency: An Analysis Of Environmental Displacement In Bangladesh

Climate change is an increasingly pressing global concern. The quickly rising population of environmentally displaced people (EDP’s) represent the human face of this complex crisis. Bangladesh is a particularly pertinent example of the interconnection between climate change and displacement. Due to its geographic location, lack of infrastructure and growing population, […]

Israelis Hold Barbecue To Taunt Palestinian Hunger Strikers

Since April 17th, 1,500 Palestinian prisoners in Israel have held a hunger strike calling for improvements to the inhumane living conditions of nearly 6,500 Palestinians at large. Their demands include regular family visits, better health care, installation of public telephones for monitored calls to their families, and an end to […]

Fifth Protester Dies Amid Venezuelan Protests

As food and medicine shortages continue, thousands of Venezuelans are taking to the streets to protest against Venezuela’s government. As the movement continues to gain great traction, it is becoming increasingly deadly. On Thursday, a fifth protester was killed in eastern Caracas. Among the five killed includes a 13-year-old boy, […]

Icelandic Parliament Proposes Wage Parity Bill

On Tuesday, Iceland’s parliament presented a bill requiring all companies to prove they offer equal pay to employees. The proposed bill takes an intersectional approach, prohibiting wage discrimination on the basis of gender, race, religion, disability, occupational disability, age or sexual orientation. This bill will be the toughest law in […]

Inuit Food Insecurity: “True North Strong And Expensive”

INTRODUCTION Food security is a serious concern in Inuit communities in Canada. According to Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK), the national Inuit organization, food insecurity is at crisis levels in all four Inuit regions of Canada: Nunatsiavut (Labrador), Nunavik (Northern Quebec), Nunavut and the Inuvialuit Settlement Region of the North West […]

Canada Passes Anti-Islamophobia Motion

On Thursday, the Canadian government passed motion M-103, condemning “Islamophobia and all forms of systemic racism and religious discrimination.” It passed with a vote of 201-91. The non-binding motion calls for the launch of a parliamentary committee which will study new government approaches to reduce systemic racism and discrimination in […]

The Case For An Intersectional Approach To Humanitarian Aid

Intersectional Identities and the Experience of Displacement Natural disaster and conflict often demonstrates the acute vulnerability of certain groups. Humanitarian and international organizations, such as the Red Cross and the United Nations High Commission for Refugees, play a vital role in protecting and providing for those affected, including displaced peoples. […]

Israel Passes Travel Ban On BDS Supporters

On Monday, Israeli lawmakers passed legislation to ban foreigners who support the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement from entering Israel. The bill states that the travel ban will apply to any person “who knowingly issues a public call for boycotting Israel that, given the content of the call and the […]

Eastern Ukrainian Rebels Issue Ultimatum As Coal Blockade Continues

On Monday, separatists in Eastern Ukraine issued an ultimatum to the Ukrainian government. The Russian-backed organization warned that if the rail blockade against rebel-held territories continues, they will seize Ukraine-run businesses in the rebel-held cities of Donetsk and Luhansk. The blockade went into effect a month ago and has halted the […]