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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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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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DEATH PENALTY: A HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATION

The death penalty entails the execution of a person who has committed a felony. The crimes that can be punished by death vary according to the jurisdiction and the most common ones are all major crimes against people — such as murder, rape, exploitation — or those against the governments, including espionage and terrorism. According…

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RAPE CULTURE AND THE HARMFUL CONSEQUENCES OF VICTIM BLAMING

According to RAINN, the leading anti-sexual assault association in the United States, every 73 seconds a US citizen is sexually harassed. As stated in this survey regarding England and Wales, since the age of 16, 1.6 million people aged 16 to 74 have been sexually assaulted. The data on rapes is worrying, especially since a…

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ALONG WITH COVID-19, RACISM IS SPREADING ACROSS THE WORLD

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, the whole world is facing a major health crisis. However, this is not the only emergency we are struggling with as racism — an already existing social problem — has emerged once again and given rise to many xenophobic episodes. The attacks are taking place both in Europe and America…

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