Women’s rights are #hashtagable

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In the last few weeks a debate about the sense of digital activism or “clicktivisim” has erupted around the hashtag #BringBackOurGirls. This online campaign started in Nigeria after the terror group Boko Haram kidnapped 276 girls from their boarding school Continue reading

Stop Mass Surveillance

Now abandoned Presidio Modelo Prison in Cuba (constructed 1926–28) designed as a panopticon ((c) I, Friman, Creative Commons)

Article 12, Universal Declaration of Human Rights: No one shall be subjected to arbitrary interference with his privacy, family, home or correspondence, nor to attacks upon his honor and reputation. Everyone has the right to the protection of the law Continue reading

Lost generation – growing old in a globalized world

Home Documentary Film (still)

This article is also available in Spanish >>> In the city where I live there are people from 190 different nations. Here migration is felt, lived and discussed. I live in Berlin, where almost every second inhabitant comes from abroad Continue reading

Happy Days for Women in Zimbabwe

Monica Mutsvangwa shares a joke with a fellow MP (Photo: UKinZimbabwe)

Women MPs in the 8th Parliament of Zimbabwe and members of civil society gathered on September 4th 2013 to honor female candidates who participated in the 2013 elections. The meeting was convened by the Women in Politics Support Unit (WiPSU) Continue reading