Who am I? The identity crisis

Annie Komarova reflects on her struggles with identity since leaving Ukraine in 2008 ‘Hey, you must be so excited to be going home tomorrow!’ I said enthusiastically as I stepped into Anna’s bedroom. She was returning home after a long first term at university. I could tell she was ready to go, she’d been talking…

“Never again” is happening right now

Culture Editor, Elliote Long, rounds off our ‘In response to a week in politics’, with a retrospective warning of the future path in worlds Just one week into his presidency, Donald Trump has signed a ‘Muslim Ban’. It’s an executive order which bans citizens of seven muslim-majority countries — Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and…

‘May I take this for you?’- Trump grabs May’s hand and her integrity

Last Saturday, The Amnesty asked for Guest submissions ‘In response to a week in Politics, Guest contributor Rory Bennett, shared his thoughts on the ‘Special Relationships’ and its implications for British foreign policy… Disheartening as the current political landscape seems with the latest results in democratic countries signalling the end, it seems, of the complacent…

I was raped. I have the right to remain anonymous. But I shouldn’t have to.

Hannah Overton, superhero extraordinaire, shares this touching story about overcoming one of the most egregious things that could ever happen to a woman… It was our second date. Already head over heels for each other, we were in bed and he began to touch me. “Stop”, I said playfully. He didn’t. My playfulness turned to panic. “I…

The Real Danish Girl: How Far Have We Come?

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After finishing a grueling exam at the LSE, all I wanted was to shut my brain off for a little while. I was drawn to see The Danish Girl as a result of the hype Eddie Redmayne has recently received following The Theory of Everything, and people were claiming he…

10 Wins for Human Rights in 2015

Whilst the media is often full of doom and gloom when reporting on human rights, it’s good to remember that Amnesty, and other organisations, are making a positive difference in the world.