Entries by Lisanna Boersma

A Poet of Bangladesh’s Past and Present – a Tribute to Kazi Nazrul Islam on his 120th Birthday

“Of equality I sing: where all barriers and differences between man and man have vanished, where Hindus, Muslims, Buddhists, and Christians have mingled together.”[i] Bangladesh’s national poet, Kazi Nazrul Islam (*1899, †1976), sings of equality. He sings of peace. He sings, humbly, of respect and love for humanity, and for his homeland. He sings, hurt, […]

Nicaragua’s Peace Project

Nicaragua is a tropical country with sandy beaches filled with stars, amazing warm weather and roaring volcanoes that light up the sky at night with fire. It’s right in the belly of Central America, between Costa Rica, Honduras and El Salvador. Home of some of the best coffee and cacao in the world, hosts all […]

Het samenbrengen van mensenrechten & technologie in Den Haag

Onderstaand artikel is geschreven en gepubliceerd door Impact City Tijdens Movies that Matter Festival 2019, werd voor de tweede keer de Ideation Session georganiseerd in samenwerking met The Hague Hacks, Border Sessions en ImpactCity. Tijdens deze sessie kwamen vertegenwoordigers uit de mensenrechten-sector en de technologie-branche samen in Den Haag om te brainstormen. Het doel van […]

The Hague Hacks 2018: Being Part of the Solution

Hack. Hacking. Hacker. These words are traditionally associated with gaining access to a computer system without permission. But a new generation of techies and problem solvers are reappropriating the word. In the last few decades, “Hackathons” have emerged as an exciting meet-up for computer programmers, coders, graphic designers, business professionals, project managers, companies, medical experts… everyone under the sun. All are welcome […]

Freedom Book Fair: Canan Marasligil

This article is published on al.arte magazine, written by Tine Lavent. She is writing a book about translation and why she translates. In French, dotted with Turkish words when her heart calls for it. Canan Marasligil’s poems, artistic practice, and workshops revolve around creating space. A safe space, to exchange thoughts about women’s rights, migration, […]

Onderzoek bevestigt: negatieve berichtgeving over moslims domineert

The Hague Peace Project heeft onderzoek gedaan naar stereotype beeldvorming in de vier grootste kranten van Nederland. Dit was een samenwerking met Stichting NieuwWij en Republiek Allochtonië. In de beleving van veel Nederlandse moslims maken landelijke media zich regelmatig schuldig aan partijdige, stereotyperende en overmatig negatieve berichtgeving. Deze klachten worden al jaren geuit en zijn […]

Letter to Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, concerning visit Morocco

20, December 2018 Ms. E. Tendayi Achiume Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance Palais des Nations CH-1211 Geneva 10 Switzerland SUBJECT: visit to Morocco to assess racism, discrimination Dear Ms. Tendayi Achiume, On December 12th 2018 the United Nations Human Rights Consul (UNHRC) announced your visit to Morocco, […]

Sadiq al-Mahdi on the future of Sudan

By Lisanne Boersma On Friday the 16th of October, we had the honour to host an evening with the former prime minister Sadiq al-Mahdi about the future of Sudan. He has been elected prime minister of Sudan twice, and has been the only democratically elected leader of Sudan so far. Currently he is the leader […]