There is no “honour” in “honour killing”

“WHETHER it wins or not, the Oscar nominee with the greatest impact — saving lives of perhaps thousands of girls — may be one you’ve never heard of. It stars not Leonardo DiCaprio but a real-life 19-year-old Pakistani woman named Saba Qaiser. Her odyssey began when she fell in love against her family’s wishes and … More There is no “honour” in “honour killing”

2016 can be a year for change, if we want it.

It can sometimes feel as though our world is spinning off its axis. Conflict is escalating, fuelling the largest global refugee crisis since the Second World War. Discrimination against minority groups is rampant. Repressive regimes are ruthlessly cracking down on people who stand up for human rights. We cannot hide the reality of the world … More 2016 can be a year for change, if we want it.

Myanmar’s People Joyful in Voting, Even With Final Results Days Away

“Coming to power would mean overcoming many obstacles that the generals have put in her way. Under the Constitution, the military retains control over three crucial ministries that oversee the police, army, border affairs and a vast bureaucracy across the country. Twenty-five percent of seats in Parliament are reserved for the military, which effectively means … More Myanmar’s People Joyful in Voting, Even With Final Results Days Away

Ranting on Art

“Why I will (probably) never take up design jobs again. TLDR: I realized freelancers are disrespected and exploited. As someone without certification or proper training in graphic design, I already have to set my prices low. I did some freelance work, and surprisingly my best client so far was some company where I didn’t know … More Ranting on Art

Female refugees face physical assault, exploitation and sexual harassment on their journey through Europe

Governments and aid agencies are failing to provide even basic protections to women refugees traveling from Syria and Iraq. New research conducted by Amnesty International shows that women and girl refugees face violence, assault, exploitation and sexual harassment at every stage of their journey, including on European soil. The organization interviewed 40 refugee women and … More Female refugees face physical assault, exploitation and sexual harassment on their journey through Europe

Taiwan has Elected its First Female President

A big congratulations to my hometown, Taiwan for electing a new president which also happens to be its first female president and highly opposed to the oppressive policies of Beijing. With this new change in leadership we should hope to see Taiwan developing its distinct standing from mainland China while slowly resolving its tense political … More Taiwan has Elected its First Female President

Taiwanese Identity

I generally don’t post K-pop related content, but today I cannot just remain silent. Recently, a rising Taiwanese-born K-pop star Tzuyu, from the girl group TWICE, was accused by Chinese vocalist Huang An as a Taiwanese Independent Radical. He based his claims only on footages of her waving the Taiwanese flag on Korean television. This … More Taiwanese Identity