The corona crisis requires global unity

In times of a global crisis, solidarity, humanity and cooperation over borders are more important than ever, writes Josefine Nilsson. Photo: Gerd Altmann/Pixabay

Av: Josefine Nilsson

During these turbulent times, ongoing humanitarian disasters are often overshadowed by the coronavirus. There seems to be a tendency to overlook commitments to international cooperation and assistance. We currently experience this both within the European Union and the United Nations.  The EU failed to answer Italy’s request for assistance at the beginning of the outbreak, […]

1 juni, 2020, Chronicle, Magazine

UNHCR and digital identities: Targeted aid or enhanced surveillance?

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The use of iris scans is now becoming a regular practice in UNHCR’s registration activities. Photo: Gerd Altmann/Pixabay

Av: Donya Zikry

In 2015, UNHCR began rolling out the Biometric Identity Management System (BIMS), which collects photos, iris scans and fingerprints of refugees. They are stored in the organisation’s digital Population Registration and Identity Management Ecosystem (PRIMES), which not only includes BIMS, but also comprises all of UNHCR’s digital registration, identity management and case management tools. The […]

1 juni, 2020, Chronicle, Magazine

A day for volunteering

Refugee crises around the world have made several children vulnerable as they have been forced to move from the country where they were born. Photo: Trocaire/ Wikimedia Commons

Av: Carlos Ranero

Currently, there are almost 50 million children that have been forced to leave their country of origin. This has prompted different organisations such as Save the Children to establish various programs to help them during their migration. Some of these programmes focus on helping the children to have a better time while they wait for […]

1 juni, 2020, Chronicle, 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

Activists are pushing for development alternatives

Many globally established schools of thought, like the Degrowth movement, have their origins in activism. Photo: Jeanne Menjoulet/Flickr

Av: Alexandru Mocanu

“Décroissance!, Décroissance!” This was a slogan that could be heard and seen on the streets of protesting Europe about two decades ago in reaction to the G8 Summit – an intergovernmental forum of the leaders from the most powerful countries. Known in English as Degrowth, it is now one of the major development alternative projects. […]

30 januari, 2020, Chronicle, English, Magazine

The Gap Between Laws and Reality

On November 30th, the government building in Pristina, Kosovo, was lit in orange to commemorate the “16 Days of Activism” against Gender Based Violence. Photo: United Nations Kosovo Team/Arben Llapashtica.

Av: Visare Gorani Gashi

– An outlook from Kosovo “Freedom from fear is a summary of the whole philosophy and human rights.” Dag Hammarskjöld, Swedish diplomat and former UN Secretary General Gender-based violence is a shameful reality in many societies around the world and is unfortunately also present in Kosovo. This phenomenon is deeply rooted in gender inequalities that […]

10 december, 2018, Chronicle, English, Magazine

Menstruating in the 21st century

The menstrual cup is on the rise. Photo: Intimina, Flickr

Av: Brita Bamert

Menstruation has historically been, and is still today, a cause of discrimination. Women in the past were separated from public spaces when menstruating and disqualified from most types of work because menstrual blood was seen upon as something dirty and sinful. Today, in the 21st century, Indian women and girls are not allowed to step inside […]

8 mars, 2018, Chronicle, English, FUF Lund, Magazine