Twice as Many Girls as Boys Will Not Go To School

According to the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), about sixteen million girls from the ages of six to eleven will not have the chance to attend school. UNESCO says that about eight million boys, half the amount…

Food Security Threatened Due to Antibiotics

In a February 10, 2016 new release, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization stated that the overuse of antibiotics in agriculture is threatening food security and rural jobs. Bacteria are beginning to evolve and survive antibacterial treatments, and this…

Article 8 of the Convention to Eliminate All Forms of Discrimination Against Women: A Stepping Stone to Ensuring Gender Parity in International Organs and Tribunals

The GQUAL Campaign appeared before the Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (‘CEDAW Committee’ or ‘Committee’) during its last session in November 2016.[1] In its presentation, GQUAL requested that the CEDAW Committee strengthen the interpretation…

The Near East: Turkey’s Regional Dilemma

Admittedly, the term “Near East” is a vestige of a time when European powers labeled the regions of the world according to their distance from Europe. But the term also captures the very literal struggle of Turkey to find its…