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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 …

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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 …

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by Monica Islam National elections are approaching fast in the Indian subcontinent (India, Pakistan and Bangladesh). In Bangladesh, the elections are set to be held on January 7, 2024. Concerns are growing about the validity and reliability of the elections, i.e. whether the elections will be free, fair, credible and inclusive for all the parties …

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by Katerina Panagi Democracy and participation are two essential pillars of a just and equitable society. In the modern world, democracy has become the predominant form of government, with its principles deeply rooted in the belief that people have the right to govern themselves and participate in the decision-making processes that affect their lives. This …

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by Erisa Sserwadda When will the widespread killing of civilians in Gaza stop? When will the hypocrisy in the West end? When will we no longer see the deaths of defenceless children, mothers, medical professionals, journalists, and young people without weapons in Gaza? When will the current genocide come to an end? In 2023, would mankind …

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By Srishti Negi On April 1, 2022, Gotabaya Rajapaksa declared a state of emergency after his home was besieged by thousands of protesters demanding his resignation amidst the economic turmoil faced in the country. The crisis – anarchist and exploitive at its very core – united the formerly Civil War-ravaged country for the first time …

A cyclic fall – Lessons from the Sri Lankan Crisis Read More »

by Ewura Adwoa Larbi The young people of Ghana went out in their numbers on the streets of the nation’s capital with the intention to march unto and set up camp at the official presidential premises; Jubilee House. The protest took place from September 21 to 23, 2023. “Julorbi” was apparently coined as a pun …

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by Katerina Panagi Youth empowerment is a concept that has gained significant attention in recent years, and for good reason. The youth, often defined as individuals between the ages of 15 and 29, represent not only the future, but also the driving force of our society; they constitute approximately 16 per cent of the world’s …

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By Ian Xu Any survey of recent Canadian history will reveal that Canadian youth haven’t had much impact on politics and civil society compared with the rest of our  demographic elsewhere. This really shouldn’t be the case – democracies like ours are literally built on citizen participation. Besides, unjust, consequential discourses and practices often take …

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