Trigger Warning: – You might be triggered by some of the memes displayed on this page. I do not agree with any of them, and they’re here for the purpose they serve; Show people the harm they do. We’ve all heard jokes that weren’t exactly, as they put it these… Read More »Memes in Politics: The More Offensive, the Better
Even if the world is so diverse and culturally different we have one thing in common and that is: we are all born free and equal in rights, this is what is said in the Universal Declaration Of Human Rights of December 10th 1948, but is this theory really applied… Read More »Human rights in a diversed world
In this academic article, based on Abas Amanat’s Iran, A Modern History (Yale, 2017) I will try to point a few key points in Iran’s modern history, showing how sometimes accidental, sometimes unavoidable events can lead to wide-ranging and consequential upheavals. I am especially interested in history’s inner logic, the… Read More »Anti-westernism in Iran and modern US policy
On October 8th and 9th I had the pleasure to attend the Expert Group Meeting on “Women, Legal Pluralism, Customary and Informal Justice Systems” at the International Development Law Organization’s office at The Hague, Netherlands. I was invited to attend by Prof. Hauwa Ibrahim, our Human Rights professor at Global… Read More »Access to Justice for Women: customary and informal justice systems
During my whole life I’ve never been in a place like Sihanoukville, and I’m not talking about anything positive. We are in Cambodia, surrounded by Thailand, Laos and Vietnam. The city is the one of the most important in here, because of the solid Chinese business invading literally any area.… Read More »TRAVEL BITES: SIHANOUKVILLE AND THE RAISING CHINESE POWER
10thEDITION OF DIPLOMACY FESTIVAL: Ambassador of Germany to Italy. #Diplomacy19 17-10-19 The beginning of the Diplomacy Festival has been signed by an interesting meeting with the German Ambassador H.E. Viktor Elbling; Cooperation and multilateralism were the most important topics of the day, in particular the future of markets and social… Read More »Diplomacy Festival: Ambassador of Germany to Italy.
Everyone wants a cleaner environment for their kids, but only a few try their best to guarantee it to them. It’s everyone’s right to live in a cleaner environment, but it’s our duty as well to create the conditions for this cause, through our leading example. This is the thought,… Read More »Clean Up Sundays: The Reawakening of Civil Awareness
Bearing the brunt of the Cold War, The United States and the Soviet Union divided Korea into two sovereign states in 1948 with the border set at the 38th parallel. In the South, an export-led economic boom, industrialization, and technological advances created an enviably prosperous state. In the current world,… Read More »Barking dogs never bite…
Maria da Penha Maia Fernandes is a brazilian woman who endured years of domestic violence from her husband. On May 1983, he shot her in the back while she slept and left her paraplegic. He alleged to the police that there was an attempt robbery and the criminals shot his… Read More »Compulsory report of gender-based violence vs. impunity: the Brazilian controversy
One of the most fascinating and deep cultures of the Middle Eastern area is the one belonging to the Kurdish tradition: a population with very ancient roots and a strong sense of identity, but who has a history made of continuous conquering attempts by the external powers coming from the… Read More »Kurdistan: an historical approach to understand the future
Part 1: Orange and Blue The griffin and the lion are staring at one another, and their wide mouths give me an idea of hostility and aggressiveness. Their bronze faces still present some golden reflex, symbol of an adventurous past and a mythological nature. The two opponents, facing themselves once… Read More »The Griffin and the Lion (chapter 1)
Do you think you know a lot about the world? About the most important questions in our time? Do you know about world population growth, about global health and about global terrorism? I thought I did know quite a lot about all those things, as it turned out, I was… Read More »Global Knowledge ~ How much do you know?
“Not until the half of our population represented by women and girls can live free from fear, violence and everyday insecurity, can we truly say we live in a fair and equal world.” — UN Secretary-General António Guterres On November 25th I was part of the march “Non una di… Read More »My experience in the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
“What I lived on my skin during those days in Nardò was indescribable and changed my life forever.” For Yvan Sagnet, engineer and former agricultural picker from Cameroon, five days were enough to understand that behind the hell of the farmlands in Nardò (Lecce), were he had gone in the… Read More »Caporalato and Slavery in agriculture: towards an ethical industry
¡uoᴉʇnlos ǝlqᴉssod ɐ oʇ ʞuᴉɥʇ oʇ ɹǝpɹo uᴉ uoᴉʇɐɹᴉdsuᴉ ǝɯos puᴉɟ uɐɔ noʎ ǝɹǝH ¿ƃuᴉʞuᴉɥʇ lɐɔᴉƃol ǝʇnlosqɐ ɟo suᴉɐɥɔ ǝɥʇ ɯoɹɟ ǝǝɹɟ ɯǝɥʇ ʇǝs puɐ ʇsǝq ɹᴉǝɥʇ ʇɐ ssǝɹdxǝ spuᴉɯ ǝʌᴉʇɐǝɹɔ ǝʞɐɯ ǝʍ uɐɔ ʍoH ¿ʎʇᴉʌᴉʇɐǝɹɔ ʇdǝɔɔɐ oʇ pǝuᴉlɔuᴉ slooɥɔs ɹno ǝɹ∀
“How sad it is! I shall grow old, and horrible, and dreadful. But this picture will remain always young. It will never be older than this particular day of June…. If it were only the other way! If it were I who was to be always young, and the picture… Read More »Ageism: when the other is us
Learning from Ecuador to Address Global Problems Locally. Buen viviris a broad concept still under elaboration and represents a plurality of theoretical perspectives, practical realisations, and positions from a variety of actors including indigenous groups, social movements, intellectuals, and politicians. In its most general interpretation, it denotes and aims at… Read More »The Post-Paradigmatic Alternative of Buen Vivir.
On November 3rd, according to the European Commission, European women symbolically stopped getting paid, while there is still 16% of the year left. That 16% symbolizes the pay gap between men and women. Even though gender equality is enshrined in Article 23 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU,… Read More »The day European women stopped getting paid