JobStart Philippines: A Promising Project with Some Obstacles

School-to-Work (STW) Transition has been persistent in the Philippines, and this has translated to the country’s youth unemployment problems (Canlas, M & Pardalis, M., 2009)  – specifically, there are 1.19 million unemployed Filipinos from 15 to 24 years of age (PSA, 2016). In response to this, the Philippine government started …

On Fire. Memory and Conflagration in Guatemala.

The fire in the Grenfell Tower in East London on June 14, 2017, has caused Europe-wide consternation. The tragedy has left 79 dead or missing persons dead or missing behind, shedding light on the possible ignorance on behalf of English authorities. At the beginning of this year, another fire blaze …

Urban Labs als neue Impulsgeber einer integrativen Stadtentwicklung

Um den komplexen und vielfältigen Herausforderungen städtischer Entwicklung angemessen zu begegnen, braucht es integrative und wertbasierte Lösungsansätze. Derzeit erleben „Urban Labs“ als neue Form der städtischen Verwaltung und BürgerInnenbeteiligung einen Aufschwung in Europa. Da EntscheidungsträgerInnen und PraktikerInnen bei der Initiierung und Etablierung solch innovativer Governance-Ansätze mit vielfältigen Schwierigkeiten konfrontiert sind, …

The ‘List of Shame’ – a Sham? Accountability of conflict parties for child rights violations

The carefully crafted agenda of the UN Security Council (UNSC) to protect children during armed conflicts has been praised for being an effective accountability tool, not least because it is relatively unpolitical. The UN Secretary General’s (UNSG) annual report lists perpetrators responsible for grave violations against children, stigmatizes and creates …