The education gap: is technology helping?

One of the many enforced social experiments resulting from the Coronavirus epidemic around the world is in education. Around 82% of global learners are out of school. Distance learning is now the only option for many, although for some this is easier than others. There has always been debate regarding the effectiveness of Edtech, whichContinue reading “The education gap: is technology helping?”

Historic Trauma, Inequality, and Pandemics: The Coronavirus and Native Americans

The coronavirus pandemic has illustrated the strengths and weaknesses of many countries across the world.These range from the strength of national healthcare systems or the weakness of economies to global health crises. The US, with a third of the world’s coronavirus cases, has come under intense scrutiny in how it manages the pandemic. Or not.Continue reading “Historic Trauma, Inequality, and Pandemics: The Coronavirus and Native Americans”

Authoritarian Regimes & COVID19

It may be early to say if the post COVID19 crisis will see a shift of countries to autocracy. The majority of countries have imposed lockdowns to contain the spread of infection, and snooping has become the new norm in democratic countries and non-democratic ones. It is understandable that to respond to the medical emergency,Continue reading “Authoritarian Regimes & COVID19”

The Hidden Face of Volunteerism

By Elisa Vallette. Have you ever been bothered about a photo of a proud white volunteer among brown impoverished children? Why would these well-intentioned volunteers irritate you? Referred to as “development tourists” or “voluntourists” willing to help out and experience the developing world during a short period of time, they might actually worsen the situationContinue reading “The Hidden Face of Volunteerism”

Is HIV programming marginalising vulnerable transgender communities?

By Isabelle Tickel. ‘I think one thing that I would love to see is an organization for the specific reason of empowering transgender people. I think that makes a whole community really care more about informing ourselves about the spread of HIV’ Transgender sex worker  Despite 35 years of the global response to the HumanContinue reading “Is HIV programming marginalising vulnerable transgender communities?”

Is the Populist Discourse a Lie in Modern Democracies?

Populism and its rhetoric is a phenomenon that is gaining popularity in world politics. Examples of its spread can be found around the world, in different periods of time, to a greater or lesser extent, and from different political positions. However, how valid is it to speak and create public policy, actions and projects, in the voice of “the people”?

Does Feminism Have an Image Problem?

By Valeria Raggi. This article analyses the origins and history of feminism and its related theory as essential factors in order to comprehend its problems and clarify what it means today. As protests around the globe challenge patriarchal norms, as the #MeToo and Time’s Up mAs protests around the globe challenge patriarchal norms, as theContinue reading “Does Feminism Have an Image Problem?”

The Origins of the Venezuelan Humanitarian Crisis

By Rafael Felipe Pigna Ramirez. This article analyzes the Humanitarian Crisis in Venezuela, looking at the origins of the overarching humanitarian crisis as well as the origins of two specific sub-crises, a crisis of health crisis and a crisis of security. Since 1999, the state of democracy, as well as that of the economy inContinue reading “The Origins of the Venezuelan Humanitarian Crisis”

Unpaid Care Work at the Heart of Women’s Economic Empowerment

By Rebecca Webb. This infographic aims to convey the work of Oxfam’s Food Security for Tanzania Farmers Programme. It is clear that whilst Women’s Economic Empowerment (WEE) programme provided valuable financial opportunities for women, unpaid care work was not taken into account. This infographic illustrates the findings of 2015-17 research by IDS which aimed toContinue reading “Unpaid Care Work at the Heart of Women’s Economic Empowerment”

Smarter Gender Mainstreaming in Development Programming: Addressing Masculinity

By Pippa Page. This article looks at development interventions aimed towards women that often neglect to bring men into the discussion around women empowerment. One of the crucial behaviours such programs fail to take into account is the issue of toxic masculinity that must be addressed. The article looks at the work of an NGOContinue reading “Smarter Gender Mainstreaming in Development Programming: Addressing Masculinity”