Where to Be a Woman

What awaits you if you’re growing up in India, in Russia or in Canada respectively?

The life a woman lives is highly determined by the place she grows up in. A look at the Trust Law ranking G20 countries: the worst and the best for women. Continue reading

We Sue You

Companies can now bring governments to court. At who’s expense?

IPS writes that “in a world where governments are increasingly subservient to global finance capital, multinationals are gaining ground in the fight against state regulations that aim to protect the environment, public health or social policies.” So for all of those thinking that things are slowly but surely getting better Continue reading

The Constant Fighters

Who really fights for the rigths of the world we live in? Let me introduce this year’s winner of the green Nobel Prize.

The Goldman Environmental Prize is given to those struggling at the bottom: grassroots activists. The founder describe it as following: “The Prize recognizes individuals for sustained and significant efforts to protect and enhance the natural environment, often at great personal risk.” Continue reading

Let’s Give a Damn

Today, the Argentinian LGBTQI community is celebrating. Life can be sometimes hard for them. Do you give a damn?

Walking around the Marcha del Orgullo – Gay Pride Parade – in Buenos Aires today I realized: all these people are living their problems behind, just for one day. Problems which do exist. More in the gay and lesbian community than elsewhere. More in Latin America than elsewhere. Continue reading

Is Organic Food Only for the Rich?

I keep coming across notions like: “yes, but poor people don’t┬áhave the means to buy organic”. Are the 1% also holding the monopoly on good food?

You might say yes. Most people cannot afford organic. If you go to the supermarket, the bio brand will cost more than the conventional. Yes. But is it all really that simple? Let us have a closer look. Continue reading