Category: <span>Social Justice</span>

Restoring Dignity to the Widowed Women of India

Restoring Dignity to the Widowed Women of India

The popular ancient Hindu festival ‘Holi’ was celebrated over the weekend but in many communities in India where orthodox Hinduism is practiced, Hindu widows are still not permitted to participate in the festivities. A tradition that sees widowed women shunned from society when their husbands die and abandoned by their families, with some superstitious family...

Forceful or Conciliatory– What Form Should Activism Take?

Forceful or Conciliatory– What Form Should Activism Take?

Abuja, Nigeria: In December 2020, former US President Obama made a remark regarding activism. According to him, activism was supposed to be conciliatory and that “snappy” slogans like “Defund the Police” only served to alienate people. The comments sparked a backlash from activists across different causes. According to the activists, the ex-president was wrong. The...

4 Assumptions About Gender That Distort How We Think About Climate Change (and 3 Ways to do Better)

4 Assumptions About Gender That Distort How We Think About Climate Change (and 3 Ways to do Better)

Gender influences how people experience and respond to climate change. This is particularly evident in developing nations where women and men adapt to climatic shocks differently. Women work harder and longer, in poorer conditions, while men are more likely to migrate to find work that’s often insecure and unreliable. In an article published today in...

NGO Releases Short Film on How Refugee Kids Cope with Virtual Learning

NGO Releases Short Film on How Refugee Kids Cope with Virtual Learning

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: Fugee, a refugee-led non-profit organisation championing equality and education access by and with refugees to bridge learning gaps, help realise full potential and nurture self-reliance to build a truly inclusive society free from discrimination, has launched a short documentary viewable on YouTube, Empowering Children to be Future-Ready in the name of their first digital learning...

Social Media Bans and Internet Censorship: Who Should Hold the Keys?

Social Media Bans and Internet Censorship: Who Should Hold the Keys?

Abuja, Nigeria: It’s official– President Trump has left the White House. The buildup to his exit was a huge rollercoaster of events, one of the most notable being his unceremonious exit from Twitter. Almost everyone is familiar with the circumstances surrounding Trump’s Twitter ban. In the aftermath of that, a lot has been said about...

Should We Really Eat the Rich?

Should We Really Eat the Rich?

The coronavirus pandemic has clearly shown us all the underlying rot in the economic systems in many parts of the world. By this, I mean that if you aren’t aware, the world’s billionaires have gotten richer while the rest of the world has been impoverished. According to the BBC, the wealth of the world’s billionaires...

What Western Media Gets Wrong About the Indian Farmer Protests

What Western Media Gets Wrong About the Indian Farmer Protests

Indian farmers are still protesting, though you wouldn’t know it if you were only following Western (and primarily American) news sources. These brave farmers have led one of the largest labor uprisings in the world, blocking major highways into New Deli demanding that the government recall three disastrous laws that promise to deregulate the Indian...

Why You Should Give to Mutual Aid this Black Friday

Why You Should Give to Mutual Aid this Black Friday

I’ll be honest, I’m skeptical of any brand or company that claims to be doing any kind of altruistic alternative form of Black Friday. Not that it’s impossible that any are doing so, but that the goal remains to sell as much as possible – be it through traditional or ethical consumerism.  That’s not to...