What our Colonial Past Teaches us about Privilege

This article is probably one of the most challenging ones I have ever written. The killing of George Floyd at the end of May made me speechless. Seeing pictures of a man, desperately begging for help, fighting for his life,…

Behind Black Lives Matter Sits the Ghosts of Apartheid

More than sixty years ago, the Selma Race Riots in Alabama shone a spotlight on appalling racial inequality across the US and in other Western countries. It is a damning indictment of our times that, more than six decades later,…

How Poor Countries Pay for the EU’s Agricultural Policy

EU agricultural subsidies are not just expensive and distort the internal market, they also have far-reaching effects on developing countries. How do African farmers feel about the fact that the EU subsidises its farmers and exports their products to Africa?…

The Problem with Pandemic Bonds

In 2017, the World Bank launched “Pandemic Bonds”, specialized bonds to provide financial support to the Pandemic Emergency Financing Facility (PEF). The creation of the PEF was announced by the World Bank in May 2016 at the meeting of G7…

“Free Trade is Dead – Long Live Free Trade”

When Donald Trump became president of the United States of America in 2016, many feared that his straightforward and harshly announced policies might have a perceptible impact on the new world order – politically and economically. With him being a…

Learning More From Our Similarities Than Our Differences

Capacity building, inspiration, and a feeling of being heard and understood: Throughout the last year, YWCA of Zambia and Danish Liberal Youth (DLY) have established a partnership with funding from the Danish Youth Council, and though much of the story…

Freedom House Report 2019: Democracy in Retreat

Every year Freedom House carries out an assessment of political rights and civil liberties around the world. Its latest report suggests that a ’13-year decline’ can be observed in global freedom. See below for some of the most important developments.…

Laura’s Blog #13: Saying Goodbye

Meet Laura Fagerlund. Laura is a Vice President of IFLRY and a Council member of the Swedish Youth of Finland. She is currently living in South Africa, where she is doing an internship with the main opposition party, the Democratic…