of pedophiles made public in populist move
The Polish Ministry of Justice introduced a public register of “the most dangerous rapists and pedophiles". Yet research shows that such lists are not only ineffective but also demoralizing.
17 Jan 2018
Prime Minister resigns following a pedophilia scandal in the police
The case, discovered early in 2018, has shaken the Romanian government and caused a breach of public trust in the police. Yesterday evening, Prime Minister Mihai Tudose announced his resignation.
16 Jan 2018
domestic violence often lack refuge in Austria
Before the 1970s, domestic violence was generally dismissed as a "private matter" and the affected women and children had to cope on their own. Today, despite significant progress, sometimes they still have nowhere to go.
10 Jan 2018
Students in Serbia and Croatia are taught to dislike each other
More than two decades after the war, former Yugoslav countries still have no consensus about their difficult past. What they have in common is teaching their students partial history.
4 Jan 2018
What a new soup kitchen for children says about social policy in Bosnia
The alarming percentage of children who live in poverty does not inspire Bosnian governmental officials to act. Instead, they gladly hand over their responsibilities to the civil society.
3 Jan 2018
From sworn virgins to unwanted female fetuses -- gender inequality in Montenegro
Statistics reveal that Montenegro is right up there with East and South Asia and the Caucasus, where imbalanced sex statistics indicate the practice of terminating pregnancies based on the predicted sex of the fetus.
22 Dec 2017
One in 10 Romanian newborns is premature
One in 10 babies in Romania is premature and in need of special medical care to survive, reminds the NGO Save the Children, launching a near Christmas campaign encouraging Romanian companies to direct 20% of their profit tax to a social cause.
20 Dec 2017
Austria substitutes women’s agenda with conservative family policy
Just how much the new government misunderstands the problems of women is evident in their program. Women’s rights are now part of the agenda of the Ministry of Family Affairs.
20 Dec 2017