What a children's book can teach you about homophobia in Croatia
This Thursday, the Croatian association of “Rainbow families“ will publish a picture book for children about same-sex families. As expected, a Catholic group criticized the initiative.
16 Jan 2018
Are the Balkans the capital of fake news?
The epidemic of pseudo-news sites that has spread across the region makes it difficult even for journalists to tell facts and fakes apart. A small Macedonian town played a surprising role in the process, when it became known as “Trump’s Veles.”
9 Jan 2018
Being LGBTI in the Balkans
Despite widespread homophobia and transphobia, LGBTI groups have become more visible in the Balkans. Activists point to some progress in recent years.
8 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
Life, liberty and the pursuit of feminism in 2017
The Merriam-Webster dictionary announced that the word “feminism” was their top lookup this year. But aside from an increased number of searches, was feminism itself on the rise in 2017?
25 Dec 2017
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