Archive for month January, 2016

  • January 27, 2016

    Bolivia should...

    The topic of poverty is always present in the development plan of whatever government in the world. In the last few months, with the formulation of the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), poverty reduction has brought back at the centre of news and public debates inside and outside the development...

  • January 25, 2016

    “I don’t...

    Religions and movements for gender equality have often followed different, if not opposite, trajectories. In societies like India, where secularism is a pillar of democracy and in which pockets of religious radicalism resist and are influent in the ongoing allocation of opportunities, a reflection on the relation between religion and...

  • January 22, 2016

    The Lost...

    Egypt is experiencing a youth bulge. One in five Egyptians is between 15 and 24. Half of the population is below 25. Youth, one may continue, boosts economic growth and prosperity. Well, this is not the case.   According to a 2015 report issued by the Central Agency for Public...

  • January 20, 2016

    Drug Abuse

    Hormonal contraception methods have enjoyed many more lives than a cat. While doctors and lab technicians toil in search of the perfect way for women to avoid unwanted pregnancy-and side effects, it seems that these forms of contraception are popular among such a large number of women around the world...

  • January 18, 2016

    Why Nigerian...

    A court decision in the Netherlands that allows a Nigerian farmer to sue oil giant Shell could trigger liability and compensation claims by citizens in developing countries against multinationals in Europe.   In December, a Dutch court ruled that there is a basis to hold Shell liable in the Netherlands...

  • January 15, 2016

    La Terreur

    2015 is perhaps one of those year that France would like to forget. The two terrorist attacks that hit Paris have marked the year and will definitely influence political actions in the coming one.   A walk in Place de la Republique gives a sense of things that have been...

  • January 13, 2016

    What’s behind...

    On the 30th of July, 2014, the Secretary General of the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC), Botswana’s main opposition party, was involved in a fatal car accident just ten weeks before what was “billed to be Botswana’s most contested election.” The death of Gomolemo Motswaledi sent shockwaves through the opposition...

  • January 13, 2016

    38 heads...

    Controversial or polemical topics have a better chance to go viral on social media. Unfortunately, articles that deal with these topics are often also the ones that tend to omit the necessary fine prints to appropriately interpret them, or the ones that use overgeneralization. Scientific articles that go viral are...

  • January 13, 2016

    Why the...

    Being a woman in Egypt involves going through the torturous experience of sexual harassment on almost daily basis. According to a research done by UN Women, 99,3% of Egyptian women reported to have been sexually harassed at least once in their lives.   Several NGOs started working against this epidemic,...