14 March Mar 2016 1722 14 March 2016
1 in 3 Syrian children has grown up knowing only war
3.7 million children in Syria under 5 have known nothing but a lifetime shaped by the conflict. The UNICEF report No Place for Children shows the unimaginable price paid by children after a five - year civil war.
8 March Mar 2016 1744 08 March 2016
#IWD2016: 2015 saw a lot of progress for women's rights, but we cannot afford to be complacent. The march for International Women's Day in Brussels highlighted the many reasons why: from inequality, to gender-based violence and discrimination, we still have a long way to go before we achieve gender equality. 117 years, to be precise.
7 March Mar 2016 1638 07 March 2016
It’s time to hear the stories of women and girls when shaping asylum and integration policies!
Caritas Europa’s Shannon Pfohman reminds Eu politicians that no holistic approach will be good enough unless it takes into account the specific needs of migrant women and girls. By doing this, women and girls will be able to avoid situations of vulnerability that the current policies are forcing them into.
29 February Feb 2016 1104 29 February 2016
Rough times for democratic change
The state and challenges of democracy and market economy in the world according to the findings of the Bertesmann Stiftung's Transformation Index (BTI) which has analyzed 129 developing and transformation countries biennially since 2006.
24 February Feb 2016 1541 24 February 2016
Reports of Balkan border closures very worrying, says UNHCR head Filippo Grandi
Such decision will lead to further chaos and confusion and it will increase the burden on Greece. «We are worried that these closings are happening and that there are no corresponding openings through relocation and resettlement» warns the Head of the UN Refugee agency.
24 February Feb 2016 1520 24 February 2016
Tax treaties contribute to fuelling inequality in the world's poorest countries
Inequality is one of the buzzwords of 2016, and tax treaties are contributing to global inequality. By using this little-known mechanism, richer countries and multinationals rob poor and developing countries of valuable tax revenue that could otherwise go towards funding healthcare and education, especially for women and children.
18 February Feb 2016 0921 18 February 2016
Paolo Gentiloni: “More development cooperation on migration and Isis”
From migration to Syria and Libya: The Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs speaks exclusively to Vita International outlining the Italian development cooperation strategy to address the current international crisis and its root causes. “The challenges associated with the management of refugees and migrants mean that a new, combined approach is urgently needed in order to ensure the conditions for safe, orderly and legal migration that respects human rights”, says the minister.
17 February Feb 2016 0926 17 February 2016
10 human rights cases to watch in 2016
We are only two months in, and already 2016 has seen a number of violations against human rights defenders (HRDs). Here is a list of the top 10 cases to watch this year.
10 February Feb 2016 1017 10 February 2016
Brando Benifei: «Politics must be ambitious with the rights of disabled people»
Disabled people and the associations involved with their aspirations can count on the genuine commitment of the young MEP Brando Benifei. In this interview to Vita International he is calling to include the perspective of disabled people in every piece of legislation.
4 February Feb 2016 1634 04 February 2016
Start working to learn more about yourself
The findings of the report “SKILLS MISMATCH 3 Apprenticeship Supply in the European Union, Youth Engagement and the Labour Market" explained by ThinkYoung’s founder Andrea Gerosa