COVID-19: Thousands of Nepali migrant workers remain in limbo

Jeevan Baniya

Dr. Jeevan Baniya from the Social Science Baha Research Institute in Kathmandu describes the situation of Nepali migrant workers abroad as one of the main concerns of the country during the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Jeevan Baniya/onlinekhabar.com

Av: Hanna Geschewski

Hundreds of thousands of Nepali migrant workers are directly affected by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. To learn more about their precarious situation, FUF Magazine spoke with Dr. Jeevan Baniya, a labour and migration expert from Kathmandu.

1 juni, 2020, Article, Magazine

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

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 to Increase Women’s Political Power in India Continues

Tara Krishnaswamy

Tara Krishnaswamy, founder of the Shakti movement, states that India still hasn't had a feminist revolution. Photo: Shakti

Av: Josefine Nilsson

Even if the proportion of women in parliament increased after the 2019 election, the gender imbalance in Indian politics remains. FUF Magazine has interviewed one of the initiative-takers of the Indian movement Shakti, Tara Krishnaswamy, who is fighting for more women in politics.

30 januari, 2020, Article, English, Magazine

Activism for supply chain laws?

The Supply Chain Law could be a good step to ensure that palm oil, transported in the picture, is sustainably sourced. Photo: Rainforest Action Network, Flickr

Av: Kathrin Hegger

In Germany, an initiative of several non-governmental organisations (NGOs) is raising awareness of a draft law that can improve the lives of millions of people and the environment: the Supply Chain Act. But broad public recognition is still lacking.

30 januari, 2020, Article, English, Magazine

Droughts and climate change are drivers of religious extremism

The overlapping causes of Lake Chad’s humanitarian crisis pose a big challenge to the international community. Photo: EC/ECHO/Anouk Delafortrie, Flickr.

Av: Johanna Caminati Engström

As Boko Haram keeps making the news headlines and with 10.7 million people in urgent need of humanitarian assistance, the crisis in the Lake Chad basin is alarming. Drought, climate change, corrupt governance and religious extremism are only some of the overlapping challenges that the international community faces.

17 juni, 2019, Article, English, Magazine

When Agriculture Smothers the Ocean

Algae blooms occur when the water is polluted with excessive nutrients. Photo: F. Lamiot/Flickr.

Av: Carolina Yang

Agriculture today feeds off the world’s dwindling freshwater resources, yet is a major polluter to the oceans. Dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico is the toxic cultivation from industrial agriculture, choking much of the marine life. The integrated effort in food production and diet could allow the ocean to breathe again.

17 juni, 2019, Article, English, Magazine

Why sand is selling in the desert

Extracting sand for building material affects ecosystems and causes islands to erode and disappear. Photo: USACE NY, Flickr.

Av: Aida Esmailzadeh Davani och Erika Alm

Selling sand in the desert is an old proverb to describe a skilled salesman. However, the definition may need to be reevaluated. Sand used in construction is becoming a rare and precious resource and the high demand is causing problems for ecosystems and humans alike.

17 juni, 2019, Article, English, Magazine