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Beauty: the obsession of the Asian woman August 2, 2015 12:00

Beauty: the obsession of the Asian woman

One in every five South Korean women turns to cosmetic surgery in an attempt to conform to beauty conventions imposed by the environment in [...]
 
What can we do to become the zero hunger generation? August 2, 2015 11:57

What can we do to become the zero hunger generation?

Successfully eradicating hunger by 2030 will require around an additional $267 billion per year on average. We know how to leave poverty behind and [...]
 
Prostitution, abuse and human rights August 2, 2015 11:33

Prostitution, abuse and human rights

Prostitution is often reduced as an issue of sex labour or it is associated to sexual freedom. However, a broader approach illuminates that prostitution [...]
 
 
Racism and  hatred still alive in the US July 20, 2015 19:47

Racism and hatred still alive in the US

The massacre in a church in Charleston, South Carolina brought back painful memories of racism and intolerance embedded in North American society. People, it [...]
 
African children: spoils for torture, abuse, sex and death July 20, 2015 18:11

African children: spoils for torture, abuse, sex and death

Every year in Africa, groups of children are taken captive by armed groups in search of media attention, to strengthen their respective trading portfolios, [...]
 
Immigrants who do not seek paradise but flee from hell July 13, 2015 10:11

Immigrants who do not seek paradise but flee from hell

Marina is so named because she was born at sea, in an Italian patrol boat surrounded by more than 600 people trying to reach [...]
 
 
The US and its reticence in attacking Muslim extremists July 6, 2015 13:50

The US and its reticence in attacking Muslim extremists

Nearly a year after it began, the coalition campaign led by the US against Islamic State (IS) is on the receiving end of harsh [...]
 
Refugees: taken in, yes, but unwanted and forgotten June 30, 2015 22:35

Refugees: taken in, yes, but unwanted and forgotten

Victims of war, terror and natural disaster; eight people request refugee status every minute, but all too often the drama just changes the location. [...]
 
In 2050 there will be no food to cure the world’s hunger June 29, 2015 22:35

In 2050 there will be no food to cure the world’s hunger

The dishes that we have on our table every day have behind them a multi-million industry where the big companies accumulate wealth to the [...]
 
 
Syria, its people, their rights, their refugees June 22, 2015 12:55

Syria, its people, their rights, their refugees

The civil war which began in the Asian country in 2011 has killed more than 200,000 people. A meeting will take place on June [...]
 
Migration crises: Risking life and limb to survive June 7, 2015 00:50

Migration crises: Risking life and limb to survive

Another migration crisis in Southeast Asia seems inevitable. The common denominator, as with all migration crises, is the need to escape the widespread poverty [...]
 
The indelible marks of sexual violence in armed conflicts June 1, 2015 01:55

The indelible marks of sexual violence in armed conflicts

Sexual violence in conflict is a tragedy that particularly devastates women and girls. It has become an instrument of war for Islamic State (IS), [...]
 
 
Namibia… the always survivor May 24, 2015 22:29

Namibia… the always survivor

It is a stable nation in terms of its political situation, despite having endured for decades a high degree of suffering, repression and shame. [...]
 
The shadow of racism in the USA May 4, 2015 18:36

The shadow of racism in the USA

The recognition by North American politicians that discriminatory police practices against minorities are a systemic problem intensifies national controversy on the topic.     [...]
 
No one can reveal a myth if they don’t carry it inside them April 20, 2015 18:27

No one can reveal a myth if they don’t carry it inside them

‘Mitecans’, inhabitants of the south-eastern town of Asunción Mita, are very helpful, happy and are pleased to tell anecdotes that seem to have come [...]
 
 
 

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