destruction of tram
during the protests in East Jerusalem is much more than vandalism, it
shows that Palestinians are not quietly acquiescing to the
‘unification’ of the city, which they understand as the
annexation of occupied land.
the components of couples’ incomes and investigating individual trajectories
over the life course are essential to produce a more rounded and complete
picture of the links between gender and poverty, says Fran Bennett.
From socially conscious film-making to
challenging the invisibility of women in the industry, pioneering Zimbabwean
filmmaker and writer Tsitsi Dangarembga speaks with Beti Ellerson about her
A few weeks before
the World Cup kicked off, reports began to appear in the international press
about violent riots in the cities of Brazil, especially in Rio de Janeiro -
events at one and the same time bizarrely normal and something new.
Theorising the "global city" must now
account for the increasing scale of income inequality, socio-economic
segregation and sharply disjunctive living conditions which characterize
those global urban spaces created by wealth, industry and innovation.
a dramatic turn of events last week, the US Supreme Court
overturned a 2007 law that separated and protected women who sought abortions
and health care from the zealots who intimated and threatened them.
Like much of the rest of the Arab Spring, the urge of
the millennial generation across North Africa and the Middle East for a more
multicultural world seems far from realization, but they have put it on a
future Arab agenda. Its moment will return.
in the reconstruction of the 2011 “Left-to-die boat” case in which 63 migrants
lost their life under NATO’s eyes, summarize three years of inconclusive
demands for disclosure and justice. As the European Council addresses the EU’s
long-term migration policy, they say deaths of migrants at sea will continue short of ending the EU’s policy of closure towards non-European migrants.
London's Gay Pride includes the
Metropolitan Police marching in full uniform. Visibility as proud LGBTQ police
officers threatens to make invisible LGBTQ people oppressed by the police. Has
the notion of gay pride been co-opted, and is it now lost as part of a struggle
for LGBTQ liberation?
Is separation between religion and the
state essential to human rights?
Meredith Tax says secular space is necessary for the protection of
religious and sexual minorities, freedom of thought and expression, and women's
rights. It might even be central to the survival of the planet.
One in a hundred people of working age in Britain has a facial or body
disfigurement. Against the preferences of many employers, visibly different people
are working out front, no longer prepared to stay out of sight.
The terrible migrant deaths off the Italian island have evoked horror across the continent. In a small camp in France, Rebecca Omonira-Oyekanmi talks to their fellow countrymen and women who have survived: their hopes, dreams, and learning to feel unwelcome in Europe.
An experiment in paying villagers in some of India’s poorest
villages a modest regular cash payment without conditions has transformed their
lives. It could provide an effective anti-poverty programme for all India’s
poor. But which way will Narendra
ruler, Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, has responded to the growing outcry over mob sexual
violence against women in public places by setting up a ministerial committee.
More, much more, however needs to be done.