#FreeHerFace in Afghanistan

Anna Frediani is a French undergraduate studying Economics & Management at King’s and Economics & Political Science at Panthéon-Sorbonne University. She would love to pursue a career in the United Nations as she is passionate about gender studies and international relations. She loves travelling, dancing to 2000-2010s songs, petting cats, meeting friends for brunch, and…

The war over Ukraine and the collateral damage we need to talk about

Sofia Lopez Simpson is a second year International Relations student. Her hobbies and interests include playing the guitar and spending hours making spotify playlists. Looks like the spotlight is going to the Ukrainian army fighting Russia. Now do not get me wrong, they deserve the spotlight they are receiving and more. But let’s not forget…

Food poverty in the United Kingdom

Loura Al Alanezi is a Politics (BA) student. She is from Kuwait, and she reports on the topics of poverty, mobility, security and conflict. Her hobbies include reading books and painting. Food poverty and its consequent impacts such as malnutrition have become more prominent within the United Kingdom due to increased costs of living, including food…

Palestinian Displacement: from the perspective of women

The author made a request to remain anonymous. Palestinian women have experienced conflict, resisted the oppressive Israeli government all whilst maintaining their household and worrying about their families’ safety and stability. For the past 67 years, Palestinians’ house and village demolitions have become widespread. Forced evictions are related to ethnic cleansing and associated state crimes…

Gendered impact of War in light of the recent Russia-Ukraine war

The author made a request to remain anonymous. News headlines and social media highlight the recent aggression Ukraine is experiencing. Russia has been launching rockets and bombs within Ukrainian cities where civilians are situated in, and additionally, places of target have been essential facilities such as hospitals- a maternity ward in Mariupol was attacked and…

Women are being left behind, but they are the key to battling Climate Change

Sofia Lopez Simpson is a second year International Relations student. Her hobbies and interests include playing the guitar and spending hours making spotify playlists. Climate change is inevitably affecting everyone’s lives, though it should be noted that women and men experience it differently. Climate change is also affecting the poorest communities the most, as unpredictable…

Roberta Metsola

Anna Frediani is a French undergraduate studying Economics & Management at King’s and Economics & Political Science at Panthéon-Sorbonne University. She would love to pursue a career in the United Nations as she is passionate about gender studies and international relations. She loves travelling, dancing to 2000-2010s songs, petting cats, meeting friends for brunch, and…

Not Just a Few ‘Bad Apples’: The Institutional Misogyny of the Met Police

Megan Baker is a second year undergraduate History student at King’s. She is particularly interested in women’s unpaid care responsibilities, maternity leave provision, reproductive rights and violence against women. On 10 February 2022, the first woman to run the Metropolitan Police, Dame Cressida Dick, resigned over reports of institutional misogyny and racism within the police service….

​​‘She was just going for a run’: when will women be safe from violence?

Megan Baker is a second year undergraduate History student at King’s. She is particularly interested in women’s unpaid care responsibilities, maternity leave provision, reproductive rights and violence against women. On 15 January 2022, 23-year-old teacher and musician Ashling Murphy was killed when going for a run on the banks of the Grand Canal located in County Offaly,…

The Double Standards of Colonial Feminism

Megan Baker is a second year undergraduate History student at King’s. She is particularly interested in women’s unpaid care responsibilities, maternity leave provision, reproductive rights and violence against women. In 2002, President George W. Bush used the liberation of Afghan women from the Taliban to justify the US invasion of Iraq. Bush stated that ‘respect for…

“My Body, My Decision”: Polish Women’s Fight to Legalize Abortion

Sofia Lopez Simpson is a second year International Relations student. Her hobbies and interests include playing the guitar and spending hours making spotify playlists. “Her heart was beating too!” were the angry chants from Polish protesters in November 2021, after Izabela, a 22 weeks pregnant woman died of sepsis because she was refused treatment by…

Spiking

Loura Al Alanezi is a Politics (BA) student. She is from Kuwait, and she reports on the topics of poverty, mobility, security and conflict. Her hobbies include reading books and painting. Recently, viral Tik Toks have shown people sharing their experiences of being unknowingly spiked via needles. Those who experience this commonly wake up feeling dizzy,…