SHAPE runs a volunteering programme for people from all over the world - offering them a chance to work with us to uplift the underprivileged. A few of our volunteers share their experience through vlogs - Find out what makes our programme so entrancing.
Iran has been rocked by a revolutionary wave of the biggest anti-government protests in years following the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini. Amini was arrested by the country’s so-called “morality police” on 13 September for allegedly violating Iran's mandatory hijab law while visiting Tehran from her hometown of Saqqez. Reports say she was severely beaten … Continue reading Islamic Fascism In Iran: How Iranian Women Led The Country’s Counter-Revolution
By Shwetha Sivaraman Having experienced 321 natural disasters between 2000 and 2019, India lies within the top four most disaster-prone countries in the world. Approximately 12 per cent of India’s land area is vulnerable to landslides and floods. Between 1980 and 2017, 278 floods in India led to losses totalling $58.7 billion, affecting more than … Continue reading Understanding India’s Vulnerability to Natural Disasters
International adoption is often presented in a positive light- whether it be Olympic Champions like Maggie Mac-Neill; a Chinese adoptee who won the gold medal for Canada in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, or the families of famous A-listers like Madonna and the Jolie-Pitts, this narrative conceals a sinister reality. Kidnapping, deceit, and child trafficking are … Continue reading Children For Sale: The Dark Truth About International Adoption
By Shwetha Sivaraman As of 2022, India has the largest stray dog population in the world, standing at more than 35 million. Given that stray dogs are ubiquitous, it is no surprise that their presence has caused conflict with and amongst humans. Kerala, in particular, has garnered national attention over the last year. The state … Continue reading Navigating the Conflict Between Humans and Stray Dogs
-Julian Khan At the end of the year, history will be made. The world will roar as the 21 world cup starts in Qatar. It is the first time a middle eastern country earns the right to host the world's most prestigious tournament, a moment which symbolizes the rise in status of the region with … Continue reading A world cup of exploitation