ETHSA2012: What is human security without women?


What is human security but the totality of all conditions that make a human being feel secure. Philosophers have debated this concept yet the sensible conclusion to be reached is that human security should be about empowering people to realise their full potential. The concept of human security was first developed by the UNDP (United… Read More ETHSA2012: What is human security without women?

Coup in Mali: The ‘Rats’ and ‘Dogs’ discussion continues


Another coup in Africa. Another decision by an elite group of citizens to take the fate of millions into their own hands.  Another threat to peace and security on the African continent. Well here is the thing; it all begins with such events, a coup, a rebellion, a mutiny. Then it gets prolonged and for… Read More Coup in Mali: The ‘Rats’ and ‘Dogs’ discussion continues

Trafficked


Imagine a young woman. I will call her Lily. She lives with her mother and her little boy. A man comes into her life. He can see how she is struggling to make a living, working two jobs to support her family. He courts her and convinces her he is in love with her. He… Read More Trafficked