Indigenous identity

Indigenous people make themselves heard through art

In an exhibition at the Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum in Cologne, Indigenous Australians show their cultural diversity, history and identity

Child poverty

The harsh reality of street children in Brazil

Homelessness is a considerable problem in Brazil. Very young children are affected too, and their rights are massively violated

Intra-African migration

Unwelcome neighbours

South Africa has seen several waves of migration from Zimbabwe. After apartheid, Zimbabweans were welcome. But with South Africa’s own economic problems, they have been met with growing hostility over the past years.

Our View

Abandoning our own values

Driven by right-wing populist forces, the EU is tightening its asylum rules. Doing so is wrong for political, moral and economic reasons

Global governance

In world affairs, “person of colour” is a misleading term

The focus on racialised ideas of identities helps to hide problematic power dynamics in international relations

Identity politics

Why the acronym BIPoC is less useful than it seems

A term that can help to assess social dynamics in the USA is not useful in large parts of Africa and Asia

Urban housing

“A story of abandonment”

A devastating fire killed 77 of the poorest residents of Johannesburg, fuelling discussions about urban housing conditions in South Africa. In this interview, human-rights expert Nomzamo Zondo talks about the political and social context of the catastroph


Why pre-school education matters

In prosperous countries, pre-school education is very common. Here are the reasons

Language learning

Neglected language support in German nursery schools

In many German nursery schools, language learning is not a big focus. This particularly affects children with a history of migration


People with disabilities allowed to drive in Ghana

In Ghana, persons with disabilities will be issued with a driver’s licence upon passing training and testing prescribed by the authorities

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