New Internationalist

The Majority World Blog

A counterfeit life in a Philippines slum

Informal dwellers are struggling to survive in Metro Manila, says Iris Gonzales.

Another gun, another death, another unhappy new year

It’s not just in the US that gun control laws are failing the people. Iris Gonzales reports from the Philippines on the tragic death of a seven-year-old.

We deserve the chance to be the best we can be

Yet our leaders are too focused on self-enrichment to help. Mgcini Nyoni is not impressed.

One billion rising against gender violence

Mari Marcel Thekaekara is heartened by a new campaign in South Asia.

Philippines must tackle its human trafficking shame

As the UN puts pressure on the Aquino government, Iris Gonzales considers the way forward.

The grass is not greener in South Africa

The wealth gap between rich and poor, white and black, is growing in this so-called model African country. Mgcini Nyoni reports.

Theatre of deceit in Kashmir

Students discover that their university is a political stage, reports Uzma Falak.

Malala Yousafzai is another innocent target

Syed Hamad Ali says the 14-year-old campaigner shot in Pakistan is among hundreds of civilian victims.

Do we really have to go with Tsvangirai?

The least bad option for Zimbabwe really isn’t good enough, says Mgcini Nyoni. So who should be the next president?

A new era dawns in the Philippines

Iris Gonzales on the signing of an historic peace pact between the government and Muslim rebels – and the challenges ahead.

When did rape cease being news?

It’s India’s fastest-growing crime, yet is often ignored, says Mari Marcel Thekaekara.

Didn't find it?