The recent atrocities on Jacob Blake and George Floyd, have brought much needed attention to racial inequality and racial tensions, both in the United States and globally. This calls into question the effects of such events on the affected families and communities as a whole. Therefore, the conversation on racial trauma urgently needs to be had, now more than ever. There is a pressing need to discuss racial trauma, to raise awareness, and to acknowledge that it needs a bigger lime light in the mental health sphere.
On Tuesday, July 21st, the body of a 27-year-old Turkish University student, Pinar Gultekin, was discovered in the woods after she had gone missing for about a week. Amidst investigations, her ex-partner confessed to the murder, adding Pinar to the long list of women who have died at the hands of their partners: former, present, and aspiring.
With the Spirit of revolution in the air sparked by the murder of George Floyd in the United States, civilians all over the world are waking up to the injustices around them. Not to be left behind, while standing in solidarity with their brothers and sisters in the US, Kenyans are finally voicing their rage at their own system currently also being plagued by ghastly levels of violence at the hands of the Police.
Albeit being a small nation, Senegal had proved that with the right amount of innovation and determination, a nation could save thousands: in lives and dollars alike. What lessons therefore can fellow States pick up from Senegal’s innovation?
In countries that have been hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic such as Italy, many are comparing the experience to World War II, which took place way before many of us today were born. It would be correct, therefore, to say that for most of us, these are unprecedented times.
By Janet Kimani In San Juan Del Riò (México), Dafne McPherson, 29, was released on January 25th, 2019. This was after serving …