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Democratic confederalism in nort-east Syria : a region scale systemic change through the communes !

Since 2012, a « revolution » has been undergoing in the north of Syria, mainly in Rojava (inhabitated by a majority of Kurdish people). The model implemented is called democratic confederalism, fashioned by Abdullah Ocalan, the imprisoned leader of the PKK (Kurdish workers party in Turkey), and inspired by the libertarian municipalism of Murray Bookchin the American […]

Human Rights for All

Human Rights for All

As we mark the beginning of the Global Human Rights week, I would like to highlight some of the tremendous multiple challenges evident in the present times. Human history is faced with  trials such as the refugees and migration crisis in different parts of the world, gross human rights abuse, extreme poverty where millions of […]

Lives transformed into numbers

Alan Kurdi was three years old when he appeared dead in Turkey. It was 2nd September 2015 and a picture of him laying down on the sand, captured by Nilufer Demir, became famous and controversial worldwide. A study made by Decision Research showed that the amount of donations made to the Swedish Red Cross campaign […]

Liguria Pride Village

Liguria Pride Village

Even though attitudes and legislation concerning the LGBT+ community have improved over the last decade, discrimination is still present in our societies. This is proved by the fact that same sex relationships are criminalised in more than 70 countries in the world, and LGBT+ people are often victims of inequality and hate crimes. This is […]

Environmental and Natural Heritage Emergency in Bolivia

Environmental and Natural Heritage Emergency in Bolivia

How to start narrating what happened, especially if it is still happening? the present is still gray and cloudy as Chiquitanía forest, Roboré forest, Madidi Park and San Matías, as the burned forests of Bolivian Amazon … When America was “discovered”, the Spanish colonizers heard the legend of Paitití or El Dorado, amazed by the […]

From Human Rights Education to the Sustainable Development Goals

From Human Rights Education to the Sustainable Development Goals

In the framework of an ongoing wider research about the impact of the Raising Peace campaign, which also includes field visits and community interviews, volunteers involved in the actions part of the campaign answered a quantitative survey using pretest/posttest design aimed at assessing the changes brought to the volunteers by the program. The questionnaires included […]

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