Poster from Malaysia’s Ministry for Women’s campaign #WomenPreventCOVID19

Each time the question “What would you do if all men had a 9PM curfew?” circulates on Twitter, it never draws light responses. It creates a unique opportunity to expose gender inequalities in public spaces, and share anecdotes about the many things


Animal Crossing has become a place for weddings and graduations

Illustration by Kat Geddes (@portraitsofcorona IG)

Despite all the memes that characterize our generation as perpetually tired, introverted homebodies — COVID-19 has shown that we are at heart social animals, after all, longing to be together, and gathering on balconies and in Zoom hangouts. There is a powerful thread that draws us together during times of…


Uber’s response to the coronavirus is a matter of mobility justice

Piet Mondrian, 1942 — Broadway Boogie Woogie, via Wikimedia Commons

On Saturday afternoon, an Uber rider in Mexico City named Norma Sanchez got an unexpected alert through her app, notifying her that her account had been suspended. The message stated that Mexico’s Secretariat of Health (Secretaría de Salud) had contacted the company with information about a user “identified as a…


It’s hard to reflect on a year that wrapped up so unceremoniously, watching Peter Handke, a genocide apologist, receive the Nobel Prize for Literature from the prestigious Swedish Academy. Hanke, a man who famously befriended Slobodan Milosevic and even delivered a eulogy at his funeral, and claimed that Sarajevans had…


Last month I had the pleasure to write an opening essay for Shira Inbar’s bilingual zine SEPARATED/SEPARADOS, dedicated to the migrant children separated from their parents and detained at the Southern U.S. border. The whole publication is printed in contrasting orange and blue colors, and is comprised of beautiful and…


Photo by Icons8 team on Unsplash

Facebook says its Libra payment platform is a social impact project that promises benefits to the poor and unbanked. Others say it’s an obvious play to be a global financial services giant with a virtual currency of its own invention, brazenly ignoring the global financial regulatory system. …


BY DRAGANA KAURIN | MAY 19, 2016

I recognized Basel immediately when the shot cut to a group of refugees standing in the rain, and he turned to look briefly at the camera. …

Dragana Kaurin

Human rights researcher and ethnographer. Writes about techy stuff, humanitarian innovation, forced displacement, and refugee rights. Nutella expert.

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