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03.09.2016

2016, Deadliest Year for Refugees Crossing to Europe via Central Mediterranean

2016, Deadliest Year for Refugees Crossing to Europe via Central Mediterranean

Human Wrongs Watch The United Nations refugee agency on 2 September 2016 flagged that while the number of deaths of refugees seeking safety via the Turkey-Greece route into Europe has fallen dramatically, the use of the North Africa-Italy route has remained constant – with… »

03.09.2016

Switzerland pushing back people to Italy

Switzerland pushing back people to Italy

Switzerland is facing wide criticism for turning back thousands of people at the Swiss-Italian border. Between July and August, the Swiss authorities have pushed back 7,000 at the Como(Italy)-Chiasso(Switzerland) border. The Swiss Refugee Council (OSAR), the Italian Association of Juridical Studies on Immigration (ASGI), the Swiss… »

29.08.2016

Post-quake Italy considers prevention for a change

Post-quake Italy considers prevention for a change

Earthquake-prone Italy has a history of rebuilding without learning from the past. Geologists are not alone in hoping this time will be different. There are signs it may be, reports Megan Williams from Accumoli and Rome. In the tent camp below the destroyed town of Accumoli, parents chat listlessly in… »

25.06.2016

The struggle against FGM CESIE from Italy

The struggle against FGM  CESIE from Italy

The following is my interview with Soad Ibrahim of the Italian association CESIE which is engaged in opposing the brutal phenomenon of FGM. Milena Rampoldi: Which are the best strategies for opposing and ending FGM? Soad Ibrahim: It is difficult to generalise about which would be the best strategies to… »

08.06.2016

Italian premier of Silo, a Spiritual Path

Italian premier of Silo, a Spiritual Path

ITALIAN PREMIER OF SILO A SPIRITUAL PATH – 14th ISCHIA FILM FESTIVAL, ITALY The Documentary Silo, A Spiritual Path has been selected for the 14th edition of the prestigious Ischia Film Festival in Italy, for “Documentaries out of the competition”. This will be the Italian Premiere for the film which will… »

25.02.2016

Civil union bill passes Italian Senate – but children in rainbow families get left behind

Civil union bill passes Italian Senate – but children in rainbow families get left behind

Tonight, the Italian Senate (one of two parliamentary chambers) voted in favour of a Same-Sex Civil Union and Cohabitation Bill which would establish an institution of civil unions for same-sex partners and cohabitation for all couples. This is the first time that Italian parliamentarians have supported the legal recognition of same-sex… »

26.10.2015

In Naples, national demonstration against Trident Juncture

In Naples, national demonstration against Trident Juncture

A colourful and ironic demonstration marched through the streets of Naples, Italy to protest against NATO’s Trident Juncture military exercises. All photos by Darío Lo Scalzo for Pressenza. »

06.10.2015

International Day of Nonviolence celebrated around the world

International Day of Nonviolence celebrated around the world

This year’s international Day of Nonviolence witnessed a whole host of activities around the world. Among the activities held on the annual October 2nd included: In Nakpanduri, a conflict area that experiences curfews in the northern region of Ghana, there was an all-white dressed mentorship class led by Elizabeth Bidzakin… »

14.09.2015

Summer in Milan with Eritrean, Syrian, Iraqi and Somali refugees…

Summer in Milan with Eritrean, Syrian, Iraqi and Somali refugees…

Testimony of a summer in Milan spent with refugees that reach the city every day. In these long and extremely hot summer months of 2015, Barbara and I remained in Milan. Like so many Italians these days, we didn’t have money to go away, let alone think about… »

07.09.2015

Lampedusa, Italy and Gangjeon Village, South Korea win 2015 IPB peace prize

Lampedusa, Italy and Gangjeon Village, South Korea win 2015 IPB peace prize

The IPB is delighted to announce its decision to award the annual Sean MacBride Peace Prize to two island communities who, in different circumstances, show proof of a profound commitment to peace and social justice. LAMPEDUSA is a small island in the Mediterranean and is the southernmost part of Italy. »

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