Words in the Bucket

By Words in the Bucket | Words In The Bucket talks about international issues related to human rights protection, social inclusion, development and peace by presenting articles that are concise and approachable for everyone. We strongly believe that raising awareness, informing people and letting them participate and share their opinions is a fundamental basis for change.

Human - Yann Arthus-Bertrand

“I am one man among seven billion others. For the past 40 years, I have been photographing our planet and its human diversity, and I have the feeling …

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We could end the plastic nightmare, here’s how

Imagine yourself on a Canadian fishing vessel in the waters off New Brunswick on a cold November day. Now imagine your surprise, when in a crate of …

Recycling

#Newyearnewme – Is your health regime damaging the environment?

This January 2018, as with every new year, the usual resolutions will be made, often focused on starting health regimes and diets. However, the …

Nutrition

Think about your e-waste this Christmas

During the holidays, many people around the world will receive brand new mobile, phones and laptops. Others may have taken advantage of the Boxing …

Recycling

Working through the Brazilian cracklands

Although numbers are not precise, Brazil is one of the largest drug markets in the world. Nevertheless, many Brazilian addicts still live without any …

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Nonviolent resistance to human rights violations

In different parts of the world, human rights violations emerge on a daily basis, leading to forced displacements, refugees, genocides, deforestation …

Out of sight, out of mind: Rohingya to be moved to uninhabitable Island

On 6 December 2017, the government of Bangladesh announced that they would move ahead with their plan to move Rohingya refugees off the mainland to …

Severe Human Rights Violations in Libya

In Libya, three rival governments compete for legitimacy and control over resources in the power vacuum of a “stateless country”, amidst the …

Agromafia: how Italy is turning migrants into slaves

Supposedly, slavery was abolished centuries ago. But most recent statistics say that in Europe <b>over 1 million people are slaves</b>, victims of human …

The "F" word: In the country of football, can female players find true support?

Brazil proudly declares itself the “country of football”, where this sport represents a national passion which moves both minds and hearts. However, …

Domestic servitude: invisible modern slaves

Many migrant women reach Europe with the hope of a better life, only to be subjected to domestic servitude across the continent. While it is not as …

The suppression of debates on gender and sexuality in Brazil

The topic of gender has become more than a hotbed for debate in Brazil – it has become dangerous. In November 2017, not only was the famous American …

How does climate change affect men and women differently?

The COP23 which took place last month brought to light an important aspect of the struggle to stop climate change: governments agreed to integrate …

Freedom of speech in Turkey has been imprisoned

Since July 2016, when a section of the Turkish military led a coup attempt to unseat President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the <b>state of emergency in Turkey</b> …

'Leave no one behind' campaign leaves men behind

<i>“Men are afraid that women will laugh at them. Women are afraid that men will kill them”</i><p><i>Margaret Atwood</i><p>On November 25, 1960, Patria, Minerva and …

Overcoming the deadlock: UN peacekeeping in Eastern Ukraine

The United Nations was established with the purpose to maintain international peace and security and to that end to bring about adjustment or …

Safe activism: How to protect yourself while defending civil liberties in Iran

United for Iran is an NGO that aims to defend human rights in Iran by increasing the awareness of civil society and engaging citizens through …

How you can help children without volunteering in an orphanage

Recently, Words in the Bucket (WIB) published an opinion piece, titled, “to stop the institutionalization of children, stop volunteering in …

Meet the Rohingya woman who fights for ethnic equality in Burma

When she was 18 years old, Wai Wai Nu, her mother, her sister and one of her brothers heard a loud bang on the door in the middle of the night. 15 …

The rise of environmental conflict

November 6 marks the United Nations (UN) International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict, an issue …

UK immigration detention policy reveals Government contempt for human rights

In September the UK Government faced criticism from <b>human rights groups</b> for failing to back a series of recommendations by the UN Human Rights …

The dirty secret behind your smartphone

In September this year, millions of excited customers around the world queued up to get their hands on the new iPhone 8.<p><b>How many phones do you …

To stop the institutionalization of children, stop volunteering in orphanages

A church in the Midwestern U.S. raises money for some of its members to travel to Uganda and volunteer with the orphanage they partner with. They …

Climate refugees need a seat at the table

Similar to a heroin addict looking for the next fix, many countries continue to feed their greed for fossil fuels, investing and expanding the search …

Brazil's long-lasting prison massacre

October 2017 marks the 25th anniversary of the Carandiru massacre in Brazil. On 2 October 1992, to control a prisoner riot, military police invaded …

Sikitiko (The King's hand)

If you happened to be strolling through the coastal city of Oostende, Belgium, you might chance upon a 1931 sculptural monument towering over the …

What is the EU Relocation Scheme and why does it exist?

According to the Dublin Regulation (which first came into force in 1997 and was altered in 2003 and 2013), asylum seekers have to go through the …

Overfishing causing food insecurity in Senegal, and it's all about China

China’s overfishing is having drastic impacts on the socioeconomic development of Senegal, as well as the marine ecosystem. Senegalese people rely …

It's time that the concept of militarisation is held up to scrutiny

Campaigning for disarmament so far has focused on nuclear weapons, with President Trump and Kim Jong-un’s recent public threats of war reigniting the …