Stories written by Sudeshna Chowdhury

Youth Speak Loudest in Global Development Survey

Kanny Daylop, a legal practitioner and consultant from Nigeria, recalls her encounter with a woman named Joy.

Q&A: “From Slaves to Generals and Rulers”

Say "Africa" and myriad images flood our minds. Like its landscape and peoples, the continent's history is rich and diverse. While numerous books have been written and films made on the African slave trade in the West, a lesser-known aspect of the continent’s history lies in India.

Experts urge U.N. to focus on human rights issues in Post-2015 Agenda

Call it the height of barbarism or a heinous war crime or a serious case of human rights violation—the video of a Syrian rebel biting into a dead soldier’s body part, was revolting in every sense of the word.

Q&A: “To Propel Change, You Have to Be in Their Faces”

Eighteen days ago, Diane Wilson, a 65-year-old fisherwoman from Texas, decided to go on a hunger strike.

UNAOC to Ensure Strong Voice For Youth in Political Process

In countries paralysed by ethnic clashes and plagued by illiteracy, the U.N. Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) intends to play a greater role in conflict prevention and reconciliation.

Petitioners Consider Legal Action if U.N. Fails to Respond to Cholera Crisis in Haiti

The United Nations might soon find itself entangled in a legal battle for its failure to effectively deal with the cholera epidemic in Haiti, which has left more than 8,000 people dead since 2010.

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