Category: <span>Social Justice</span>

Why You Should Give to Mutual Aid this Black Friday

Why You Should Give to Mutual Aid this Black Friday

I’ll be honest, I’m skeptical of any brand or company that claims to be doing any kind of altruistic alternative form of Black Friday. Not that it’s impossible that any are doing so, but that the goal remains to sell as much as possible – be it through traditional or ethical consumerism.  That’s not to...

There’s a Big Problem With the Murdoch Media No One is Talking About — How it Treats Women leaders

There’s a Big Problem With the Murdoch Media No One is Talking About — How it Treats Women leaders

Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp has long dominated the Australian media landscape, wielding great political and cultural influence. Former prime minister Kevin Rudd’s record-breaking petition calling for a royal commission into Australian media ownership has once again put this issue in the spotlight. It has gained more than 500,000 signatures and led to a Senate inquiry...

10 Podcasts Hosted by BIPOC Women to Tune Into

10 Podcasts Hosted by BIPOC Women to Tune Into

BIPOC is an acronym used to refer to Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour. Although the term is gaining popularity, it was actually coined way back in 2013. Cynthia Frisby, strategic communication professor at the Missouri School of Journalism explains how the term evolved: “The Black and Indigenous was added (to POC — people of colour)...

Climate Justice: Here’s How You Can Help Philippine Victims of Typhoon Goni and Vamco

Climate Justice: Here’s How You Can Help Philippine Victims of Typhoon Goni and Vamco

The Philippines has just about had it with natural disasters. While some Filipinos are trying to get back on their feet after the devastating wrath of Typhoon Rolly (known around the world as Typhoon Goni) on November 1 that killed 26 people, here comes Typhoon Ulysses (Vamco) sending almost the entire island of Luzon into...

Africa is Not a Country: Dispelling Common Stereotypes and Western Narratives of Africa

Africa is Not a Country: Dispelling Common Stereotypes and Western Narratives of Africa

In the year 2014, the African Students Association of Ithaca College in New York launched a photo campaign called ‘The Real Africa: Fight the Stereotype’. The purpose of this social media initiative was to educate and raise awareness about the common stereotypes surrounding Africa and its people; misunderstandings like Africa being a country rather than...

Why Does Africa Have So Many Problems?

Why Does Africa Have So Many Problems?

Abuja, Nigeria – As Nigerians protest against SARS, similar protests are also underway in Guinea, Namibia, Zambia, South Africa, and various other African countries. In fact, this report by IRC ranks the Democratic Republic of Congo and Nigeria among the world’s top five countries facing humanitarian crisis in 2020 followed closely by Burkina Faso, Burundi,...

Keyboard Warriors: Does Signing an Online Petition Actually Achieve Anything?

Keyboard Warriors: Does Signing an Online Petition Actually Achieve Anything?

Digital times call for digital measures. We have digital banking, digital shopping, digital learning, and yes, even people power and activism have taken the digital route. Prior to the internet revolution, people had to take to the streets to voice out their concerns and demands. But now, there are digital platforms that serve as a...

17 Sustainable Development Goals Were Adopted in 2015; So How Are We Tracking?

17 Sustainable Development Goals Were Adopted in 2015; So How Are We Tracking?

Goals are set to bring us to a desired result or future. People involved in the goal-setting collectively commit to working towards the achievement of these goals. This was what happened in September 2015 when the United Nations brought world leaders together to adopt the Sustainable Development Goals. Reeling from the success of the eight...

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...