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The Climate Change Refugee: Feared and Unprotected

Written by Zoheb Mashiur A simple Google News search for the term ‘climate refugee’ shows no shortage of activity. Publications and news outlets are concerned, and so they should be. A 2009 joint report by the IOM, UNHCR and United Nations University (UNU) suggests that between 50 and 200 million people are expected to be

The Right to Education: How can we Improve it?

This December 10th, will be the 71st anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. As part of this celebration of equal respect of human lives, World Solidarity Forum (WSF) wants to highlight a key part of the future of any society aspiring to these high ideals, education. The period between 2000

Interview with Renate Schröder

On Monday 5 November, the World Solidarity Forum and Beyond Brussels podcast team brought together four illuminating speakers at the Press Club Brussels to mark 100 years of reporting war and conflict. After an engaging panel debate, Renate Schroeder, Director of the European Federation of Journalists, met with us to discuss her thoughts on journalism

100 Years of Covering Conflict

The presumed murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi makes 2018 the deadliest year for journalists in decades, according to Reporters without Borders, raising important questions about press freedom and role of media in an increasingly complex and fraught global landscape. 2018 also marks a century since the emergence of modern war reporting. From the

India and the Rohingya Crisis

India has a long and positive history of opening her doors to refugees and has, in the past, granted asylum to Tibetan, Afghani, Sri Lankan, and Myanmari refugees. Generations have called her home, having thrived and integrated into Indian society. Well acquainted with refugee crises, India has never shied away from dealing with them.  The

The Shifting Status of Asylum Seekers in the EU

In a crucial political moment where high-ranked national politicians pride themselves of charging against NGOs rescuing migrants at sea, the issue of migration seems to have become a key factor behind the rise of a new wave of extremist populist platforms. Declarations, such as those of Deputy Prime Minister Salvini, are not a new trend

Rescuing Press Freedom: How to Protect Journalists in the World?

Register here: http://bit.ly/2KzlrED Journalists play a very important role in the word: they are the watchdog that reports and informs the public when abuses and violence happen. This is an essential role for a society that believes in human rights and democracy. Knowing what is happening and when something is going wrong is the fundamental

WSF Social Drinks – April 2018

The WSF mission is to resolve conflict through peace-building activities that help cease conflicts impacting local communities around the world. By joining the WSF, organisations can think cooperatively and pull their resource to transform their ideas into concrete realities, to overcome obstacles that would possibly be too hard to tackle on their own and to