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Newsmavens is a media start-up within Gazeta Wyborcza, Poland's largest liberal broadsheet published by Agora S.A. Newsmavens is currently financed by Gazeta Wyborcza and Google DNI Fund. Gazeta Wyborcza, Agora SA Czerska 8/10
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Zuzanna Ziomecka
Zuzanna Ziomecka EDITOR IN CHIEF
Lea Berriault-Jauvin
Lea Berriault Managing Editor
violence

Italy emerges as a player in the arms trade

Arms manufacturing grew in 2016 for the first time in five years. American and British industries lead in the production of weapons, but Italy also has a share of the death market.
Ingrid Colanicchia recommended by Ingrid Colanicchia MicroMega, Italy
11 Jan 2018 Italy

Victims of 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.
Christine Tragler recommended by Christine Tragler Der Standard, Austria
10 Jan 2018 Austria

What will happen to French Jihadi Emilie König?

She was the most wanted female French jihadi. This week, Le Monde revealed that Emilie König, captured by the Kurdish forces in Syria, has been detained since December.
Guest Mavens recommended by Guest Mavens NewsMavens, Europe
8 Jan 2018 Europe

It is time to change the law on sex crimes

Sweden is considering a tightening of sexual criminal law. Considering the global discussion on sexual abuse, perhaps its time for every country to take a stab at defining consensual sex. 
Christine Tragler recommended by Christine Tragler Der Standard, Austria
26 Dec 2017 Austria

Flowers instead of grenades? Deradicalizing Austrian youth

While in Austria we have little experience with radical Islamists, we are experts in dealing with right-wing extremism. No wonder Austria joined a major, European-level counter-radicalization project.
Christine Tragler recommended by Christine Tragler Der Standard, Austria
15 Dec 2017 Austria

When a dream summer in the US becomes a nightmare 

Have you heard of the Work and Travel program for young people who want to visit the US? Although advertised as such, it doesn’t always turn out to be the best summer of your life.
Ria Gehrerová recommended by Ria Gehrerová Denník N, Slovakia
7 Dec 2017 Slovakia

Study shows that words can stop sexual violence

In a psychological study, verbal dissent proved more efficient than non-verbal actions in stopping the respondents from raping a fictional woman. But a staggering 30% of respondents would still be willing to rape if nobody was to find out.
Ria Gehrerová recommended by Ria Gehrerová Denník N, Slovakia
5 Dec 2017 Slovakia

Where can LGBTI people be safe?

When LGBT and gender-diverse people move from Africa or Central and South America to Europe, their persecution continues. They face further danger and, in some cases, murder.
Lydia Morrish recommended by Lydia Morrish WikiTribune, United Kingdom
4 Dec 2017 United Kingdom

Almost a quarter of Maltese women experience violence by age 15

Malta scored high in the EU's Gender Equality Index but way below average in the domain of violence. A study shows that in 2014 over 31,800 women experienced gender-based violence. 
Daiva Repeckaite recommended by Daiva Repeckaite NewsMAVENS, Malta
27 Nov 2017 Malta

Austrian Ski Association in the 1970s -- When rape was commonplace 

It’s been difficult to look forward the joys of winter, lately. The subject of sexual violence continues to dominate headlines, as two ex-professional skiers share stories of abuse dating back to the 1970s.
Christine Tragler recommended by Christine Tragler Der Standard, Austria
26 Nov 2017 Austria

Sexual abuse on Austrian ski slopes

A former Austrian ski champion speaks out about her time in competitive sports -- a story about pedophilia, violence and shame.
Christine Tragler recommended by Christine Tragler Der Standard, Austria
22 Nov 2017 Austria

The 12 women who stood up to thousands of nationalists

When 60,000 marched to celebrate Polish independence on 11 November, 12 women rose to face them with a sign that read "Stop Fascism".
Joanna Wrózynska recommended by Joanna Wrózynska Wysokie Obcasy, Poland
14 Nov 2017 Poland

No silver bullet can end sexual violence in India

There has been a marked increase in European awareness of sexual violence in India. Pressure from outside and from within India has brought change, but not a solution.
Christine Tragler recommended by Christine Tragler Der Standard, Austria
9 Nov 2017 Austria

How can history help us now?

Are we doomed to repeat history’s greatest mistakes? In an opinion piece for Gazeta Wyborcza, Anne Applebaum implies that there’s no getting around it. It’s happening right now in Russia, China, Germany and the US. Do you see it in your country too?
Zuzanna Ziomecka recommended by Zuzanna Ziomecka Gazeta Wyborcza, Poland
6 Nov 2017 Poland

Freedom of the press in danger: 930 Journalists killed over the last decade

On average, one journalist gets killed every four days. Records show that violence against journalists and other media representatives is on the rise.
Julia Sahlender recommended by Julia Sahlender Der Standard, Austria
2 Nov 2017 Austria

Slapping a woman in labor is acceptable medical procedure?

Many women hoped that a new documentary would change the reality of the maternity wards. Now it looks like their voices do not matter.
Ria Gehrerová recommended by Ria Gehrerová Denník N, Slovakia
30 Oct 2017 Slovakia

When judges tell fairy tales about domestic violence

A former Slovak MP has been let off domestic abuse charges by a judge preaching dated myths, about how all marriages have their problems.
Ria Gehrerová recommended by Ria Gehrerová Denník N, Slovakia
26 Oct 2017 Slovakia

Estonia's ex-PM accused of sexual harassment

One of the most popular Estonian politicians, the cover boy of the leading Reform Party, the shining example, ex-PM Taavi Rõivas, has been accused of sexual harassment. How will he come out of this?
Marian Männi recommended by Marian Männi Eesti Ekspress, Estonia
26 Oct 2017 Estonia

Bullying -- naming a blind spot in Hungarian youth culture

Bullying has always been present in youth communities but only recently did it become clear that it is not an inevitable part of growing up. Educating children on how to recognize abuse and teachers how to help has only just begun. 
Ivett Korösi recommended by Ivett Korösi Nepszava, Hungary
25 Oct 2017 Hungary

Let them shoot guns -- Hungary invests in education

If shooting does become part of the curriculum -- mandatory or otherwise -- the country will face a huge danger: the militarization of children.
Ivett Korösi recommended by Ivett Korösi Nepszava, Hungary
19 Oct 2017 Hungary
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