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The World Suicide Prevention Day is an awareness day, taking place every year on the 10th of September, with an aim to reduce the rate of suicides.   According to the World Health Organization (WHO), every 40 seconds a person dies by suicide. Suicide can be attempted by everyone, no matter the socioeconomic background, nationality… » read more

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On Saturday 24th of August, the Kadiköy district governorate of Istanbul banned the third edition of the “Queer Olympix”, a pro-LGBTI+ sporting event. The authorities stated the need to prevent possible crimes, to protect public health, public order and public morality as official reasons for the ban. This is the first time ever this event… » read more

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On Thursday 1st of August, an 18 year-old woman was allegedly raped by a group of six men between 18 and 36 years-old in Bilbao, Spain. They raped her, they threw 17€ on her, and left her alone. On Monday 5th of August, it was announced that two of them are going to prison while… » read more

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Today is the Earth Overshoot Day, which means that by today we have used all the ecological resources the Earth is able to reproduce in one year. For the past 50 years, the Earth Overshoot Day has been moving closer almost every year. Last year, the Earth overshoot day was on the 1st of August,… » read more

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#erwg #equalrights #erwgisback #equalrightsnews #pride WHY PRIDE IS STILL IMPORTANT Pride means a lot of things to a lot of different people. For some, it’s a time to take to the streets, put on far too much glitter, and come together in celebration. For others, it represents a period of reflection; a period when we… » read more

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Exactly 30 years ago on this day, in the heart of Beijing, in a square named after The Gate of Heavenly Peace (or “Tiananmen” in Mandarin Chinese), the morning was anything but peaceful   Machine gun fire rang out as heavily armed troops supported by tanks and armoured personnel carriers drove into crowds of unarmed… » read more

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This week we are all called, as European citizens, to elect our next European Parliament. AEGEE has done a lot this year connected to the upcoming elections. We advocated for our generation to make a change and vote, we reached thousands of young people to help them understand better how the European Union works and… » read more

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Written by: Alejandra Piot – Communications & Internal Education Director of AEGEE-Europe Contributors: members of AEGEE from the different locals in Spain In the last years, we have witnessed how new parties have risen in Spain and got stronger day by day. The rise of populism and extreme right that we could appreciate in the… » read more

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By Antonia von Richthofen, Policy Officer, Equal Rights Working Group Celebrated since 1911, the 8th of March or International Women’s Day, is recognized worldwide, in some regions even as an official holiday. However today is so much more than just a reason to show gratitude to your mother, sister or friend.   Today we celebrate… » read more

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