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…

Error Not Found: Internet Access as a Human Right

During a global pandemic with no end in sight, our screens became the avenue for which we conduct our daily lives. Nowadays, we go to school, go to work, find information, and communicate all through the internet. According to Statista, around 4.57 billion people were active internet users as of July 2020, encompassing 59 percent…

The Importance of Recognizing Each Other as a Human Being

The Importance of Recognizing Someone as a Human Being For us to have any conception of human rights, we must first determine what it means to be human. We feel comfortable recognizing the billions of people living in the world as people who should be afforded the same decency as us, simply because they are…

Fire and Fury: Greece and Its Migrants

With the onset of the twin catastrophes that were the 2015 Migrant Crisis and the European Financial Crisis, an obscure far-right party started making gains in the southeast European country of Greece. Golden Dawn comes from humble beginnings. Founded in 1985 by Nikolaos Michaloliakos for a “fringe group of fanatics who simply gathered in their…

How COVID-19 has Fostered a New Architecture of Displacement

It’s no secret that 2020 has been the year of adversity. For many, nationwide shelter-in-place orders have meant Tiger King marathons, at-home workouts, and banana bread. Yet, for the most vulnerable communities in our society, shelter-in-place orders have provided more permanent settlement opportunities, giving rise to larger, more robust homeless encampments.  Unhoused communities are uniquely…