discrimination

05.08.2021

European Union policy for human rights protection

Charter of Fundamental Rights in the European Union When you get acquainted with basic human rights, you will come across several basic documents. In Europe, the two most important organizations active in the protection of human rights are the Council …

05.08.2021

No Hate Speech Movement

Council of Europe youth campaign for human rights online The No Hate Speech Movement Campaign was initiated and led by the Council of Europe, but mainly involves national campaigns in its member states. The campaign was officially launched on March 22, …

05.08.2021

To fight our own prejudices

It is most difficult to see the walls inside ourselves, which we have imperceptibly erected over time—most often in the name of our survival in difficult situations Explaining tolerance to others is always easy. It is even easier to rebuke …

04.08.2021

Religion and beliefs leading to discrimination

Freedom of religion is one of the fundamental human rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights Freedom of religion is the right of everyone to choose, accept, and change their religion and beliefs. This is one of the …

28.07.2021

Nick Cave of Fulton and The Soundsuits

“The moment you wear the suit, you are shielded. Your identity is no longer relevant.” Author: Sylvia Borissova Be in no hurry to think that The Soundsuits is the new band-adventure of legendary rock musician Nick Cave after Nick Cave & …

10.05.2021

Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women

The choice to be a writer in ‘men’s times’ Author: Sylvia Borissova Translator: Donika Boneva Louisa May Alcott’s very name is hardly as unmistakably recognizable as her novel Little Women; or, Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy (1868), which has become …

10.05.2021

Desert Flower by Waris Dirie

The incredible journey of a nomadic girl through the desert Author: Sylvia Borissova Translator: Donika Boneva Desert Flower: The Extraordinary Journey of a Desert Nomad (William Morrow Paperbacks, 2011) tells the true life story of Somali Waris Deery. The biographical …

09.05.2021

The Hurricane (1999)

The unfair accusation of murder of one of the champions in American boxing – upon a true case The story of the American-Canadian boxer Rubin Carter – the Hurricane (1937–2014), popular all over the world from Bob Dylan’s hit of …

09.05.2021

Amazing Things Happen: with good communication and a lot of patience

Today is World Autism Awareness Day Author: Sylvia Borissova Translator: Donika Boneva Today, April 2, marks World Autism Awareness Day. The UN General Assembly announced the celebration of this day with a resolution adopted on 18 December 2007 to “emphasize …

05.01.2021

Article 5: Freedom from Inhuman Treatment

No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment. The Right to Freedom from Inhuman Treatment ensures that no one should be tortured physically or mentally. No one should be subject to degrading …

05.01.2021

Article 10: Right to Fair Public Hearing

Everyone is entitled in full equality to a fair and public hearing by an independent and impartial tribunal, in the determination of his rights and obligations and of any criminal charge against him. A fair hearing means that an unbiased …

05.01.2021

Article 11: Innocent until Proven Guilty

Everyone charged with a penal offence has the right to be presumed innocent until proved guilty according to law in a public trial at which he has had all the guarantees necessary for his defence. No one shall be held …

05.10.2020

The Handmaid’s Tale (Margaret Attwood, 1985)

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Attwood takes us to the dystopian reality of the Republic of Gilead. People are oppressed and segregated, women are no longer allowed to read, environmental catastrophes threaten the existence of mankind, while birthrate declines drastically. …

05.10.2020

Maria do Céu Pires – Amnesty International

Name: Maria do Céu Pires Age: 59 Country of Origin:Portugal Occupation/Field of Study (if it applies): Teacher Organization/Institution: Amnesty Internacional Organization’s social networks: https://www.facebook.com/amnistiaestremoz / Amnistia Internacional Portugal Photos of you and your Project: When did you become interested in …

10.09.2020

Invictus

This film directed by Clint Eastwood, tells the real story of a post-apartheid South Africa and the relationship between racism and sport. The film deepens in the relationship between François Pienaar, the captain of the National Rugby team “The Springboks” …

10.09.2020

Mediterranea

This Italian drama shows the difficult and dangerous life trip of two young men from Burkina Faso that decide to go to Italy to start a new life. After surviving to desert bandits and a threatening sea voyage the protagonists …

04.09.2020

The Express: The Ernie Davis’ story

The Express is the real story of the life of Ernie Davis, one of the best American football players at the university level in the decade of the 1960s. It shows how Ernie Davis, an African American person who comes …

04.09.2020

The Blind Side

“The Blind side” is a family sports drama based on the true story of the football player Michael Oher. Michael stayed with different families when he was a child due to his mother’s drug addiction. Every time he stayed with …

04.09.2020

Green Book

When Tony Lip (Mortensen), a bouncer from an Italian-American neighborhood in the Bronx, is hired to drive Dr. Don Shirley (Ali), a world-class Black pianist, on a concert tour from Manhattan to the Deep South, they must rely on “The …

04.09.2020

Human Flow

Human Flow is a German documentary film co-produced and directed by Ai Weiwei about the current global refugee crisis. In the film the viewer is taken to over 20 countries to understand both the scale and the personal impact of …

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