The Covid-19 pandemic hit like a shockwave, causing a ripple effect of devastation. The first issue that comes to mind is clearly the socioeconomic effects of lockdown. However, the health crisis has also had a major impact on households, personal privacy and mental health. Violence against women, which before the Covid-19 outbreak, had been the subject of unprecedented levels of protest in Latin America, has risen sharply. In some countries, governments are using the crisis as an opportunity to challenge women’s reproductive health rights. These are just a few of the issues that have been covered by ID4D over the past few months, available this week.
“We are at war.” In order to rally French people in the fight against Covid-19, President Emmanuel Macron did not hesitate to use this military metaphor. But what exactly is this war and what can be done to win it? It appears to be linked to another conflict, one where humanity has pitted itself against nature for too long. A conflict characterized by the destruction of biodiversity and our environment, and one which has ultimately backfired against communities that are suffering from increasing inequalities. These are just a few of the issues that have been covered by ID4D over the past few months, available this week.
For the past seven years, since 2013, the French army has been engaged in a long-running conflict against jihadist groups operating in the Sahel. The French public is largely oblivious to this war. What effects has the crisis had on this region located on the other side of the Mediterranean Sea? What are the structural causes? What role does climate change play in this country? And how are young people coping with this conflict on the ground? These are just a few of the issues that have been covered by ID4D over the past few months, available this week.
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