It is difficult enough for a society to emerge from poverty. But it is significantly more difficult when specific individuals and groups, often already among the poorest and most marginalized in society, have in the recent past been specifically targeted
Whenever a disaster or crisis strikes some part of the world, the first thought that often comes to a person’s mind is “how can I provide things like donations, food, or supplies to the survivors?” In some cases, that person
Trump’s numerous tweets welcoming France’s President Macron on the first state visit of his administration, have been pompously presidential, replete with references to the long History linking the United States and France. He's updated his Twitter image to show off the
The time to strategically and boldly invest in Syrian education is now. The 2017 Global Terrorism Index shows a notable shift in terror tactics. In 2009, 16% of Al Qa’ida attacks targeted educational facilities, but only 1.5% of attacks had
Trafficking in persons is a serious crime and a critical violation of human rights. This terrible practice is an offence to the dignity and integrity of the human being and it´s defined as the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harbouring or receipt
In 2017, America abruptly changed face. It became a deeply divided country no longer interested in world leadership, its soft power eroding fast. The question is: Who will dominate next, China, Europe, Russia? Or can America recover? Trump’s inaugural speech with
On a recent visit to Iraq, I saw a tale of two countries: one of progress, and one of destruction. Deeper within those stories are lessons on how to deal with global insecurity, terrorism, and an unprecedented global refugee crisis.
The Syrian crisis evokes images of refugee camps or those who take on the harsh challenges to cross into Europe. Perceptions about the victims of this war seem to be homogeneous. These refugees are poor. They need to be rescued.
APOLOGY TO READERS Impakter, as a result of a story about a fraudster uncovered this week by BBC Brazil, has taken down an interview of Eduardo Martins that was published on 6th June 2016. Mr. Martins had presented himself to our editorial
EDITOR’S NOTE: THIS PIECE IS AUTHORED BY UN WOMEN AS PART OF THE SERIES “FROM WHERE I STAND”, WHICH CAPTURES PEOPLES STORIES AND THEIR DAILY SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT CHALLENGES FROM AROUND THE WORLD. SEE THE FULL SERIES HERE. At 47, Emm Ali*
With global conflict costing us $13.6 trillion a year, is there a case for investing in peace? The consequences of violence and armed conflict are unquestionably devastating, leading to the deaths of thousands of people they can reap havoc on a