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20.01.2021

Listen to the Children!

Listen to the Children!

It is said that pictures are worth a thousand words, and this is, of course true.  Yet, in these months of COVID, when children have been deprived of their “life as usual”, parents, teachers, our friends and neighbors have taken steps to ease the burden for each other and strangers… »

19.12.2020

Seal for “Excellent Engagement” received!

Seal for “Excellent Engagement” received!

The volunteer platform GoVolunteer honours Pressenza with the seal for “Excellent Engagement”. Every year, GoVolunteer awards social projects that do exemplary work with volunteers. The following criteria are taken into account: Transparency & project presentation Good communication Easy entry & personal support Flexible & enriching commitment Clear impact goals Open… »

10.12.2020

CLADE launches a report on Criminalization of the Student Struggle and Violation of Students’ Human Rights in Latin America and the Caribbean

CLADE launches a report on Criminalization of the Student Struggle and Violation of Students’ Human Rights in Latin America and the Caribbean

Launched on Human Rights Day, December 10th, the document addresses the situation of students as protagonists in the defence of the right to education and other human rights and their increasing criminalisation in the region With the support of the Norwegian Students’ and Academics’ International Assistance Fund (SAIH), the Latin… »

08.12.2020

Hungry Children in the Empire

Hungry Children in the Empire

By Farooque Chowdhury Many news from the Empire interest many readers, as the Empire itself is interesting. It’s interesting due to its economy, politics and diplomacy, part of its geostrategic and geotactical games, and for its audacity and arrogance, and for its hated character, and for its perished core, which… »

07.12.2020

Why we created the Mock Cop26 treaty

Why we created the Mock Cop26 treaty

Young people across the world are tired of empty climate promises – that’s why we created the Mock COP26 treaty. “If you won’t include us in the conversation properly, we’ll start the conversation ourselves.” It is evident, from the postponement and non-virtualisation of COP26 this year, that climate action sits… »

05.12.2020

Children’s climate change case at the European Court of Human Rights: what’s at stake?

Children’s climate change case at the European Court of Human Rights: what’s at stake?

The European Court of Human Rights finally has the opportunity to take on climate change. And it is taking it seriously, thanks to a group of 8 to 21-year-olds. In September 2020, four children and two young adults from Portugal – all witness to the extreme heat and wildfires… »

04.12.2020

Philippines Takes Step to Protect Children

Philippines Takes Step to Protect Children

House Passes Bill Increasing Age of Sexual Consent to 16 The Philippines House of Representatives took an important step this week to protect children with the passage of a bill raising the age of sexual consent from 12 years, one of the lowest in the world, to 16. The proposed legislation,… »

25.11.2020

Young people reveal the struggles of lockdown – and how they coped

Young people reveal the struggles of lockdown – and how they coped

The COVID-19 lockdown upturned the lives of teenagers at a time when they are usually becoming more independent and taking steps toward their future. Instead, they were confined to their homes, exams were cancelled, and their next steps looked suddenly less certain. Our research on the TELL Study – Teenagers’ Experiences… »

31.10.2020

Radical neoliberalism was born and will die in Chile

Radical neoliberalism was born and will die in Chile

By Patricio Zamorano From Washington DC A wave of Indigenous peoples supporting the Luis Arce-David Choquehuanca presidential ticket defeated the main right-wing candidate, Carlos Mesa by 20 points, restoring democracy to Bolivia, and despite the fact that the right-wing forces were backed by the U.S. and the Organization of… »

24.10.2020

#EndSARS: What it feels like to be in the shoes of a young Nigerian

#EndSARS: What it feels like to be in the shoes of a young Nigerian

Following weeks of nationwide protests against police brutality, led by young Nigerians who complain of being targeted by the police, Adejuwon Soyinka asked Oludayo Tade, a sociologist, to help us understand what it feels like being a young Nigerian living in the country today. Why have the protests been driven… »

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