Poverty porn is and has always been a means of exploiting the poor and their suffering for financial gain and general consumption. It has become so mainstream and effective that the word “poverty” is synonymous with the developing world. Even with a wealth of knowledge and resources at our fingertips, divisive and limiting narratives still abound.
Ensuring meaningful participation of women in the transitional government can be a first step toward achieving gender equality in a future Sudan.
Arming young people with financial capabilities does improve their employment prospects, but how exactly is still not clear. One possibility is that financial literacy boosts their confidence.
The ruling National Resistance Movement has undermined Uganda’s democracy.
The political situation in Sudan remains tense and precarious. Reports say 128 people have been killed and more than 300 critically injured since June 3, when the military violently dispersed a sit-in camp in the capital Khartoum. Despite the ongoing violence by the military, demonstrators remain resolute to continue with their movement.
In many instances, social media appears to be amplifying violence, creating a culture of impunity when perpetrators are not held accountable, and increasing insecurity and suspicion.
The hit series “When They See Us” on Netflix and the racially biased incident that just took place in Phoenix, Arizona, are reminders that the vision of the majority of white people are still clouded by racial bias.
Che Guevara’s image has been used for everything from fashion shows to revolutionary posters. But his image still means something and represents change and resistance by everyday people. Why?
#BlueforSudan: Global awareness of the horrific violence and oppression currently happening in Sudan is gaining traction. Social media users the world over have been mobilized to change their profile pictures to a specific shade of blue in solidarity. What more is there to do? Here’s a list of ways you can take your support past Sudan blue.