Sport federations: The monopoly that leads to countless abuse victims

Note: This article was originally published in Dutch in NRC Handelsblad: https://www.nrc.nl/nieuws/2021/05/06/voorkom-turnleed-door-controle-op-alle-niveaus-a4042638 Over the past years, something has stood out to me regarding the scandals in the gymnastics world. Sport federations are almost always a monopoly. There appears to be a lack of supervision, consequences, and a lack of competition or alternatives. Athletes have no … Continue reading Sport federations: The monopoly that leads to countless abuse victims

A world where development is context specific

International development is often not as international as it makes it out to be. Many implementations are based on a Western perspective and include little conversation with the aim groups. Projects and programs are realized from a top-down perspective, where an organization comes in with an idea and executes that idea independent of its context. … Continue reading A world where development is context specific