Entries by HPP Team

Salute Avijit and Bonya

By: Shucheesmita Simonti. It was perhaps the 27th or 28th of February when I first saw the news. It was extremely terrifying to hear about an American-Bangladeshi couple who had been brutally attacked at the Ekushey Book Fair by Radical Islamists. The husband, Avijit Roy, did not survive the attack. His wife, Bonya Ahmed, was […]

The Ekushey Book Fair :A Vehicle of Harsh Censorship

The Ekushey Book Fair is the single most important literary event in Bangladeshi culture that has a proud history going back to the Bangla language movement of 1952. The book fair had been the main congregation of authors and readers in Bangladesh, and a festival that cherished freedom of expression and diversity of opinion. However, […]

Sudanese Media Under Al-Bashir’s Turmoil

By: Khalid Abdallah It is a turning point in Sudan history, as the country enters the third week of mass demonstrations demanding that president Omar Al-Bashir’s regime steps down. The government tough procedures against media outlets and the press have been the main target of the government’s security apparatus; ranging from censorship to confiscations and […]

Peace Polls 2018- What We Read In The Polls

By Yoanna Daskalova   The 2018 Peace Perceptions Poll was conducted at a time of rampant global conflicts rendering millions of people traumatized, injured, killed or displaced. It is a context of international great power rivalry and incessant downgrading of global norms such as human rights protection and adequate provision of humanitarian aid. The Poll […]

Turks in New-West

Little is know about the journey of the Turks in the Netherlands  and what they have had to put up with to integrate into the Dutch society. It is not just the little known story of a group of immigrants that left their country in search of work in the Netherlands and thereafter had children. […]

Syria in Review : A Report on The Country’s Education

By Rasha Alkalla Education “The Lost Generation “ There are millions of children currently homeless in the world because of armed conflict, violence and war, and their plight has been highlighted on World Refugee Day. These children often hold the title of “Lost Generation”, they face the risk of losing the simplest of happiness and […]

One Young World Community Dinner

One Young World community dinner went down on the eve of 19th October, 2018. The visit included 25 One Young World delegates (from Germany, Switzerland, Belize, Republic of Moldova, Singapore, Bangladesh, Ireland, Hong Kong, Spain, Belgium,The United States, Argentina, Sierra Leone, Portugal and Monaco) who were very inspirational in their thinking and demeanor. Our special […]

How to Prevent Conflicts over Resources through your Lifestyle

By Alena Kahle A recent report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is shocking – the climate change mitigation goals set by governments have been far too optimistic, and even more proactivity is needed than has previously been held. This is shocking not because it is news, but because many governments have until […]

GLR August Meet-Up Facing Burundi

On August 31,  Great Lakes Region Monthly Meeting theme is centered on : ‘Facing Burundi’ Topical discussion surrounding the situation of the Great Lakes region with emphasis on Burundi This event will include: –       A historical background of the political crisis of Burundi –       The common misunderstanding of happenings within Burundi – […]