09 Oct
  • By Aizhana Danabekova

Indian schoolgirls beaten up after resisting sexual harassers

34 girls, aged 12-14, were attacked by a large crowd of teenage boys and their parents when they complained of sexual harassment in Supaul district. Six boys and one woman were already arrested after the attack. According to police and witnesses, the girls had been playing in the sports area of the government school in […]

04 Sep
  • By Vanisha May

Who made your clothes?

So, I’m starting this blog with an exercise. I want you to look down your body. Run your hands over every item of clothing that you’re wearing, every layer and feel right down to your shoes. Feel that material and look close at the stitches. Now, think about all the other hands that have touched […]

03 Sep
  • By Aizhana Danabekova

Malaysian women are caned for having lesbian sex

Two Malaysian women, aged 22 and 32, were caned six times in the Sharia High Court in the state of Terengganu. The women tried to have lesbian sex in a car. In addition, they were sentenced to a fine of 3,300 ringgits ($806). “Sexual contacts between people of the same sex in Islam are prohibited; […]

25 Jun
  • By Vanisha May

Why do men rape?

“One in four women will be raped. Only 10% will report it. The other 90% will take refuge in silence. 50% of these be cause the perpetrator is a family member or someone they know. The other half think they won’t be believed. And they won’t be believed.” – Ines Hercovich Why didn’t she call for help? Why does […]

21 Jun
  • By Alison Martha Fagan

Levels of homelessness in Ireland and Europe

As of April 2018 at least “15 homeless people had been reported dead” (1) over the period of the previous seven months. Amongst them was Paul Sheahan who was 53 years old and was discovered dead on the streets in Cork City in the earliest hours of Sunday morning, 18th March 2018. Paul had been […]

19 Jun
  • By Aldas Krūminis

Flow of Information on Social Media

Where would we be without the internet and the world wide web? Internet has helped us to achieve the age of information; the age of freedom and transparency and accessibility. It has simplified communication, exchange of information, knowledge and travel as well as nullifying distances and making the world a much smaller place. Internet is […]

02 May
  • By Vanisha May

Water IS a women’s issue.

Believe it or not, water IS a women’s issue. The physical act of fetching water is part of gender inequality. Sanitation, which is a blessing thanks to water, is also a major challenge for those who have no idea what safe sanitation is. That is why I am walking 70,000 steps over the next 7 […]

17 Apr
  • By Aldas Krūminis

Homeless population steadily increasing

Homelessness is an important social issue, prevalent across the globe. In some European countries prohibitive housing costs, overcrowding and severe housing deprivation result in a percentage of population being unable to afford housing. Combining that with high unemployment levels and lack of opportunities in some parts of countries, homelessness is bound to rise and make […]

16 Apr
  • By Brian Cassidy

Mauritania – the country of Masters and Slaves

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948). Article 4: No one shall be held in slavery or servitude; slavery and the slave trade shall be prohibited in all their forms. Slavery seems likes an ancient relic to most of us, an obviously evil practice that the world rightfully abandoned centuries ago, and so rarely intrudes […]

05 Apr
  • By Vanisha May

The confused question of “but women are equal now?”

We carry the movements of #TimesUp, #MeToo, #HeForShe and many others around our world as we see women capturing headlines and rising up, demanding for change. But why is this so important still? Why are we still fighting for change? And how are half the humans born on this planet still facing lives of inequality […]