Bosnia and Herzegovina: division through education

by Beatričė Bankauskaitė & Tereza Dorňáková

Twenty-three years ago peace between the former Yugoslav republics was “officially established” by the Dayton Agreement, however, the reconciliation between the countries has been still in making. Such a significant field as education is still left behind the “more important” topics in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The project touches two examples of division in education – different content of history textbooks and phenomenon “two schools under one roof”. In the  last section you will get interactive “history lesson” about the Siege of Sarajevo and about the most important events during 20th century in Western Balkans territory.

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With some of the strictest laws in Europe, Poland has created a country that provides women with barely any rights to legal abortions. But with the recent wave of women’s movements, more Polish women are standing up to this oppression.

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The Politics of Paying for Sex Work

As sex trafficking continues to grow, political forces partner with activists to develop solutions to end this epidemic. Some sex workers believe it’s at the cost of their rights to work safely and without stigma. Radical feminists believe the only solution is to completely abolish the trade.

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Natural Wine is Buzzing

 

By Birk Heijkants and Maite Porras de Kwant

Producing wine without any additions, more and more winemakers swear by it. Top restaurants are switching to natural wine, natural wine bars are opening and biodynamic certifier Demeter sees a strong growth in wineries willing to get certified. “It is more than a way of producing, it is a way of life,” says winemaker Ruben Parera.

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New Scottish alcohol laws cause uncertainty in homeless health

By Linsey Raschkowan

Keith Apple, 49, says he hasn’t slept in a bed in over a month. Photo courtesy of Linsey Raschkowan

On May 1, Scotland introduced new pricing regulations on alcohol, addressing alcohol-related deaths. Scottish government claims these regulations will help those living in poverty. But how will it affect the homeless, or alcoholics? What can be done to minimize harm?

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Portugal’s helping hands maintain the nation’s low drug numbers

By Alex Manfredi

All of the attention regarding the success of Portugal’s 2001 decriminalized drug policy goes towards the government and policies that were put in place.

How has the country significantly lowered its drug numbers and maintained itself over the years?

Can Portugal continue to improve and provide drug users with the safest measures possible?

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Who’s responsible for raising your children?

By Ea M.L. Schausen

Mette believes, allowing Freja to use an iPad at the age of 3 put her one step ahead of her class-mates

A new trial initiative by the Danish Ministry of Education seeks to implement teaching etiquette and proper manners in schools.
But some parents are skeptical. Is it not to interfere with their parenting?

Read more about it on http://educationvsparenting.mediajungle.dk/

Wolves creates fear in Denmark

By Sofie Højlund

Photo: Sofie Højlund

In all of Europe the number of wolves are increasing. This is the source of a fiery debate that questions the European Unions decision in making the wolf a protected species within the EU.

But in one of the smallest member states a fear is rising, a fear of a predator with a bad rumor. A fear of The Big Bad Wolf.

Read more on: http://thebigbadwolf.mediajungle.dk/2018/05/30/wolves-creates-fear-in-denmark/