Lost in globalization: Britain’s economic power and growing inequality
As a blogger for Future Challenges and the Global Economic Symposium I have spent much time working on issues of development and equality. For the last blog post on Britain, I want to show it as a country of contrasts – the sixth largest economy in the world with rising […]
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Parenthood makes you poor: realities of British and Polish single mothers
‘Tearing down the walls of silence, shame & stigma can empower women as pillars of the community’ – Zainab Bangura, Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary General on Sexual Violence in Conflict on the Annual Summit of Women in Parliament Global Forum. As a Polish national who lived in […]
Disability in austerity: Britain’s chase for exclusive economic growth
In my second year at university, I volunteered to help at the 2010 Special Olympic Games in Warsaw (Poland), the largest sporting competition for athletes with intellectual disabilities. Unfortunately, the Special Olympics are held in the shadow of the more famous Paralympic Games which come immediately after the Olympics. Nevertheless […]
Sustainable transport in Birmingham: What about bicycles?
SUNDAY, 22 September 2013. A few days ago, there was an European Car-Free Day which encouraged drivers to give up their cars for one day. Since I have moved to the bicycle-friendly Netherlands, I could hardly be aware of such campaign. Instead it made me think of the issues around […]
Rape culture and sexism in Britain: you asked for it, bitch!
When celebrating International Women Day, I think how fortunate I am to have so many rights and liberties. All women in Britain have a right to education, job opportunities, health treatment and the vote, and they can travel, drive vehicles and marry (or not) whoever and whenever they desire. I […]