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FAILED MIGRATION: CULTURAL AND SOCIAL DIFFICULTIES

Emi Rehana Ferdous is a social and intercultural worker at Peace Now. During her career, she was able to discover the stories of many families who decided to migrate to Italy in search of better living conditions. Unfortunately, not all the stories had a positive outcome: among them, she has discovered a high percentage of…

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WHAT IS ANXIETY AND HOW TO LIVE BETTER WITH IT?

Anxiety disorders include panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), and phobias (social phobia, agoraphobia, and other specific phobias). In 2017, 3.8% of the global population suffered from anxiety disorders which correspond to about 284 million people. Females are more likely to develop such disorders, as 4.1% of them…

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THE HISTORY OF THE PRIDE

Nowadays, the Pride is considered a party more than a political march. However, it was born because of a very decisive political event that took place in 1969 and was led by queer and trans women of colour. Unfortunately, we tend to cis-wash and white-wash history and, therefore, to forget the role of these beautiful…

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TINY DOT: COLOURS AND SUSTAINABILITY

Until the beginning of 2020, Lorenza Mazzoni used to work in the tourism industry and, for this reason, she travelled a lot. With the outbreak of the pandemic, the sector she used to work for basically stopped and she, therefore, decided to reinvent herself. In this interview, we will discover how Tiny Dot Zero Waste…

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HOW MUCH FOOD DO WE WASTE?

According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, around 690 million people suffer from hunger and 3 billion people have no sufficient financial means to afford a healthy diet. Nevertheless, approximately 14% of the food produced all around the world does not reach the market, and tons of food are wasted. Food…

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YOUTH FOR THE PLANET: FRANCESCA VS. FAST FASHION

Over the last few years, the world has finally started a discussion over the environmental impact of human activities. As it seems to be a matter of time in order to save our planet, it is a topic especially dear to young people who clearly demonstrated to be willing to take action. Francesca Boni is…

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WHAT DO WE KNOW ABOUT ILLITERACY?

In a society where reading and writing skills are often taken for granted because they are considered elementary, one must realise that access to education is a privilege, not the entire world population can afford. The inability to read or write is referred to as illiteracy. According to the UNESCO’s Institute for Statistics, even if…

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CAN YOU GO ABROAD WITHOUT SPENDING TOO MUCH MONEY?

It was during my senior year at high school when my interest in the English language started. I realised that I had never set foot outside Italy. I started to look for summer linguistic stays. There were plenty of options: fancy destinations like London, Dublin, Chicago, Toronto, Melbourne, and so on. At first, the idea…

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MOMO TIME BANKING: WHEN TIME IS MONEY

Since its foundation in Bologna in 2006, “Momo Banca del Tempo” has been offering a service that aims to set in motion a social-solidarity system through a non-monetary economy. Users offer and receive different types of services using their own time instead of money. We talked with the founder, Giusi Lumare, and an intern, Serena…

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