• A child is a child

    Over the recent years, fleeing poverty, violence, persecution and war, the number of refugees and migrants trying to reach European shores has soared. European countries have reacted to the challenges posed by migration by combining internal and external policies whose aim seem to focus on reducing the number of...
  • The plight of Afghanistan’s dancing boys

    Afghanistan’s recent conflict-ridden history has made the country increasingly dangerous for its population. Among the most vulnerable groups are young Afghan boys who face particular challenges that often leave deep and enduring impacts on their lives and on their social standing in society. But the reason why this is...
  • Escape from slavery

    Amman, Jordan – Ghem knew if she didn’t flee the house immediately she may never have another opportunity of escape. The 23-year old Filipino house cleaner’s “madam” had forgotten to lock the front door of the home she had been working, and not been able to leave for three...
  • Goldmine in my backyard? Colombian community says no

    When the residents of a small town of Tolima department in Colombia, decided to vote whether they wanted a mega gold mining project in their backyard, first it did not mean much to the AngloGold Ashanti (AGA), a multinational company famous for its mega-projects. After a decade-long exploration phase,...
  • RAS JDIR, TUNISIA - MARCH 08: A migrant worker from Ghana sits his luggage at a United Nations displacement camp after crossing into Tunisia from Libya on March 08, 2011 in Ras Jdir, Tunisia. As fighting continues in and around the Libyan capital of Tripoli, tens of thousands of guest workers from Egypt, Tunisia, Bangladesh and other countries have fled to the border of Tunisia to escape the violence. The situation has turned into a humanitarian emergency as fledgling Tunisia is overwhelmed with the workers. Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has vowed to fight to the end. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

    To each their own story

    During the first six months after the breakout of violence in Libya in 2011, an estimated one million people crossed the border from Libya into Tunisia. Among those, at least 200,000 were non-Libyans. To respond to this emergency situation, the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) established a camp in...
  • The anti-canal movement has a woman’s face in Nicaragua

    In June 2013, the current Nicaraguan government handed over the concession of the inter-oceanic canal to the International Hong-Kong Nicaragua Canal Development Investment Co. (HKND Group). The Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega granted the concession for construction and exclusive management of the inter-oceanic canal to HKND Group for a period...
  • Climate change: the tyranny of today over tomorrow

    On 1 June 2017, the President of the United States, Donald Trump, struck at the heart of humankind by withdrawing the United States from the Paris Climate Accord. Per his argument, the Accord was “unfair at the highest level to the United States” and will inflict a “major economic...
  • African, migrant and LGBTQ: what’s it like to be Limit(less)?

    Mikael Owunna is a Swedish-Nigerian photographer undertaking a daring project to increase the visibility of LGBTQ African migrants in Europe and North-America. We talked to him about his project Limit(less), why it is important and the obstacles facing those who must struggle with being both LGBTQ and African immigrants...
  • 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 place that protest the existence of the article 230 of the Tunisian penal code, which criminalizes the LGBT+ community, as well as the all too common aggressions...
  • 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 report, because of climate change, rising consumption, and growing populations, up to 3.5 billion people could face water scarcity by 2025. Bolivia has become one...
  • 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 we buy have gone on a long journey before they hit store shelves, passing through the hands of cotton farmers, spinners, weavers, dyers, and...
  • Innocent until proven refugee

    Last February a USA-Australia refugee deal unveiled the embarrassing diplomatic exchange between two powerful nations. Newly elected United States president Donald Trump was outraged by a deal with the Australian government made by his predecessor, involving the reception of 1250 refugees who are currently living on two small islands...
  • 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 my interest in football. I remember taking the day off school, dubiously ill as I tucked into popcorn and watched Owen electrify...
  • Silence

    In a surprising turn of events, the Myanmar military has come forward in a bizarre news conference defending its crackdown on the Rohingya Muslim minority as part of a concerted counterinsurgency effort. For the first time, top generals openly addressed the mounting denunciations of human right abuses, in which...
  • Have we forgotten about Eastern Ukraine?

    At the Minsk Summit, on the 11th of February 2015, the leaders of Russia, Ukraine, Germany, and France agreed to an immediate and full ceasefire in the Ukrainian districts of Donetsk and Luhansk and its fulfillment as of midnight, on the 15th of February 2015. A complete pull-out of...
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