• “Our New Ellis Island Is a Detention Center”

    Today, headlines about the United States’ southern border are pervasive in the American news cycle, from criticisms of policies being put forth by the Trump Administration to descriptions of the conditions that migrants are fleeing—One need only to read about the murder rate in Honduras and...
  • Why Malawi needs a stronger feminist movement

    I am joining this conversation not just as an African woman but also as a professional in the women’s rights space. I join those that argue that in the last years we have witnessed an unprecedented political debate on issues concerning women. Numerous articles on the...
  • Caribbean women: our health is our freedom

    “Endo what?”, she said. This is a common response of those who have never encountered this disease.  Pronounced en-do-me-tri-osis, it is one of the most complex and least understood diseases within the medical field, often resulting in numerous misdiagnoses. This disease only affects women. More than...
  • Rwanda: a new generation

    Inside the Mashirika Performing Arts and Media Company office in Kimironko, a suburb of Rwanda’s capital Kigali, loud voices welcome you as you step in. These young people all share something in common: they were born just after the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi, some of...
  • Renewables: friend or foe?

    As worries about climate change increase, so do the critiques on the way energy is produced. Renewables seem to be promoted as never before, forming part of the Paris climate agreement. However, shifts to green energy have been criticised for not always taking to consideration the...
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    The chase of beauty

    Fashion has always played a significant role in human life as an instrument of society, a manifestation of social and economic structures. It is a language that has the most recognizable sound; crafted on the bone and decorated on the skin – mostly on women.  ...
  • Wake up! and smell the gender-equal coffee

    When Florence Njiraini’s husband gifted her 1,500 coffee plants on the slopes of Mt. Kenya years ago, she knew almost nothing about farming. In some countries, traditionally, cash crops are considered men’s crops, whereas the food crops are for the women. Determined to make her plot...
  • In poetry, Afghan women have found the voice of liberation

    I will not submit to exhaustion. I will not become accustomed to sadness. My heart seeks a window for hope, Two wings to fly, and a lifetime of freedom. I want my hours spent awake to be as sweet as my dreams. A woman shouldn’t have...
  • In Nicaragua, you protest with defiant red lips

    Currently, for Nicaraguans it is very dangerous to express their repudiation of the regime of President Daniel Ortega. The Nicaraguan government has expelled the United Nations human rights delegation from the country, has removed legal registration from the Nicaraguan Center for Human Rights and other non-governmental...
  • How UK refugees are using theatre to fight xenophobia

    As he speaks, Emirjon’s eyes are brimmed with hope, typical of those with burning passions and dreams to chase. Sat in the dim light surrounding a stage in an East London venue, Emirjon, along with his colleagues, is taking a break from a play rehearsal. “Trust...
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    Caribbean community supports 1.5 degree climate target

    This year, the annual Conference of Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) took place in Katowice, Poland, bringing together a registered 14,000 party delegates for two weeks of intensive climate talks. This 24th COP was considered the most important UNFCCC...
  • Ele Nao protest in Brazil

    The future of women in Brazil

    The Brazilian president-elect Jair Bolsonaro is well known for his controversial phrases regarding women and other minorities. In an interview to RedeTV in 2016, Bolsonaro said that he believed women should be paid less because they get pregnant. News portal G1 has reported on how he...
  • LGBT+ resistance under Bolsonaro

    “I won’t fight it or discriminate against it, but if I see two men kissing on the street, I’ll hit them”, this was the response that Bolsonaro had during an interview with Folha de São Paulo in 2002. The newly elected President has held anti-LGBTQ+ stances...
  • How to become a Feminist dad

    My child was born 20 weeks ago. Rafael Marley Rounseville Molano came to this world with his right fist up, on an early morning after 26 hours of contractions and a natural birth. 80% of the men in the world will become fathers in their lifetime,...
  • No one is immune

    Lisbon, Portugal-  The international press followed the Brazilian elections closely when it became clear that Jair Bolsonaro, the far-right candidate, had a good chance at winning. In one of the most significant countries for the Brazilian diaspora, due to the historic and cultural relations dating from...
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