Blood on our hands – ‘Conflict diamonds’ are still leaking out of the Central African Republic via Cameroon

  ‘Conflict diamonds’ are still being funnelled out of the Central African Republic (CAR) via Cameroon despite a short-lived international embargo, where they have helped fund a genocidal war that has killed thousands of people since 2013.            By Simone West This article was written on November 7, 2017 Diamonds marked #RCA [CAR] #diamond on … Continue reading Blood on our hands – ‘Conflict diamonds’ are still leaking out of the Central African Republic via Cameroon

Romania to reduce brain drain

By Simone West and Rebecca Birch Romania is struggling with a shortage of doctors and nurses migrating West to work. Now the European Commission and Romanian Government are trying to solve the problem by building new hospitals and improving living conditions. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=154&v=L65hwbcI_4Q Between 2009-2015, Romania lost 50% of its doctors.  10% of the population also reported … Continue reading Romania to reduce brain drain

Girls in Western Australia and Victoria earn right to wear pants to school

On 3 September 2017, the Education Department of Western Australia announced it would make changes to a statewide dress code, allowing girls enrolled in public schools to have more uniform options. Victoria has followed suit, with Education Minister James Merlino announcing in a statement on 11 September that this is “something I would expect all government schools to do.”