Alana Chloe Esposito

Contributing Editor

Alana Chloe Esposito is a writer and editor with a professional background and a Master’s degree in international affairs. A U.N. Correspondent for AWT, she writes about international security and global development with a focus on women. She has contributed to various publications including the New York Times.

Invisible Wounds, study by Save the Children

The Invisible Wounds Afflicting Syria’s Children

For six years now, children in Syria have been living with the constant fear of being killed and, according to a report released today by Save The Children, the psychological toll has sparked a growing mental health crisis.

Revenge 2.0: The Rise of Nonconsensual Porn

The internet is a vast resource, one that can enlighten and educate us. But for victims of nonconsensual pornography, it can be a murky pool, in which lurk painful reminders of a violation that only takes a Google search to uncover.

Antonio Guterres campaigns on a promise of gender parity

New UN Head Antonio Guterres Pledges Gender Equality

To the chagrin of many, the UN’s next leader will be not a woman. However, he—Antonio Guterres, former Portuguese prime minister and head of the UN refugee committee—did campaign on a promise of gender parity.

Rejected by the World: Refugee Journey

Rejected by the World: A Refugee’s Journey

The war that has so far claimed over a quarter million Syrian lives, including those of 30,000 children, has also displaced Thair and his entire family, disrupted his studies, and left the recent university graduate feeling squeezed out of the successful future he had long imagined and worked hard to achieve.

orangevest Brooklyn Bridge Georgia Lale

Performance Art Project #OrangeVest Sends SOS for Refugees

For a moment last summer the photograph of Alan Kurdi, the three-year-old Syrian boy whose body washed up on the shores of Izmir, roused near-universal empathy for people seeking refuge in Europe from violent conflict at home. Of the more than 1 million refugees, mostly from Syria and Afghanistan, who arrived in Europe since the beginning of 2015, over 85 percent entered Europe through Greece.

Dina Kawar

The Politics of Compromise

UN Security Council resolution 1325 recognizes that women are vital contributors to conflict resolution and prevention and urges their greater participation “in all United Nations peace and security efforts.” Since it passed in 2000, women’s presence on the Security Council has increased markedly. Yet the body tasked with maintaining international peace and security remains overwhelmingly male-dominated.