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…

Lima calls for climate action – will Paris listen? – Tone Bjørndal

After the negotiations at COP 20 in Lima over-ran by two days, the Parties finally reached an agreement, which is called «Lima Call for Climate Action». It outlines the main aspects of a new global deal, and has received mixed…

Legalizing Prostitution and the Case for Sex-Workers Rights – Kjersti Møller

On the 2nd of June 2015 it will be 40 years since about 100 sex workers occupied Saint-Nizier Church in Lyon, France to protest against their exploited working conditions. Since then, society has changed a lot, but the rights of…