Post Tagged with: "United Nations"

Simon Deng, a former slave in his native Sudan, speaks at Ryerson.

Former Sudanese slave speaks out about harrowing journey, UN shortcomings

When Simon Deng’s captors suspected he might try to escape, they would show him a gruesome photo depicting a man whose arms and legs had been cut off – warning Deng, then nine years old, that the same fate would befall him if he tried to make a run for it. “When they said that they would cut off my […]

by Hayden W· · News, On Campus
Operation: Utopia

Operation: Utopia

A world on the brink of global crisis. War, disease, pollution and poverty run rampant. The grave, handsome, fearless president steps up to the podium and delivers a stern, impassioned call to arms against tyranny, terror and chaos. On Sept. 24, United States President Barack Obama made his address to the United Nations General Assembly in New York City, laying […]

by Michael Lyons· · Features, Top stories
Emma Watson, the United Nations' Goodwill Women Ambassador delivers a speech on gender equlality at the UN Headquarters in New York City. (screen grab from United Nations Youtube video)

Feminism is an unpopular word, so let’s change it

My news feed this weekend was mostly dominated by the United Nations Climate Summit, particularly with the hundreds of thousands who took park in the People’s Climate March in New York City. At some point, I came across a link that had UN, Emma Watson and feminism in the same headline. My confusion about why the former Harry Potter star […]

by Leah Jensen· · Opinion