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Rainbow Nation

  • Equality
  • Human Rights
  • Security

JOHANNESBURG - South Africa, the queer paradise, or at least that is what is said. We know the images of the annual Pride in Johannesburg. As such, South Africa is the only country on the entire African continent in which LGBTQIA+ persons have equal rights, and can also marry. Only: the contrast between the constitution and daily reality is stark.

Europe’s Decision Machines

  • Human Rights
  • Technology

BARCELONA / THE HAGUE / ROME - Governments across Europe use predictive algorithms in courts, prisons and police stations.

El Confidencial

Under the Tuscan Sun - The Human Cost of a Glass of Wine

  • Exploitation
  • Human Rights
  • Migration
  • Trafficking
  • Work

TUSCANY / ISLAMABAD - Most associate the Italian wine country — such as Tuscany, the Langhe and the Prosecco hills — with scenic vineyards where some of the world's most-renowned wine is made but, for many living and working under the Italian sun, the reality is far from idyllic.

Bitter Berries - Exploitation of Nepali Workers in Portugal

  • Agriculture
  • Exploitation
  • Human Rights
  • Migration
  • Trafficking

KATHMANDU / ODEMIRA / BERLIN – This investigation revealed a system of informal agencies and debt bondage that thousands of Nepali migrant workers face when working in Portuguese berry fields.

Perilous New Pathways

  • Exploitation
  • Human Rights
  • Migration
  • Trafficking

HONG KONG/WARSAW - Filipino workers are increasingly being lured by word of mouth and social media accounts promoting jobs in Poland. 

The Pains of Au Pair in Accommodation for Foreign Families

  • Exploitation
  • Human Rights
  • Migration
  • Trafficking
  • Youth

JAKARTA / AMSTERDAM - It sounded so appealing to become an Au Pair in Europe on paper. Unsurprisingly a website like AuPairWorld.com, which matches au pairs and host families, displays hundreds of profiles of young women advertising their baby-sitting skills.  

The Lives of Italy’s Rose Sellers Are Anything but Romantic

  • Agriculture
  • Environment
  • Exploitation
  • Human Rights
  • Migration
  • Trafficking

ROME / DHAKA - Of the many cases chronicling the exploitation of South Asian migrant workers in Italy, none is perhaps more visible yet underreported than the plight of rose sellers – a common sight in busy tourist destinations like Rome, Milan or Turin.

Saving lives, a crime?

  • Equality
  • Human Rights
  • Migration

ROME - NGOs carrying out rescue operations in the Mediterranean have been at odds with the Italian government for years. SOS MEDITERRANNEE claims to perform its duty as mandated by international maritime law. Italy fights back with administrative sanctions.

The Hidden Cost of Conservation Funding: Torture in the Name of Nature?

  • Environment
  • Exploitation
  • Human Rights

BERLIN / BRAZZAVILLE / LA PAZ -  The German Federal Development Ministry's Legacy Landscapes Fund appears to be linked to human rights abuses and toleration of environmental destruction. Conservation areas across Africa, Asia, and South America are allegedly subjected to community maltreatment and environmental misconduct.

Made in Pakistan - The Slaves of Your T-shirt

  • Human Rights
  • Trafficking

KARACHI - Top clothing brands in the EU are hesitant to fully eliminate child and bonded labor from their supply chain from Pakistan, one of the biggest producers of cotton and one of the biggest largest textile exporters to the EU,