Beyond the border

Migrating birds fly across a blue sky tinged red by looming clouds. The migration journey is often one filled with hope, tinged with looming danger and despair. Photo: rihaij/Pixabay

Av: Lauren Tropeano

It feels strange to release an issue about migration in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic. The irony of writing about the movement of people at a time when movement has been so severely restricted is not lost on us.  Yet the reminders of desperation, risk and loss that often accompany migration are present even […]

1 juni, 2020, Editorial, Magazine, Main article

A Brief History of Slavery

Some 150 years after President Lincoln “freed” the American slaves, it is estimated that over 30 million people still live in slavery. Photo: Shealah Craighead/The White House.

Av: Fredrik Björksten

Thursday, January 1st 1863 was a bright and crispy day in Washington D.C. The sky was clear and the wind biting and dry, making the great magnolia trees sway back and forth on the White House south lawn. That morning, Abraham Lincoln got out of bed exceptionally early. He had so much to do, but […]

10 april, 2019, Editorial, English, Magazine, Main article

Why Gender Matters

Gender inequalities affect all branches of all societies and must be taken into account for development to work. Photo: UN Women/Flickr.

Av: Fredrik Björksten

It was not very surprising when the video of Janusz Korwin-Mikke, a Polish member of the European Parliament, went viral in early 2017. On the floor of the EU parliament, the Polish right-wing extremist stood up and proclaimed that; “women must earn less than men because they are weaker, smaller and less intelligent!”. Responding to […]

10 december, 2018, Editorial, English, Magazine, Main article