Published by The Fawcett Society Hunger strikes, forced labour, indefinite detainment and inhumane treatment being carried out against victims of rape, human trafficking, forced marriage and gender based sexual violence; a list of human rights abuses which reads like those executed by a foreign nation, possibly placed on a UN watch list or rebuked by the […]Read More HOW CAN BRITAIN CLAIM TO BE PROGRESSIVE WHEN WE CONTINUE TO DETAIN VULNERABLE WOMEN?
Article printed in CultureHUB Magazine If the topic of poetry conjures up images of hot clammy classrooms during your GCSE summer exams, trying your hardest you remember just one of Shakespeare’s 154 sonnets, then let Hollie McNish bring about your poetic redemption. Hollie McNish is a force, to put it quite simply. An English author, poet, […]Read More Interview with Ted Hughes Poetry Prize Winner, Hollie McNish
Published by The Fawcett Society It’s hard to remember the last time there was an instance of public outcry that didn’t result in a viral social media trend. Whilst many social media trends can bring light to a cause, which can seem neglected or less acknowledged, too often they can give members of the public […]Read More #MeToo: Bringing victims of sexual assault into the spotlight won’t stop rape. Bringing justice to perpetrators will
Published by The Fawcett Society Upon exiting the doors of Central Station in Belfast City Centre you enter into the heart of the city, into a bustling, vibrant tourist hub. With countless seas of international tourists, buses offering tours around the historic sites and streets upon streets of bars and eateries, Belfast is a weekend […]Read More The Battle For Abortion Rights for Women in Northern Ireland Isn’t Over
Published in Asian Express Newspaper There is no shortage of widespread media coverage of the Syrian refugee crisis with haunting tales of despair, desperation and destruction. All too familiar with stories of people grappling for food and water in makeshift camps, we’ve seen footage of thousands desperately waiting at the borders in the hope of […]Read More Interview: Resettled Syrian Refugees
Published in Asian Express Newspaper “What kind of hatred could make a man stab a baby crying out for his mother’s milk?” A damming report by the UN has stated that crimes against humanity are currently being carried out by the security forces in Myanmar (also known as Burma.) The government of Myanmar denies any […]Read More Myanmar Rohingya massacre: Rohingya Muslim Child killings are ‘Crimes against humanity’ UN declares.
Article printed in CultureHUB Magazine Go Girl are a Belfast based collaborative creative community of women that believe in feminism, opportunity and inclusion. They hold pop up exhibitions, gigs, some produce a podcast and have even been involved in TEDX Talks at Stormont, amongst many other things. They’re passionate about offering support to other creatives, […]Read More Artist Interview: Go Girl Collective
Article printed in CultureHUB Magazine John Baucher is a photographer and artist from Tandragee, Co Armagh. He has travelled extensively with his work, dealing with broad and diverse subject matters. He creates work that explores themes of identity, self and belonging. His most recent series, ‘It Is Nothing New’ is an exploration of immigration, the […]Read More Artist Interview: John Baucher
Article printed in CultureHUB Magazine Soldier Still, the latest collaborative project from the imaginative dance theatre company Junk Ensemble brings together an exceptionally diverse cast of Irish and international dancers as well as former soldiers to create a remarkable and at times harrowing piece of dance theatre. Junk Ensemble, founded by identical twin sisters […]Read More
Published on http://www.peachynkeen.com When I thought about the topic of ‘Women You Should Know’ many name came to mind. But I knew I wanted to explore someone contemporary; current and at the front line of activism. Within this framework, there was one lady who came to mind, leaps and bounds beyond the rest – Leyla Hussein Leyla Hussein is a Somali […]Read More Women You Should Know: Leyla Hussein
Published in Asian Express Newspaper Outrage after European Court of Justice (ECJ) says Employers are entitled to ban workers from the “visible wearing of any political, philosophical or religious sign” In a devastating blow to human rights and the right to religious freedom, this week’s ruling from the ECJ, which says employers have the right […]Read More European Court of Justice: Religious Wear Ban causes outrage