Lifelong Trauma- Stories of Abused Yazidi Women

We have been witnessing the greatest humanitarian crisis of our time. In five years ten million people have been forced to flee Syria, leaving behind all they have known. ISIS’s attempted eradication of the Yazidis is an act of genocide as horrific as the Holocaust. In August 2014, ISIS attacked Yazidi Kurds in Sinjar, killing … More Lifelong Trauma- Stories of Abused Yazidi Women

Sexual Violence in War: Facing up to a Haunting Reality

Sexual violence is wed to war. The two have been joined for millennia. Indeed, many bygone societies deemed non-combatant women spoils of conflict, treating them as wives, concubines, commodities, or short-lived toys[i]. Women, however, were not only abused to satiate the desires of soldiers. Their psychological and bodily subjugation was also used to consolidate the … More Sexual Violence in War: Facing up to a Haunting Reality

“Not One Less”: Mobilizing against Gender Oppression

Thousands of people took the streets of many cities in Argentina last October, to mobilize against a set of crimes that, astonishingly, still pervade our societies on a day-to-day basis: violence against women. In Argentina, where there is a femicide every thirty hours, collective action has been set up in the form of protests numerous … More “Not One Less”: Mobilizing against Gender Oppression

The Unheard

“Bring our people home” are the words forever imprinted on the arm of a young Yazidi girl, whose life was mercilessly ripped away from her at the hands of a genocide which massacred five thousand people. Three thousand women and children remain captive. Amidst story after story of what has become the largest humanitarian crisis … More The Unheard

The Numbers Game of Politics: A Panel on Statelessness (Part 2)

The Story of Sayed Ahmed Alwadaei, a Stateless Bahraini The first part of this series about the panel on statelessness organized by LSESU Amnesty International Society on February 22nd focused on the general discussions held. This part will take a different approach, relating instead the particular story of the third panelist, Sayed Ahmed Alwadaei. I … More The Numbers Game of Politics: A Panel on Statelessness (Part 2)

The Numbers Game of Politics: A Panel on Statelessness (Part 1)

Contemporary Issues On February 22nd, LSESU Amnesty International Society held a panel on statelessness, where three distinguished individuals introduced the audience to this issue’s various dimensions, and the way that these can be conceptualized in contemporary debates. Part 1 recapitulates the main questions that were discussed by the first two panelists. Part 2 will recount … More The Numbers Game of Politics: A Panel on Statelessness (Part 1)