Thinking global, living local: Voices in a globalized world

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  • Stories of Filipino Women told to a Curacaoan

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    During my visit to the Philippines in early August, I noticed very many differences between the lives of the poor in Asia, the Caribbean and Europe. Growing up, I had always found it very difficult to understand the widely different lives people led. Of course, as you grow older you […]

  • Port-au-Prince: a City of Oil and Water

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    Port-au-Prince, the capital and largest city of Haiti, the Caribbean country that shares the island of Hispaniola with the Dominican Republic is a densely packed urban metropolis comprising mostly of people of African descent. PaP, as it is often referred to, is an oil and water mixture of people with […]

  • Poor Women in Brazil Sing Their Own Desire

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    Injustice and inequality are no strangers for most of the women living in poor communities in cities across Brazil. They have to face long hours on public transport to get to work, they must struggle to find the work / family balance (an awful but still valid cliché) and manage […]

  • Romania’s Gilded Opportunity

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    These past  days Romania’s little corner of the Internet has been all astir : lines have been drawn in the sand and crossed, war drums  beaten and in a very uncharacteristic move, Romanians have  once more taken to the streets. The reason? A controversial gold mining project has recently been approved […]