Voices

Brevity is the soul of wit.

Voices features short but thoroughly researched articles and op-eds revolving around complex peacebuilding, development and human rights related issues.

Karamoja: Lost in Transition
The slopes winding up to one of the peaks of Mount Moroto (located in the sub-region of Karamoja in Uganda)
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PoL ArT: “N.G.O. Nothing Going On.”
  “Colonialism was easier to fight than the massive industry of NGOs in Africa.” says Arnold Aganze, a Congolese writer
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PoL ArT: “Eva’s Mission.” A documentary by Martha Van der Bly
  Eva Schloss (87), one of the world’s last Auschwitz survivors and stepdaughter of Otto Frank (Anne Frank’s father), tirelessly fights
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PoL ArT: Distortions by Andrew Delatolla
This month, Pol Art proudly starts off with an image that was part of a 2010 temporary series of installations
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Uganda: Digging for Social Justice in Karamoja
Nestled amid the hills of the northeastern Ugandan-Kenyan border, a small Karamojong community in Nakabaat struggles to come to terms
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Building Inner Peace: Yoga’s transformative effect on peacebuilding efforts in war-torn societies
In 2003, the international community-based HIV/Aids initiative, WE-ACTx, was founded in response to an urgent global appeal from Rwandan genocide
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Modern Slavery: Why dehumanizing the ‘Other’ concerns all of us
On a continually shifting priority list of issues to be eradicated globally, modern slavery has slowly but steadily crept up
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When torture becomes a cultural habit: calling for an end to Female Genital Mutilation
On 28 November 2012, world news bulletins were headlined with the usual tragedies: the Palestinian case, Syria, the Egyptian crisis
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Freetown’s “Ajekuleh”: Where the Good, the Bad and the Ugly revive memories of a tragic past
“There is no replacement for street sense”, a group of young men tell me while squeezing out the last drops
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Far from being victims, women’s networks have led the way in campaigning for peace and justice
In 2011, the American Journal of Public Health estimated that 48 women are raped every hour in the Democratic Republic
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