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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Kulturnatt: in Stockholm, culture stays up all night

TRANSLATED BY MELANIE JOUD AND THOMAS SHACKLOCK It is often hard to include a cultural outgoing when stuck in a routine between commuting to work, working, and sleeping, especially when you have a limited budget. To promote this, the city of Stockholm organises a kulturnatt (“night of culture”) each year. April 29th will be the […]

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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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Crédit Jason Lewishamdreamer (Flickr).

PrEP: A new tool in combating HIV

TRANSLATED BY ALISON ARLOW AND THOMAS SHACKLOCK For decades, science has attempted to develop a treatment to fight against HIV. What if instead of this, we were to do upstream research into how to prevent contamination? Such is the principle of pre-exposure prophylaxis, known as PrEP. Some reports from the London debate have seen it […]

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Mario Draghi. Crédit harrivicknarajah0 (Pixabay).

The European Central Bank : Under German influence? (1/2)

TRANSLATED BY MELANIE JOUD AND THOMAS SHACKLOCK The arrival of Mario Draghi as president of the European Central Bank (ECB) in 2011 opposed the ordoliberalism put forward by Germany. Before that, in June, the ECB worshipped the German economic policy. But is a policy change really possible? To answer this, Le Journal International tried to […]

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Photo de bannière : façade du Zhogorku Kengesh, le Parlement kirghiz, Bichkek. Crédit hja1306 (Pixabay).

High stake referendum for Central Asia in Kyrgyzstan

TRANSLATED BY BENJAMIN SCHOEB AND NAJWA WAHBI On December 11th 2016, 80 % of Kirghiz voters, from a turnout of 42 %, declared themselves in favor of constitutional changes, granting more power to both the Prime Minister and the President. In a region where both China and Russia have interests, Kirghizstan’s internal stability is crucial. […]

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Crédit Envolée Culturelle DR.

My brother’s husband: homosexuality in the land of the Rising Sun?

Original article reproduced in partnership and with permission from L’Envolée Culturelle. TRANSLATED BY CAROLINE CARDEN AND ALISON ARLOW My Brother’s Husband is a manga written by Gengoroh Tagame and published by Akata. It is still being produced in the land of the rising sun as well as in France, and will reach the Anglophone market this […]

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