“We fail ourselves if the wrong person is in jail. Police, prosecutors and judges are society’s agents: what they do in our name, rightly or wrongly, measures us as a people. One wrongful conviction would be too many if you were the one: imagine for a moment that it’s you locked behind bars, innocent” (Rowlings, n.d., as … Continue reading Innocent Behind Bars
“Worldwide, millions of children are forced into unpaid or paid work that deprives them of an education, a happy childhood and a prosperous future” (SOS Children’s Village Canada, 2019). Living in a first world country, it often easy to forget how privileged we are as children to be able to have an education and to … Continue reading Child Labour in India
DISCLAIMER/TRIGGER WARNING! This blog post discusses sexual abuse against children. This content may not be suitable for everyone. Reader discretion is advised. The emergence of allegations made against celebrities and public figures involving the sexual abuse of children is becoming more prevalent throughout the years. The courage of victims in disclosing the details of the crimes … Continue reading Leaving Neverland
“Human rights are universal. Cultural, religious and moral practices and beliefs, and social attitudes must not be invoked to justify human rights violations against any group regardless of gender or sexual orientation,” (Kanem, N 2019). The LGBTIQ+ community has faced discrimination for centuries in a range of different forms, oppressing individuals based on their sexual … Continue reading #BoycottBrunei
The Washington Post has jumped on the bandwagon of innovative journalism, creating a multimedia platform that tracks the promises made by US President Donald Trump. Journalists Glenn Kessler, Michelle Ye Hee Lee and Leslie Shapiro have spearheaded the project in a bid to track “more than 280 promises” that were made throughout his presidential campaign. The tracker has been … Continue reading Just Another Empty Promise
“Orlando gunman Omar Mateen slaughtered 49 revelers and wounded 53 others in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S.” (Jagannathan, M 2017) “rampage that left 17 people dead at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School” (Sanchez, R 2018) As the world watches on in horror as each year hundreds of people in the US are killed … Continue reading When Will It Be Enough?