Social Issues

The consequences of the Gulf War and the effects of the economic sanctions on Iraq

The purpose of this article is to analyze the socio-economic effects of the sanctions imposed on the Iraqi population after the invasion of Kuwait and the consequent war. This analysis will focus on the humanitarian consequences of the sanctions on a country destroyed by bombing, suffocated by an unlimited and… Read More »The consequences of the Gulf War and the effects of the economic sanctions on Iraq

REVOLUTION IS FEMALE: WOMEN’S QUEST FOR INDEPENDENCE AND THEIR ROLE IN THE ARAB SPRING

INTRODUCTION The role of women in religion is a heavily debated topic, especially when related to the Islamic world and culture. There seems to be a common assumption, mostly shared in western society, that the Islamic woman is a submissive and passive one, incapable of making her own decisions and… Read More »REVOLUTION IS FEMALE: WOMEN’S QUEST FOR INDEPENDENCE AND THEIR ROLE IN THE ARAB SPRING

Is it a good idea to have riders bringing you dinner home during a global pandemic?

Quarantine imposed heavy restrictions on commercial activities, forcing many businesses and activities to close. However, food delivery services are expressly allowed by the Prime Ministerial Decree of March 11th, 2020. Restaurants and bars which had the possibility, relied on AssoDelivery companies. Therefore, riders continue working, but they lack health guarantees,… Read More »Is it a good idea to have riders bringing you dinner home during a global pandemic?

The fatality of lack of Governance: Paraguay vs. Brazil

Paraguay is a small Latin American country bordering Brazil, Argentina and Bolivia. My grandparents were forced to flee on exile from Alfredo Stroessner’s dictatorship in the beginning of the 1960’s. They settled in the triple border of Brazil with Argentina and Paraguay, called Foz do Iguaçu (Iguassu Falls), my hometown.… Read More »The fatality of lack of Governance: Paraguay vs. Brazil

SARAMAGO’S “BLINDNESS” AND COVID-19. HOW LITERATURE DESCRIBES THE PRESENT

    The literature describes everything that happened yesterday and everything that will happen tomorrow, and our aim as readers is the one of being careful to seize up those features that help us to understand our past and that teaches us how to face the future. Starting from this… Read More »SARAMAGO’S “BLINDNESS” AND COVID-19. HOW LITERATURE DESCRIBES THE PRESENT

Fake News and How To Avoid Them?

Both disinformation and misinformation contribute to fake news, and both act a risk to brands and the public. Yet, the significant difference between the two lies in intent. Disinformation carries with it the conscious intent to disseminate information known to be incorrect. In opposition, the sender of misinformation may not… Read More »Fake News and How To Avoid Them?

The Significance of Human Rights

  Talking about human rights is nowadays an effective way of advocating for social justice globally. However, what are human rights? What do they do? Drawing on anthropological studies of human rights from around the globe, the novel analyzes human rights in training. It demonstrates how groups and organizations gather… Read More »The Significance of Human Rights

Feminism for whom?

(Photo by Lindsey LaMont Stockholm, Sweden) I am pretty sure that you have heard that women nowadays have much more rights than that of 50 years ago, and I agree with this. Many facts and data prove the same! However, the conquest of many social spaces does not mean that… Read More »Feminism for whom?