Italy: The Chamber of Deputies unanimously approved the ratification of the Convention, which was signed by the Council of Europe in Istanbul in 2011, on the prevention and the fight against violence towards women, the so-called “femicide”.
Youth unemployment. This is one of the major concerns for young people all over the world today, especially in the countries going through major economic crises. But could it be that governments are not tackling this issue properly so as to please the agenda of big companies?
José “Pepe” Mujica Cordano is 76 years old, he travels in a 1987 Volkswagen, has a three-legged dog and grows his own vegetables. He is also the President of a country: Uruguay.
(Photo from http://static.pourfemme.it) In Italy, illegal abortions are on the rise, from North to South, with the decline and close end of the Act 194. The ‘194’ allows women, in those cases provided by law, to have recourse to the voluntary interruption of pregnancy in a public facility in the first 90 days of gestation. More and… Read More Italy. Save the law 194 on abortion.
(Photo’s credits to UNHCR) Sudan. Around 2.3 million internally displaced persons (IDPs), about 140,000 refugees, 7,000 asylum-seekers and an estimated hundreds of thousands persons at risk of statelessness. The fights in Sudan’s Darfur contributed to make the number of refugees even bigger. Now more than a a quarter million people have joined the already… Read More The crisis hits everyone. UN deals with limited funds.
(Photo’s credits to Avaaz.org) Today I won’t share my own words but rather another thoughtful and urgent campaign by the Avaaz team. Debate has been going on for years, but now the issue is hotter than ever. Signing this petition would mean showing a contribution to and support, even if passive, the closure of Guantanamo… Read More Guantanamo ends now.
In the past decades it seems that the concept of “student” has suffered from a slight deterioration. When you say “I’m a student”, to someone you just met, the first ideas that will come to mind are “parties”, “no duty”, “the good life”, “happiness”- and when you say you’re doing an Erasmus, well all you… Read More Life as a student in the 21st century