Decent Into State Led Sectarianism In Yemen And Syria

Across Europe, the societies of the Middle East are considered by many deeply divided and sectarian. Identity politics runs deep in the region. Loyalties are based on primordial divisions since time immemorial. Politics in the region is often described by commentators in terms of the Sunni – Shia split, complete

A New Dawn For Women’s Rights In India

In the early morning of January 2nd 2019 two middle-aged women visited an ancient Hindu temple called Sabarimala in Kerala, South India. They were transported there by ambulance, accompanied by police officers dressed as civilians, and they entered the temple through a side door. According to the Supreme Court of

▶︎ Emily Hsiang: The New Race To The Moon

Emily Hsiang talks in Voices of UPF about the new moon race between China and the US but also private companies, and the relationship in the Chinese space programme between Chinese mythology and the names of the Chinese programme’s projects, serving as a metaphor. [smart_track_player url=”https://radioaf.se/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/VoU-Emily-Hsiang.mp3″ ] Listen to it

▶︎ Anna Puzanova: Are Russian Women Out Of Control?

Are Russian women out of control? Anna Puzanova talks in Voices of UPF about how elements of Russian society reacted to the female empowerment campaigns of clothing brands like Reebok. The campaign’s most provocative slogans were received negatively by Russian feminist organisations. The ‘how’ and ‘why’ are discussed by Anna.