REPowerEU: Towards a just and sustainable energy transformation?

By Manana Kochladze

The initial hope that the war would accelerate the energy transformation in Europe has unfortunately not been realised by the recently published REPowerEU strategy. On the contrary, Manana Kochladze announces an increase in…

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Trapped women – a story of Poland’s war on personal freedom, safety and dignity

By Eliza Rutynowska

Very restrictive abortion laws in Poland leave women in unwanted pregnancies all alone in their struggle for their safety, dignity, health and often their very lives. This is also the case for raped Ukrainian refugee women.

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Afghanistan im Schatten des Ukraine Krieges

Von Ali Ahmad und Michael Fanizadeh (VIDC Global Dialogue)

Aufgrund der zunehmenden humanitären Notlage und Hungersnot in Afghanistan (fast 50% der Bevölkerung) hat das Danish Refugee Council und VIDC Global Dialogue eine Konferenz der afghanischen Diaspora in Brüssel einberufen.

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The Ukraine war and Sahel

By Roland Marchal

The Ukraine war broke out after two difficult years of economic slowdown and political turmoil in Sahel. Roland Marchal predicts possible power shifts between Russia, France and the EU.

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Capital and Counterrevolution

Framing the Arab Gulf States

On the occasion of the World Cup in Qatar at the end of this year, Saudi journalist Safa Al Ahmad discussed with Egyptian political scientist Rabab El Mahdi and economist Adam Hanieh the role of the Gulf states in global…

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Making Peace without Arms?

Africa's Sahel between militarization and peace activism

Thursday, 21. April 2022, 19:00 - 21:00
ÖGB Event Centre Catamaran, Johann-Böhm-Platz 1, 1020 Vienna (Metro U2)
Panel discussion about the numerous military missions and peace initiatives in the Sahel.

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#3: Life under the Taliban

"The university is closed. Go home!"

Gender expert Nazila Jamshidi spoke with the sisters Atena and Mina in Herat, whose dreams as students were shattered overnight.

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Afghanistan: Six months after the disaster. Women's Oppression and Humanitarian Tragedy

Panel discussion from 3 March 2022

The event, featuring Heela Najibullah, Horia Mosadiq, and Jared Rowell, discussed the humanitarian, women's, and human rights situation in Afghanistan after the Taliban takes power in August 2021.




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#2: Life under the Taliban

Back in Herat: The daily struggle of a human rights defender

Parween worked as a human rights and women activist in Herat and tells us about her experiences since the Taliban took over and the lingering hope of one day being evacuated.

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#1: Life under the Taliban

The new ‘Dark Era’ of Taliban

A new series of articles on the situation in Afghanistan after the Taliban seized power in August 2021. Women and men from many different parts of the country tell us their stories.

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