#StopMariageForcé – France takes stand against forced marriageby Annalisa Lista - 2015.07.03
A campaign launched by the French government – #StopMariageForcé – aims to protect women from being forced into marriage. The danger actually increases during summer time. The campaign’s dedicated website gives advice, information, two toll-free numbers and an email address for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This aims to increase preventive measures and further encourage women to seek help.
Advice for Europe’s state exam from a high school honor’s student
Carlota Monedero just passed the state exam that takes place at the end of high school, with honors. And she has already decided what she wants to do with her life: pursue a career in scientific research so she can help people like herself. This young, 18-year old Spanish woman Read More.
Starbucks offers employment to refugees in Europe
The famous American chain of coffee bars, Starbucks, plans to hire 2,500 refugees by 2020, to work in its stores that are populating Europe. This news has just been announced in the last few hours, in a press release, in which the collaboration with a number of International Ngo’s was outlined. Read More.
When government aid stops immigrants look for work
In Scandinavia, the success of one experiment for integration of new arrivals has been confirmed. Between 2015 - 2016, in fact, the number of non-EU residents in Denmark who found work doubled. The merit has been attributed, most of all, to the cuts that the Danish government made to the overly generous Read More.
Severe rules and new technology not enough to fight traffic deaths
There is an historic increase in accidental deaths around the world. Especially those resulting from accidents on the road: +10% over the last fifteen years. At least, this is what was documented in a large-scale study that was highlighted in the pages of Stever Casner’s book “Careful: A User’s Guide to Read More.
No more child brides like in the time of Gangs of New York
New York will no longer see child brides at the altar. A 1929 law still on the books in the Big Apple, that allowed minors to marry has been struck down. Though it seems like a medieval practice, surprisingly, between 2000 –2010, in the city that never sleeps, approximately 3900 newlyweds Read More.
An antibody provides new therapy for macular degeneration
For the first time a new therapy has demonstrated success with significantly slowing the progression of macular degeneration. A serious pathology that is the principle cause of blindness in the over-60 population for five million people throughout the world. According to the results of a clinical study published in Science Read More.