The 2017 Women’s Marches

The 2017 women’s marches were a worldwide political spectacle, in which more than 2.5 million people across 168 countries participated in. Whilst the marches were originally organized to publicly voice opposition to the #Trump election, the marches’ purpose morphed and became broader. They called for the safeguarding of not only women’s rights, but the liberties … Continue reading The 2017 Women’s Marches

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Freedom of Religion in America

The freedom to believe, practice and preach any religion is an unalienable fundamental right, imperative to the maintenance of social cohesion. In the USA this principle has been protected by both the secular and the religious through legal guarantees and religious edicts; but periods in which humanity has enjoyed this ostensible luxury are rare. And … Continue reading Freedom of Religion in America

Kashmir- The Forgotten Conflict

The struggles endured by the Kashmiri people are largely undocumented in our news media. The long running unrest in the region has been marginalised in our news reports and our collective imagination. The people of the Kashmir valley have been protesting since July. They have been demanding an end to an increasingly heavy-handed Indian rule. … Continue reading Kashmir- The Forgotten Conflict

International Anti-Corruption Day

Corruption is defined by the World Bank as "the abuse of public office for private gain". Across both developed and developing countries, corruption leads to the concentration of power, wealth and resources in the hands of a political and economic elite - at the expense of poorer segments of society. As a result, corruption is … Continue reading International Anti-Corruption Day