One woman raped every minute: the Congo’s worst-kept secret

In many Western countries such as England and the USA, the issue of rape is downplayed. There is a distinct level of stigma surrounding the issue, which has subsequently led to it being, for the most part, swept under the rug. This oversight is heightened by the fact that, in the Western world, rape is…

Stop Human Trafficking: We Are Not For Sale

As the UCLU Amnesty International Society gears up to host an anti human-trafficking/slavery stunt action on the 18th of February, I decided to explore this persisting problem and the victims who suffer at its hands.

Making Violence Against Women Count: The Global Village

How will violence against women look in a scaled down world, in a global village of 1,000 people? (the figures are based on statistics from UN, WHO and governmental and non-governmental organizations). 500 are women It would be 510, but 10 were never born due to gender-selective abortion or died in infancy due to neglect…

Young Women for Change: the fight for Women’s rights in Afghanistan

 Afghanistan has been a nation plunged in political turmoil for more than three decades, with tensions taking a deep turn and greatly escalating in the year 2001 when the now historically infamous ‘war on terror’ was launched by the USA and its Western allies. More than ten years on, the social consequences of the bloodshed…