Sex Trafficking in Cambodia

Sex Trafficking in Cambodia

One Mam’s fight for her girls Somaly Mam, the founder of the nonprofit Somaly Mam Foundation that fights sex trafficking in Cambodia, mothers many former victims of trafficking – most of whom are young girls. Her organization helps them rebuild their lives, supporting rescue operations, shelter services, and rehabilitation programs. Her dark eyes crinkle with pleasure when […]


Sustained Sustainable Behaviour Change

Sustained Sustainable Behaviour Change

Nudging citizens towards sustainable behaviour change just doesn’t seem to capture what is necessary, just, or effective in our political action relating to climate change; moral motivations are required. ‘Climate change’ and ‘behaviour change’ are both central themes in the policy landscape, academic research, and media discourse of the twenty-first century. The former has been described by the […]


Forget About Poverty?

Forget About Poverty?

Everyone is talking about the “squeezed middle”, but what about the least well-off? It’s time to stand up for an effective policy approach Right now, the call to save the “squeezed middle” can be heard from all over the political spectrum. There aren’t many concepts which have more currency in our national discourse. However, just […]


Free Trade: Canada & the EU

Free Trade: Canada & the EU

Canada & Europe Free Trade: Harper’s Legacy or hyperbole? Last week, the Harper administration and the European Union announced their agreement in principle on a free trade agreement (CETA), which will eliminate 99% of tariffs between the two countries, as well as a considerable amount of trade red tape and regulation. The details of the […]


A Personal Perspective of Trinity Term

A Personal Perspective of Trinity Term

My name is Justine Rughooputh and I am the Secretary for OxPolicy for Michaelmas term 2013. My reasons for getting involved with OxPolicy were quite simple. I have always been interested in policy, but when attending the Freshers’ fair in 2012 I realised that most of the societies in this area were party political societies, such […]


Launch Event: A Summary

Launch Event: A Summary

OxPolicy put on its first event on Wednesday of last week – and we think it was great. Many thanks to our excellent speakers. There was some very interesting debate from the panel. We asked how much responsibility we as a society should bear for the integration of immigrants, and the consensus was: quite a […]