Share-Net Call for Abstracts: ‘Linking Research, Policy and Practice – Students and NGOs 2017’

  Release by Share-Net  July 17, 2017 Share-Net Netherlands kindly invites you to the 6th annual meeting “Linking Research, Policy and Practice – Students and NGOs”. This meeting will bring together policymakers, practitioners and researchers working on sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) in international development and students who have finalized, or who are…

It’s a wrap: The Oxfam Novib Pub quiz

A green-screen, Ultra HD cameras, studio lamps: this was not an ordinary day at my internship at Oxfam Novib. Over the last couple of weeks, I have been working on our ‘online Pub quiz project’. During the Even it Up campaign, our so-called ‘Tax heroes’ (aka our volunteers) and experts of the Tax Justice network…

Soil. Dirt!

How crucial this is for us as society to survive – the main provider of our daily food. It has been overlooked by many but is currently back on the agenda of international institutions! 2015 has been declared International Year of Soils 2015 (IYS) by the 68th UN General Assembly. The Food and Agricultural Organization…

Where is the ‘old’ in the new?

“You never hunt the young, you always go for the old.”, my roommate explains to me as we debate over whether small-scale hunting could counter unhealthy production of packaged meat. All this, while ironically eating some delicious chicken that we bought from the supermarket across our house.   (Un) surprisingly, this logic pervades our mentality…

Tax Injustice and Inequality: It’s time to even them up!

One important source for development is tax revenue mobilization.  In the last few years, the corporate income tax rate is decreasing which leaves space for big multinationals to use aggressive tax policies for the minimization of their tax bills. Both,the increasing trend of corporate income tax competition and the fight between governments to attract investments,…