America

THE HIDDEN SIDE OF DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

The majority of us knows the Dominican Republic as that wonderful island in Central America, which is famous all over the world for its amazing seashores, its incredible music, its resemblance to a paradise, a place where everything is possible. As if it was disconnected from the rest of the world.   A new experience…

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America

ARGENTINA LEGALISES ABORTION

After years of struggle, abortion is now legal in Argentina A historical moment has finally arrived: on December 30th, 2020 the Argentine Senate approved abortion legalization. Argentina legalised abortion and became the fourth main Roman Catholic country in Latin America to allow it, along with Cuba, Uruguay, Guyana, and the state of Mexico City. For…

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Community

UNVEILING THE TRUTH

A symbol of many cultures The veil is one of the most visible symbols of Islam — which, after Christianity, is the second major religion worldwide. It is also a frequent matter of discussion: Why do women wear it? Who is entitled to decide whether or not it should be worn? Veils were common in…

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Community

BEING DEAF IN MODERN-DAY SOCIETY

How would you talk to your parents or friends if you were deaf? The answer is pretty straightforward: the most natural mean of communication for a hearing-impaired person is Sign Language, which conveys a message by employing hands and eyes, instead of voice and ears. A WORLD TO BE SEEN There are many prejudices associated…

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Europe

A LIFE-CHANGING EXPERIENCE

The famous Erasmus program, which stands for European Community Action Scheme for the Mobility of University Students, is a student mobility program of the European Union that was created in 1987. Studying abroad is a central part of Erasmus+ and has been shown to have a positive effect on later career prospects. It is also…

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Community

THE EFFECT OF PANDEMIC ON GLOBAL ECONOMY

Since the beginning of 2020, the world has been facing a pandemic caused by the Coronavirus. This pandemic has reached almost every country in the world, and its effects continue. Although the vaccination brings hope, there are still concerns about the recovery process. The spread of the virus has caused these countries’ economies to spiral…

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Africa

EMEKE OBANOR AND THE ART OF REDEMPTION

In 1980, Bob Marley was writing and singing “Won’t you help to sing/ These songs of freedom?/ ‘Cause all I ever have/ Redemption songs/ Redemption songs?” Forty years later, in the heart of Nigeria, there is a man who has captured the deeper meaning of those words. His name is Emeke Obanor, and his weapon…

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Community

WESTERN SAHARA CONFLICT

What is the Western Sahara Conflict? Western Sahara is a region located in the northeast of Africa and it is contested by Morocco and the Polisario Front, a Saharawi national liberation movement. After years of conflict and instability, its status remains an unresolved problem. Although in 1963 the area was recognised by the United Nations…

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Community

WHY AND HOW WE SHOULD ALL FIGHT AGAINST FOOD WASTE

What are food loss and food waste? Goal 12.3 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs) is reducing food waste on a global scale. According to a survey by FAO, presented in 2011, although world hunger has been increasing, in fact, an estimated 1/3 of food is lost or goes to waste. Indeed, there is…

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Community

FREEDOM BEHIND BARS

Would you ever say that jail is a place that makes people free? Some people would. They are not famous lawyers, nor scholars who firmly think that the criminal justice system is effective. Actually, they are prisoners. In fact, there are Italian prisons implementing initiatives that give a job to inmates. On the one hand,…

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