Canada’s Indigenous Communities Fight to Protect Their Environment

Jan 22, 2020

Canada isn’t one of the first nations that comes to mind when thinking hotspots of racism and mistreatment of social groups across the globe. Above and beyond Canadians’ legendary reputation for being “nice,” the country is widely seen as an open and liberal place. Indeed, it scores highly...

MLK: Do We Still Dare to Dream?
Jan 20, 2020

MLK: Do We Still Dare to Dream?

When It Comes to Mental Health, India Remains Shockingly Misinformed
Jan 17, 2020

When It Comes to Mental Health, India Remains Shockingly Misinformed

Climate Change: One Step Forward, While Standing Still
Dec 27, 2019

Climate Change: One Step Forward, While Standing Still

Turning Family Into a Political Weapon

Turning Family Into a Political Weapon

Dec 19, 2019

In March 2019, the World Congress of Families (WCF), in collaboration with the International Organization for the Family (IOF), organized its 13th conference, “The Wind of Change: Europe and the Global Pro-Family Movement,” in Verona, Italy. Sponsors and speakers at the event came from two...

The Carrots and Sticks of Due Diligence

The Carrots and Sticks of Due Diligence

Dec 17, 2019

Throughout history, France has often been on the frontlines of leading change. This time it is about state regulation of transnational business activity. It was only in March 2017 when France's Corporate Duty of Vigilance Law entered into force. Over two years later, mandatory human rights and...

Violence Against Women Is an Assault on Human Rights

Violence Against Women Is an Assault on Human Rights

Dec 16, 2019

Meena (name changed), a 26-year-old woman from Pune, India, has been receiving assistance from the Family Planning Association. One day, she rushed to the clinic in tears, desperately hoping for some help. Meena continued to cry as the counselor screened her for signs of domestic violence. She...

Inside the Battle for Another World

Inside the Battle for Another World

Dec 06, 2019

A succession of social upheavals over the last decade has radically realigned political power throughout the world. As a result of these tectonic shifts, what had once been on the furthest fringes of the right has now moved toward the center while the left has been pushed to the margins....

It’s Time for a New Global Movement

It’s Time for a New Global Movement

When arguing that political parties cannot solve global issues such as climate change, nuclear proliferation and fiscal justice, and that we need a new global movement capable of pushing forward concrete solutions and harness the energies of the youth, we meet a few “deniers.” Critiques of...

The Real Glue-Trapping Scandal

The Real Glue-Trapping Scandal

Dec 02, 2019

Over centuries, Europeans have developed local traditions that define the economy, the arts and the rituals of daily life. Those traditions sometimes belong to nations or are spread across the entire continent. Sometimes they are very local and remain unknown beyond a small region. The...

Is Russia Ready for Its Own Me Too Movement?

Is Russia Ready for Its Own Me Too Movement?

Nov 27, 2019

The #MeToo movement immensely shifted public discourse in many Western countries, but it experienced slower development in Russia. It was dismissed at the highest levels of government as well as in provincial regions across the federation. Many of the tenets of the feminist movement were...

The Hidden Logic Behind Student Loans

The Hidden Logic Behind Student Loans

Nov 22, 2019

Student loan debt has deservedly become a major political issue in the US, with the total debt burden approaching the impressive figure of $1.6 trillion. The phenomenon has revealed many of the structural problems American society is now attempting to address, with little hope of a viable...

A Beacon of Light for India’s Survivors of Domestic Violence

A Beacon of Light for India's Survivors of Domestic Violence

Nov 08, 2019

In 2016, India’s National Crime Records Bureau reported 338,954 incidents of violence against women, including 38,947 rapes, up from 309,546 in 2013. Forty percent of the victims were children. In the same year, only one-third of child sexual abuse cases brought to trial had resulted in...

Extinction Rebellion Is Not a Cult

Extinction Rebellion Is Not a Cult

Nov 01, 2019

Yoga gurus and cult leaders – I’ve seen a few. Four weeks ago, I unknowingly joined an alleged New-Age cult on the New Zealand coast, together with a giant kraken and some neatly dressed pensioners who would make any book club proud. They were among the 200 people of all ages preparing for a...

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