Because Every Single Person Counts – Alena Santalainen

I am extremely happy and proud to have good news to share once again.  Recently, the law that was being used to discriminate against rape victims in Sudan was amended and signed into law by the President. The amazing thing is how this…

Liberal Rights and Development – Rachel Edwards

Human rights matter as an end in themselves; I hope this isn’t disputed among liberals. These rights are also crucial to achieve economic growth in developing states. Institutions are the ‘rules of the game’ in society, which shape how people live…

Climate Сhange Issues and Green Energy Solutions in Russia – Nikolay Artemenko

What could we do to make the Earth cleaner, healthier and nicer for everyone? The first and the most important thing is to change our attitude to the relationship between us and our planet. How can we use natural resources…

Internal and External issues of the Crisis in Ukraine – Julia Rudenko

One year has passed since Ukrainians, undertaking considerable losses, got rid of the regime of Victor Yanukovych. New opportunities came as a result – so why has the government not implemented them so far? One can sum up some results…

Rethinking the Global Refugee Crisis – Umar Ramzan

I’ll never forget my reaction the first time I visited a refugee camp; Zaatari, nearby the city of Al-Mafraq in Jordan. The feelings of profound shock at witnessing the endless line of people desperately walking towards the camp, seeking refuge,…

Witch Hunt: how to survive in Putin’s Russia – Ksenia Vakhrusheva

A successful dictator needs two things to hold his power in bad economic conditions. The first – an external enemy, and the second – an internal enemy. The Soviet Union left a good base for Putin to re-create those enemies.…

Can these guys rock our world? – Alena Santalainen

As programme manager of IFLRY’s Gender Equality programme, there are a lot of topics that I want to write about: there was an amazing event that we had in Tunisia, our plans for this year, and many other very interesting…