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Online article
18.7.2018

Mauern werden niemanden aufhalten

«Redet in der Migrationspolitik endlich über Fakten!» fordern mehrere hundert Wissenschaftler in einem offenen Brief.

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Online article
18.7.2018

Mauern werden niemanden aufhalten

«Redet in der Migrationspolitik endlich über Fakten!» fordern mehrere hundert Wissenschaftler in einem offenen Brief.
Online article
13.7.2018

Destination Europe: Demoralised

Are EU migration policies working? The answer depends on which side of the Mediterranean you sit
Online article
13.7.2018

Destination Europe: Homecoming

There’s a saying in Sierra Leone: “To try and fail is not a disgrace”. Except, it seems, if you’re a migrant who returns empty-handed

Multimedia

Video
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.
Audio
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...
Web documentary
23.3.2018

If the world were 100 people

Infografik [auf Visual.ly] der US-Stiftung 100 People . Globale Zusammenhänge werden durch Herunterbrechen der Weltbevölkerung auf 100 Menschen aufgezeigt.

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Article
16.7.2018

Women and peace building : local perspectives on opportunities and barriers / Patricia Justino, Rebecca Mitchell, Catherine Müller

The UN Security Council Resolution 1325 has made strong provisions to include women in peace-building interventions and actions. This is, however, rarely observed in practice beyond local level activities. This article discusses new qualitative evidence on the opportunities and barriers to women's...
Article
11.7.2018

Feminist futures / Stefano Prato... [et al.]

[T]his issue of the Journal celebrates the 13th AWID International Forum, which brought together in Brazil over 1800 feminists and women’s rights advocates in a spirit of resistance and resilience. [...] The Brazil Forum as well as the articles in this Journal show that, while there is much to...
Article
11.7.2018

«Gender refugees» in South Africa : the «common-sense» paradox / B. Camminga

South Africa is the only country on the African continent that constitutionally protects transgender asylum seekers. In light of this, it has seen a marked rise in the emergence of this category of person within the asylum system. Drawing on research carried out between 2012 and 2015, I argue that...

Politics and general pages

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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