Child brides and grooms: when marriage becomes a conviction
Mar24

Child brides and grooms: when marriage becomes a conviction

We will talk about early marriage, at such an age when full physical and psychological development is not yet reached. Unfortunately, it is still a widespread phenomenon worldwide and it affects both girls and boys, contrary to popular belief.

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Deprived teachers and demanding parents
Dec11

Deprived teachers and demanding parents

School is a place for learning, but for learning what? Education must convey values, such as freedom of expression, but also respect the counter-values coming from every subculture. Without the willingness of parents to accept a different point of view and without thorough training of teachers, pedagogical “battles” fail to achieve their goal.

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The Freedom to Love: yesterday, today and tomorrow
Dec05

The Freedom to Love: yesterday, today and tomorrow

Homosexuality is a natural phenomenon which has existed since the dawn of time and has been considered sometimes positively, sometimes negatively, throughout history, depending on the customs and norms of each society.

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FROM PERSON IN NEED TO HERO INDEED: WHEN MAYOTTE’S ASYLUM SEEKERS BECOME VERITABLE CHANGE MAKERS
Aug21

FROM PERSON IN NEED TO HERO INDEED: WHEN MAYOTTE’S ASYLUM SEEKERS BECOME VERITABLE CHANGE MAKERS

Between denied rights, discrimination and never-ending bureaucracy, daily life was already challenging for asylum seekers in Mayotte, France’s youngest overseas department located in the Indian Ocean. The government’s strict confinement rules during the Covid-19 pandemic have added to asylum seekers’ precarious situation. Two asylum seekers set themselves to help others and share their stories.

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Lockdown life: between fear and hope.
Mar21

Lockdown life: between fear and hope.

The whole of Italy has been on lockdown since the 9th of March, due to the current Coronavirus pandemic. At first we did not actually realise the importance of what the government was asking of us: stay at home, they said.

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An interview with Oz Karahan
Jul24

An interview with Oz Karahan

An interview with Oz Karahan – a former MEP candidate and President of the Union of Cypriots organization.
“In Europe, politicians and the public do not have any idea of what is going on in Cyprus and about the bloodless genocide that Turkish-speaking Cypriots are facing because of Turkey.”

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Media professionals: killed, imprisoned, and kidnapped!
Jun03

Media professionals: killed, imprisoned, and kidnapped!

What is the situation regarding the freedom of the press in 2018?

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A volunteer in Calais: let’s help refugees!
Mar09

A volunteer in Calais: let’s help refugees!

For many years a large number of migrants have waited in Calais, in incredibly precarious conditions, hoping to cross the Channel. Antoine decided to spend his holidays with the humanitarian association Utopia 56 in order to help them. He shared with us the work he took part in there.

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When people die because their rescuers are standing trial
Jul24

When people die because their rescuers are standing trial

While European politics is discussing symbolic political measures and right-wing populists of all countries are trying to push through deportations and prevent immigration, hundreds of people continue to die in the Mediterranean attempting to reach Europe by sea. Civilian sea rescuers are doing their best to prevent this – and are increasingly criticised and criminalised for doing so. We spoke with Claus-Peter Reisch, the captain of the Lifeline, about the the fraught situation.

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Freethinking prisoners: Women in Iran
Feb17

Freethinking prisoners: Women in Iran

They go to university, sit in Parliament and profoundly shape the Iranian society. Yet their life is strictly controlled and limited by the men of the Islamic revolution. A short insight on the condition of women in Iran.

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