Our World

The Salvation Army asserts that between 2012 and March 2016, there has been an increase of roughly 4100 slavery victims helped by the organization, resulting in an overall of approximately 4500 victims who were given support by March 2016. The organization has not specified what this support entails. This number represents...
Sexual violence in the workplace is one of the most underreported and under-investigated crimes in various societies around the world. Despite a growing push in recent years to instigate policies and behaviours that attempt to combat this violence; it remains a prevalent and silent problem in workplaces with severe...
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is intended to protect the rights of individuals throughout the world.  Although the declaration has been implemented to allow human lives to flourish safely, each continent has been the victim of unlimited violations of these human rights acts. Taking a closer look at each...
There is a constant debate as to whether drinking water is a privilege or a right. According to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the United Nations (UN), water is a basic human right. In short, everyone should have access to clean and safe drinking water. In most...
Across numerous countries over the East and South Africa, extreme weather conditions have caused severe drought placing the regions at high risk of a food and water crisis. The situation in countries such as Botswana and Somalia has reached alarming levels, with malnutrition and dehydration concerns leaving these countries with...
Nowadays, we are used to talking about globalisation and industry and how these two things are influencing our habits, needs, culture. However, we rarely think of industry and culture as two elements that cross each other. I tried to Google "cultural industry" and I found this definition: "The term culture...
“Why did you flee? Are you afraid that we will kill you? I replied that I preferred to die.” These were the heart-breaking words of an ISIS woman slave who was ruthlessly tortured after attempts to escape from her captives. August 2014, an estimated 2,000 to 5,000, if not more Yazidi...
The government of Angela Merkel has heeded Turkey’s call for the prosecution of Jan Böhmermann, who mocked, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. With the intention of testing the limits of free speech in Germany, Böhmermann labelled Erdogan ‘stupid, cowardly and uptight’ before finishing off with crude sexual allusions . Under...
When Donald Trump first announced that he was going to be running for President, to many it seemed like some kind of joke… a terrifying joke, but a joke all the same. However, fast forward to now, and Trump is on course to becoming the Republican candidate, and a front...
In the case of human rights, Canada seems to be leading by example in a number of issues as seen in the last few months. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his majority Liberal government have made headlines in a number of matters. Most prominently, the refugee crisis has been...