Sexual violence is a major problem in Nicaragua, but even if the woman's life is in danger, she has no right to abortion, tells Birgit Kvernflaten, University of Oslo, who has done research on the health system and maternal health in Nicaragua, in an interview with the Research Magazine Apollon (in Norwegian).
Small farmers in the Peruvian Andes relate to water as a living being. They sacrifice llama fat, coca leaves and alcohol to the water source. Now, climate change and the global economy may lead to major changes in their culture. Read the interview with Astrid B. Stensrud, University of Oslo in the Research Magazine Apollon (in Norwegian).
In their research on transitional justice, Nora Sveaas, University of Oslo, and Anne-Margrethe Sønneland, Diakonhjemmet University College, explore the role and importance of legal settlements and compensation schemes for victims of torture, forced disappearance and similar serious human rights violations in Peru and Argentina. Read the interview in the Research Magazine Apollon (in Norwegian).
Since 2002 the Department of Criminology and Sociology of Law at the Unvisersity of Oslo has cooperated with the University of Havana on exchange of researchers and teaching of Criminology for Cuban lawyers. Read the article in the Research Magazine Apollon (in Norwegian).
What are the consequences for honeybees from living nearby genetically modified maize crops? And do genetically modified products have an impact on the size of a dung beetle population? A Norwegian - Brazilian cooperative research project are investigating these, and many other questions related to the impact of the use of genetically modified organisms (GMO's).
Researcher and PhD candidate Cecilie Hirsch examines the challenges of implementing the international climate change mitigation initiative REDD (Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation) in the Bolivian context, and focuses on the role of civil society and social movements in the shaping of environmental policy.