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The indelible marks of sexual violence in armed conflicts June 1, 2015 01:55

The indelible marks of sexual violence in armed conflicts

Sexual violence in conflict is a tragedy that particularly devastates women and girls. It has become an instrument of war for Islamic State (IS), [...]
 
Namibia… the always survivor May 24, 2015 22:29

Namibia… the always survivor

It is a stable nation in terms of its political situation, despite having endured for decades a high degree of suffering, repression and shame. [...]
 
The shadow of racism in the USA May 4, 2015 18:36

The shadow of racism in the USA

The recognition by North American politicians that discriminatory police practices against minorities are a systemic problem intensifies national controversy on the topic.     [...]
 
 
No one can reveal a myth if they don’t carry it inside them April 20, 2015 18:27

No one can reveal a myth if they don’t carry it inside them

‘Mitecans’, inhabitants of the south-eastern town of Asunción Mita, are very helpful, happy and are pleased to tell anecdotes that seem to have come [...]
 
The dangerous route from  Iran to Europe: Jamal’story April 18, 2015 21:00

The dangerous route from Iran to Europe: Jamal’story

I was walking on the street without any reason and some guys shouted at me: “Hey, Afghan, why do you have a red jacket?” [...]
 
From war-torn Afghanistan to  prejudice in Iran: Jamal April 6, 2015 02:50

From war-torn Afghanistan to prejudice in Iran: Jamal

When his family decided to move to Iran he was just a four year old and his only wish was to escape from the [...]
 
 
Children: victims & witnesses  of the suffering in Ukraine March 29, 2015 23:33

Children: victims & witnesses of the suffering in Ukraine

They can no longer sleep soundly, as they did in ousted president Víktor Yanukóvich’s era. Now, they live with the constant threat of bombs [...]
 
A world with no jobs March 17, 2015 02:21

A world with no jobs

The world is in need of 280 million new jobs by 2020. However, creating this number of new jobs constitutes a real problem: added [...]
 
Ripping the clothes from Lady Justice… around the globe March 17, 2015 02:13

Ripping the clothes from Lady Justice… around the globe

There are important variations between countries, both in the abuses perpetrated and the existence of organisations campaigning against it. The US has enshrined protection [...]
 
 
Bushmen and Masai – survivors of religions, governments and drought March 8, 2015 00:26

Bushmen and Masai – survivors of religions, governments and drought

Christian missionaries have been unsuccessful in changing the beliefs and customs of these two African ethnic groups who, although from different origins and opposing [...]
 
Attack on Venezuela  … Playing with fire February 28, 2015 22:29

Attack on Venezuela … Playing with fire

Although Latin America and the Caribbean are not primary targets for US global strategy, they do however form an important part of it. Ongoing [...]
 
USA vs. terrorism: Truly defeating fundamentalism? February 15, 2015 20:45

USA vs. terrorism: Truly defeating fundamentalism?

The aim of the US and its NATO allies and Japan (finally realised in the last two decades) was to place the government exclusively [...]
 
 
Terror & democracy in Islam February 15, 2015 18:49

Terror & democracy in Islam

The key issue is the development of moderate political Islam. Violent repression of Islamic movements only removes the possibilities for integration of the deeply [...]
 
Young Jihadis: fighting the good fight… or the bad one? February 7, 2015 21:48

Young Jihadis: fighting the good fight… or the bad one?

In the current hysteria about jihadi attacks in Europe, a sober analysis is important, to assess the real risks we face while also understanding [...]
 
China is ageing but lacks children January 25, 2015 22:53

China is ageing but lacks children

This powerful nation appears to be heading towards a serious problem due to the ageing trend of its population and its one-child only policy [...]
 
 
 

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