Human Rights

19.12.2016

trommons.org: “access to information is a human right”

trommons.org: “access to information is a human right”

For the last couple of weeks, Pressenza has been collaborating with The Rosetta Foundation, an Irish NGO which created an open translation platform, Trommons. The Foundation aims to provide equal access to information by translating non-commercial projects into a wide variety of languages. This is a collective interview with… »

20.11.2016

VII International Congress on Immigration, Interculturality and Coexistence

VII International Congress on Immigration, Interculturality and Coexistence

Under the heading of Immigration, Human Rights and Border Politics, this Congress on migration in the Spanish city of Ceuta will take place between the 24th and 26th of November. Pressenza will participate as a media partner, providing a permanent streaming channel in collaboration with the local media outlet Ceuta… »

11.11.2016

Trump – The Symptom

Trump – The Symptom

Human Wrongs Watch By Baher Kamal* ROME, Nov 11 2016 (IPS) – The electoral victory of U.S. Republican Donald Trump — many have said — is an alarming signal that heralds new, difficult times. Maybe. Anyway,… »

25.10.2016

Darfur genocide: Silence harming women

Darfur genocide: Silence harming women

Activists and the victims of the Darfur genocide are calling on the international community to do more to end the on-going violence against women and children in the Darfur region of Sudan. Women and children as young as seven years old have allegedly been raped in Darfur since the so-called… »

15.10.2016

Monsanto Tribunal in The Hague: a big step for the world movement for food sovereignty

Monsanto Tribunal in The Hague: a big step for the world movement for food sovereignty

The Monsanto Tribunal is an international civil society initiative to hold Monsanto accountable for human rights violations, for crimes against humanity, and for ecocide. Eminent judges will hear testimonies from victims, and deliver an advisory opinion following procedures of the International Court of Justice. A distinct and parallel event,… »

15.09.2016

Children’s literature: new book series on human rights

Children’s literature: new book series on human rights

Educating children to respect the Other and understand human rights through targeted readings. This is the aim of the new book series, lisolachecé, that was announced a few days ago by Multimage – a humanist nonprofit publishing association based in Florence – on its profile Facebook and… »

02.08.2016

What is the colour of the world?

What is the colour of the world?

Attacks, military coup attempts, wars, economic battles, fascism growing in Europe and elsewhere, human madness, despair, politicians’ cynicism, the violence of society, repressions, democracy or what we thought was democracy, etc … they all overwhelm our daily lives. What is the colour of the world? Do I perceive it as… »

14.07.2016

Paraguay itself on trial for the Curuguaty Massacre: justice or scapegoats?

Paraguay itself on trial for the Curuguaty Massacre: justice or scapegoats?

Last Friday, 11 Paraguayan farmers accused of the Curuguaty Massacre were sentenced to between 4 and 30 years in prison in a case repeatedly condemned as biased and irregular.  By Emergentes Opinion piece written by Luis Lezcano Claude, former member of the Supreme Court of Paraguay, now acting as defense… »

25.05.2016

Yanis Varoufakis talks about Privatization, Human Rights & Capitalism

Yanis Varoufakis talks about Privatization, Human Rights & Capitalism

In this interview with the former finance minister of Greece and founder of DiEM25 (Democracy in Europe Movement 2025), Yanis Varoufakis, a host of issues are discussed which  include privatization, human rights, media, his experience with the EU and capitalism’s ability to reform. Will privatization schemes, that… »

25.05.2016

Idomeni: Blank faces of people who are losing hope

Idomeni: Blank faces of people who are losing hope

The rumor had been spread over the past 20 days concerning the final decision for the evacuation of Idomeni. In the meantime the Greek Ministry of Health carried out a voluntary vaccination campaign in cooperation with NGOs that are dealing with health issues. The police moved more than 2,000 people… »

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