In response to foreign policy: A very British resistence

Kick-starting our ‘In response’ submissions in 2017, guest contributor Eliana Kessler, talks about how the British public have chosen to express their dissent…     President Trump’s first two weeks have been a dire whirlwind of regressive, alt-right, protectionist and outright racist policies. The week began with Trump erasing the existence of climate change, pulling…

POLICY EXPERT: “We are in charge of our own crisis”

Guest contributor and first year Politics and Eastern European Studies student at UCL , Stanislaw Krawiecki, shares his thoughts on the current refugee crisis in Europe, in particularly Poland’s role in the crisis… On the one hand- the refugee crisis, one of the defining processes of the contemporary reality in Europe, largely shaping the development of a new…

BREAKING NEWS: We shall not cower in fear

In light of the shocking terrorist incidents in Westminster today, one of The Amnesty’s breaking news correspondents, shares this touching message of sustained hope… We shall not cower in fear Though the times are uncertain  the days are darker and the future remains opaque.   Hope shall forever endure Though victims depart from this fearful…

What Hinders Deep Discussion Of the New Syrian Constitution?

So this Tuesday, we’ve decided to suspend our central health piece in place of this article shared by Sophie Mangal, Editor of Inside Syria Media Centre, all the way from West Chicago, Illinois. ISMC does a lot of important work, mainly centred around dispelling the myths about the current situation and advancements in Syria through…

The f word and the oh-so dirty truth

“Does my feminism make you uncomfortable? Great, I’ll shout louder”: Augusta explains, why the f word shouldn’t compel people recoil into a shell of isolation, but should be celebrated. The f word. A dirty word. A divisive non-issue, if you would believe the rhetoric espoused by some. But in a year where the funding of…

The Skin Trade: A Growing and Gruesome Crime

Women and Health Contributor Eshi Vaz, shares the secrets behind an unconscionable economic trade The philosopher and economist Amartya Sen is noted to have said that ‘poverty is not just a lack of money; it is not having the capability to realise one’s full potential as a human being’. To this extent, thousands of trafficked…

Meet the Team behind the Haverstock Series

One of the amazing things about the Haverstock Journalism team is just how incredibly impressive they are and just how diverse their interests and experiences are. This is definitely one of the things, that made their article so incredibly interesting to read! So, as  promised, they’re here! Here are the stories of the authors behind…

OPINION: “Brexit is a downward train going nowhere…”

Global Politics editor, Alex Stephenson, shares his thoughts about the implications of Brexit   It’s been touted Brexit is a train crash in slow motion. To say so is wrong – Brexit is a series of multi-car pile ups, slowly converging to create one nebulus of political insanity. Many crashes are accidental, and may amount to…

Photoseries: The Women of UCL

 To round off our IWD special, Chiara Vivaldi, women’s contributor shared the stories of some of the brilliant women of UCL. Enjoy!! Hannah and Karin      Hannah Wei, Economics Women in finance is a very large society here in UCL: its central purpose is to promote women’s rights in the financial field and, more broadly, in…

And the Fight Continues: What on earth is a “women’s strike”?

Elliote talks about just how some women are commemorating IWD… Every year, the 8th of March marks International Women’s Day. Like Mothers’ Day, and similar observances, many see the 8th March as a day to celebrate women in all our shining glory and to congratulate us on the ‘special’ role we play in the lives…

Photoseries: Memoirs from the Women’s March

More than a month after The successful Women’s March Article went live on The Amensty, (and on international Women’s day), we wanted to recount motivations of the domestic and international marches, by featuring the photographs submitted by our guest contributors that didn’t make it onto our website…                    …

A violation from within…

Hannah Overton, The Amnesty’s Health and Women contributor sheds light on this dark practise, as she accounts the testimony of survivor and activist Sarian… “Sande belongs to women and all women belong to it” – Ruth B. Phillips Sande. Bundu. Zadegi. All the same society. All the same rituals. All the same horror. This society…