Violence is a consequence of settler colonialism

Flag of Palestine. Photo: Ömer Yildiz, Unsplash

Of: Nagaad Kadir Abdimaxmud

In recent weeks, a war has broken out between Israel and Palestinian Hamas. Several lives have been claimed and many people have lost their homes. Following pressure from the UN and other countries, the parties agreed on a ceasefire on 21 May. Experts believe that the violence is exacerbated by Israel's so-called settler colonialism.

June 1, 2021, News

Workers in Bangladesh are denied the right to strike

Bangladesh does not allow its EPZ workers to exercise their trade union rights. Photo: Solidarity Center (2015), Flickr

Of: Nagaad Kadir Abdimaxmud

Bangladesh is the most dangerous country to be employed in, according to a report by the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC). In the report, Bangladesh is the country that most restricts trade union rights. The strikes at the end of 2018 and the beginning of 2019 resulted in 12 people being fired, 350 prosecuted and 522 unidentified workers reported.

April 16, 2021, News

Week 11: Poverty increases and fossil fuels must be banned

Of: Nagaad Kadir Abdimaxmud

Last week, the development aid debate flared up once again as a result of a bill passed in the European Parliament. At the same time, global poverty is increasing, not least in Yemen, where the war is still going on. It has also been discussed whether a ban on fossil fuels could have faster effects in combating climate change.

March 22, 2021, Current debate

Can the corona pandemic increase global solidarity?

Of: Nagaad Kadir Abdimaxmud

Covid-19 has shaken reality as we know it. The fast-paced life has been paused. Public transport is deserted, the streets are empty, school desks are gathering dust and grocery stores are filled with hysterical people emptying their shelves. One question that I have been thinking about a lot during the current pandemic is: will the global goals be achieved? The […]

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May 4, 2020, Chronicle

Free menstrual protection will get more girls to go to school

Menstrual protection and education

Having access to menstrual protection is a prerequisite for many girls to go to school when they are menstruating. Photo: Marco verch CC BY 2.0 and Tamarcus Brown / Unsplash

Of: Nagaad Kadir Abdimaxmud

Scotland may become the first country in the world where menstrual protection is free for all women. Parliament has voted in favor of a law to reduce menstrual poverty and get all girls to go to school - even when they are menstruating.

April 1, 2020, News

The CNN effect leaves Beledweyne to his fate

Flooded street in Beledweyne in Somalia.

The severe floods in Beledweyne, Somalia, have affected up to 500 people. Photo: Tobin Jones / AMISOM

Of: Nagaad Kadir Abdimaxmud

There are numerous civil wars, revolutions and natural disasters around the world. Many of these events have received media attention. What happens to the disasters that go unnoticed? Are those people left to their own fate? It is often said that media reporting is affected by the CNN effect. Nicklas Håkansson who researches political communication and journalism at the University of Gothenburg […]

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December 5, 2019, Chronicle

Guyana needs new suicide prevention strategies

Guyana is the country in the world with the most suicide cases in relation to its population. Photo: John and Elaine Chesterton, Flickr.

Of: Nagaad Kadir Abdimaxmud

Every year, 800 people worldwide choose to commit suicide. Guyana is the country that tops the lists when it comes to the proportion of suicide cases in relation to population. According to statistics from the World Health Organization (WHO), 000 out of 30 people commit suicide in Guyana. Globally, the proportion who commit suicide is significantly lower. On average, 100 […] commit

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November 19, 2019, Chronicle