Is Universal Basic Income a Panacea to Crises like Covid-19 and Beyond?

By Zahid Pervez. The Covid-19 pandemic that surfaced during December 2019 in Chinese city of Wuhan has engulfed entire world. Countries have seen daily life disrupted, businesses shut and people scrambling to adjust to ‘new normal’ way of life as the virus continues to batter societies and economies across width and breadth of the world.Continue reading “Is Universal Basic Income a Panacea to Crises like Covid-19 and Beyond?”

The education gap: is technology helping?

By Shirish Bhattarai and Keir Macdonald. There has always been debate regarding the effectiveness of Edtech, which has often been praised as being able to make education more accessible and engaging than ever, but also criticised for being implemented in many cases with disregard for the needs and capabilities of students and teachers. Regardless, weContinue reading “The education gap: is technology helping?”

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

By Kolbi Monasmith. 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 theContinue reading “Historic Trauma, Inequality, and Pandemics: The Coronavirus and Native Americans”

Authoritarian Regimes & COVID19

By Shilpita Das. 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 toContinue reading “Authoritarian Regimes & COVID19”

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”

Does the Election of More Women Lead to Women Being Better Represented: The Case of Peru

By Kiara Castaman Diaz. This article explores the relationship between female representation in government and the general environment of women’s rights within a country. The article focuses specifically on Peru, which has high rates of female representation in Parliament, but also high rates of gender discrimination and violence against women. Enhancing women’s political representation hasContinue reading “Does the Election of More Women Lead to Women Being Better Represented: The Case of Peru”

Near-famine Conditions in the Largest African Economy – Nigeria

By Mónika Lipécz. This article examines the causes of famine-like conditions in parts of Nigeria and the paradox of why these conditions are occurring in the largest economy on the African Continent. If a country can boast of being the wealthiest economy on a continent, one would assume that it can feed its people. Unfortunately,Continue reading “Near-famine Conditions in the Largest African Economy – Nigeria”