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Sunny Hundal is openDemocracy’s social media editor.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

The jihadogenous urban structure

These individuals feel coerced by the predicament of being neither French nor Arab, neither Pakistani nor English... they bear the stigma of double ‘non-identity’.

Justice retrieval in Guatemala has the face of a woman

Women are leading the efforts to return rights that have been snatched away, to reject fear and to re-evaluate the truly guilty parties of criminal acts in Guatemala. Español

La marea verde argentina: «El derecho al aborto lo ganamos en las calles»

Las luchas feministas en Argentina han conseguido introducir en la agenda legislativa una serie de audiencias públicas sobre los derechos reproductivos. El debate llega ahora al Congreso de la nación. English

The Argentinian Green Tide: the right to abort is being won on the streets

Feminist activism in Argentina has managed to introduce a series of public hearings on reproductive rights on the legislative agenda. The debate reached the nation's Congress. Español 

La recuperación de justicia en Guatemala tiene rostro de mujer

Las mujeres son las protagonistas del esfuerzo de devolución de los derechos hurtados y de la recusación de culpas que deben asumir los culpables verdaderos en Guatemala. English 

Peace organizations in Colombia before the second round of the elections

What will an Ivan Duque or a Gustavo Petro victory mean for the Peace Agreements? Español

The Backlash podcast episode 3: why we need feminist investigative journalism

At the 2018 International Journalism Festival in Perugia, Italy, 50.50 organised a panel on feminist investigative journalism with Rebecca Omonira-Oyekanmi, Crina Boros, and Claudia Torrisi.

The dominoes are falling: could "Quitaly" prove one too many for the EU?

Italy's head of state, while predominantly a governor-general figure rather than a president in the American sense, is willing to have a go at riding the populists out.

The biggest loser? State of the left in the age of right-wing populism

While Europe’s renewed rightwards turn presents the Left with a range of difficult challenges, it also creates opportunities. Español

Progressive psychoanalytic organization splits, silencing members over a Tel Aviv conference

Both the supporters and the opponents of a Tel Aviv conference are getting ready for the IARPP 2018 conference in NYC. All have been invited to an open discussion on Israel-Palestine.

Dangers of vaccine hesitancy: where does the EU stand?

In 2017, Europe observed a 4-fold increase in measles cases compared to 2016.

Is this the way democracy dies in Europe? A projection

Reflections on a dystopian future which might be becoming a reality, reflecting the dreams and hopes of political extremists.

The daunting task of repair

“Let’s agree on essentials: on what liberalism is and isn’t, on how liberalism is failing and on how much tougher liberals ought to be in their own defence.”

Left radicalism fifty years after 1968: the capitalist state and political science

We must grasp relations between politics, society and the economy more precisely, by appropriating the information and conceptual wealth in the entire spectrum of investigation into the institutionalized public realm.

A tale of Rojava and Europe: no time for dried-up dreams

Rojava is a project born of a historical experience, built and fought for by people who have understood that the only future is that which begins today.

Problemas para el Frente Amplio en Uruguay

El Frente Amplio, referente político para buena parte del progresismo latinoamericano, es visto como uno de los bastiones que resiste el actual “giro a la derecha” en América Latina. English

Presidential elections in Colombia: polarisation or deterioration of the political conversation?

Political polarisation consists of the amplification of divergence and consequently displacement towards extreme ideological positions. When this intensifies, the centre becomes more narrow, but this is not happening in Colombia. Español

Presidenciales en Colombia: ¿polarización o deterioro de la conversación política?

La polarización política consiste en la ampliación de la divergencia y el consecuente desplazamiento hacia los extremos ideológicos. Pero cuando se intensifica, el centro tiende a reducirse, y eso no ocurre en Colombia, al menos hasta 2016. English

Who benefits from sensationalised media coverage of abortion? Hint: not women, whose lives are at stake

Media outlets too often cover abortion-related news in inaccurate and derogatory ways. Activists and progressive journalists must work together to change this.

Zionism: the history of a contested word

These polarising terms should be shelved, and taken out only when we are discussing political philosophy, which most of the time, we are not.

¿Se polarizó Colombia? Humberto de la Calle responde

Hablamos con Humberto de la Calle, candidato presidencial y una de las figuras clave para la consecución de los acuerdos de paz con las FARC. Nos contó su visión sobre la polarización, y los desafíos que enfrenta Colombia para no destruir su democracia. Entrevista, English

En Paraguay, los pueblos indígenas tienen los ojos puestos en el Congreso

Paraguay está saltándose el derecho nacional e internacional - y anda rezagado en relación a sus vecinos- al no garantizar representación política a los descendientes de su población precolombina. English

The bewildered progressive camp in Latin America and Europe

Something unites Latin American and European progressives: the struggle for survival and the need for broad, bold reforms to face global challenges. Español

Women, political power and gender equality law in Paraguay

Latin America has once again become void of female presidents and only 13.4% of local posts were occupied by women in 2016. Paraguay is no exception. Español

El desconcierto en el campo progresista en América Latina y en Europa

Hay algo que une a los progresistas de América Latina y Europa: su lucha por la supervivencia y la necesidad de reformas amplias y audaces para enfrentar los desafíos. English

Mujeres, poder político y ley de paridad en Paraguay

América Latina se ha quedado (de nuevo) sin presidentas y las mujeres ocuparon sólo el 13,4% de los cargos políticos a nivel subnacional. Paraguay no es ninguna excepción. English   

Intersex rights activists challenge the roots of gender oppression – and we must support them

2017 brought promising developments for intersex rights. But with much work still to be done, feminist allies must do better at sharing resources and opportunities.

The right’s ‘gender ideology’ menace rolls to Africa

Spanish group CitizenGO brings anti-trans “Free Speech Bus” to Kenya, where the World Congress of Families is hosting a regional summit.

We are the unheard voices

Invited to participate on a panel organized by Nestlé, on the eve of the 8th World Water Council meeting, they shut down my voice, and I was censored. This is my story. Español, Português

The state-sanctioned erasure of queer stories in Africa must end now

Movies depicting LGBTIQ experiences have been banned in Kenya and South Africa – adding fuel to the dangerous narrative that ‘homosexuality is unAfrican and harmful.’

Somos las voces no escuchadas

Invitada a participar en un panel organizado por Nestlé, en vísperas del 8º Foro Mundial del Agua, callaron mi voz y fui censurada. Esta es la historia. Português, English

Somos as vozes não ouvidas

Convidada a participar de um painel organizado pela Nestlé, às vésperas do 8º Fórum Mundial da Água, minha voz foi silenciada e eu fui censurada. Esta é a história. Español, English

The illiberal tandem vs Europe

It’s not only the language and resetting of the agenda that the ruling parties of Hungary and Poland have in common. However, they do not mirror each other either.

Silence and din define Indian journalism

Ravish Kumar has recorded the Republic of Fear for posterity. These are the heroes of World Press Freedom Day.

"Big Brother": the art of subversion

Art achieves its highest purpose when it questions the structures of power in a society. A goal that "Big Brother", a satirical show in Egypt, achieves.

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