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#WCY2014 recap: you shall (not) forget @WCY2014

“Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.” ― Alexander Pope A lot has been said about WCY. I’ve said a lot myself. It’s been called a keystone event in world history, it’s been called an absolute waste of money, it’s even been called “ah that exhibition thing happening at BMICH.” Let’s start by defining WCY. Now I’ve been blogging a lot about WCY, doing daily recaps… Read More »#WCY2014 recap: you shall (not) forget @WCY2014

#WCY2014 Day Three: “These notes will someday change the world”

Day Three started off with the launch of the official stamp for the World Youth Conference. While it was a nice commemorative gesture, I’ll gloss over it – stamps are possibly at the lowest of my list of priorities in life, even lower than the mantis shrimp and the three-toed sloth. Directly after this was the main plenary session. I’ll just say this: today was far better than I hoped.… Read More »#WCY2014 Day Three: “These notes will someday change the world”

On gender equality and womens’ rights: an interview from Morocco

Women’s rights are a very hotly debated issue all over the globe. Perhaps nowhere is this issue  more hotly debated than in Morocco, which frequently sees women taking to the streets in the age-old battle for equality, and whose Islamist-led government often comes under fire from women’s rights activists. (With just reason: according to survey data from the Haut Commissariat Du Plan (HCP), an independent government statistics body, around one… Read More »On gender equality and womens’ rights: an interview from Morocco