TAG: political economy
The New Development Bank – Did it backfire?
There might be many reasons, but the main one is the unconditional defense of the radicalization of democracy and the promotion of human rights, both in Brazil and abroad. What does that have to do with BRICS?Read more
Did an Anti-LGBT Panic Help Defeat Colombia’s Peace Deal?
When thousands of Colombians protested on August 10 to demand the resignation of the country’s openly gay education minister, few saw any greater political significance. But as the world struggles to understand why Colombians voted “No” on Sunday to a peace deal with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) rebel group, the seemingly unrelated […]Read more
Space to abort: by Mujeres Creando
Mujeres Creando is a Bolivian feminist collective devoted to political street art interventions. They do not define themselves as artist but as political activists. Their acts and performances are always public, autonomist and de-colonial. Abortion is a constant theme of their grafitti and performative actions. But Mujeres Creando also engage with formal art spaces as to […]Read more
Key Trends and Tensions in sexual politics: a commentary
It also seemed to me that the general mood of pessimism came from the fact that most of the meeting’s participants were not digital natives, not exactly the ”globalized children”. This meant – again, with notable exceptions – that we still saw activism and policy advocacyRead more
There’s an economic cost to homophobia — and the numbers are staggering
DURBAN, South Africa — Homophobia exacts a devastating emotional toll. But according to Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS researcher Erik Lamontagne, discrimination against lesbian, gay and bisexual communities carries a substantial economic cost, too. A combination of factors, including discriminatory hiring practices, unequal pay and shorter life expectancies, mean LGB people may […]Read more
How governments in the Global North can effectively partner with intermediary organizations to support LGBTI communities in the Global South and East
“The Road to Partnerships” was commissioned by GPP in fulfillment of a commitment made during the Conference to Advance the Human Rights of and Promote Inclusive Development for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex (LGBTI) Persons in Washington, DC in November 2014. The purpose of this report is to identify and discuss government funding case studies that […]Read more