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Einstein once asked Freud, “Why war?” Freud replied, “Because man is what he is.”

Victoria asks the questions: Why is sexualized violence so prevalent in modern and historical conflict? Is ISIS’ utilization of sexual violence and slavery the exception or the rule in war?

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Sustainable, Local and Multidimensional: Development and Security in Southern Africa

Victoria talks with Sindy Zemura-Woodward, who works with the Southern Africa Embrace Foundation, about the intersection between international development, security and women’s rights.

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The Ultimate Global Leaders’ Superlative Quiz

The world is your high school and its leaders, your classmates. It’s time to choose your Class Superlatives with this fun quiz. Judge away!

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Reality Hits at the MMVAs: Human Nature and Forced Migration

Think the Much Music Video Awards (MMVAs) in Toronto and forced migration have nothing in common? Think again. Victoria explains.

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The Threat From Within: Dadaab Refugee Camp

Victoria investigates the rhetoric surrounding the threatened closure of Dadaab Refugee Camp in Kenya, alongside an interview with LWF Livelihood Officer, Hilda, who currently works in Kakuma, Kenya.

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WARNING: This Post Should Make You Uncomfortable

UN Peacekeepers have once again been accused of sexual assault while deployed. Unfortunately, as women, we know our value in a male-dominated world, even at our most vulnerable.