Sasha Mills (she/her) is a second year England Language and Literature student at St Hugh's. Outside of her degree, Sasha writes for the Blue, the Flete, Cherwell and the Isis. She particularly enjoys writing fact and interview led feature pieces. Sasha also enjoys portrait photography, hiking, and overthinking.
Current Affairs

The twin pandemics: gender based violence during the times of coronavirus in South Africa

Gender-based violence is not a new problem in South Africa, but it has reached a fever pitch during the Covid-19 pandemic, with hundreds breaking lockdown restrictions to grieve the violent murder of Tshegofatso Pule, a 28 year old pregnant woman, in early June. The president Cyril Rampahosa addressed the nation in response, and last year pledged a further $75M in order to address the gender-based violence pandemic. The problems, however, are far more culturally and systematically entrenched, requiring solutions which reach beyond just legislation and funding, a challenge all the more exposed during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Current Affairs

University support services outline changes in response to open letter from It Happens Here

Oxford University’s Sexual Harassment and Violence Support Service has responded to an open letter published by the SU groups It Happens Here and SpeakOut Oxford on 2 June.  The reply, which can be read in full here, outlines a series of policy changes in response to the open letter, as well as a wider commitment Read More…