How a US kidnapping gave hope in the global fight against domestic violence

by Rashmee

Posted on November 28, 2021 / open Democracy


Earlier this month, a missing teenage girl was rescued from a car in Kentucky when …

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How to shop without costing the Earth

by Rashmee

Posted on November 11, 2021 / open Democracy


Consumerism is undoubtedly bad for the planet, but with Singles Day and the forthcoming season …

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How to make COP26 a success? Talk about plastics

by Rashmee

Posted on November 3, 2021 / open Democracy


It’s nearly 30 years since the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change was signed …

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Abdulrazak Gurnah: the truth-teller’s tale

by Rashmee

Posted on October 31, 2021 / open Democracy


Winning the Nobel Prize in literature means his work could add essential nuance to the …

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Did democracy in Tunisia fail or did it never succeed?

by Rashmee

Posted on October 14, 2021 / open Democracy


On 11 October, the Arab world’s first female prime minister was sworn into office in …

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The 1950s book that explains the War on Terror

by Rashmee

Posted on October 14, 2021 / The New European


In the weeks and months after America launched its ‘war’ against global terrorism, a list …

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As the West cuts aid lifelines, Afghanistan’s real crisis looms

by Rashmee

Posted on September 21, 2021 / open Democracy


The world must take action now to prevent a deep and lasting humanitarian crisis. But …

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Despite all the international attention, Afghan refugees are not welcome

by Rashmee

Posted on September 14, 2021 / open Democracy


Nobody really knows what prospects await Afghan refugees when countries have yet to see human …

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Inside the Afghan resettlement process in London

by Rashmee

Posted on September 8, 2021 / open Democracy


Within hours of Afghan refugees’ arrival in the UK, local councils sprang into action, as …

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Haiti chérie: not unlucky but unprepared

by Rashmee

Posted on September 1, 2021 / open Democracy


Poor infrastructure and governance add to the woes of a country laid low by a …

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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK