By Christine Ro
Debate is raging over the terms “refugee” and “migrant,” as part of the heated discussion on how best to assist the many displaced people arriving in Europe. This is the latest controversy, and a particularly tragic one, in a series of disputes showing the links among language, perception and policy.
Continue reading The language of development – and the bigger picture
By Ingrid Nanne
I am a Guatemalan national working with a local NGO–thankfully a law-abiding, well-organised foundation that pays me my scheduled salaries and deducts taxes and social security from each paycheck, as required by law. The organisation helps all of its staff stay in line, respecting the rule of law.
Continue reading What happens when NGOs break the law?