In Cologne, Germany the year 2015 ended with an incident of mass sexual assaults, highlighting a need for greater international focus on formulating a working plan for the migrant crisis in Europe. Amidst the New Year’s Eve festivities, hundreds of men gathered in Cologne’s main train station; the congregation soon escalated into a chaotic frenzy in which several women were sexually assaulted. Ninety women came forth to report being attacked (Shubert). The horrific violation of women’s rights incited fear across Germany, and the public called for justice against the attackers. Additionally, the circumstance brought implications of Arab refugees threatening national security to the forefront of political discussion.
Staff Writer Ariana Criste contrasts Aung San Suu Kyi’s promise to bring democracy to Burma with her inaction in assisting the Rohingya minority.
Staff Writer Joyce Sunday discusses the genital mutilation of women in African culture.
Staff Writer Rebecca Benest examines the changing role of women in local and international politics.
Staff Writer Andrew Muse-Fisher discusses the cultural and economic factors that make increasing the role of women in the Japanese workforce an uphill climb.
Is the West honoring Malala Yousafzai with her recently awarded Nobel Peace Prize? Or is she being used as a tool to serve Western goals? Staff Writer Aarushi Gupta discusses.
Staff Writer Viet Tran recognizes many different women for their political, artistic, technological and medical related accomplishments.