by Ruhamah Ifere Barely 10 days past the 2024 commemoration of International Women’s Day, women and girls in The Gambia are facing a potential infringement of their human rights, ironically, by the institution that ought to promote and protect the rights of girls. There has been an uproar, and rightly so,  since lawmakers in The …

The Gambia considers repeal of ban on Female Genital Mutilation Read More »

by Victor Okechukwu Chimezie Social media refers to the means of interactions among people in which they create, share, and/or exchange information and ideas in virtual communities and networks. Various social media platforms include Facebook, X(twitter), LinkedIn, WhatsApp, telegram, Instagram, Tiktok, Snapchat etc. Social media has recently become a very powerful tool to sell a …

Urgent Need For Peacebuilding through the Social Media Read More »

by Wyzdom McCalla-Rodol The two bitter political rivals have hurled attacks at each other since the days of the Harper government but, the ideals they both represent don’t conflict as much as we might think. In approval ratings, they both receive a failing grade. However, in both policy and message, where one is weak, the …

Trudeau, Poilievre both have much to offer Canada Read More »

by Lillian Efobi The guns continue to roar in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) despite several ceasefires. Is the DRC destined to forever hear the echoes of conflict, or is peace a mirage for the Congolese? Some of the major root causes of the conflict include, but are not limited to: resource exploitation, …

Silencing the Guns in the DRC: Where are the women? Read More »

by Ainesh Dey The Indian labour market reflects persistent disparities inclusive of occupational segregation, unequal leadership, limited access to leadership roles and the impact of traditional gender norms as byproducts of complex challenges and opportunities shaped by multifarious historical, societal and cultural factors. Over the years, Indian state and central governments have made multiple labour …

Pioneering Gender Equality – Enhancing Women’s Participation in the Indian Labour Market Read More »

by Ewura Larbi Imagine that midnight. The night Dr Kwame Nkrumah declared our freedom, with a very famous speech, marking the major win of that year. Just imagine the scene for a moment. Increasing heart palpitations, blood rushing to heads, goosebumps dancing on skins, the cool night winds of March blowing; most probably the freshest …

True In(ter)dependence; Reverting to Democracy Read More »

Katerina Panagi In our rapidly changing global landscape, the advocacy for inclusion has transformed from a mere concept to a critical necessity for building a just and progressive society. The essence of inclusion extends beyond acknowledging differences; it demands actively promoting and embracing diversity, ensuring that every individual, regardless of background, abilities, or characteristics, is …

Advocating for Inclusion: Building a Diverse and Equitable Future Read More »

by Ainesh Dey INTRODUCTION The prospect of nuanced civic engagement  in democratic processes, plays an important role in spearheading transparency, accountability and representation, and in strengthening the overall socio-political and economic character of the contemporary administrative discourse. At a time, when we are experiencing a paradigm shift from traditional redressal of grievances to instances of …

Inclusive and Participatory Urban Economies: The Indian Context Read More »

by Similoluwa Ifedayo In today’s political and leadership world, the imperative need for increased female representation has become paramount. Women continue to be underrepresented in governmental positions worldwide, despite comprising half of the population. This imbalance and gap impede the effectiveness of decision-making processes, hindering progress on crucial societal issues. A balanced political system is …

Increased female representation in Government imperative Read More »