8 December Dec 2015 0942 08 December 2015
Message from Caritas to EU: eradicate child poverty now
More than 400 members of the European Parliament support Caritas Europa’s call to prioritise the fight against child poverty. The European Parliament’s written declaration now asks both the European Commission and the Council of the EU to dedicate funds for the eradication of child poverty in Europe.
30 November Nov 2015 1621 30 November 2015
Including the voice of the youth in the negotiations
The European Youth Forum calls for a more democratic and equitable process for the climate change negotiations, which both includes young people and also tackles inequalities.
27 November Nov 2015 0939 27 November 2015
Why I quit the Muslim Brotherhood
Vita International spoke to writer and blogger Mohamed Louizi, about his 15 years in the Moroccan and French branches of the Muslim Brotherhood, and his decision to quit and become involved in producing a counter-narrative on jihad, non-violence and youth radicalization.
27 November Nov 2015 0823 27 November 2015
Integrating young refugees in Europe ? Invest on education
The process of becoming a new european citizen starts with making Europe’s schools more inclusive. The insights of Christian Bodewig, the lead education specialist at the World Bank.
23 November Nov 2015 1224 23 November 2015
When multiculturalism becomes monoculturalism
The excessiveness of good intentions, and the reaction towards globalizaton. What has contributed to changing the commune of Molenbeek into a monocultural zone ? Vita International speaks to Jan De Volder, head of office of The European Federation of the Community of Sant’Egidio,the international movement of Christians.
23 November Nov 2015 1032 23 November 2015
The future of the world? Gender equality
The Global Gender Gap index 2015 compiled and analysed by the World Economic Forum, reveals that the global gender gap across health, education, economic opportunity and politics has closed by only 4% in the past 10 years, but the gender pay gap has stalled meaning it could take another 118 years to close this gap completely
20 November Nov 2015 1250 20 November 2015
Universal Children’s Day: “Half of the world refugees are children"
Today, 20 November, is Universal Children’s Day. Established in December 1954, by UN General Assembly, it is to be observed as a day of worldwide fraternity and understanding between children. Designed to promote the ideals and objectives of the UN Charter and welfare of the children of the world, civil society and institutions worldwide are drawing attention to goals that have been achieved in this domain, as well as what still remains to be done.
19 November Nov 2015 1343 19 November 2015
EU-Africa: common challenges against terrorism
With the world focused on ISIS, there is little space in the news for anything other than the aftermath of the Paris attacks. However, in a report published by global affairs watchdog International Crisis Group (ICG), we are being warned of the growing threat of Al-Shabaab on the African continent. They are also offering some solutions.
17 November Nov 2015 1527 17 November 2015
Boosting youth employment and inclusion in Europe
The European Commission and business leaders partner up to support the creation of 10.000 quality business-education partnerships, with the shared target to establish together at least 100,000 new good quality apprenticeships, traineeships or entry-level jobs.
13 November Nov 2015 0938 13 November 2015
Maternal deaths fell 44% since 1990
The "Trends in Maternal Mortality: 1990 to 2015" from WHO, UNICEF, UNFPA, World Bank Group and the United Nations Population Division highlights progress