Le Parlement européen. Crédit ChequeredInk (Pixabay).

The Istanbul Convention: a big step for women’s emancipation

TRANSLATED BY JOYCE CHEN AND NIKI SO On Thursday 11 May, the European Union signed the Istanbul Convention. This convention was created to prevent and combat violence against women. The terms of the Istanbul Convention were outlined early in 2017 in the European Parliament’s offices. “We are working on the European Parliament’s implementation of the […]

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Drapeau du Royaume-Uni. Crédit Rob Micthell.

Brexit: A Divided Northern Ireland

TRANSLATED BY MELANIE JOUD AND ALISON ARLOW Since March, Brexit has led the British regions to rethink their relations with England and Europe. The discussion surrounding the hardening of a North Irish Border has led to a debate on the potential reunification of Northern and Southern Ireland. Northern Ireland has always been an instable and […]

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Le centre-ville de Tallinn. Crédit Camille Simonet.

Is Estonia an avant-garde country on gender equality

TRANSLATED BY SERVANE JARDIN-BLICQ AND THOMAS SHACKLOCK Estonia is apparently a very modern country concerning gender equality. But some professional and social inequality is still topical. Last March 8th we celebrated International Women’s Rights Day. In Estonia, one can think that this struggle has no place. “It’s true that in Estonia I don’t have the […]

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Encounter with Eastern Christian

TRANSLATED BY NOEMIE BASTIDE AND THOMAS SHACKLOCK The challenge of Pascal Maguesyan is « on the one hand to write about the Middle East for its cruelty and on the other for its goodness ». This old-established journalist and amateur photographer has been travelling the Middle East for more than 10 years and has decided to give […]

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Crédit Georgia Mouton-Lorenzo.

Berlinale 2017: an ode to courage and solidarity

TRANSLATED BY LUCY HARRIES AND THOMAS SHACKLOCK No sequins, no glamour, but always resolutely political, the 67th annual Berlin festival took place in February. Numerous screenings and debates celebrated tolerance and resistance in the face of increasing xenophobia in Europe and the policies of Donald Trump. Here is a short overview of those ten emotional […]

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Crédit ONU (Flickr).

Côte d’Ivoire: the soldiers’ anger

TRANSLATED BY LAURA DELAGRANGE AND LUCY HARRIES Since the start of the year, Côte d’Ivoire has been through three rebellions which were only a few days apart. Calm has returned and the authorities are trying to appease soldiers’ anger. The issue: avoid letting the country slip into chaos once again. The ivoirians thought that they were […]

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Femmes zapatistes lors du Festival CompArte à Oventik, 29/07/2016. Crédit Arthur Temporal Ventura.

Mexico – An Indigenous Woman for Presidential Candidate

TRANSLATED BY GABRIELA CÓ AND NIAMH WEEKES An indigenous woman will participate in the 2018 Mexican presidential elections. She will be representing the 33 people who are part of the National Indigenous Congress (CNI). Her candidacy will be the first to be officially supported by the Zapatista Army (EZLN). The Zapatista Army (EZLN) has declared […]

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