A Feminist Foreign Policy - real change for women and girls

By Ann Linde, former Foreign Minister of Sweden, FEPS Special Advisor on Foreign Affairs

In her speech at a VIDC event in the Austrian Parliament Ann Linde advocates for a Feminist Foreign Policy since women and girls – half of the population - still do not enjoy the same rights, representation and resources.

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Climate lawsuits can make a real difference

by Lorena Olarte

Strategic climate litigation operates as a multifaceted approach to bring about systemic change. Globally about 2,500 climate lawsuits have been filed. Communities mostly affected claim compensation.

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Can private finance save the planet?

Exploring the role of private finance in green transitions in Africa.

Report of the webinar from 24 October 2023, with Joseph Matola (SAIIA, South Africa), Ann Pettifor (political economist and author, UK) und Prof. Fadhel Kaboub (Global Institute for Sustainable Prosperity, Kenya).

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A Letter from Yene

A letter from Yene & Terra Mater - Mother Land

Film screening and discussion as part of this human world

Tuesday, 5 December 2023, 18:00 - 20:00 hrs
Top Kino, Großer Saal, Rahlgasse 1, 1060 Vienna
Film screening and discussion about the effects of the climate crisis on the African continent.

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The Cost of the 2003 US War to Iraqi People

By Kali Rubaii

While an arrest warrant has already been issued for Putin for the invasion in Ukraine by the International Criminal Court, there has been no accountability for the disastrous effects of the illegal US-led invasion of Iraq.

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M. Ncube, K. Küblböck, S. Hargreaves, S. Vessel, © K. Pernegger

Green Colonialism?

The scramble for ‘critical’ raw materials from Africa.

Documentation of the panel discussion on 1 June 2023, with Mkhululi Ncube (African Union), Samantha Hargreaves (WoMin South Africa) and Karin Küblböck (ÖFSE).

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Nobel Peace Prize Laureate: Center for Civil Liberties, Kyiv

By Oleksandra Matviichuk

From the first day of the Russian invasion, CCL worked on documenting war crimes and fighting impunity. In 2022, the human rights organization has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

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No Mission Impossible: Wealth Taxes to Fight Inequality

Marlene Engelhorn and Chiara Putaturo interviewed by Martina Neuwirth (VIDC Global Dialogue)

Millionaire heiress Marlene Engelhorn and Oxfam's Chiara Putataro discuss the impact of wealth taxes on the distribution of wealth. Their call is: "Tax the ultra richt and do it now".

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Kateryna Cherepakha, Zvezda Vankova © Sybille Straubinger

Labour market integration of displaced persons and refugees as prevention of human trafficking for the purpose of labour exploitation?

Report of the VIDC Workshop as part of the conference "No Future for Trafficking" of the Austrian Task Force on Combating Human Trafficking

The workshop focused on the analysis of the potential for easier and faster access to the labour market in reducing the risks of Trafficking in Human Beings and concludes with six recommendations for key stakeholders.

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Food for All?

What it takes to secure global supplies with nutrition and basic needs

Prof. Jomo Sundaram (Malaysia), Faith Lumonya (Uganda) and Sofia Suárez (FIAN Int.) discussed the current food crisis against the background of the Ukraine war.

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