Global Voices by Topics
Women on the Frontline
Female civil defence volunteers describe desperate rescue attempts.
Back to the USSR? Memory Wars in the South Caucasus
Kremlin narratives have co-opted history and propagated a distorted memory of the Soviet past.
Kyrgyzstan Mulls Mandatory Licenses for all Video Content
Warning that draft resolution that foresees the introduction of blanket oversight could violate country’s constitution.
Ukraine: Investigating Torture
As criminal cases mount, a pattern emerges as to who was targeted for inhumane treatment.
Russian Sentenced to Life for Shooting Car Carrying Civilians
Soldier killed one passenger, while the others pretended to be dead and survived.
Tuesday, 9 May ‘23
This week’s overview of key events and links to essential reading.
"There are No Doctors to Treat Me"
People with chronic conditions struggle to access care following the earthquake.
Helping Children Heal
Psychological support essential to process the trauma of living through a natural disaster.
Celebrating Achievements, Recognising Threats and Recommitting to the Effort
The free and healthy function of the media has never been more important, or hard fought for.
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.