Arms and the men: Sweden’s revoked Saudi arms deal
From the outside, the Swedish snub to the Saudi royals looks like a big triumph for women’s rights over commercial...
Published in: North Africa, West AsiaInternational legal obligation to end trade with settlements
If the political will to bring about justice and peace is lacking, the answer lies in international law. Ending...
Rana Plaza: the struggle continues
A year after the huge loss of mainly-female Bangladeshi garment workers’ lives at Rana Plaza, unions are still...
Violence visited on Cambodian garment workers
Cambodian garment workers make around $80 a month, taking on long hours of overtime in harsh conditions. Now workers...
The mind of the traffickers
Consumer campaigns, self-help methodology and those who risk their lives to defend others cannot match the power of...
Published in: openIndiaIndia Burning
When the rice harvest season finishes in a few weeks, fields in India will turn black as farmers burn thousands of...
The gender gap and the American presidential election
Will the gender gap that decisively helped Bill Clinton and Barack Obama win the presidency again? Only if women...
Development and religion: ambivalent policy, grounded practice
Development policy seems to swing between a Marmite-style love-it-or-hate-it approach to religion. Yet practice on...
Published in: HomeChinese companies under scrutiny in Zimbabwe
Ten years into the Look East policy, Zimbabwe is showing itself to be a not-so-satisfied customer of Chinese investment.
Armed conflict, land grabs and big business: Colombia’s deadly pact
The recent assassination of Colombian marxist insurgent group leader Alfonso Cano has been hailed internationally as...