More than 6,500 migrant workers have died in Qatar in preparation for the World Cup 2022

Heartbreakingly, an average of 12 migrant workers have died every week since 2010 in the construction of the Qatar 2022 World Cup infrastructure. As a staggering proportion of these deaths have been deemed “due to natural causes”, there is a need for investigation to find the truth behind such a death toll.

Women and the Military: The unequal burden of war

The image of Western military powers as an emancipatory force for women has been promoted for over a century, yet ultimately could not be further from the truth. Historically, Britain and other European powers have attacked the rights and undermined the autonomy of women in colonised countries.

Accepting and Adapting: A Note on COVID-19 Context

This time last year, little did we think we would be in a position of worldwide quarantine, rendered helpless at the mercy of a deadly virus. Even more so, could we ever have pictured all that would go along with something that affects us and our lives to this scale?

The misogynistic reality of media interviews

From the hills of Hollywood to the chambers of Parliament, misogyny rears its ugly head in the form of a media who incessantly seem to value the achievements of women based upon their physical appearance, their relationship status and their ability to balance family and professional life.

For years, interviewers have exploited young and successful women, at the expense of their sanity and comfort. Unfortunately, this is not a historical problem, and is still prevalent in modern-day media.

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