Involving men in gender equality

Venkateshappa and Ramamurthy

Venkateshappa and Ramamurthy have participated in trainings on the social and legal aspects of gender equality. Photo: Linda Zetterström

Av: Linda Zetterström

There is a strong women’s movement in India. Men’s participation in the movement is, however, still limited. In order to successfully work with gender equality, the women rights organisation Grameena Mahila Okkuta is educating men.

13 mars, 2020, Article, English, Magazine

They want to turn the scrapyard into an opportunity

Scrapyard in Ghana

Machineries, household equipment, buses, generators and computers are among the things that get dismantled in the scrapyard. Photo: Johanna Caminati Engström

Av: Johanna Caminati Engström

Ghana is trying to deal sustainably with the increasing amounts of e-waste in the country. In the metal scrapyard in Agbobloshie, Accra, young men dismantle various machineries to obtain scrap parts. The working conditions are dangerous but many workers see the scrapyard as an escape route out of poverty.

3 mars, 2020, English, Long read, Magazine

Is a Lebanese Revolution underway?

Protests in Lebanon

Protesting against a corrupt political system: The lebanese protests 2019. Photo: Nadim Kobeissi (CC BY-SA 4.0)

Av: Donya Zikry

In Lebanon, thousands of people are expressing their grievances as the government announced to impose a tax on WhatsApp. Deep structural crises have culminated in one of the largest protests to occur in Lebanon in 14 years.

31 januari, 2020, Article, English, Magazine

The fight for reproductive rights in Mexico

“La Marea Verde” is a women reproductive rights movement that started in 2018 in Argentina. It has spread almost everywhere in the Latin American region, from Santiago de Chile to Mexico City. Photo: Danielle Lupin, Flickr

Av: Carlos Ranero

In 1993, the femicide of 13-year-old Alma Chavira Farel was reported to the police of Ciudad Juarez. This report marked the beginning of an investigation that discovered “Las Muertas de Juarez” (The Dead Women of Juarez) and that brought to light the violence that women suffer in Mexico. This situation incited the women to mobilize […]

31 januari, 2020, Chronicle, English, Magazine