Fatemeh Jafari & the Lamp Lifeboat Ladder Program

At 24, Fatemeh fled a forced marriage and a threatened “honor killing.” In 2022, Fatemeh escaped with her 14-year-old brother, Ali. They were able to relocate to Canada through the Life Lampboat Ladder program. For over two decades, Reed Smith has represented hundreds of survivors of sexual and gender-based violence trapped on dangerous migration routes. […]

Afghanistan a Year After the Taliban Occupation: An Ongoing War on Human Rights

Ferdouse Asefi, University of Toronto The word “anniversary” usually brings about happy and memorable moments. But Aug. 15 marks one year since the Taliban takeover and occupation of Afghanistan, and it’s not a happy occasion for my homeland. Recently, the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) released a report entitled “Human Rights in Afghanistan,” […]