I write this after a very disturbing month in London. The Grenfell Tower disaster has shown how neglected the vulnerable in our society are. In the most basic of areas they are being let down not just from the safety measures in place, but the official reaction and management of the tragic disaster.
On both sides of the Atlantic there are calls for abandoning regulation when it is needed, and these are accompanied by calls for increased regulation when it comes to immigrants. We are living in a blame culture, but it is the victims who tend to be blamed rather than those that actually make the decisions.
As always I have put together a number of must read/ listen to articles and podcasts that I encourage you to read, share and take valuable information from.
LSE: Women, Peace and Security in the Global Arena
How are scholars and researchers worldwide holding governments to account for their local and international women, peace and security commitments?
The Centre for Women, Peace and Security (@LSE_WPS) is a leading academic space for scholars, practitioners, activists, policy-makers and students to develop strategies to promote justice, human rights and participation for women in conflict-affected situations around the world.
War is not the only violence shaping women's experiences in Iraq
Important documentation of what displaced women in Iraq have and continue to be subjected to as a result of conflict.
ISIS' Yazidi Genocide - Demographic Evidence of the Killings and Kidnappings
An insight into the daily terror which impacts Yazidi women’s lives.
Revealed: reality of life working in an Ivanka Trump clothing factory
An important spotlight on what Ivanka is willing to ignore and turn a blind eye to in order to build a business empire.
Women & Terrorism: Perpetrators and Peacemakers
Exploring women's role in perpetrating and preventing terrorism. Recognising the increased media attention that female violent actors are receiving, and putting a spotlight on the important role women can--and do--play in preventing terrorism and countering violent extremism.