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October 5, 2022

International Day of Non-Violence

Established in 2007 by the UN General Assembly, the International Day of Non-Violence is commemorated on October 2 in alignment with Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday. Gandhi was a prominent figure who famously employed non-violence to push […]

The State of Statelessness in Thailand

Of the global population, an estimated 4.2 million are stateless people. Within this group, children make up a third. The issue of statelessness is all the more pervasive in Thailand, with the country having the […]

September 16, 2022

Protecting Our Youth: Covid-19 Pandemics Toll on Children and Families

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a far-reaching effect on the lives of children and families. Confinement, concerns around sickness, financial insecurity, and lack of access to quality education have all taken their toll and disrupted […]

August 26, 2022

Food for Thought: Women and Food Insecurity

Although health experts often recommend having at least three well-rounded meals a day, an overwhelming number of people are unable to do so due to food insecurity. Defined as lacking access to enough nutritional food […]

August 19, 2022

The Victims of Fast Fashion

Where five clothing factories once operated now stood a pile of rubble, concrete slabs, and cascading fabrics. The Rana Plaza disaster on April 24, 2013, in Bangladesh, is arguably one of the most disastrous accidents […]

August 12, 2022

International Youth Day 2022

August 12 marks International Youth Day. Established on December 17, 1999, by the United Nations, the event aims to acknowledge the efforts of young individuals in working towards a more progressive future. The current theme […]

August 5, 2022

The Hidden Pandemic: The Impact of COVID-19 on Women

With the outbreak of COVID-19 came a host of changes, its threat to people’s health resulted in the death of millions, although its impacts were felt beyond the health sector. Changes were evident in the numerous […]

July 30, 2022

World Day Against Trafficking In Persons: July 30, 2022

The World Day Against Trafficking in Persons occurs on July 30 each year. Established by the United Nations General Assembly in 2013, the intention is to educate the public, mobilize action, and encourage political support […]

July 22, 2022

Addressing the Global Child Refugee Crisis

In 2021 alone, an estimated 89.3 million people were forcibly displaced across the world. More than a third of this total were refugees; a staggering 36.5 million were children. In effect, despite being a minority […]

July 13, 2022

Women in Leadership: Where Are We?

Women’s place in leadership has come a long way. Launched in 1995 and endorsed by 189 states, the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action provided a framework for governments to create policies with the aim […]