Entries by Vicky Enström

Money, tax and welfare

The recent Brexit leave campaign with its bright red bus swooshing by on the telly stirred up a lot of questions regarding resource allocation in my head. Happily proclaiming that money normally spent on the EU should be redistributed to the UK national health service (NHS) (1), the bus positioned not only the national versus […]

Housing as a basic human right

“Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond […]

Together we can’t!

A non-male or non-heteronormative politician has to go through all the closed gates, through windows, purify their intentions to serve the cause without attempting to question and subvert the political and societal structures, which were bread by the patriarchy. It is wildly feared that such politicians will turn the world into Babylon. Out of many […]

La Seguridad Alimentaria y Nutricional en la Agenda Política de Guatemala – Food and nutrition security in the political agenda of Guatemala

(eng translation below) La problemática alimentaria de Guatemala está determinada, en la última década, por la desigualdad social, que mantiene al 59%  de la población en condiciones de pobreza y en situación de vulnerabilidad alimentaria. El importante informe del Relator Especial sobre los Derechos a la Alimentación Jean Ziegler en 2006 destacaba a Guatemala como […]

Divest now!

Divestment is a process on the opposite side of investment. It implies withdrawal of stocks, bonds or investment funds from fossil fuel companies. At the same time divestment is a powerful political tool to point out core problems, to target perpetrators rather than users/victims and to point out necessary changes of the financial system. Throughout […]

The Return of Rwanda’s Exiled King Kigeli V Ndahindurwa – a pillar to achieving Sustainable Development Goals

The Democratic Green Party of Rwanda recently called upon the Rwandan Government to help bring back the exiled last Rwandan King Kigeli V Ndahindurwa, who was overthrown in 1961 and currently lives in the United States of America. The king’s return is a key factor for achieving sustainable peace and stability as well as several […]

Including marginalized and vulnerable is crucial for sustainable development

The concept of sustainable development was first introduced in response to environmental concerns. However it has been defined primarily by the mainstream tradition of economic analysis, which tends to marginalize the issue of ecological and social sustainability itself. But recently, many scholars have advanced different critical perspectives to the analysis of sustainable development. The separation […]