I’ve been cat-called and whistled at in languages I couldn’t even identify. My hair has been grabbed by a drunk bystander, and I’ve been groped on a plane by my seat neighbor. But at the end of the day, I was returning to America. I could leave.
Increasingly, policy-makers are using the emerging concept, water-energy-food nexus, to address issues of resource insecurity as interlinked systems by mainly focusing on the role of water. Unfortunately, power relations have framed this nexus idea. As such, it has severe implications for marginalised populations.
Gender inequality and hunger are very much interconnected both globally and regionally. Not only does hunger reduce school attendance more for girls than boys, but 60% of undernourished people are women or girls around the globe. Unfortunately, many women are excluded from participating in decisions regarding their communities’ agricultural policy and food production, consumption, and distribution systems,Continue reading “Gender & Food Sovereignty: Examples from Latin America”
Neoliberalism, an economic ideology that emerged in the 1980s, favors market liberalization, free trade, and limited government intervention and has come to dominate the global political-economic system even today. However, this hyper-capitalism has been criticized for favoring the wealthy exclusively and exacerbating inequality for the rest. One of the most quintessential case studies in examiningContinue reading “Failure of neoliberalism in Latin America”
In this post, I will examine three different perspectives on how aid can either facilitate or impede development.
Tourist catering in upcoming travel destinations has had mal-implications as countries’ cultures become marketized; and while the economy might benefit overall from tourism, vulnerable individuals can suffer.