• Could living museums keep indigenous culture alive?

    The scorching sun illuminates the golden rocks scattered across the Erongo region, in central-western Namibia. Yellow mountains, typical of this area, envelope a small, fictional village that attracts plenty of tourists every year. A group of women and children gather in a semicircle, chanting traditional songs...
  • 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...
  • 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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    Creative destruction: the future of a nation’s development

    One of the most fundamental characteristics of a modern society is to secure the requisite to survive this constantly evolving world whilst adapting to technological advances.  Given the enormous challenges of facing a future of rapid change and ushering a one-tiered oil and gas economy like Trinidad and...
  • On becoming a gentle man

    Open the door for her, carry heavy stuff, offer her your seat, pay the bill, pick her up and make sure she comes back home safe. As a Latino, cisgender, heterosexual, privileged man, raised in a Catholic culture, women are subjects of devotion and objects of...
  • Could Brazil be heading for a far-right government?

    During the past years, Brazil has been featured in several international newspapers, though not always for great reasons. After the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympics, the country has made headlines for several corruption scandals, the controversial impeachment of president Dilma Rousseff and the increasing...
  • Will LGBTQ+ rights be on the agenda of the new Mexican government?

    Mexico is one of the most progressive countries in Latin America in terms of LGBTQ+ rights today. A recent study found that it has, in fact, had more openly LGBTQ+ politicians and has passed more anti-discrimination legislation than the USA. The same study also found that...
  • Brazil must reckon with its violence against black youth

    “Mom, I know who shot me, I saw who shot me. It was the police, mom. Didn’t they see my school uniform?” These are the words that Marcus Vinicius Silva said to his mother before he died. Silva was 14, he was shot and killed last...
  • What remains after the football matches end

    Just as today in Russia, in 2014 Brazil hosted an edition of International Federation of Football Association (FIFA) World Cup. Since that time, the country has been immersed in a debate about rights and social policies with important economic and political implications. Contradictorily, as some of...
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    The environmental consequences of regional nuclear warfare

    In May, the 2018 Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) Preparatory Committee (PrepCom) was held in Geneva. The NPT came into existence in 1970 to help prevent the spread of nuclear weapons and further the global nuclear disarmament agenda. Every five years, countries that...
  • Is the future of AI inclusive?

    “The idea is that we are building our own MIT here,” says Roya Mahboob, founder of Digital Citizen fund, and one of the first Afghan women to become CEO of a tech company in the country. The project she is referring to is something she has envisioned...
  • The Philippines: quest for national identity

    The history of the Philippines has been permeated by foreign influences, namely Spain, the United States and Japan. The centuries-old colonization introduced a lot of  deadweight, a type of excess baggage in the Philippines’ understanding of itself. The quest for self-identity has been pervasive, making it...
  • Nigeria’s ‘weather wars’

    Thousands of people have been killed due to increasing violence in central Nigeria, where herdsmen and farmers have been fighting over access to fertile lands. Herdsmen – mainly Muslims from the Fulani ethnic group – accuse farmers of grabbing grazing lands and of stealing and killing...
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    Is Facebook threatening your ability to protest?

    Have you ever noticed how the ads you see on Facebook can be spookily relevant to you? Maybe you’ve been shopping for a tent online, and suddenly your newsfeed is populated with adverts for tents, or you’ve been chatting with someone in another country and then...
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