Global Voices by Topics
Armenia-Azerbaijan: Back to War?
Harsh rhetoric from the leaders of both countries accompanied by an unusually high deployment of military hardware.
Amid Pandemic, Cuban State Curbs Its Entrepreneurs
The crackdown on street vendors selling basic goods means people have to join long queues in government-run shops.
Libya: Voices for Change Training Launches
The EU and IWPR programme will support Libyan media amid new post-Covid-19 realities.
Belarus Crisis May Signal Shift for Ukraine
Lukashenko has friends in Kyiv – but now faces increased pressure from Russia.
Russia's New Cold War in the Western Balkans
Moscow is manipulating unresolved internal divisions to cement its own influence.
Georgia: Perils of the Enguri Crossing
With the checkpoint closed, some residents of Abkhazia are risking their lives to access services.
Cuba's Elderly Work Through the Pandemic
Low state pensions mean that older people risk exposure to the virus to make ends meet.
Trapped in Eastern Ukraine
Some people are desperate to find a way to leave the de facto republics.
Armenia-Azerbaijan: What's Behind Latest Clashes?
Escalations shows that any short-term progress towards peace remains unlikely.
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.