August 28th, 2014

Northern Nigeria and the prospect of an Islamic state

On Sunday the Nigerian Islamist organisation Boko Haram claimed an “Islamic caliphate” in the north-eastern town of Gwoza, Borno State....

August 26th, 2014

India: Education and the Caste System Today

Guest blogger Shona Buchanan discusses the challenges facing India’s ‘untouchables’ in access to education....

August 18th, 2014

Conflict continues in Nagorno-Karabakh as violence disrupts the Armenian-Azerbaijani ceasefire line

A serious escalation in violence at the Line of Contact (LOC) over the past 2 weeks suggests that the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan over Nagorno-Karabakh is far from being resolved....

August 8th, 2014

South Sudan: the risk of ‘silent famine’ escalates as conflict continues

Famine in Sudan was brought to the world’s attention in 1994 by Kevin Carter’s shocking photo of a starving Sudanese boy crouched under a vulture’s predatory gaze....

August 5th, 2014

Can we overcome the stigma of HIV/AIDS in Northern Uganda?

Uganda is one of the most beautiful countries in the world and I have had the pleasure of witnessing its spectacular scenery and wildlife first hand, during a six week volunteering placement in 2013....

July 24th, 2014

Rohingya women: the invisible gender of a stateless people

Described by the UN as one of “the most persecuted minorities in the world”, the Rohingya people in Burma are victims of state sponsored persecution and extreme racial discrimination....

July 18th, 2014

The Hidden Cost of Fashion

A friend recently challenged me on the clothes that I buy. I told her that ethical clothing wasn’t really ‘my interest’....

July 14th, 2014

What would the proposed anti inter-faith marriage law mean for the women and minority groups of Burma?

Earlier this year the current president of Burma, Thein Sein, proposed a new law which would restrict Buddhist women to only be able to marry within the religion....

July 11th, 2014

Let’s not forget our girls!

Last month in London we celebrated a global summit to end sexual violence in conflict. It was, in my opinion, a great event that brought an under-recognised issue to the attention of the mainstream media....

June 19th, 2014

Report on the Burma Campaign UK special meeting with women’s representatives from Burma – 16/06/2014

On the 16th of June 2014, Burma Campaign UK hosted a special meeting with representatives from community based women’s organisations to discuss the situation of women in Burma today in relation to the current political reform process....
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