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Sabine Balk

Sabine Balk

is a former member of the editorial team of D+C/E+Z. She is currently working for us as a freelancer.

All articles of Sabine Balk


The fate of a girl from Zimbabwe

The author and activist Tsitsi Dangarembga writes about a young woman’s fight for the right to female self-determination in Zimbabwe

2030 Agenda

Sustainable Development Goals "almost unachievable"

At the midway point to achieving the SDGs, the number of starving and extremely poor people is rising once again, civil-society organisations lament

Women’s rights

Men must play their part in women’s empowerment

Mariame Racine Sow is a women’s rights activist from Senegal who appreciates that development and feminism are linked

Ground-breaking lawsuit

Andes farmer takes on conglomerate

In Peru, a farmer is calling on a German company to take responsibility for glacier melt in a ground-breaking lawsuit

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Saving paradise

Madagascar’s rich nature is at risk and KfW tries to train fishermen to preserve the ecosystem they depend on

IT industry

Fighting Coronavirus with a computer game

Ghanaian computer game developer Eyram Tawia on Covid-19 impacts on his business

Our view

Pandemic lessons

Climate mitigation has positive health impacts internationally

Personal experiences

Covid-19 impacts worldwide

D+C/E+Z contributors from very different countries share their personal experiences on the Corona pandemic

Our view

Do not abandon people with disabilities

Inclusion of people with disabilities is needed for gender justice, because around the world, women do most of the care work

Mental health

Mental health can be strengthened

In Guatemala, unresolved traumas from the past are a frequent cause of new suffering and violence

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The UN Sustainable Development Goals aim to transform economies in an environmentally sound manner, leaving no one behind.