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.
11 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
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.
8 Jan 2018
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.
26 Dec 2017
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.
15 Dec 2017
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.
7 Dec 2017
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.
5 Dec 2017
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.
4 Dec 2017
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.
27 Nov 2017
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.
26 Nov 2017
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.
22 Nov 2017
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".
14 Nov 2017
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.
9 Nov 2017
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?
6 Nov 2017
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.
2 Nov 2017
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.
30 Oct 2017
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.
26 Oct 2017
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?
26 Oct 2017
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.
25 Oct 2017
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.
19 Oct 2017