Image based sexual violence came to the forefront in Ireland in 2020. New laws on the issue have since come-in, but the conversation cannot end with legislation.
The International Labour Organisation has declared 2021 as the International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour. What protections exist against child labour and what are the current threats against its abolition?
Covid-19 has prompted us to re-think our systems of travel. In particular, it has encouraged many people to lose a few extra wheels and take to a saddle, handlebars and peddles instead with cycling.
A platform at the international level to make the voices of indigenous communities heard and taken into consideration in the realm of climate change and climate forced migration is paramount.
We’re one week into our programme events highlighting the links between climate change and migration. But if you haven’t been able to engage with events yet, don’t fret! Here’s an overview of important learnings on the topic, including why granting climate migrants ‘refugee status’ may do more damage than good and how discussions should not lose their focus on preventive measures.
How useful is representation in and of itself? If individual members of marginalised groups are in positions of power, will the necessary changes for their community be achieved, or do we need a collective movement of oppressed groups to attack systems of inequality from the outside? These questions have been particularly divisive in feminist discussions on women and the military.
Today, October 12th, 2020, marks twenty-two years since Matthew Shepard’s murder, three days after the 80th birthday of John Lennon, international peace and human rights activist and icon, who was also murdered and lost to the world at an unbearably young age.
The lockdown measures we have all recently been subjected to has offered us a brief insight into the impact on human wellbeing of restrictions on mobility. While migration due to environmental change is not a new concept; the levels of climate migration have increased dramatically in recent years. Whilst our attention has been almost exclusively focused on COVID-19 during these past few months, we must not forget that climate change is inextricably linked with public health as well as with migration.
There have been a string of anti-mask protests in Ireland since July. While it might be true that the far right is just a tiny minority of the attendees at such protests – they are present. They are able to utilise the platform to advance their own agenda. They have an audience, willing to listen and capable of being persuaded. This is where the danger begins.
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.