Say hello to our new 2019/2020 committee! President: Thea Koehn Vice-President: Natalia Mrówczyńska Secretary: Allison Droulers Treasurer: Emaan Hassan Social Secretary: Mina Schneider Publicity officer: Deepa Mani Well done to everyone, and for those who ran and came to yesterday’s AGM! We’re very proud of everything we’ve accomplished this year, and we’re excited to see … More 2019 AGM results – and so long!
Love is a human right. This statement is both an assertion and a demand. In places around the world, LGBTI rights are still under attack: in Chechnya, authorities have detained around 40 people believed to be gay or lesbian, two of whom have allegedly died from torture since December 2018. LSE SU Amnesty International Society … More Pride Week 2019 at LSE Amnesty
Over a month has passed since the Polish presidency jumped for joy at the conclusion of the 2018 United Nations climate conference, COP24 in Katowice, Poland. In this article, Julia Ryng looks back at what the COP24 meant for human rights. … More Feature Piece: COP24 and Human Rights – a Lost Battle?
Written by Emma de Carvalho The history of gay rights has had its moments and setbacks, from Oscar Wilde’s trial in 1895 through to pride marches and gay-marriage movements in this last decade. And it has certainly been an exciting and progressive moment to grow up in. Nonetheless, the lag between social change and legal … More Feature Piece: The Battleground of Queer Russian Youth and the Case of Maxim Neverov
Written by Marta Santivanez To discuss violence against women without bringing up facts and figures that have already been shown endless times, is to make a disservice to the reality faced by half of the population. As violence continues to be a trademark of many people’s lives, women keep facing a particular form of it, … More Feature Piece: In Defense of Retiration
Written by Angana Narula “Spread through bodily fluids, HIV is a virus which compromises the body’s immune systems. AIDS is a severe stage of HIV, signaling a severely damaged immune system.” Definitions repeated in workshops, conferences, and classrooms all over the world. If you were privileged enough to have attended a relatively standard schooling system, … More Feature Piece: Towards World Aids Day 2018
The World AIDS Conference is the largest international conference on global health and development. It is attended by thousands of researchers, advocates, government ministers and charity groups from around the world. This year, committee member and Youth Stop AIDS officer Molly embarked on a trip to Amsterdam to join in on the action – continue reading … More LSESU Amnesty goes to World AIDS Conference 2018
The powerful are not generally fond of dissent. This maxim is as pertinent today as it has been throughout the centuries. For the totalitarians and authoritarians of today, as for the warlords and absolute monarchs of the past, muffling troublemakers often requires little more than a show of brute force. In such settings, detainment and … More Speaking Truth to Power
Girl Rising is a beautiful film. Part documentary, part narrative film, it sends the powerful message that the education of girls is an instrumental source of change. The film tells the stories of nine girls, from nine different countries: Sierra Leone, Haiti, Ethiopia, Afghanistan, Peru, Egypt, Nepal, India and Cambodia. Each story is written by … More ‘Girl Rising’ Film Review
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