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Afghanistan – “The Worst Place To Be Born In The World”

Afghanistan has not been at peace since the 1970s. After decades of internal intra-state conflicts and droughts, most of the Afghan population is now struggling below the poverty line and experiencing a wide range of security issues. Apart from the Taliban and the Islamic State, the Afghan army has been battling about 20 smaller terrorist … Read more →

America’s Relationship to Domestic Violence and Mass Shootings

At least 35% of the global population of women have been subjected to violence by an intimate partner. In 2012, it was estimated that half of all women who died as a result of a homicide were killed by an intimate partner. Domestic violence is not unique to any time, culture, or nation and as … Read more →

Hondurans Fleeing to the US: “The World’s Most Vulnerable Refugees”

People are fleeing Honduras every day. Staying put is impossible with gang violence and human rights violations mounting in Honduras, but the journey to the United States is turned into a nightmare by the Guatemalan and Mexican authorities. No wonder UNHCR is calling these people “the world’s most vulnerable refugees”- they have no physical or … Read more →

Brexit and the Refugee Crisis: Human Rights Trumped by Nationalistic Fervour

A significant part of the Brexit Leave campaign focused on refugees and asylum seekers via ramped up nationalistic and paranoid rhetoric that seems to have disregarded any concerns about human rights completely. According to Yougov, The British Election Study Team and the Ipsos Mori polls taken around the time of the Brexit referendum, which took … Read more →

Where was the Outrage when more Babies were Jailed in Turkey this Year?

With the crackdown on the innocent in Turkey showing no signs of letting up, the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has continued to imprison babies and their mothers, the tally of which was confirmed by the country’s top prison official as standing at 743 as of November 2018. Perhaps Erdoğan, already singled out as … Read more →

From ISIL to Gilead: Women in Extremism search for Liberation

Since September 2001, the scholarly field of terrorism and violent extremism has grown exoponentially. We may understand more today about the causes and effects of extremism, but it is only recently that we have begun to realise our ignorance of gender in this field. For too long we have been stuck with a gendered binary: … Read more →

State Violence sparks Racial Divisions in the US

In 2018, across a range of issues, many human rights activists believe that the United States has been moving backwards. The current administration’s anti-Muslim and anti-immigrant policies grab global attention. However, deep and divisive issues burn at home among blacks and whites in a struggle to co-exist that began 400 years ago, as European traders … Read more →

Dark Fate for Captured ISIS Brides in Iraqi Kurdistan

After several weeks of volunteering for Zhian Health Organisation, a local NGO in Iraqi Kurdistan, I was presented with the opportunity in August of 2018 to visit a women’s correctional facility, which I was told had become a dumping ground for ISIS brides after the recapture of Mosul. So far, I had accompanied a small … Read more →

Turkey Turned into an Open Prison

The arbitrary practice of seizing and revoking passports, or denying the issue of new ones for critics, opponents and dissidents, as well as for their spouses, children and relatives in Turkey by the government of president Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has turned at least half a million people into captives condemned to live in an open … Read more →

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