Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

The Right to Privacy in the Digital Age

The UN High Commissioner on Human Rights has released an excellent report today on the right to privacy in the digital age, blasting the digital mass surveillance that has been … Continue reading

Thursday, 17 July 2014 · 1 Comment

On Why Struggles over Urban Space Matter: An Interview with David Harvey

Why do urban struggles matter in projects of social change? What is the importance of reclaiming public space in social movements? And at this gloomy global moment of extreme urban … Continue reading

Wednesday, 20 November 2013 · Leave a comment

Women and Land Rights

Women’s land rights remain one of the most important sites of social, political and economic contestation in postcolonial Africa. Land is not only a source of food, employment and income; … Continue reading

Monday, 28 October 2013 · Leave a comment

2012 World Development Report on Gender Equality and Development

Despite the progress, gaps remain in many areas. The worst disparity is the rate at which girls and women die relative to men in developing countries. Excess female deaths account … Continue reading

Saturday, 3 November 2012 · Leave a comment

Communication as a Human Right

Creating space where communication is respected as a human right makes it possible for hundreds, for thousands, of people to work on a local and even individual level together to … Continue reading

Saturday, 20 October 2012 · Leave a comment

U.N. Secretary General says: “The Time Has Come”

It’s not every day that a major world figure speaks out forcefully in defense of equality. But earlier this month, U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon did just that when he … Continue reading

Sunday, 14 October 2012 · Leave a comment