Dignity & Development

Dignity & Development

In-depth analysis of global challenges through the lens of integral human development.

COVID-19 and our essential humanity: revealing what really matters

June 4, 2020

Perhaps the biggest obstacle to practicing integral human development is our tendency to forget the meaning of its central term: human. In the twenty-first century, […]

Intimate partner violence: COVID-19 and our collective, ongoing responsibility to families

June 2, 2020

“My husband won’t let me leave the house. He’s had flu-like symptoms and blames keeping me here [at home] on not wanting to infect others […]

COVID-19 and beyond: peacekeeping in war zones

May 29, 2020

Editors’ note: May 29 is the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers. Within two weeks of the World Health Organization’s assessment of rapidly spreading coronavirus […]

Post-coronavirus: The courage to build a “village of education”

May 27, 2020

Half a year ago, in December 2019, I boarded a plane to return to Ukraine and to Ukrainian Catholic University (UCU) after a research semester […]

A moment of opportunity

May 26, 2020

As we have all become aware, the onslaught of COVID-19 has brought about untold misery. With every life having dignity, every death is a tragedy. […]

Racism, human dignity, and the “sick man of Asia”

May 21, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought with it a massive rise in incidents of racism against people from China and more broadly against people appearing to […]

Women under the weight of lockdown

May 21, 2020

It does not come as a surprise that, as the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic on the economic and social wellbeing of the population are […]

The Corona Hotel in Jerusalem: Is this how the light gets in?

May 18, 2020

I always search for comedic relief. This is one of the reasons why I have supported the work of Noam Shuster, a Jewish Israeli with […]

A time for rainy day decisions—before the next downpour comes

May 12, 2020

COVID-19 has proven expertly equipped to do what disasters do best: highlight vulnerabilities in systems, processes, and infrastructure, whether they be physical, social or economic—particularly […]

Fear and stolen promise: Implications for the poor in our response to the global pandemic

May 8, 2020

Policymakers, politicians, and virtually everyone else have voiced opinions on how the coronavirus should have been dealt with, the unprecedented mandate to close down an […]

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