The Current State of Afghanistani Women’s Rights

Loura Al Anezi is a Politics (BA) student. She is from Kuwait, and she reports the topics of poverty, mobility, security and conflict. Her hobbies include reading books and painting. Afghanistan women’s rights are not guaranteed due to the recent Taliban governmental takeover. The biggest indicator of the downfall of women rights in Afghanistan was…

We want to be safe

Loura Al Anezi is a Politics (BA) student. She is from Kuwait, and she reports the topics of poverty, mobility, security and conflict. Her hobbies include reading books and painting. We still call our loved ones before we leave, as Sarah Evelard did. We walk in crowded areas, especially in open spaces like Sabina Nessa…

TikTok, The Simulacrum Available for iPhone – The Impact of Making Gender-based Violence A Virtual Reality

Taimi Vilkko is a second year International Relations student. She is particularly interested in intersectionality and feminist perspectives on security. [Photo: UN Women/Ryan Brown Source] On TikTok, we have seen it all being romanticized. Emotional abuse, unhealthy relationship dynamics, sexual violence, to name a few. Most recently, the “vanilla-shaming” phenomenon on the platform has gotten…

Domestic Violence: Why do laws not protect us?

“Violence against women is a manifestation of historically unequal power relations between men and women, which have led to domination over and discrimination against women by men.”

‘Tis Pity He’s A Sexual Predator: Roman Polanski and other stories

Saga Jaubert is a final year War Studies & History student, particularly interested in how national security, intelligence, and nationalist politics shape international conflicts. In terms of non war-related interests, she also enjoys literature, theatre, and music, but hates the occasional small talk about Brexit. [Featured Image: Black and white photograph of an audience in…