Social Affairs

 Barricades during protests against the government in Chile, 2019

The politics of human rights is put under the spotlight in a book by UNSW Associate Professor of Philosophy, Jessica Whyte.

Sinjar, Iraq: Ruined home in Sinjar, destroyed during the war with the Islamic State.

UNSW Middle East expert, Dr Farida says killing ISIS’s leader will not end its terrorism, but tapping into youth grievances could stop lone-wolf attacks.

UNSW PhD student Giselle Newton is also a donor-conceived person.

A group of donor-conceived and surrogate-born people have spoken out at the UN in a renewed push to improve the rights of access to biological information.


UNSW Middle East Lecturer Dr Mariam Farida talks about the 'special court' announced by Iranian president Hassan Rouhani, following the downing of the Ukranian passenger plane in Tehran on January 8, 2020. 

Girl holding saucepan in cacerolazo protest

A UNSW School of Arts and Media PhD candidate is combining his interest in improvised music and audience participation in the hope of creating positive social change.

multiple generations

Living with your parents is not all about saving money or free childcare, says Dr Edgar Liu from UNSW’s City Futures Research Centre.


UNSW Professor Deborah Lupton explores the unintended consequences of modern technology through the lens of a social researcher.

Safe and brave spaces for LGBTIQ

UNSW Associate Professor Christy Newman and Scientia PhD Candidate Sujith Kumar from the Centre for Social Research in Health discuss the importance of safe and brave spaces for LGBTIQ+ young people and allies.


Significantly more gay and bisexual men are using HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) due to increased confidence in the benefits of HIV treatment for prevention. 

First responder

Witnesses to gendered violence can play an important role in a victim’s safety.