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19.10.2018

Entwicklungserfolge / Sabine Balk... [et al.]

International hat es in den vergangenen Jahrzehnten beachtlichen Fortschritt gegeben. Vielen Menschen ist das nicht klar. Die Einschätzung, alles werde immer schlimmer, ist weit verbreitet. Es ist selbstverständlich richtig, einzufordern, was noch geschehen muss. Übertriebener Pessimismus ist aber...

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16.10.2018

It’s high time to end child marriage in Africa

During the last few years, child marriage has mostly been handled as a human rights and social issue in the international debate. While this is no doubt justified, a strong economic case also exists for speeding up the efforts and enhancing resource...
Online article
16.10.2018

Access to justice for women in Tajikistan

Over the last quarter century, Tajik people have suffered from horrible civil war, economic collapse and a massive labour migration following the break-up of the Soviet Union and independence from it. Many women were left with no support, since...
Online article
16.10.2018

"I would like to be involved, but I just don't have time"

Nepal’s new 2015 constitution guarantees full and equal rights for women, giving them formal equality with men. Yet in practice this status remains barely imaginable to most Nepalese women. This article considers the extent to which the provisions...

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Web documentary
24.8.2018

Faces of modern slavery – in pictures

"Traffickers take all that makes you human": faces of modern slavery – in pictures. Survivors of human trafficking recount how they were raped, abused and exploited as they became 21st century slaves.
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15.6.2018

Expanding Fortress Europe - the hidden story, the deadly costs

Where would you mark Europe's border? Would it include Bangladesh? This video introduces the EU's policy of border externalisation and why it should concern all those who care about democracy, human rights and development.
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9.5.2018

Inequality Is Killing Us All. Are We Going To Stop It?

Author and anthropologist Jason Hickel joins me to explain how a handful of rich countries have been able to control economic policies in the rest of the world; why we’re being lied to about poverty; and the radical revolution required to stop the...

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19.10.2018

Entwicklungserfolge / Sabine Balk... [et al.]

International hat es in den vergangenen Jahrzehnten beachtlichen Fortschritt gegeben. Vielen Menschen ist das nicht klar. Die Einschätzung, alles werde immer schlimmer, ist weit verbreitet. Es ist selbstverständlich richtig, einzufordern, was noch geschehen muss. Übertriebener Pessimismus ist aber...
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19.10.2018

Lehren aus den Strukturanpassungen / Hans Dembowski... [et al.]

1999 leitete der Kölner G8-Gipfel multilaterale Schuldenerlasse ein. Das war ein implizites Eingeständnis, dass die Strukturanpassungspolitik gescheitert war. Diese Konzepte hatten Internationale Finanzinstitutionen im Auftrag der Geberregierungen formuliert. Die Lehren sind von dauerhafter...
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19.10.2018

Privates Geld gesucht / Thomas Gebauer... [et al.]

Ohne die Wirtschaft geht es nicht in der Entwicklungshilfe, sagen Politiker. Kritiker hingegen fürchten, dass jetzt auch der Kampf gegen die Armut zum Geschäft wird. Für Klimaversicherungen etwa zahlen die Bauern, nicht die Verursacher des Klimawandels. Es gibt aber auch Hilfswerke, die gut mit...

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Press release
3.7.2018

2030 Agenda: Domestic policy is foreign policy!

Swiss civil society – organized in the Platform Agenda 2030 – presented its report entitled «How sustainable is Switzerland? Implementing the 2030 Agenda from a civil society perspective».
Press release
12.4.2018

Massive contraction in Swiss development funding

Switzerland has clearly missed its own development assistance target. While the ODA quota remained just about stable across OECD countries, in Switzerland it dropped from 0.53% to 0.46%. A hefty 14% contraction.
Article as analysis
5.4.2018

Saving for those back home

Migrants' remittances hit a new record in 2014. Some USD 600 billion were transferred to home countries worldwide. Yet the data situation is unclear and the discussion on development benefits complex.

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