Madeline Roache

Madeline Roache

Madeline Roache is a London-based freelance journalist, focusing on human rights in the former Soviet Union.

Ukraine

Kateryna Handziuk: Ukraine activist, 33, dies from acid attack

Handziuk had recently called on the government to probe attacks on activists as she tried to recover in hospital.

Kateryna Handziuk: Ukraine activist, 33, dies from acid attack

Religion

Russian Orthodox Church splits from Constantinople over Ukraine

The Constantinople Patriarchate's recognition of Ukraine's Orthodox Church as independent leads to Russia cutting ties.

Russian Orthodox Church splits from Constantinople over Ukraine

Ukraine

Ukraine's 'baby factories': The human cost of surrogacy

After India, Nepal and Thailand banned surrogacy, Ukraine soaks up demand. But women on both sides report exploitation.

Ukraine's 'baby factories': The human cost of surrogacy

Ukraine

Sex workers failed by state seek safety in online networks

As police are accused of corruption and bribery against sex workers, women take to the internet to share advice.

Sex workers failed by state seek safety in online networks

Hungary

Hungary: Thousands protest in Budapest against PM Orban

Demonstrations in Budapest reveal deep dissatisfaction with newly elected government of Hungarian PM Viktor Orban.

Hungary: Thousands protest in Budapest against PM Orban

Ukraine

Women with HIV abused by partners, rejected by society

Shunned by relatives, doctors and the community, Ukrainian women struggle to survive and protect their children.

Women with HIV abused by partners, rejected by society

Human Rights

Is Soviet-era punitive psychiatry making a return?

More than 30 cases of the practice of sending political foes to psychiatric hospitals have been documented since 2012.

Is Soviet-era punitive psychiatry making a return?