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.

A successful integration

While much media attention is on Libya as a country of transit for migrants and refugees, a stepping stone on the way to Europe; there seems to be …

North Africa

A selective racism

The world is living one of the worst migration crisis in history. This topic is constantly on the political agenda, with national governments and …

Brazil

Feminism: more than just a fashion trend

In the aftermath of the Women’s March on Washington big fashion brands saw a market opportunity. Dior, inspired by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie´s essay, …

Feminism

Preserving the peace in Macedonia

On 27th April 2017, around 200 Macedonian protesters broke through a police cordon and rushed into the parliament, using violence against the Members …

Middle East

The ownership of the female body

Amman, Jordan – “The key,” Dr Hana Banat says, as she pauses in her pacing to emphasise, “is that we have to get women believing they have more roles …

Women's News

When activism gets creative

Today is International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia, celebrated all over the world. In Tunis, Tunisia, there are two big events taking …

LGBTQ

Discrimination from within

In 2016, a 24-year-old Portuguese filmmaker named Leonor Teles won the Golden Bear of the Berlin Film Festival for best short film, becoming the …

The Arts

Strength in numbers

Data is a collection of facts (numbers, words, measurements, observations, etc). If it is only readable by humans, it is known as “unstructured data” …

Big Data

A troublesome miscegenation

Brazil is well known for its mix of cultures, religions, colors and races. According to the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE), …

Brazil

Is peace possible in South Sudan?

The crisis in South Sudan is now daily in the news. The extensive media reporting on the human suffering and the tireless efforts of NGOs, the UN and …

Africa

Bolivia's water wars

In the current reality, water is a privilege. Today, more than one billion people live in water-scarce regions. According to a recent World Bank …

Water

The Most Beautiful Street In The World

Anyone who flies over Porto Alegre, the capital of Rio Grande do Sul in the south of Brazil, cannot overlook what seems to be a “green river” across …

Brazil

Racism in Portugal against African descendants

<i>This article is the first in a 4-part series about racial discrimination in Portugal and Brazil.</i><p>On 13 April 2017, Portugal’s President, Marcelo …

Slavery

When architecture tells a story

As of July 2016, there were 1,052 United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) World Heritage Sites scattered across the …

Caribbean

Who made your clothes?

1138 people losing their life in one factory in Bangladesh was the tip of the horrific iceberg that is the supply-chain of fast-fashion. The clothes …

Sustainability

Cultures Meet

I met Sana Jlassi and Chouaib Brik, the masterminds behind Art Solution, the pioneering Tunisian association for urban culture and art founded in …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Power, security and due process

Other than marking the commencement of his 4-year term, the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States signaled changes …

Tajikistan: woman’s business

<i>“My marriage was arranged against my will. It took practically a few days to make it happen. A few weeks into the married life my husband started</i> …

Deforesting deforestation

Beginning with the construction of the Transamazon Highway in 1970s, the deforestation of Brazil’s Amazonia has become a significant global issue, …

Songs of cultural resilience

The Garinagu (plural of Garifuna) of Belize are an indigenous group with a history that is as similar as it is different from that of other …

Not for their sake

On the 6th Of April 2017, US President Donald Trump announced that he had ordered a targeted military strike on an airfield in Syria. The strike is …

Joint Democracy

The Tunisian National Security Council, convoked by Tunisian president Béji Caid Essebsi in Carthage on 15th March 2017, talked about terrorism and …

The thin line between fanatism and sin

In the early hours of the morning of 21th February 2017 at El Cortezal, a small quiet town in the Northeast of Nicaragua, Vilma Tujillo, a 25 years …

Innocent until proven refugee

Last February a USA-Australia refugee deal unveiled the embarrassing diplomatic exchange between two powerful nations. Newly elected United States …

The ugly side of the beautiful game

For me, it was the blistering goal of an 18-year-old Michael Owen as England were defeated by Argentina in the 1998 World Cup in France which sparked …

Thaw in the time of Trump

Cuba’s relationship with the United States of America (U.S.) has been afflicted with scepticism and antagonism since 1959. This was the year Fidel …

Back to the Basics

The importance of basic education, both primary and secondary, has increasingly occupied the academic literature, highlighting its relevance for …

My language doesnt exist

Ghiles El Kadi and I are sitting in a café in Finsbury Park, London, home to a sizeable Algerian community, on a day where he has no lectures for his …

What if we tackled poverty differently?

What sort of a society would you like to live in if you knew nothing about where you would end up? Picture yourself in an aware state before your …