It is a fact that globally women and girls are systematically excluded from participation in science and innovation. Recognizing that the status quo of girls and women in science is a fundamental impediment for attaining 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda; the UN dedicated 11th February as the International Day of Women and Girls in Science designated... Continue Reading →
Flip the Script: How Can Conflict Be Functional & Help Facilitate Positive Social Change?
By Hala A Maizer Welcome readers to the second part of the two-part series. In case you missed it, part one titled “What is Conflict Behaviour & How Does it Come About?” discussed what conflict behaviour is, how it manifests, and some theories around what may drive individuals and the collective to engage with it.... Continue Reading →
What Is Conflict Behaviour & How Does It Come About ?
By Hala A Maizer Upon becoming more aware of our surroundings as children, we also become more accustomed to certain realities around us. Realities that come with living on a planet with cyclical patterns like- the 24 hours it takes to complete a rotation, and the 365 (and a ¼) days it takes to complete... Continue Reading →
Understanding the nature of work in Slums: In conversation with SlumAid
Taking a step away from our usual content, this week, we had a one-on-one chat with Giulia Pepe, the Director of SlumAid (www.slumaid.org) a broad discussion about their work in the slums, difficulty in raising donor funds, the environment for civil society in India and the impact of the current COVID19 crisis on their work... Continue Reading →
In Crisis and Beyond: Digital Divide Affects Access to Education
By Basheera Shaik According to UNESCO, as of April 7th, 2020, COVID-19 led to the closure of schools in 188 countries, interrupting the education of 1.57 billion students. This has prompted a dramatic shift toward Information and Communications Technology (ICT) based solutions for education as schools scramble to find ways to continue the learning process.... Continue Reading →
What is all the hocus pocus? Institutions amidst sectarian power-sharing.
By Basheera Shaik For over two months now, the Lebanese people have been protesting for a complete overhaul of the political system, calling for the end of sectarian political power sharing and elite corruption. The protests were prompted by the introduction of austerity measures including a $6 tax on WhatsApp phone calls to generate an... Continue Reading →