Yemen’s crisis: seven years of bombstorms, seven years of stalemate

Ten years ago, an unprecedented wave of social movements, sparked by weariness, hope, and a yearning for liberty and justice, led to the uprooting of several autocratic regimes in the Arab world. The mantra “the people want the fall of the regime” inspired millions of people to fight for dignity and

‘The future we want’ – The Escazú Agreement and environmental democracy in Latin America

More than eight years after the Rio Conference on Sustainable Development, the first legally binding agreement emerging from it will enter into force in April: the Escazú Agreement. It is praised as a unique treaty breathing new life into the fight for environmental democracy and justice in Latin America and

Women in Leadership – Barriers to female political representation

When you hear the word “political leader”, what comes to mind? A man in a suit? Despite significant gains in female representation in powerful roles, such as New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Arden, women remain dramatically underrepresented in political leadership positions. Of the world’s heads of state and government 93%

Modi, Money, and Market Deregulation: India’s farming protests

In August 2020, the Indian government made public their proposed new agricultural reform bills. These were met with anger from Indian farmers who, as a result, have been protesting peacefully since then. On January 26th 2021, these protests turned violent, subsequently gaining media attention and leaving many worldwide wondering; what

COVID-19 Vaccine Programs Shine Light on Global Health Inequality

By September 2020, the world’s richest countries, which represent less than 15% of the global population, have bought over 50% of all available COVID-19 vaccine doses. What is more, high and middle-income countries have additional bilateral deals to administer further doses that exceed their actual need many times. This has

“Have arsonists been allowed to join the fire brigade?”

Disclaimer: Views expressed in this article do not necessarily reflect the views of UPF Lund and The Perspective. How the latest additions to the UN human rights council have confused and exasperated many. On October 13, 2020, the UN General Assembly underwent their yearly secret-ballot election to vote in new member