Sally Wennergren

About Sally Wennergren

Recent graduate at Sydney University with a Bachelor of Political, Economic and Social Science, majoring in Government and International Relations. Conducted honours studies in 2015 examining the European Unions weapons embargo on China. Due to her interest in international security and it's impact on society, the OWP has provided her with a platform to spread the idea of non-violent conflict resolution. Currently the Executive Director of the Australian Division.

Garment Factory Workers In Bangladesh Still Face Challenges To Unionization Three Years After The Rana Plaza Collapse

Three years ago, on the 24th of April 2013, over a thousand garment workers in a Bangladesh died after the Rana Plaza building collapsed. The horrifying event showed the failures of global brands to regulate and audit their supplier factories. In many ways it proved to be a turning point […]

Summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation Ends in Resolution Against Iranian Interference

On Thursday this week the two-day summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) was hosted by the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Istanbul. Over 30 national leaders from the Muslim world were invited to the summit, which aimed at overcoming differences on issues of migration, terrorism, and Palestine. […]

The Panama Papers: British Prime Minister David Cameron admits profiting from offshore trust

On Tuesday, it became clear that Iceland’s Prime Minister Sigmundur Gunnlaugsson resigned, after immense pressure from protesters following his involvement in the Panama Papers investigation. The following day, the British Prime Minister David Cameron told British ITV television that he was benefiting from an offshore fund his late father set up. It […]

Rally Against Malaysian Prime Minister Najib After Corruption Allegations

On March 28, the Malaysian opposition coalition organized its first public rally in Kuala Lumpur against Prime Minister, Najib Razak after being accused of corruption and financial mismanagement. The 700 million dollar corruption scandal has made many Malaysian elites. including former PM Mahathir Mohamad, demanding Najib’s resignation. It was in July of […]

Your Electronic Devices Finance War In Eastern Congo

  Gold, tin, tungsten and tantalum are all minerals that can be found in most modern electronic devices, including your phone, computer, gaming system and portable music player. Another thing they have in common is that there are all ‘conflict minerals’. Most of us are aware of the miserable conditions […]

5th Year Anniversary Of The Japanese Catastrophe: Abe Still Positive Towards Nuclear Power

  Last week, Japan marked the fifth year anniversary of the country’s largest recorded earthquake. The 9.0 magnitude earthquake ruptured 130 kilometres off of the Japanese Northeast coast and subsequently set off a tsunami, which would take the life of more than 18,000 people. When the tsunami hit the Honshu […]

Indonesian Ministers Make Discriminating Statements of LGBT Community

  Since the start of the year, several Indonesian ministers have made discriminating comments over the nation’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) members. Minister of Research, Technology and Higher Education, Muhammad Nasir, suggested banning the existence of LGBT student groups on university campuses. Furthermore, he pushed for the removal […]

ISIS Atrocities Recognized As Genocide By The European Parliament

  Last Thursday the European Parliament declared in Strasbourg that the Islamic State are perpetrating genocide against Yazidis, Christians and other religious and ethnic minorities in the Middle East. The Parliament Assembly Council of Europe passed the genocide resolution, a council that works closely with the European Union on human […]

International Aid Finally Reaches Besieged Communities in Syria

  On January 8th, the Human Rights Watch reported about the serious consequences facing Syrian civilians living in communities under siege. According to the United Nations humanitarian affairs agency, an estimated 4.5 million people are currently living in areas that are hard to reach, 400,000 of those in besieged areas […]