Only the second woman to ever be nominated to the Supreme Court, Ruth Bader Ginsburg spent her career fighting for gender equality, in her own life and for millions of women throughout the United States and world. Ginsburg’s lasting legacy will be the perseverance that she exhibited in her life and career while facing towering discrimination against women as well as the independence and equality that her work has guaranteed millions of people.
Amidst recent global protests, one could easily dismiss the events in Belarus as just another example of civil society in action. But in order to understand the significance of these protests, it is first important to understand the history of Belarusian civic engagement, the Lukashenka regime, and Russian involvement in Belarus’ affairs.
When the Coronavirus hit Africa, migrants, refugees, and Internally Displaced People (IDPs) were confronted by a crippled healthcare system with insufficient preventative measures against the spread of COVID-19, causing many migrants to risk their lives, and the lives of others, to escape the African Continent by any means necessary.