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Duterte’s drug war threatens Philippine democracy

On this International Day of Democracy, Iris Gonzales reports on the heavy-handed campaign of the country’s president.

Filed in: Democracy Drugs Human Rights Philippines

Photo Gallery: visualizing Philippine democracy through UN SDGs

For International Day of Democracy, Iris Gonzales offers snap shots of the country’s corruption, poverty and drug war.

Filed in: Drugs Human Rights Philippines Poverty

Ethiopia’s young men: Between hope and a hard place

In an attempt to improve women’s lives, this east African country is leaving young men behind, writes Nikki van der Gaag.

Filed in: Children Ethiopia Men Women

The protection of refugees needs a strong civil society

Civil society plays a crucial role in protecting refugees – but it too is under threat. Julia Duchrow reports.

Filed in: Migration Refugees

Ukrainian activists defend victims of sexual violence

Many people are not able to use social media and are afraid to speak out. Others are beginning to speak for them. Isabelle Gerretsen reports.

Filed in: Ukraine Women

Trade unions – the facts

From the changing workplace to zero-hours contracts, precarious working and outsourcing: workers are open to extreme exploitation. Here are the facts.

Filed in: Trade Unions Work

Out of the ashes of Rana Plaza

The factory collapse in 2013 caused an international outcry – but have labour conditions improved? Thulsi Narayanasamy reports from Bangladesh.

Filed in: Bangladesh Trade Unions Work

The fight goes on: Workers’ struggles and successes from around the globe

Around the world, trade unions are facing fierce repression. But workers are still uniting to stand up for their rights and, in some cases, winning, from this month’s New Internationalist magazine.

Filed in: Cambodia Colombia European Union Mexico South Africa Trade Unions Work Zambia

Taking matters into their own hands

Labour rights in post-socialist countries such as Russia, China and Vietnam are being fought for from outside, not within, official trade unions. Tim Pringle reports.

Filed in: China Russia Trade Unions Vietnam Work

A migrant’s story

Trade unions aren’t even on the radar of most of London’s poorly treated hospitality workers. But a union could help them find their voice, as Afrika explains.

Filed in: Migration Trade Unions Work

Still standing or standing still?

Jo Lateu considers the state of the unions, and argues that a revival has already begun.

Filed in: Trade Unions Work

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