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Podcast “Bom Retiro und die Welt” | Folge 1 – Großstadt Fantasien

Urbanas imaginarias – Großstadtfantasien bietet uns eine Möglichkeit, nicht nur über das Zusammenleben in einer Großstadt nachzudenken, sondern auch über unsere Rolle in der internationalen Zusammenarbeit. Wer bin ich? Welche Geschichten hebe ich hervor und welche höre ich erst gar nicht? Hört mal rein. Continue reading Podcast “Bom Retiro und die Welt” | Folge 1 – Großstadt Fantasien

The LGBTQ+ community and climate change: A Q&A with Leo Goldsmith

American speculative fiction author William Gibson once said, “The future is already here—It’s just not very evenly distributed.” The same has been said about climate change. We know that climate impacts are unevenly distributed among different demographic groups, such as the poor, women, and Black, Indiginous, and People of Color (BIPOC) communities. But little research exists on the disparate and disproportionate ways that LGBTQ+ people … Continue reading The LGBTQ+ community and climate change: A Q&A with Leo Goldsmith

When Drought and HIV Collide

Why climate change’s impact on women in sub-Saharan Africa needs to be treated as the health crisis that it is By Edith Magak When the HIV pandemic emerged in the 1980s, men were more likely than women to acquire the disease. But today, women are the face of the virus. In sub-Saharan Africa, over 60% of people living with HIV are female. This feminization of … Continue reading When Drought and HIV Collide

Health in Harmony: a Planetary Health Approach in the Making

By Sarah Sax When people think of what drives tropical deforestation, they think of what are referred to as “the big five”: cattle, soy, palm oil, timber and pulp, and cacao. And for sure, these industries are responsible for a large part of tropical deforestation. But what if someone told you: lack of access to healthcare, or high maternal mortality rates could also be considered … Continue reading Health in Harmony: a Planetary Health Approach in the Making

Can Feminism Really be a Fix to Current and Future Global Crises?

By Njeri Kimotho There is a new buzzword in the development sector that promises a way to make the world better and development more inclusive: feminism. But how can one word be the response to so many global crises that the entire world is grappling with? Part of that answer is moving from the word to its application; Feminism is a commitment and it is … Continue reading Can Feminism Really be a Fix to Current and Future Global Crises?

Austerity Politics is the Next Crisis

By Lila Sax dos Santos Gomes The pandemic is over. At least for most of the countries in the European Union. Despite some of the highest number of infections since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of hospitalizations has rapidly decreased, offering no legal grounds to continue with mask mandates and compulsory home office. With the temperature rising and the daytime hours increasing … Continue reading Austerity Politics is the Next Crisis

Decolonizing Wealth in the Midst of Crisis

By Julia Lukomnik Feature image description: Two multi-colored hands support a brown skinned person wearing orange shorts and an orange off-the shoulder top. The person has blue flowers in their yellow afro. As the first Russian soldiers crossed the border to Ukraine, social media lit up with suggestions of how people with resources could help: from direct bank transfers to Ukrainian activists, to offering Ukrainian refugees … Continue reading Decolonizing Wealth in the Midst of Crisis

Connecting Gender and FGM. A Q&A with Salma Abou Hussein

Salma Abou Hussein first learned about Female Genitle Mutilation (FGM) ten years ago while visiting a community school in rural Upper Egypt. The area had a high prevalence of FGM and there were ads and campaign posters warning parents from practicing it. Abou Hussein was shocked to learn the practice was so widespread and she has been working to end this practice ever since, conducting … Continue reading Connecting Gender and FGM. A Q&A with Salma Abou Hussein

Women in Development – The Changing Field.

A mother and daughter talk about their roles and perspectives as women in development work In the early 1980’s, Elisabeth moved to the town of Tanga in Tanzania and started working as a medical doctor. Her daughter Friederike, who was born around that time, later started a career in development also working abroad an in the development sector. In this inter-generational conversation they share their … Continue reading Women in Development – The Changing Field.

Decolonizing North-South Relationships in Global Health

By Yarrow Global “The master’s tools will never dismantle the master’s house.” – Audre Lorde Decolonizing Global and maternal health can’t be done without having those people who are most affected by negative maternal health outcomes at the table, such as women from Low-Middle Income Countries (LMICs). This is one of the key takeaways from the “Rethinking North-South Relations – A gendered challenge”  panel that … Continue reading Decolonizing North-South Relationships in Global Health