Policemen and queer person in front of university © ecuador GIZ / Oliver Hölcke

People

Overcoming Victimhood

Laura Fletcher has made a documentary about lesbian organizations fighting violence in South Africa. It is full of proud, strong people.

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A Soundtrack for Latin America

The genre cumbia is not as well-known around the world as salsa or reggaeton. Yet it is considered the more authentic music.

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Retired, but Not Tired

Though mobility is often associated with young people, there are plenty of examples of seniors still working abroad. Their expertise is desperately needed.

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Refugee Portraits

Sadly, refugees are often presented as an anonymous mass in the media, a burden to welfare states, a security hazard. These photos tell a different story.

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On the Mobility of Roma

Roma are often pictured as a homogenous group, exceptionally willing to travel. Research disproves this image.

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One Click Away?

Social networks and dating sites make long distance relationships easier. The seemingly borderless digital world is limited though, by national borders.

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Where Are the Sexual Rights?

Sexuality remains a field of conflict in many countries. LGBTI activists hoped for a promising new development agenda. So far, they remain disappointed.

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Interview: Lobbyism

Isn't there a difference between when an NGO protests to save the environment and the tobacco lobby, for instance, negotiating with politicians on behalf of their own interests?

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Power and Inequality in Malaysia

The inequality of Malaysia’s multi-ethnic inhabitants leads to the “1Malaysia” campaign. But what actually happened to this ambitious concept?

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The Loneliness of Power

The life of the politically powerful tends often to isolation and loneliness. But nevertheless, many politicians still aspire to this life.

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Indigenous People, Native Communities

Preservation of the land is a prerequisite for survival in native communities.

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Morocco: The Courage of a Young Returnee

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