Lights on Shame: A Commission in Ireland Reveals the Weight of Stigma

The Mother and Baby Homes Commission of Investigation was established in 2015 by the Irish government. Its role was to investigate these institutions in force from 1922 to 1998, where unwed women were hosted to deliver their babies. The final report was submitted on 30th October 2020 and published in January, causing a stir among public opinion.
(Here, the article aims to present the reality and the report’s results. A huge role in reporting this grim reality was played by historian Catherine Corless).

The Ambition of Gender Equality

EIGE foresees 60 years before the achievement of gender equality in Europe. It proceeds, but at a slow pace. Meanwhile, the dream of equality does not suffer standstills. A new Gender Action Plan was realized in November 2020. It places gender equality at the centre of external relations and sets a new strategy to turn the tide by 2030.

“Impunity And Human Rights Cannot Coexist”: When Is The Truce?

“Impunity and human rights cannot coexist”. These are the words of Thomas Andrews, the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, used to describe the mounting perilous situation in a particular state of the southeast Asian country, Rakhine.

La Campagna Amnesty International sul Consenso

Dalla campagna Amnesty International #iolochiedo emerge l’importanza di sottolineare una cultura del consenso, in maniera immediata e pratica. Da un rapporto Istat del 2019 si nota in particolare come lo stereotipo di genere possa influire in un approccio gender-sensitive e nel contrasto alla violenza contro le donne. Scopri nell’articolo l’intreccio tra consenso, stereotipo e cambiamento nel paradigma culturale e giuridico.

LGBT Rights Are Human Rights

On June 14th, Sarah Hegazy, a 30 years-old Egyptian queer activist, took her own life in Canada, where she moved out after being detained in Egypt. The news spread throughout mass media: three years ago, during Mashrou’ Leila’s concert, she waved the flag symbol of LGBT+ rights and movement, which was the cause of her painful detention that lasted three months.

“I Can’t Breathe”: Enough is Enough

Minneapolis is literally on fire since George Floyd, 46, became the latest in a long line of black men and women to die in police custody. Derek Chauvin was called to the scene because Floyd was accused of writing a bad cheque; the scene climaxed with Chauvin kneeling on Floyd’s neck, brutally suffocating him in broad daylight.