International

The ECJ recognises homosexuality as grounds for asylum

On November 7, 2013, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) decided that homosexual asylum seekers who are subject to criminal prosecution in their home countries be granted asylum in EU Member States. An important judgment that is, however, a drop in the ocean in the light of the EU’s policy of closure with regard to asylum and refugee policy.

By Caroline Ausserer

The Story of the Implementation of 1325 UN Security Council Resolution in Israel

This groundbreaking resolution sent a significant message to many countries,including Israel. The principles of the decision, which emphasize representation of women in peace negotiations and increased protection of women and children against violence in conflict situations, were found to be very relevant to the Israeli society.

By Anat Thon-Ashkenazy

Results from Op-Ed Competition - Women on Transatlantic Security

The contest was a great success. The Atlantic Community received more than one hundred articles on the Arab uprisings, UN resolution 1325, the role of women in conflict dynamics, the international arms trade, cultural diplomacy, Afghanistan, Iran and on climate change.

Doubly disadvantaged: Black women

“Brazil is a racial democracy! We don’t discriminate against anyone,” say some; “That’s a myth!” reply others, pointing to statistics that show all too clearly the correlation between ethnicity and hierarchy. According to opinion poll evidence, Brazil is a racist country whose citizens all consider themselves to be nonracist.

The Urgency of a Feminist South

Because each index showed that the neo-liberal globalization produced inequality, the global south decided to promote sustainable and independent development. Since then, girls are not excluded from school any more, minorities are not threatened and from the minimum wage can one live.

By Anuradha Chenoy

A military-free world is possible

In the year 2030 the states of the world agree to abolish their national armies. Instead there will be a permanent UN troops, which secures the world peace. Washington’s ambassador raised minute-long ovations and the UN general secretary appreciates the convention as "a milestone in the history of civilization".

By Andreas Zumach

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