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Grace Bahng
Monday, 2 September 2013
Where are all the women?One of the first things I asked myself while doing field work in East Africa as a young researcher working alongside a team of seasoned development workers was, “Where are all the women?” I would actually find as time passed and I gained more experience that there were...
Carsten Völz
Tuesday, 25 June 2013
I recently attended a global annual NGO meeting with a good mix of representatives from international networks and national organisations, and while the topic of the meeting was a totally different one, the main experience that stayed with me was the consistent and at times harsh criticism coming...
Diane Paul
Tuesday, 11 June 2013
Twenty years ago, as we watched atrocities mount in Bosnia, governments dithered and a hundred thousand people died needlessly in a brutal war of ethnic cleansing. And now, Syria. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees has referred to the Syrian crisis as “dramatic beyond description,”...
Dario Carminati
Monday, 10 June 2013
Environmental issues have been part of the discourse on forcibly displaced people and migration for several decades. In the ‘90s, the international community was primarily concerned with the negative impact that refugees had on the environment of their host countries. It is only in the second...
Diane Paul
Friday, 7 June 2013
The war in Syria rages on. The world watches in real time as the death toll in Syria is revised further and further upward. As a result of the brutality of the conflict and the targeting of civilians, the number of refugees and internally displaced have reached staggering numbers. Torture, rape,...