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Brazil must reckon with its violence against black youth

“Mom, I know who shot me, I saw who shot me. It was the police, mom. Didn’t they see my school uniform?” These are the words that Marcus Vinicius …

Rio De Janeiro

Having fewer children could ensure a more sustainable future, but is sexist social politics holding us back?

The current world population of 7.3 billion is expected to reach 11.2 billion by 2100. And the world can barely support the number of people it …

Feminism

What remains after the football matches end

Just as today in <b>Russia</b>, in 2014 <b>Brazil</b> hosted an edition of International Federation of Football Association (FIFA) World Cup.<p>Since that time, the …

Brazil

Single, Childless, Career-Driven: Problematic

On the 19th of March 2018, retired judge Paula-Mae Weekes was sworn in as President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. Weeks prior, on the 6th …

Women Leaders

The environmental consequences of regional nuclear warfare

In May, the 2018 Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) Preparatory Committee (PrepCom) was held in Geneva. The NPT came into …

Is the future of AI inclusive?

“The idea is that we are building our own MIT here,” says Roya Mahboob, founder of Digital Citizen fund, and one of the first Afghan women to become …

The Philippines: quest for national identity

The history of the Philippines has been permeated by foreign influences, namely Spain, the United States and Japan. The centuries-old colonization …

Could combating domestic violence in Iran be a human rights issue?

The current <b>Iranian government</b> is again trying to pass a law that would finally <b>criminalize domestic violence</b>, reviving an unsuccessful draft from five …

Refugee Convention: signed, sealed...delivered?

On 21st April 2018, the government of Trinidad and Tobago deported 82 detained Venezuelan migrants back to their country. According to the Minister …

Nigeria's 'weather wars'

Thousands of people have been killed due to increasing violence in central Nigeria, where herdsmen and farmers have been fighting over access to …

The holy crusade against abortion in Brazil

A group of politicians from the <i>bancada evangelica</i> (the evangelical lobby) have declared war on female reproductive rights in Brazil. Among them is …

Is Facebook threatening your ability to protest?

Have you ever noticed how the ads you see on Facebook can be spookily relevant to you? Maybe you’ve been shopping for a tent online, and suddenly …

The threat of Incel and gender violence

On Monday April 23rd 2018, the driver of a white van ran over a pedestrian in the streets of Toronto, Canada. Then, the van climbed onto the sidewalk …

Brazil: Mired in Venezuela’s crisis

In February 2018, the government of the northern Brazilian state of Roraima required the country’s supreme court to close the border with Venezuela …

United they STAND! US students push for a better response to genocide

From the students that created the White Rose leaflets during the Holocaust, denouncing the Nazis for their hate and violence, to the students’ …

Haitian photographer breaking the mold of Caribbean masculinity

Simply put, being a “real man,” in the Caribbean, requires having the propensity to reinforce the traditional hierarchy of male domination and …

Extreme weather: How can we be more prepared?

On the annual celebration of Earth Day on 22 April, people around the world demonstrated their support for environmental protection.<p>It is imperative …

Body positivity sweeps London’s life-drawing scene

Slipping off their robe and stepping under the gaze of a crowded east London bar, Teddy adopted their first pose.<p>Glasses tipped and wearing nothing …

Feminism

Philippines shuts down Boracay island: all for a casino?

On the 9th of February 2018, during a conference held in Davao City, the President of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte threatened to close the …

Are we listening?

In the past several weeks, a suburb of Damascus has become the newest epicenter of the <b>Syrian Conflict</b>. The opposition-held Eastern <b>Ghouta</b>, which is …

Middle East

Cuba: casting a vote in doubtful times

On the 11th of March 2018, Cubans turned out to the polls to vote.<p>In a press release, the President of the National Elections Commission of Cuba, …

Cuba

How will Ethiopia it find its next leader?

At the end of the men’s marathon race at the Rio Olympics in 2016, the second-place finisher trotted across the finish-line, sweats streaming down …

Africa

Bread protests wreak havoc in Sudan

While many around the world celebrated the New Year, small groups of protesters gathered in cities across Sudan to protest the rising cost of bread. …

Nine days in Cairo: torture and murder of Giulio Regeni

What could possibly be the consequences of starting a research? What could happen if you were to collaborate with the wrong people? The docu-film 9 …

The complex web of cyber defence

At the Munich Security Conference this February, experts were asked what they considered to be the main global challenges of 2018. Cyber attacks and …

Women empowerment in conflict

Despite the conflict present in Libya since 2011, a rapid spread of <b>entrepreneurship</b> and startups among <b>Libyan women</b> has contributed to the effort to …

Social reality on stage

People fight for social justice in many different ways. Some get involved in communities that are victims of injustice, others go into the street to …

The problem with empowerment

The field of <b>international development</b> is rife with buzzwords—consider terms like good <i>governance</i> or <i>rights-based—</i>these are terms that are invoked often …

Mind the gap

It is one of the most enduring taboos of British society.<p>From sex to swearing, decades of progressive liberalisations have given successive …

Tunisia’s LGBT+ community is pioneering in midst of political unrest

As the people streamed into the Institut français in downtown Tunis to attend to the first queer film festival in Tunisia and the Maghreb their faces …