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Opinion – why sex ed serves as an avenue for social change

Opinion – why sex ed serves as an avenue for social change

Governments and schools now consider sex-ed lessons to be a vital opportunity for furthering greater inclusivity and increasing self-confidence in younger generations. When breaking down sexual education to some of its basic elements: establishing consent, respecting differences, setting boundaries, and regularly checking in with your personal health, it’s clear that...

Indigenous communities on the front line in climate change fight

Indigenous communities on the front line in climate change fight

Climate change is affecting all of us whether we feel it in our day-to-day or not. However, Indigenous peoples who depend on local ecosystems are speaking out more than ever. Indigenous people known as Aboriginals - or First Nations in Australia - are people who have lived in harmony with their surrounding natural environments for thousands of years. Despite these groups making up just 5% of global populations, they manage...

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Why does isolated conflict lead to a rise in global hate crimes? Israel-Palestine explored

Why does isolated conflict lead to a rise in global hate crimes? Israel-Palestine explored

Leaders around the world have expressed their concern about a rise in xenophobia and racism after the recent resurgence of the Israeli-Palestinian crisis. The eleven-day battle between Israeli and Palestinian armies has come to a close, with both sides declaring ceasefire from the 21st of May. At least 230 Palestinians and 12 Israelis were killed in the attacks, making this period the deadliest resurgence of the conflict in recent years. Though the...

By London, UK
Colombians continue to mobilise despite police brutality

Colombians continue to mobilise despite police brutality

The country is bracing for further unrest as citizens protesting a proposed tax overhaul tied to the pandemic face unnecessary violence at the hands of law enforcement officials. Protests against President Iván Duque’s controversial ambitions to raise taxes in Colombia have turned deadly. Intended to fill a pandemic-related fiscal hole and mitigate the country’s economic crisis, the now shelved reform would have lowered the threshold at which individual salaries are...

By London, UK
Is Peru veering towards a humanitarian crisis like Venezuela’s?

Is Peru veering towards a humanitarian crisis like Venezuela’s?

A Chavez-style socialist who seeks to impose ruinous policies leads Peru's upcoming election, putting human rights under threat. Self-described Marxist-Leninist Pedro Castillo – a far-left socially conservative authoritarian with plans to suppress the media and withdraw protection for gender rights – is currently on course to win Peru’s upcoming election on June 6. At present, the dissident union leader is the top contender for president, after surprisingly beating 17 other candidates...

By London, UK