The Amazon fires caught the world’s attention as it flooded the news and our social media platforms this year. We heard people’s concerns regarding the environment, economy, and the political climate in Brazil. However, these fires are not only a large-scale catastrophe because they harmed indigenous communities, who are now displaced as a result.
The native tribes of Brazil have been protecting and living within the rainforest for centuries; however, livelihood has been put aside by capitalistic interests. They lost the forest, their crops, and the home they depend on for their wellbeing.
UNIVERSITY CITY – Secretary-General Natasha Nazi shared her personal experience and acknowledged her women colleagues’ efforts in a speech Feb. 22 at the American University of Sharjah’s 12th annual Model United Nations opening ceremony.
After thanking “every person present” and her colleagues who supported her even when her ideas were “crazy,” Nazi shared her five-years-long experience with AUSMUN.
Reflecting on her freshman year, she said that she was unsure whether being part of such an organization would suit her but she found that it was precisely her “fit.”
The past couple of years have marked monumental milestones for women pursuing leadership positions. It was the first time in American history a woman was nominated for presidency by a major party. While Hillary Clinton narrowly missed that opportunity, Ethiopia, Estonia and Taiwan elected their first female presidents and major cities, such as Tokyo and Rome, elected their first female mayors. Yet despite these advancements, women still lack presence in executive positions. This begs the question: how does the glass ceiling remain undamaged under the heavy pressure of women fighting against it?
“Sometimes it is better to avoid facts” I heard my mother say after continuous terrorist attacks and a series of unpleasant news regarding people killing their own parents and siblings. For few hours after the last terrorist attack in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), I sat down to think if this would ever stop. There had been enough blood flowing on the grounds that can make someone think that the soil learned to drink blood instead of water in order to flourish.
I started reading but as soon as I did, I felt trapped within numerous facts but distant from the one that actually holds...
On the 23rd of June the United Kingdom held a referendum on the issue of whether or not the nation should or should not leave the European Union (EU). The voter turnout was the highest ever since the 1992 general elections, attracting nearly 71% of eligible voters. The votes were tallied and the results came as a shock to many. With a grand total of 52% for and 48% against the people of the Kingdom voiced their wish to leave.
On 8 am the 24th of June the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, David Cameron, announced that he will be resigning so as to allow a new prime minister to preside over the pro...