I love the fact that the editors and contributors come from all over the world, which makes the website really unique.
There is a power in telling a story, and it’s important to understand and be aware of this when you give a voice to a story and let it be heard. It matters what kind of stories we give a voice to, especially when this story might go unnoticed and unheard otherwise. So, that’s one part of what fascinates me about writing for Words in the Bucket. On the other hand, we are constantly being overflooded with information these days, and I feel it’s extremely valuable to reflect on all the processes and tendencies we witness. Reflection on ‘world thinking’ is also the main goal of WIB, which I find particularly interesting and am grateful to be part of.
I like writing for WIB because I feel it is different, not only because if the way it is designed but for its honesty and openness to discuss a wide range of human rights issues. And it is such an amazing and supportive community of contributors.
I enjoy the opportunity to gather, synthesize, and share information from a unique yet objective perspective with the aim of informing and inspiring readers.
WIB has been an incredible professional journey which has opened many doors for me as well as improving my project management, writing and editing skills. I become more proud of it every day.
I enjoy the diversity of people and cultures through writing for WIB. The team of editors come from different countries, as well as the contributors, so naturally this is a big bonus for me.
I like the value WiB gives to my ideas and their willingness to support them. I like that WiB colleagues are constantly concerned about bringing diverse voices and give voice to young people willing to put their ideas in the world.
Diego da Silva Rodrigues
Personally, for the first time I feel my academic work is actually reaching people.
Lorenza La Bella
"I like writing on Wib's Film column because I can review films that fascinated me and I have the chance to share my thoughts on pressing social issues through a cinematic perspective"
I see WiB growing day by day, and this makes me proud. I feel honored to have the chance to work in this great multicultural team. This wonderful project is contributing to enhancing my personal and professional skills.
I love the fact that contributors are free to write about many issues, that we have a true voice, and can put forth our personal ideas and opinions about the issues.
Agodo Shabella Patience
Being able to break down a topic that bothers me and sharing my found knowledge is very fulfilling for me. What is knowledge anyway if you keep it all to yourself? WiB gives me a platform for this.
I like writing for WIB because it is a publication concerned about the human side of conflict and current affairs. It also gives me the opportunity to work with a truly international network of people
There is power in writings and the writings give people power; that’s what exactly I am doing with WIB.
I love working with WiB's diverse global team, sharing, discussing, and implementing new ideas in an environment that is always innovating, engaging, and welcoming.
I love having the opportunity to share my ideas, knowledge, and passion. It’s especially inspiring to be writing as part of the WIB team, whereby each writer is creating space and awareness for a diverse array of social justice issues. Additionally, I can’t say enough about how great it is to have the guidance and support of the WIB editors.
Working with WiB has allowed me to see things from different perspectives. At WiB, you are part of a Team of highly skilled professionals who, by fomenting discussions through information sharing, bring about possibilities for multicultural understanding and social change.
Words in the Bucket is a diverse hub for analysis and opinion on international issues. Together it's contributors help to uncover an alternative narrative to mainstream media.
There is so much power in unity, its the ultimate reflection of global citizenship
What I like about WIB is that everyday is a learning experience, it is a dynamic workspace, an intercultural community. Thanks to our work with experts and researchers, it has enriched my knowledge of issues I care about and allowed me to explore new ones. That is WIB's strength.
Why the name?
Our name is inspired by a simple principle that many small actions can make a big change. Just like the quote says “many drops make a bucket, many buckets make a pond, many ponds make a lake and many lakes make an ocean”. In the same way, we aim to raise awareness and knowledge that can lead to action, and hopefully to change. This is why our articles contain hyperlinks to find out more about the topics we mention, and how to take action.
What we do?
Words In the Bucket provides a platform for local perspectives and informed views, giving a voice to students, researchers, concerned citizens, human rights activists and experts.
Our Editing team works hard to help our contributors, who don’t necessarily have journalistic writing experience, to voice their concerns in an accessible and concise manner, to get our message to as many people as possible.
We want to facilitate the connection of people with the issues in the world today. Through our accessible articles, we propose solutions and try to make the reader feel closer to the issue so that they can take action.
Our ultimate goal is to build a community of people that are aware and can take action towards solving human rights, global development, gender and environmental problems.
Words in the Bucket believes that raising awareness, informing people, and encouraging them to participate in the discussion about these issues is a fundamental basis for promoting change. We provide accessible articles on complex subjects regarding our four main themes.
To know more about our articles and editorial line, as well as how to submit an article visit the Write for Us page.
Who we are?
Virginia went abroad, graduated in History and Politics of Development from the School of Oriental and African Studies in London and then, after a short experience in Malawi, she spent two years at FAO in Kenya, working for Somalia. After collaborating with NGOs like Results UK, Amnesty International, and Oxfam she is currently working as an independent consultant in projects in the field of international development and human rights. She is also a freelance journalist and has written for Devex, Al Jazeera and The Guardian.
Marco graduated in Political Science and International Relations at Università degli Studi “Roma Tre” in Rome. He then worked for three years in Model United Nations program in New York, Rome, and Brazil. Through this experience, he honed his knowledge of the UN system and fed his interest in international affairs. He is a writer for an Italian website on international affairs called “The Zeppelin”. Currently, he is employed at CIES – ONLUS in the Coordination and Organization Office for Interpreting and Translation Service for Territorial Commissions for the Recognition of International Protection.
In 2015, the team was joined by Francesca, who is currently working for the International Fund for Agriculture and Development at the United Nations.
Recently, we have added more people to our team. Kayla, based in Washington, DC and a former contributor, is helping us implement our social media strategy and also editing contributors’ articles. Luiza, from Sao Paolo, Brazil, is a brilliant editor and has been helping us since September 2016. Our newest editor Anne is an anthropologist living in Budapest, Hungary, and she is passionate about editing and working together with our global team. Sofie, from Stockholm but currently based in Bangkok, is helping us with our social media and outreach activities. Caroline, a graduate in International Relations, recently joined our team as Partnerships and Outreach Coordinator.
Additionally, we are aided in our branding by Trini Testi, creative and designer currently based in Milan.
Words in the Bucket is also formed by a vibrant and international team of contributors. Have a look at who they are.