Lessons from occupied Iraq; the future of terrorism.

The Iraq war in 2003 was viewed by many Iraqis as the continuation of its colonial past which it had endured under western occupation. Pre-war there was many nations across the world which came out with the biggest anti-war demonstrations since Vietnam. This didn't change the result. The US and Uk went to war. Prior … Continue reading Lessons from occupied Iraq; the future of terrorism.

Human trafficking and gender inequality: the role of a man.

My experience in the last number of years in Kenya and the United States has made me want to play a more proactive role in gender issues in Ireland and it is for this reason I wanted to write for the The Women's Lives Pages, submitted by NCCWN - Donegal Women's Network to the Donegal … Continue reading Human trafficking and gender inequality: the role of a man.

More military bombardment in Afghanistan is illogical and has proven not to work.

It is widely believed that Albert Einstein coined the phrase regarding the definition of insanity - which was, to do the same thing over and over and expect different results. I would argue that US foreign policy in Afghanistan and the Middle East more broadly is a good example of how such powerful institutions behaviour … Continue reading More military bombardment in Afghanistan is illogical and has proven not to work.

Human Trafficking in Kenya: higher risk during post-election violence.

2017 has been a historical year for Kenya. Never before has the country’s presidential result been overturned; the first for Africa as a continent in fact. The decision however has divided many people who feel it has been a great example of Kenya’s democratic progress, while others feel it is harming the country’s political reputation … Continue reading Human Trafficking in Kenya: higher risk during post-election violence.

HAART Kenya gains support from the Irish Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya.

On Wednesday 26th July Awareness Against Human Trafficking (HAART Kenya) were delighted to have welcomed the Second Secretary; Teresa Sweeney, from the Irish Embassy in Nairobi to our shelter for victims of Human Trafficking. The Irish Embassy voiced its support in relation to working with HAART and assisting victims of trafficking in both Ireland and … Continue reading HAART Kenya gains support from the Irish Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya.

CONTAINS GRAPHIC CONTENT: Human Trafficking, Women and Terrorist Organisations.

“Another recruit reported that she was given in marriage to a jihadi who told her that as she was his gift, he could give her to his friends and colleagues. After she was passed around, and had fainted, she woke up in a strange safe house with several other women being trained for a jihadi mission. One girl refused and the instructors reported that she had been eviscerated and chopped up into several pieces."

Dispatches: First impressions of Kenya.

On the 2nd of June I flew into the greater horn of Africa. Flying out to Kenya was a completely new experience for me. I had never been to Kenya before, never mind the continent of Africa. I had a connecting flight via Addis Ababa (the capital of Ethiopia) and to say the views from the sky were … Continue reading Dispatches: First impressions of Kenya.