Comparative Case Study: Abortion Access in Morocco vs. Missouri

By Maeve Williams When examining the restricted access to reproductive rights in Rabat, Morocco and St. Louis, Missouri, there is a common link: colonialism.  In the era of first world feminism, it seems that double standards feed deeper divisions more often than they cause compassion. The severity of a female’s struggle is too often compared to another female’s, rather than her male counterpart. For example, … Continue reading Comparative Case Study: Abortion Access in Morocco vs. Missouri

Interview with Marie Lemieux

By The Catalyst Editorial Board. The Catalyst team met with Marie Lemieux to discuss her upcoming article “Mother of the World: Politics of Transnational Female Childcare Provider Immigration” in the newest edition of Chrysalis coming out on April 10th.  Her article explores the dynamics of transnational childcare providers and how the process can be both disempowering and empowering for the childcare providers. If you are interested in her … Continue reading Interview with Marie Lemieux

Interview with Emma Sitland

By The Catalyst Editorial Board. We met with Emma Sitland to talk about her upcoming piece “Women’s Social Movements in West Africa: What Makes a Success Story?” in Chrysalis Spring 2019. Her article looks at women’s social movements in Liberia and Sierra Leone. You can listen to her thesis video to learn more about her article. Originally from New Brunswick, Emma is pursuing an honours … Continue reading Interview with Emma Sitland

African Values and LGBTQ+ Rights: What is “Un-African” about Homosexuality?

By Emma Sitland. This past summer, during my internship at the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) in Ghana, I was asked to write a report on the state of human rights in the country. I used complaints that the Commission received as well as sources from international human rights organizations to detail rights of women, persons with disabilities, and numerous other marginalized … Continue reading African Values and LGBTQ+ Rights: What is “Un-African” about Homosexuality?