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.

Fighting is a way of life

Tribal fighting in Papua New Guinea (PNG), where loyalty to tribe trumps loyalty to country, and an attack on one is viewed as an attack on all, is …

Oil

Yazidi Road to Peace: Territory, Politics, Accountability

Thousands of <b>Yazidi</b> people continue to be impacted since 2014 when the Islamic State invaded their villages in the Sinjar region of Northern Iraq. The …

Kurdistan Workers' Party

Forgotten or ignored: the conflict in the Nuba Mountains

Mohamed Adam stared at the burnt rubble in front of him, oblivious to the heat of the noonday sun as he surveyed all his hard work, his home and food …

Africa

Western Sahara, the never-ending colony

The Western Sahara Conflict is more than a forgotten crisis, it is a thorny geopolitical issue which lasts for 40 years. Despite the involvement of …

Africa

A witch-hunt in Cameroon

In 2015, François Delattre, President of the Security Council of the United Nations, qualified Boko Haram as a threat to international peace and …

Rights & Freedoms

An unending cycle of violence between Turkey and the PKK

The conflict between the Republic of Turkey and the Kurdish ethnic group in Turkey entered its third phase during the siege of Kobane in 2014. The …

Turkey

Blue Grenada: Caribbean's New Frontier

The Ocean Conference: Our Oceans Our Future<p>At the opening ceremony for the Ocean Conference, held from June 5th to 9th 2017, the UN Secretary General …

Sustainability

Sierra Leone's challenging recovery

<b>The conflict</b><p>Sierra Leone’s civil war was a long and brutal affair. In addition to rebels and military combatants, over 50,000 civilians died between …

Disease

The intellectuals of Yemen

Art, culture, and civil society are aspects playing a part in the Yemeni conflict that is being overlooked in mainstream media.<p>Just in June of this …

Middle East

"We are slaves on our own land"

Every oil palm plantation stretches over a <b>‘forest graveyard</b>’. Of those ‘gravediggers’; Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand have the lead in palm oil …

Environment

The refugee crisis you don't know about

In the last couple of years, the world’s attention has focused on the refugee crisis in Europe and the Middle East, with far reaching political …

Refugees

Searching for the new black gold

<b>Moatize, Mozambique</b>– Earlier this summer, Hussene Antonio used to walk his herd from a small Mozambican village to some graze-friendly grassland. …

Environment

Chronicles of a bad idea overseas

When a far-right European group named Defend Europe announced its crowdfunding campaign to take a ship and disrupt rescue missions of migrant boats, …

Refugees

Hispaniola: A People Divided

Some say we live in a borderless world, but based on the stringent anti-immigration policies doled out by the Dominican Republic against its …

Dominican Republic

The making of a creative debate in Tunisia

Tunisia has recently shown promising achievements, such as the new law against gender-based violence that was passed at the end of July 2017, making …

Creative Commons

Can renewables stop heatwaves in the Middle East?

Temperatures in Arab countries are establishing <b>new records</b> each summer. The heat waves that are occurring in Kuwait, Iraq and Morocco have …

Renewable Energy

How many LGBT murders can Brazil ignore?

<i>A woman is sitting on the road, in broad daylight – there is blood on her face, which she wipes with her hand. Several men surround her, armed with</i> …

LGBTQ

Migrant crisis: time for Europe to change tactics

Europe’s migrant crisis was defined the biggest refugee crisis in Europe since World War II by World Bank President Jim Yong Kim. The number of …

A museum built from rubble

Bulldozers fed at one of Rio’s historical favelas decreed as an “an area of special social interest” while residents clung to their houses in protest …

The man who planted trees

In February 1953, one of the most prominent French authors of the past century, Jean Giono, was writing an allegorical tale. The story would soon …

The call of Yemen and the deafness of the world

The conflict in Yemen is complex because on the one hand, it involves political, social, humanitarian, military and cultural issues that directly and …

Investing in climate

Global concerns about climate change and the emergence of potential new energy markets such as renewable energy have attracted a great deal of …

What you should know about the Universal Basic Income

Universal basic income (UBI) has increasingly and excitedly being advocated by both academics and activists in the fight against unemployment, …

Tunisia: debunking stereotypes with science

When science and logic are used to debunk misconceptions, stereotypes, and to promote tolerance and open-mindedness, you might end up changing …

Resistance and Rebellion: a path to emancipation

One week ago, several countries in the Caribbean celebrated Emancipation Day. On August 1st, we decked out in our African-inspired outfits and …

Meet the LGBT+ military unit fighting ISIS

As Donald Trump declared that <b>transgender individuals</b> would no longer be allowed to serve in the US military last week, in Rojava, Syria, the creation …

Digital humanitarianism: old logics, new networks

Humanitarian aid is often at the centre of debates about efficiency, corruption and costly bureaucratic procedure. Digital technology seems to offer …

The added value of ethical reflection in policymaking in Poland

In July 2017, the ruling party of Poland, the Law and Justice Party (PiS), tried to concentrate powers, effectively violating constitutional order, …

A child is a child

Over the recent years, fleeing poverty, violence, persecution and war, the number of <b>refugees</b> and <b>migrants</b> trying to reach European shores has …