• How do you like your coffee?

    After water, coffee is one of the most consumed drinks by humans. The demand for coffee annually presents a significant growth in the world’s market, so its production intensifies in producing countries. Coffee is best to cultivate in tropical areas such as Central America, parts of South America, and...
  • The words on my mind

    “The words one whispers into the gourd are concealed in it forever.” – Nigerian proverb Luqman Onikosi immigrated to the United Kingdom (UK) from Nigeria in 2007 to pursue his education at Sussex University. When I contacted him to request an interview, he shared this Nigerian adage and pointed...
  • Brits opt out of human rights obligations

    In 2005 the European Court of Human Rights began hearing cases of Russian human rights abuses committed during the military conflict between the Russian government and Chechen rebel groups. The Russian military has since been found responsible for multiple human rights violations including torture, extrajudicial executions and targeting of...
  • Keep your friends close

    In what some will see as the latest step in the political ladder to Cold War version 2.0, Russia has been denied a place on the UN’s Human Rights Council after the UN General Assembly failed to vote for it as one of 14 new members. Brazil, China, Cuba,...
  • The rules of dis-engagement

    Yemen is a country in the grip of a civil war, which has far reaching implications, not just for its regional neighbours, but also for the Western powers that have long sought supremacy in the battle to claim the spoils of their Middle Eastern pie.  For the UK, these implications...
  • Ethiopia Rising

    The unheard pleas, excessive use of force by the Security Forces and the continued oppression against the Oromo and the Amhara people go unnoticed every other day. There is no one to speak up for the affected people apart from a few activists, whom no one pays the due...
  • Behind Superstition in Nigeria

    Earlier this year, the image of a starving toddler receiving water from an aid worker in the streets of Nigeria went viral. The picture was useful in raising awareness about the harmful superstitions existing in the country and therefore gaining momentum in the fight against them. The child in...
  • Central American Migration: an Invisible Humanitarian Crisis

    The wave of people fleeing violence from Central America continues despite efforts by the United States, and more recently by Mexico, to deter migration. Over the past year, Mexico has been called the “Mediterranean for migrants” in the Americas, drawing parallels with the refugee crisis in Europe, requiring similar...
  • We Need An International Treaty on Business and Human Rights

    Ever since business became part of the global human rights agenda in the 1970s, the question has never been if corporate activity should be controlled, but rather how and to what extent. The international approach for the past 40 years has been to incentivise businesses to incorporate human rights...
  • Uncertainty in Turkey

    Following the attempted military coup in Turkey on July 15, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his Justice and Development Party (AKP) continue to rule the Turkish government under a crumbling guise of conservative democracy. In reality, Erdoğan has gradually positioned himself as an autocratic ruler and his policies have increasingly...
  • What I Wish They Had Told Me: Reconciling My Black Identity With My White Western Surrounding

    I wish growing up that someone had told me that it is okay that I will never be the norm. That in my half hearted attempts to be part of the norm the inevitable “failure” of looking, acting, thinking and behaving like the norm was not in actual fact...
  • More than Medals

    This year’s Olympics will be one of the most special ones yet.  As citizens around the world anticipate the upcoming Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, and as their teams prepare for the various competitions taking place in August, a new team has just joined the game. In early...
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Words In The Bucket is a team of global citizens with the common goal of raising awareness and information about issues related to human rights protection, social inclusion, development and environment.

We are "Rethinking World Thinking"