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Young people, political participation and economic exclusion

This piece originally published on the Scottish Left Project, here: http://leftproject.scot/2015/young-people-exclusion/

In the run up to this General Election there has been a renewed focus on the role young people are playing. 1,356 more words


X marks the spot

With the general election in eighteen days’ time and the deadline for registering to vote tomorrow, what mark will apathy leave on the political map in May? 1,622 more words


Being a Social Media Campaign

Powerful or Powerless?

Bring back our girls was by far one of the most interesting viral campaign for me last year. Although I knew the viral social media trajectory all too well, the optimist in me couldn’t help but get excited that issues so close to my heart would get the recognition they deserve. 658 more words



By: Yemurai Nyoni

When it comes to gender equality and the question of why I keep talking about it, I have this to say. Gender (in) equality is a real issue, whose legitimacy is still undermined by the status quo: the existing arrangement of our economies, societies and politics. 319 more words

Gender Based Violence/Bodily Integrity

The European year for development : Women and girls

Written by Marika Lerch (Directorate-General for External Policies).
Graphics and statistics by Eulalia Claros (European Parliamentary Research Service)

In many developing countries women and girls are disproportionately affected by poverty and exclusion. 829 more words


‘Finding the People’ in Bangladesh’s Democracy

By Palash Kamruzzaman

I was invited to join a panel discussion at the British House of Lords (28 October 2014) titled a ‘Discussion about democratic collapse as a result of unfair one sided national elections in Bangladesh’. 1,334 more words

South Asia

How Persuasive You Think You Are

What is an opinion?

Opinion is such a heavy word. It is an expression of thought. It can make you liable. At the same time, it can free you from liabilities. 517 more words

Personal View Point