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

Of: 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.

March 3, 2020, English, Long read, 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.

Of: 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 just some of the overlapping challenges that the international community faces.

June 17, 2019, Article, English, Magazine

Inside Mumbai's Red Light District

A cramped, narrow lane in Kamathipura, Mumbai. Photo: Jaideep Vaidya, Flickr

Of: Johanna Caminati Engström and Jonathan Wirths

In India, addressing sex trafficking remains a challenge. A study from 2013 found that four in five female sex workers in the country have been trafficked and forced into the industry. But what happens afterwards? What are the challenges for organizations that try to support sex workers who have been trafficked? Olga González, who has recently worked in one of Asia's largest and oldest red light areas in Mumbai, answered our questions.

April 10, 2019, Article, English, Magazine

Indigenous Land in Ecuador Under Threat, Again

A Kichwa girl carrying her sack tumpline style near the Jondachi river in Ecuador.
Photo: Tomas Munita / CIFOR, Flickr.

Of: Johanna Caminati Engström and Lisa Elamson

In the last decade, progress has been made for the rights of the indigenous people of Ecuador. But despite a favorable legal context and numerous promises made by the government, their rights are still under threat by foreign economic interests.

October 26, 2018, Article, English, Magazine

The struggle over food sovereignty is a feminist one

Members of Rural Women's Farmers Association of Ghana preparing a field for sowing near Lawra. Photo: Global Justice Now, Flickr

Of: Johanna Caminati Engström

On a global scale, women produce more than half of all the food that is grown, but they are still the majority of those undernourished. The food sovereignty movement challenges the economic polarization within the food system and tries to address the causes of disempowerment that lead to hunger from a feminist perspective. Yes, it's […]

March 15, 2018, Article, English, FUF Lund, Magazine