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5 articles you should read on World Refugee Day

Today is World Refugee Day!   Since the year 2000 June 20th is World Refugee Day. It is a day to honour people’s strength and endurance, a day to show solidarity and a day to educate ourselves about what it means to be a refugee. refugee /rɛfjʊˈdʒiː/ noun refugee; plural […]


Femonationalism: Women’s rights for whom?

Although our societies are ever changing with an increasing number of women in positions of power and leadership, women are still underrepresented and more work needs to be done. Our world’s most respected institutions, such as the United Nations (UN), have put women empowerment up on their agenda. In fact, one […]


Social Justice and the Power of Connotation 2

What is social justice? Well, most importantly, it is a term that has become rather controversial. So controversial, in fact, that when you search for it online, the first three pages of results are filled with definitions by different organisations. In the beginning, “social justice” referred mostly to an economic […]


Event Recap: YouthSpeak Forum Austria 1

  “Will you speak up, act, and be a part of this movement.” YouthSpeak Forum 2019   More than half of our young population are not aware of the change they are capable of making for a better future. According to YouthSpeak Survey, 55% of youth are not familiar with […]


Thinking about our gender journey

In the lead up to International Women’s Day on 8th March, we reflect on society’s journey towards gender equality. Image by MAKY_OREL on Pixabay Simply put, in the words of the UN, gender equality is the “respect for human rights and for fundamental freedoms for all without distinction as to sex”. For […]