Wetenschap bedrijven onder de druk van moord

Door Marc van Dijk | 27 juli 2021

Kun je als wetenschapper helpen om ernstige misstanden te bestrijden, als er doden vallen tijdens je onderzoek? Hoe vind je de juiste partners en hoe blijf je gemotiveerd? Oksana Nesterenko stimuleert anticorruptie-onderzoek in Oekraïne, antropoloog Naomi van Stapele werkt met Keniaanse sekswerkers en bendeleden. Een dubbelinterview.

Zomereditie Vice Versa uit

Door Vice Versa | 20 juli 2021

Het zomernummer van Vice Versa is uit. Boordevol reportages, achtergronden, interviews, columns en opinie. Een overzicht.

Towards a mindshift, too

Door Marlies Pilon | 1 juli 2021

In this fifth edition of the World Café, a conversation on shifting the power with Southern leaders and top officials from the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. ‘If we are able to risk our lives for human rights, trust us with the resources, please!’ A report by Marlies Pilon.

Watch the recording of the World Café

Door Marc Broere | 29 juni 2021

Want to check back on last Friday’s World Café? You can do so via the Youtube link below. See the fascinating conversation led by Ama van Dantzig about the future of development cooperation and more equality between Northern and Southern players with Kitty van der Heijden, Charles Kojo Vandyck, Birgitta Tazelaar and Rachael Mwikali. A written report will follow later.

Sleepboten voor Liechtenstein

Door Dirk Jan Koch | 22 juni 2021

Dirk-Jan Koch leidt een meerjarig onderzoeksprogramma naar mogelijke bijwerkingen van internationale samenwerking. Deze keer staan er ongeplande effecten van exportkredietverzekeringen op het menu. In de media verschijnen steeds meer berichten over hoe ze mogelijk bijdragen aan corruptie in ontwikkelingslanden. Tijd voor een verdiepend en vergelijkend onderzoek.

Data verzamelen als vorm van verzet

Door Marc van Dijk | 17 juni 2021

‘Data zijn goud en wij zijn de goudzoekers’, zo noemde Gauthier Marchais zijn artikel over oneerlijke verhoudingen in internationaal wetenschappelijk onderzoek. De activist Nicera Wanjiru ondervindt in Kenia de ‘goudkoorts’ aan den lijve en besloot zèlf data te gaan verzamelen. Een dubbelinterview.

African Movie Review: In Reality

Door Emmanuel Mandebo | 26 juli 2021

In this Episode of  the montly African Movie Review by Emmanuel Mandebo, Vice Versa Global brings you the multi award-winning Ugandan short film ‘In Reality’, directed by Kasule Douglas Benda. In the film, an HIV positive dad finds out that the HIV positive girl he is having a sexual relationship with is actually the girlfriend to his HIV negative son.

The impact of climate change on women

Door Nicera Wanjiru | 23 juli 2021

Climate change is the biggest catalyst of poverty. Due to archaic patriarchal systems, women have limited access to basic human rights like the ability to move freely and acquire land. So, as climate change intensifies, women will struggle the most in both the rural and urban setup, especially in informal settlements.

The epilepsy awareness champion pulling down the walls of stigma

Door Cynthia Omondi | 21 juli 2021

When Fredrick Beuchi Boya learnt that his sister was suffering from epilepsy, he deplored the reality she would face since in his community it is associated with a curse. The love he had for her made him research more on the condition and now he is spreading awareness about epilepsy, not only in Kenya, but all over the globe through various drives.

The young entrepreneur sustaining poultry rearing in Rusinga

Door Eunice Mwaura | 19 juli 2021

On our third series on Rusinga Island, Vice Versa Global’s Eunice Mwaura talks to Alphonse Odhiambo. The 32 year old man runs a poultry feed processing unit that has saved the residents of Rusinga Island from a cumbersome 47km tour, to the nearby city, in order to purchase feed for their poultry.

Modernity and nature

Door Martha Nalukenge | 14 juli 2021

As our cities rapidly expand and modernize, nature continuous to bear the burden as it is constantly being dislocated. In Masaka, the green lush vegetation that adorned the city is slowly being replaced by grey impervious surfaces. Martha Nalukenge shares her insights into how changes in land cover have affected the city and its people.

The blind community health volunteer

Door Nicera Wanjiru | 7 juli 2021

Losing your eye sight can be devastating even at old age. People who were close to you distance themselves and even family members might treat you differently because they see you as a burden. After losing her eyesight Angela Nzilani went through an extremely difficult time trying to accept the fact that she would never see light again. The only people who came to her rescue were Community Health Volunteers. Now she is one of them herself and has a clear message to the world: “If you see a person living with disability, don’t see the disability but see their ability. We are normal people. Stop referring to us by our disability.”

Hoe inclusief zijn wij zelf?

Diversiteit en inclusie vormen de rode draad in dit nummer.