The cost of taking sexual harassment from a hashtag to the law
Most victims don't report workplace harassment. And when they do, they face costly legal fees, opaque complaints procedures, and health issues.
13 Mar 2018
Attachment therapy could help troubled Flemish youth
In Flanders, nearly half of young people in care facilities or foster families told researchers that they want to hurt themselves or felt suicidal. According to researchers, the way forward lies in specialized family therapy.
23 Feb 2018
Paris's first sex doll brothel opens its doors
In France, prostitution is illegal, but a man found a way to circumvent the law by using sex dolls instead of humans.
16 Feb 2018
Girl's death exposes cracks in Malta's welfare system
The quality of social services in Malta is being questioned after the death of a 7-year old Nigerian refugee girl. Her parents, who suffered from mental health issues, kept her out of school and away from medical care.
29 Jan 2018
Why do female Eastern European migrants suffer from depression?
The women who migrate from Eastern to Western Europe to perform care work often suffer from mental illnesses such as depression or psychosis, new research shows. The phenomenon is called 'the Italian syndrome'.
26 Jan 2018
Central & Eastern Europe
More Estonian school kids are "healing themselves" with drugs
The number of Estonian school children who use drugs to "treat" their depression has doubled over the past 10 years, and the numbers show no sign of slowing down.
25 Jan 2018
Maltese People Are More Artistic Than Other Europeans, According To A New Study
Unsurprisingly, less than 1% of Maltese participants said that lack of proximity was a problem for them. For comparison, 29% of Romanians who said it was specifically distance that stopped them from participating in cultural events.
25 Dec 2017
The internet is a dark place for women
To say that hatred flourishes in social media is by no means groundbreaking. However, a new study by Amnesty International shows that consequences of "online abuse" are especially hurtful to women.
23 Nov 2017
How Slovakia tried to cure homosexuality in the 80s
Not many people have opened up about it publicly. One of them is Roman Dulgero, who was hospitalized at a psychiatry department in the 80s, and underwent therapy for homosexuality.
13 Nov 2017
Belgium discusses euthanasia for the mentally ill
There is a clash between defenders and opponents of this idea. They argue about whether hopeless suffering is subjective, and ask -- can we decide whose suffering is unbearable enough?
9 Nov 2017
Gender inequality could be killing Polish men
A recent article in Gazeta Wyborcza looked at suicide rates in Poland -- the second highest in the European Union behind Lithuania and the 15th highest in the world -- and suggested gender equality could save the lives of thousands of men.
18 Oct 2017
Teaching teachers about body shaming
Can teachers remark on a child's body weight? The line between concern and shaming is sparking a heated deabte in Slovakia.
16 Oct 2017
Estonia's unfaced drug problem
Estonians have gotten used to witnessing various odd behaviors in public spaces, like incessant scratching, a common withdrawal symptom.
6 Oct 2017
Growing a space for male victims of domestic abuse
Faced with the prospect of ridicule or disbelief, the majority of abused men are afraid to talk about the violence inflicted by their partners. Many have been conditioned never to use violence against women, even in self-defense.
3 Oct 2017
What Europeans can learn from the body positive yoga scene in America
Fat people were always told that there was only a certain kind of physical activity that they could do and that every sport they try is tied to weight loss.
28 Sep 2017
Self-deprecation at work -- harmless fun or more harm than good?
Highlighting our professional insecurities could be more damaging in the long term than that quick laugh is worth
25 Sep 2017