2020 stands out as a year of staggering political turbulence in the United States. With over 340,000 deaths from COVID-19 in 2020 alone, widespread Black Lives Matter protests and a … Continue reading Redlining: Structural Racism and Climate Injustice in the U.S.
On 11 February, 31 years ago, Nelson Mandela was liberated from his 27-year toil in prison. This climactic event would mark the beginning of the end for the Apartheid regime. … Continue reading 31 Years Later, South Africa’s Battle With Apartheid Is Not Yet Won
Growing up in a western European country, it is hard to avoid the terms ‘developed’ and ‘developing’ as a framework for viewing the entire world. A brief online search reveals … Continue reading Developed and Developing: A Critique of the Way We See the World
The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed and renewed gross inequalities in global access to education. These inequalities are not new, but the rapid large-scale move to online learning for the majority … Continue reading Educational Inequalities Move Online in the COVID-19 Pandemic
Coronavirus has been an inescapable headline for most of this year and stands in a position to dominate discussion for the foreseeable future. Consequently, the analysis of what governments and … Continue reading Partisan Pandemic: Public Health in the Age of Trump
Many in the UK suspected the Prime Minister’s somewhat awkward utterance from behind the dispatch box two weeks ago—‘yes of course Black Lives Matter’—of being hollow. That it was belated is … Continue reading If Black Lives Matter, don’t merge DFID with the FCO
Currently with COVID-19 wreaking havoc globally, it seems opportune to discuss the most appropriate responses different countries have taken around the world. It has become clear that some countries are … Continue reading Fighting a Virus and Winning: COVID-19 in South Korea
In 2010 David Cameron announced the creation of a UK government funded International Citizen Service (ICS) for 18-25 year olds, designed to fit into the vision of an austerity-driven ‘big … Continue reading Putting the First Last: DFID and International Volunteering
“As the plight of women facing increasing levels of femicide in Mexico disappears from the international news agenda, the question arises of how to implement change…” The scene is familiar: … Continue reading Behind the Protests: Femicide in Mexico
How the United States’ deportation policies established the street gang violence of today’s Central America Jakelin Caal Maquín from Guatemala was seven-years-old when she died on 8 December 2018 in … Continue reading Two Letters, Two Numbers: Gang Violence in Central America
So far the UK has managed to stay within the capacity of its ventilator stock, despite early concerns that it would be insufficient. With over 11,000 of the potentially life … Continue reading COVID-19 and the Developing World: An Update
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