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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

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

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

Discrimination and Healthcare Workers in Brazil. A Q&A with Brunah Schall

For the past year, Yarrow has been participating in the Gender and COVID-19 working group which brings together practitioners and academics from all over the world to look at the gendered effects of the pandemic and the lockdown measures.  One area the group has been particularly in focus is the way that race and gender intersect in the context of the pandemic. We know from … Continue reading Discrimination and Healthcare Workers in Brazil. A Q&A with Brunah Schall

Biodiversity, Gender, and Indigenous Rights. A Q&A with Pragyaa Rai

By: Yarrow Global Biodiversity is having a moment. Currently, governments around the world are deciding on a new Global Biodiversity Framework, expected to be adopted next year. The Kunming Declaration, released at the end of the UN Biodiversity Conference’s latest High Level Segment this October, calls on the States Parties to act urgently on biodiversity protection in decision-making and recognise the importance of conservation in … Continue reading Biodiversity, Gender, and Indigenous Rights. A Q&A with Pragyaa Rai

Changing Attitudes, Saving Lives. A Q&A with Dismas Damian

Globally, it is estimated that more than 220 million women in Low and Middle Income countries (LMICs) have an unmet need for family planning. Adolescents especially are some of the most at-risk groups for early pregnancy and parenthood. They face difficulties accessing contraception and safe abortion, as well as suffering from high rates of HIV and sexually transmitted infections. Various political, economic, and sociocultural factors … Continue reading Changing Attitudes, Saving Lives. A Q&A with Dismas Damian

How Gender-based Political Violence is Corrosive to Democracy. A Q&A with Jennifer Piscopo

By Yarrow Global Dr. Jennifer Piscopo is associate professor of politics at Occidental College in Los Angeles, California. She studies women and political representation and political participation, especially in Latin America and has consulted on these issues for UN women and other international agencies.  Yarrow Global recently sat down and talked with her about the growing field of gender-based political violence, why paying attention to … Continue reading How Gender-based Political Violence is Corrosive to Democracy. A Q&A with Jennifer Piscopo