Category: Social Justice

How Pursuing Clean Cooking in Africa Fights Indoor Air Pollution and Deforestation

How Pursuing Clean Cooking in Africa Fights Indoor Air Pollution and Deforestation

Cooking is a fundamental aspect of human life and an activity we can all identify with, irrespective of our nationalities. Not only is cooking pivotal to the preservation of humankind, it is also with immense cultural and social significance around the world. It helps us understand world customs better and more often than not, provides...

Whitewash on the Box: How a Lack of Diversity on Australian Television Damages Us All

Whitewash on the Box: How a Lack of Diversity on Australian Television Damages Us All

Australia prides itself on being a successful multicultural society. Yet Australian television does not reflect the make-up of the wider community. This in turn means many stories of multicultural Australians remain untold. An analysis by Deakin University, to be launched today, shows Australian television news and current affairs programs across all channels are overwhelmingly curated,...

Ending the Culture of Silence on Sexual Harassment and Assault

Ending the Culture of Silence on Sexual Harassment and Assault

Manila, Philippines: In June, high numbers of sexual harassment cases began to surface at a string of schools across Metro Manila after a former student at Miriam College High School shared her story of how her Grade 11 teacher had admitted to having inappropriate fantasies about his students with her. Emboldened by this display of...

Toppling Historical Statues and Retrospective Morality: Just How Far Can We Go?

Toppling Historical Statues and Retrospective Morality: Just How Far Can We Go?

2020 has been the year of unimaginable upheavals in practically every sphere of human life. For one, extant coronavirus pandemic has challenged life as we know while questioning the very fiber of modern day capitalism and shaking the core of our global economy. Human relationships, workplace politics, governments and everything else in between has been...

Why Addressing Racial Injustice is Imperative in the Climate Change and Sustainability Movements

Why Addressing Racial Injustice is Imperative in the Climate Change and Sustainability Movements

The climate crisis is one of the biggest challenges facing humanity in modern times. Some people find this hard to believe though because in day-to-day life, the climate concern does not translate into an immediate worry. Put differently, when you consider that so far, no city has been swallowed by water or any of the...

Juneteenth: 8 Powerful Quotes to Mark Freedom Day

Juneteenth: 8 Powerful Quotes to Mark Freedom Day

A couple of years into the American Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863, declaring “that all persons held as slaves” in the states engaged in rebellion against the Union “shall be then, thenceforward, and forever free.” Two years after the proclamation, the 13th Amendment to the United States Constitution, was...