For this section’s reflection, I will focus on only few questions provided in the syllabus both due to space and time. In the EU report, three key trends: individual advancement and empowerment through education; dwindled global resources; and a greater sense of belonging to a global community are emphasized. In addition, topics such as widening of the middle class, advanced access to information and the internet are highlighted. Just like the NIC report, it also raises concerns about the…Continue
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Nguyen in section four raises an important issue about biasness in the selection of sources or subjects which could have serious implications on our work about the future. Prediction, especially in a world where uncertainty and of course greater understanding of possible incidents exist side by side, it is necessary for states and other actors to become more prepared in responding to needs such as security and financial stability. In addition, it also helps us to prepare for calamities that…Continue
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There is an intense debate about the possibility of global peace and security when the peoples of the world, through communities, states and institutions have common goals and ambitions. It is true that peace, security and stability are some of the most fundamental things that enable humans to thrive whether in politics or economics. However, man has almost always been indulged in competition, whether for socio-economic resources, cultural or political gains. This competition indeed is…Continue
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As a women’s rights activist, I deem it necessary to provide an opportunity or platform to talk about the current sad incident happening in Nigeria. I am doing this discussion with a Nigerian, living in Abuja, Nigeria. She works in Sexual Reproductive Health and Development fields for young people, especially, women and girls in her region. I met Kikelomo through the Women Deliver when we were both awarded the 100…Continue
International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated on each March 8th. All days are important to celebrate women as mothers, teachers, farmers, nurses, doctors, peace-builders and charity-workers, etc. but a special day set for this recognition also gives us opportunities to ‘face’…Continue
Dedicated to Andrew Carnegie, you would have added your voice against gender disparity in the world as you have advocated for global peace if you were still alive. Your memories are strongly lively in our lives.
As the young beneficiaries of the Carnegie Council remember your birthday, I use it as an opportunity to link the coincidence with our ethical struggle of ending violence against women.
In the backbreaking rice paddies…Continue
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Listening to a short but much thought provoking dialogue with a friend, we both couldn’t avoid bringing ethics into the subject. The discussion was centered on a highly sensitive subject among Gambians (people of my country). As usual, we changed the topic to a broader coverage almost applying it to the whole continent or (more accurately to countries without presidential term-limits). My friend told me that he believes that term limits for…Continue
As the summer holiday approaches, my heart beats faster! Last summer, five years old Tida, was taken to her grandmother for the holiday to have some fun from the pressure of kindergarten work. As a neighbor, I admire Fatoumatta, the mother of Tida for her courage to send her girl child to school despite the economic challenges she faces in meeting the daily demands of her family. Her commitment in ensuring that the child attains education to enable her live a productive and independent…Continue
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