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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...
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    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...
  • Contested love in times of conflict

    *names have been changed for security reasons.  Sarah Adam, a Sudanese LGBT+ activist and filmmaker, was sitting in a public café in Khartoum, Sudan, when she got a call from Tunis. “We won third prize!”, her colleague shouted through the phone. “I went crazy”, she remembers...
  • A threatening present, an uncertain future

    Last month, Brazil elected its first right-wing president since the end of the military regime in 1985. Jair Bolsonaro was elected despite a history of controversial statements against minorities that gave him the name of “Trump of the Tropics”. His history of threats and discriminatory statements...
  • On patriarchy and blood

    11 October 2018 marked the annual International Day of the Girl Child, a UN day carrying a reminder to renew our commitment to support every girl and non-binary child to develop their skills, enter the workforce on equal terms and reach their full potential. As well...
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    Rwanda film festival tells women’s stories

    In its 14th edition, Rwanda Film Festival has over the years toured the beautiful countryside of the country while showing local and international stories to people who do not necessarily have access to cinema. In a country with more than 12 million people with only one...
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    More Caribbean-focused breast cancer research is needed in the region

    October is synonymous with breast cancer in the Caribbean.  The 16th annual “Walk for the Cure” was held on 7th October 2018 in Barbados.  In Jamaica, its cancer society hosted a number of similar activities in October, in an attempt to bring more awareness to the...
  • A ticking carbon bomb in the Congo Basin

    The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report on the impacts of 1.5 degree global warming show that the planet is in even worse shape than we thought. The UN report examined the impacts of global warming of 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels, suggesting that we...
  • Not all heroes wear capes

    April 19, 2018 marked an important date in the modern history of Nicaragua. Leading up to that day, the Nicaraguan people have risen up against the current government in a series of protests which have resulted approximately 300 deaths and 2,000 persons injured. Role in the...
  • Latin American feminism: What now?

    The Argentine Green Tide has evolved into a tsunami. The green bandana, characteristic of the feminist pro-abortion movement that began in Argentina earlier this year, is now internationally recognized, as well as their widely published hashtag #AbortoLegalYa (#LegalAbortionNow).   The Green Tide arose in the context...
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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...
  • Being a female social leader in Colombia: a black hole

    Article originally published and edited in Spanish on Democracia Abierta Ana Milena Villa Villa put on her gym clothes and left her house towards a black hole in which what made her feel most alive in this life suddenly made her most fear death. The black...
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