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Front row: Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez (C), Chilean Environment Minister and COP25 President Carolina Schmidt (3-L), UN General-Secretary Antonio Guterres (2-R), Argentine President Mauricio Macri (L), Spanish Minister for Ecological Transition Teresa Ribera (2-L) and Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Patricia Espinosa (R) pose with other world leaders for a photo during the opening ceremony of the UN Climate Change Conference COP25 in Madrid, Spain. EPA/Chema Moya

Climate conferences are male, pale and stale – it’s time to bring in women

COP25 has come and gone, another missed opportunity to use women's knowledge to mitigate climate change.
This week’s climate conference in Madrid is key to getting global cooperation on climate change, the impacts of which are already being felt. Dean Lewins/AAP

Earth has a couple more chances to avoid catastrophic climate change. This week is one of them

Recent bushfires and extreme weather are just a small taste of what is to come if this week's climate negotiations in Madrid fail to deliver.
Spanish National Police block people trying to reach a polling station in Barcelona, Spain, on Oct. 1. Catalan leaders accused Spanish police of brutality and repression. AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

The hypocrisy of the European Union on the Catalan referendum

The European Union is quick to condemn countries like Venezuela and Turkey when they engage in anti-democratic tactics. So why is it so silent on Spain's treatment of the Catalan?
For women studying and working in Eurocentric institutions, wearing natural hair can be a symbol of resistance. Shutterstock

Kinky, curly hair: a tool of resistance across the African diaspora

Natural hair has become a political rallying point for women across the African diaspora. For these women, wearing natural hair is way to resist Eurocentric norms and "post-racial" political thought.

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