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…

The sky is falling (only if we don’t destroy it first)! – Junior Sikabwe

According to the UN Weather Agency, 2014 was described as the hottest on record. Fourteen of the fifteen warmest years have all occurred in the 21st century. This is consistent with what can be expected from climate change. And yet,…