In deze serie legt Vice Versa directeuren van ontwikkelingsorganisaties langs de shift the power-meetlat. In hoeverre zijn ze bereid na te denken over machtsverhoudingen binnen de internationale samenwerking? Gaan ze zeggenschap overhevelen en hoe ziet de nieuwe rolverdeling tussen noordelijke en zuidelijke partners eruit? In deze vierde aflevering: Ariette Brouwer van Simavi.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
On the second part of our three part series on Rusinga Island Vice Versa Global talks to Tom Mboya, the programs director at Victoria Friendly Montessori. Having dropped out of school due to a myriad of issues, he sought to make things better for future generations. His dream of providing quality education to the less privileged children on the island has had a spiralling effect, touching on many other aspects.
When Jacques Issongo saw young men of LUCHA devoted to fighting for social justice and accountability in the Democratic Republic of Congo, he felt a call within that prompted him to join the movement. A movement that has brought significant change in the DRC while on the other hand, has cost him his job and family. He has faced countless physical assaults and arbitrary arrests as a result of his involvement with LUCHA.
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.
New in the Youth Canvas by Eunice Mwaura. 15 acre of mangroves vegetation was cleared to facilitate the construction of the Dongo Kundu bypass meant to decongest Mombasa City by providing an alternative route to the south coast. Kishoka Youth Foundation, led by a young Marine conservationist by the name of Maulid Mshamame has been working to counter the effects of deforestation by planting more mangroves along the coastline.