27 May May 2019 1055 27 May 2019
“Education for all by 2030: we need to speed up the pace”
Alice Albright, CEO of the Global Partnership for Education, has spoken to the Italian Parliament during an audition on the fourth of 17 Goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: Quality Education. She has given the picture of the present situation, explaining that it is necessary to pick up the pace if we want to achieve the goal of the Agenda regarding education in 10 years. Italy, she has said, could do more
10 April Apr 2019 1711 10 April 2019
Rehabilitation is not much about healthcare, it’s about human rights
According to Victoria Lee, Human Rights and Disability Team, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, “Serious human rights violations have been committed in the name of rehabilitation, and continue to be committed; separation from families and communities, forced institutionalization and the treatment with useless, invasive and painful medical procedures”. Here is why these two words are so central for a cooperation to development based on the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
2 December Dec 2016 1156 02 December 2016
Are we ready for Universal Basic Income?
Universal Basic Income (UBI) proposals are gaining in popularity across the political spectrum. However most people don’t fully understand what a basic income is or how it would work. Vita International asked to James Boyce of the PERI, the Political Economic Research Institute at the University of Massachusetts what UBI really means.
30 November Nov 2016 1206 30 November 2016
The wrong anti poverty recipes of the left according to Deirdre McCloskey
Economist Deirdre McCloskey challenges the theories of liberal pundits such as Stiglitz and Piketty and takes a swipe at foreign aid and universal basic income.
22 November Nov 2016 0859 22 November 2016
When corporations find business opportunities in social problems
According the theory of Share values, corporations need to come up with better solutions for society, not just for business itself. Mark Kramer, FSG co-founder and managing director, offers his insights on what shared value means.
6 September Sep 2016 1321 06 September 2016
Bringing gender equality to Europe
Joanna Maycock, Secretary General of the European Women's Lobby (EWL), talks to Vita International about feminisms, Beyoncé and why compliance and austerity are the worst enemies of gender equality
7 June Jun 2016 1117 07 June 2016
Violence, rape, and forced marriage: inside the lives of female refugees
"I've been a refugee since the day I was born" begins Mina Jaf, female refugee rights activist and this year's Women Refugee Commission Voice of Courage 2016 award winner. Speaking to Vita International, she describes what she saw inside the closed government camps in Greece. Gender based violence, forced marriages, rape, and child kidnapping. "It's so much worse now than when I was a child." Now she is starting her own NGO called Women Refugee Route, which focuses on providing female interpreters for women on the migration route. "I saw it first with my mother, and then with the thousands of women I met in Iraq and Greece that it would be easier for them to explain themselves in their own language," she says.
9 March Mar 2016 1031 09 March 2016
What makes us Human?
There are some universal subjects, but each story is unique. That was the starting point for the new documentary by Yann Arthus-Bertrand. HUMAN is an emotional portrayal of a contrasted humanity in conflict between homophobia, poverty, war, disease, misogyny, violence, and revenge.
15 February Feb 2016 1132 15 February 2016
Inequality is the biggest threat to the world
People often think that a certain level of inequality is normal in our societies, says the social geographer Danny Dorling . But the gap between the superrich and the rest of us has widened dramatically in the past 12 months. The author of a number of books including "Injustice: Why Social Inequality Still Persists" and the next, "A Better Politics, How Government Can Make Us Happier", due to be published on March 20th, explained to Vita International why inequality should be a concern for anyone.
4 December Dec 2015 1500 04 December 2015
Granby Workshop builds on DIY culture in Liverpool
Granby Workshop is a new social enterprise by Assemble, the first design collective shortlisted for the Turner Prize, UK's most important art award. This year the prize will be held in Glasgow and the winner will be announced on 7 December, 2015. Vita International has met Lewis Jones, Assemble's co-founder.