Posts Tagged: Women’s rights

Afghanistan: Mission Aborted

Afghanistan: Mission Aborted

The mission has been left in shatters but it’s time for countries to pick up the pieces. The Taliban’s sudden rise to power has been devastating and a loss for all countries that have in some way been involved in Afghanistan since the US invasion in 2001. With the Taliban regaining land and power in …

The Nationality and Borders Bill: A gendered issue

The Nationality and Borders Bill: A gendered issue

Having fled violence, asylum-seeking women’s right to safety in the UK is further threatened by the government’s newest asylum legislation. The Home Office is pushing for major reform of UK’s “broken” immigration system, and it has been nothing less than controversial. The Nationality and Borders Bill, which will enforce many of the measures outlined in …

Everyone’s Invited: A Website Eradicating Rape Culture in UK Schools One Testimonial at A Time

Everyone’s Invited: A Website Eradicating Rape Culture in UK Schools One Testimonial at A Time

A website gathered nearly 16,000 anonymous testimonies of sexual abuse, harassment and even rape from predominately young women and girls. Although the website recounts incidents outside of school, a significant number have named the schools where the abuse occurred bringing to the surface the pervasive “rape culture” at a number of schools in the U.K. …

#IWD2021 around the world

#IWD2021 around the world

This past 8th of March was International Women’s Day; the theme this year was #ChoosetoChallenge. This blog will see why we celebrate this day and look at the different protests around the world to remember the hardships of women who came out protesting, even under Covid restrictions. This year we need to #ChoosetoChallenge the status …

International Women’s Day 2021: Choose to Challenge

International Women’s Day 2021: Choose to Challenge

This year’s International Women’s Day theme, #ChoosetoChallenge, reflects the current state of affairs with women having been put at strain throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. It highlights the efforts made by women and girls into shaping a more equalitarian future and recovering from the effects of the pandemic. The theme highlights a change in mindset, with …

Covid-19 has exposed domestic violence, not caused it

Covid-19 has exposed domestic violence, not caused it

Domestic abuse has risen dramatically since the beginning of the pandemic and has been the cause of numerous headlines. It has highlighted the need for reform, addressed by a revised Domestic Abuse Bill currently under debate. Will these changes be substantial enough? Covid-19 and the subsequent stay-at-home orders have had dramatic impacts on the security …