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The Bridge features personal essays, commentary, and creative non-fiction that illuminate differences in perception between local and international coverage of news events, from the unique perspective of members of the Global Voices community. Views expressed do not necessarily represent the opinion of the community as a whole. All Posts

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Stories about The Bridge from October, 2021

I was invited to celebrate ‘Columbus Day.’ This is what I answered

"The 'National Day of Spain' is a mockery and offense to our Indigenous and Afro-descendent peoples."

No hatred nor pity: Just let me live in my own body

"Those who criticise different bodies have no idea what [trans people] had to go through to have the body that we live in."

COVID-19, vaccination and the progress of the global healthcare system

“ … obesity might soon be recognised as a vitally strategic global element in explaining varying COVID-19 levels between rich and poor.”

Combatting stereotypes: The need to recognize male victims of wartime sexual violence in Bosnia

According to testimony, the systematic scope and nature of conflict-related sexual violence against men demonstrate that it was an instrument of ethnic cleansing through the destruction of families and communities.

Three graphics that explain Portuguese colonialism

From the occupation of territories to the colonial war, passing through the abolition of slavery, we dismantled some myths of Portuguese colonialism.

Female foeticide to football in Nepal

Srijana Singh Thakuri of Nepal's national women's football team: "My story is not unique. It is just what happens when girls and women are given a chance, opportunity, and investment."

Hope amid scarcity and fear: Cuba after July’s historic protests

"Cuba understood that it had the right to have rights."

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