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
21 January Jan 2019 1506 21 January 2019
«Google: a $ 25 mln funding to develop artificial intelligence for social good»
The Google AI Impact Challenge will fund the best non profit projects that use artificial intelligence to tackle social and environmental challenges. Winners will receive funding, support and consultancy from Google. We have met Brigitte Hoyer Gosselink, the creator of the Google AI Impact Challenge and Head of Product Impact at Google.org
19 December Dec 2016 1210 19 December 2016
Is sharing mobility the future?
Vita International posed the question to Veronica Aneris, Senior policy officer at Transport & Environment (T&E), Europe's leading NGO campaigning for cleaner transport.
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.
11 November Nov 2016 0938 11 November 2016
Trump president, what happens now?
Against all the odds and the polls, Americans have elected Donald J. Trump as the 45th President of the United States. What can we expect from the new president?
14 September Sep 2016 0949 14 September 2016
Ken Loach:The European Union is a neo-liberal project
Since the 1960s, Ken Loach has been known for his hard-hitting social dramas exploring issues such as poverty, homelessness, unemployment and exploitation. The acclaimed film director and passionate socialist arrived yesterday in Rome to promote I Daniel Blake, which won the Palme d’Or at last month’s Cannes film festival.
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
5 July Jul 2016 1200 05 July 2016
Rethinking refugee camps
With the refugee crisis still ongoing, Vita International spoke to Veronica Lai, a student in Science of Architecture and Planning program at the Faculty of Architecture of Alghero, under the supervision of Prof. Paola Rizzi, currently working on her research for Zaatari Refugee Camp in Jordan about how emergency architecture and refugee camp design can help provide refugees with a space in which they can “find a sense of security, of belonging, and where their human dignity is fully respected.”
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.