Global Voices by Topics
A World in 30 Metres: Kyrgyzstan’s Rural Libraries
Precious resources are often villages’ only cultural centres, but they remain underfunded and at risk.
Turkey Votes: Normalisation With Armenia Will Continue
The presidential contest looms large over the South Caucasus region and the outcome will have a profound impact in Yerevan and Baku.
Civil Defence Risk All to Save Civilians
“It's a great blessing when we're able to save a child. We forget all the fatigue, exhaustion, and disaster.”
Down’s Syndrome Centre Hosts IDPs
Families displaced by the earthquake find shelter at special school.
Russian Commander Convicted of Kidnapping Unarmed Civilian
The tanker robbed Ukrainian man and held him at gunpoint before victim managed to escape.
Ukraine: Prosecuting War Crimes in Civilian Courts
Are such trials compatible with international humanitarian law?
Tuesday, 16 May ‘23
This week’s overview of key events and links to essential reading.
Displaced by the Earthquake
Idlib family describes living in an overcrowded, leaky tent after their home was destroyed.
The Blue-And-Yellow Eurovision
Song contest provides highly symbolic moment of national unity for Ukrainians both at home and abroad.
Kenya: Women Bearing the Brunt of Climate Change
An ongoing drought has served to amplify historic gender inequalities in arid areas of the country.
Philippines: Single Mothers Continue to Fight Stigma
The notion of family is still strongly influenced by rigid norms in this conservative nation.
Ukraine: War Teens
The lives of hundreds of thousands of young people have been shaped by Russia’s confrontation with Ukraine.
Will We See a Sovereign Central Asia?
As Moscow’s grip falters the region is seeing intriguing moves towards collective agreement and integration.
“Justice is Costly, but Also Priceless.”
Head of Nobel peace prize winning NGO tells IWPR that Ukraine must win a “fundamental battle of values”.
Cuba’s LGTBI Community Demands Change
Although discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation is illegal, the reality is different.