An inclusive democracy is needed to curb the spiraling conflict in Myanmar

Protesters across Myanmar call for the release of political detainees and the restoration of democracy.
Photo: Roel Wijnants, Flickr

Av: Leni Lindemann

The recent military coup has re-ignited and exacerbated some of Myanmar’s long-running civil wars, pushing the country deeper into crisis. Pro-democracy resistance groups in the urban areas and rural ethnic insurgencies stand united in their war against the military regime. An inclusive democracy is necessary for long-term sustainable peace.

23 juni, 2021, Chronicle, Magazine

Indigenous and Afro-descendant communities struggle in Ecuador

The northernwestern Esmeraldas Province, a highly marginalised and invisibilized region, is home to the Chachi, Awá, and Épera Indigenous peoples, traditional Afro-descendant communities, and Mestizo people. Photo: Julianne Hazlewood

Av: Eleonora Moen och Leni Lindemann

Palm oil companies are detrimentally impacting rural livelihoods and biodiversity in northwestern Ecuador by extracting resources and polluting ancestral lands and rivers. Indigenous and Afro-descendant communities are particularly vulnerable to exploitation and health hazards posed by these companies. As an act of resistance, the communities, supported by the organisation Roots & Routes IC, have filed the world’s first constitutionally-based Rights of Nature Lawsuit to demand justice.

3 maj, 2021, Interview, Magazine

Famine as a weapon in Yemen: A reportage on the world’s biggest neglected Humanitarian Crisis

Peter Biro (European Union 2019)/Flickr

Peter Biro (European Union 2019)/Flickr

Av: Leni Lindemann och Sofus Malte Rønberg

Political conflict is driving Yemen into the world’s biggest humanitarian crisis. Over half of the Yemeni population is acutely food insecure due to the deliberate targeting of food supply and infrastructure. In order to end hunger and achieve Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 2, international attention on the political nature of the crisis is required.

16 december, 2020, Article, English, Magazine, Reportage