Human rights

Transnational Community Development for Youth Empowerment: Possibilities for Collaborations in Music Residencies

Music and dance are the basis for a collaborative creative youth project on migration, featuring groups in Colombus OH, and Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.

Workshop with students, Ezé Wendtoin, Aristide Nikiema, Massamba Diop, and Jason Buchea at the Thiossane Institute in Columbus, Ohio | Carolin Müller, 2019

Fighting the Myths of the Refugee Crisis

We are experiencing the most profound refugee crisis in living memory. But we remain largely unaware of its true origins: environmental exploitation, forced resettlement, artificial resentments stoked into conflict. Fighting environmental oppression can provide an entry point for addressing profound challenges across societies.

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Climate Change, Urban Migration, and Tribal Communities: a Cycle of Marginalization

Climate change in India has created waves of internal migration, with a devastating impact on rural communities—particularly the most vulnerable members, women and children. Rachel Gerber and Jacob Sztokman describe the cycle of deprivation and marginalization that this led to —a prompt, should one be needed, for more assertive steps to protect the environment.

 

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“House Visit”: Providing Medical Care for People Experiencing Homelessness

Homelessness, already a significant challenge in urban areas has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Homelessness is often accompanied by poor health, which together feeds a cycle of vulnerability and increased pressure on health care resources. Street Medicine, taking adapted healthcare services to the homeless, provides a bridge between the street and hospitals—improving outcomes and strengthening service delivery to a vulnerable population.

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Workshop with students, Ezé Wendtoin, Aristide Nikiema, Massamba Diop, and Jason Buchea at the Thiossane Institute in Columbus, Ohio | Carolin Müller, 2019

Transnational Community Development for Youth Empowerment: Possibilities for Collaborations in Music Residencies

Dr. Carolin Müller

Music and dance are the basis for a collaborative creative youth project on migration, featuring groups in Colombus OH, and Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.

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The Writer’s Voice

Akin Ajayi

What can development work learn from fiction written by African authors? More than just a good story, Akin Ajayi argues

Published in 1958, Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart has long been heralded as an inaugural moment in African fiction writing. This is true, but only up to a point. At the same time, a statement intended as praise misses a more important lesson that fiction writing from across the continent of Africa offers the wider world—then and now, for post-colonialists of the time and for development agencies and specialists today.

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Fighting the Myths of the Refugee Crisis

Shavit Vered Baruch

We are experiencing the most profound refugee crisis in living memory. But we remain largely unaware of its true origins: environmental exploitation, forced resettlement, artificial resentments stoked into conflict. Fighting environmental oppression can provide an entry point for addressing profound challenges across societies.

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Participation in Public Space: a Model for Urban Development and Social Justice

Kali Silverman

Tackling urban inequalities requires a plural approach, drawing from community knowledge and experiences. But it can sometimes be a challenge even to harness this resource. Kali Silverman presents the “Ladder of Participation” as a means of shaping a sustainable and practical response to social problems.

 

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Climate Change, Urban Migration, and Tribal Communities: a Cycle of Marginalization

Rachel Gerber and Jacob Sztokman

Climate change in India has created waves of internal migration, with a devastating impact on rural communities—particularly the most vulnerable members, women and children. Rachel Gerber and Jacob Sztokman describe the cycle of deprivation and marginalization that this led to —a prompt, should one be needed, for more assertive steps to protect the environment.