Women in Poland Fight for Their Rights Amidst Pandemic

Today, there are many women around the world living in fear. Not only because a pandemic is ravaging the world, but because many of their human rights and reproductive rights are being threatened. Essential to the human rights of life and dignity is a women’s right to abortion. Sadly, over the past decade numerous countries…

The Not-Ok Boomers: COVID & the Elderly

Race. Sexuality. Gender. In the modern United States, there exists a growing acknowledgement of systemic inequalities, historically and presently, on the basis of these inherent factors, and more. As public consciousness in the US grows intersectional, age and ageism have emerged as topics of discussion. To many youth, issues like voting age minimums and demographics…

COVID-19 and Prisons: a Case of Severe Neglect

Bunks mere inches apart. Spaces inadequate for social distancing. People crammed in close quarters, struggling for breath and coughing. The onset of a global pandemic has sent much of the country into mass lockdown as stay-at-home orders are issued in cities across the US, yet as if entirely removed from society, things are business as…

The Right to Abortion Under Attack in the U.S. During COVID-19

In March of 2020 COVID-19 hit the United States in full force. Days after hearing the news of the outbreak my university cancelled school and many cities initiated a shelter in place. As I rushed to pack my belongings in order to move from my college town back to my childhood home I was preoccupied…

Shelter-in-Place without Shelter: Homelessness in the Age of COVID-19

As COVID-19 continues to rapidly spread through our communities, cities, and countries, governments continue to enact and enforce social distancing and shelter-in-place measures. Schools and businesses have closed down. Most people in quarantine are working remotely while trying to find amusements that will entertain them from the safety of their homes. Most of us have…

Who Defends the Defenders?

The already precarious security situation for Colombian human rights activists is being exacerbated by the country’s COVID-19 lockdown measures.