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Gender-mainstreaming in Italy: When assets are considered liabilities

Gender-mainstreaming in Italy: When assets are considered liabilities
Francesca Coppola

Francesca Coppola

Policy Researcher at Politheor: European Policy Network
After graduating from Università Cattolica in Milan, Francesca attended a MSc in Political Economy of Europe at the London School of Economics and she is now about to obtain her Master degree in International Economic Policy from Sciences Po Paris. Before her internship at Politheor, she interned at the Representation of the European Commission in the UK. Her main research interests include the International Monetary System, Financial Regulation and European Governance.
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The pervasiveness of the male-breadwinner model has long characterized the Italian welfare system. It reflects an ideal of the family in which men earn a wage and provide, while women do domestic labor and care for family members. The Italian labor market has always presented an uncomfortably wide gender gap. Women were incentivized to free […]

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Politheor’s Special Report: The Gender Agenda

Politheor's Special Report: The Gender Agenda
Politheor

Politheor

Politheor is a European policy platform that brings together policy analysts in their mutual endeavour to enhance the quality of discussion on relevant policy issues in Europe. Its Advisory and Editorial Board are comprised of experts affiliated with the top education and policy institutions worldwide. The Politheor center also organizes trainings in policy analysis and promotes new generations of policy experts.
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Editor: Irene Zugasti Authors: Adrian Goncalves, Francesca Coppola, Maerike Muller, Rossella Lombardi, Katherine Atkinson, Angela Reed Clavijo, Javier Fernandez Quevedo, Fionna McLauchlan, Monica Esposito, Sandra Bahous, Charlotte McLaughlin, Chris Hamlin Download Link: http://politheor.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Special-Report-November-2016.pdf

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Does the EU ensure high level health protection for all?

Does the EU ensure high level health protection for all?
Ana Prundaru

Ana Prundaru

Policy Researcher at Politheor: European Policy Network
Ana Prundaru is a writer, translator and visual artist. She holds a MSc in Sociology of Law and an LL.B in EU Law. Her essays appear in Ragazine, Thread Literary, Kyoto Journal, Luna Luna Magazine and Feminist Wire, among other places. She tweets @the_anamaria.
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Earlier this year, Commissioner for Health, Vytenis Andriukaitis, gave a fervent speech during a conference dedicated to progressing towards better prevention and management of chronic diseases. Upon stating that chronic diseases take up 80% of European healthcare budget, he stressed the importance of integrating health to all policies, be it educational, fiscal, or social. In […]

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Human Rights: None of your business?

Human Rights: None of your business?
Gianna Merki

Gianna Merki

Gianna Merki holds a BA Degree in Law, a Postgraduate Degree in Social Policy and an MA in International Relations. Her international professional experience include the NGO Victimology Society of Serbia dealing with victim support and reconciliation; the OSCE mission in Kosovo - in Human Rights and Communities; and currently a Policy Research internship at Politheor - European Policy Network. She has also worked as a translator for several years.
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The second session of the open-ended intergovernmental working group on transnational corporations and other business enterprises with respect to Human Rights just took place from 24-28 October 2016. The mandate established in the resolution 26/9  of the 26th session of the Human Rights Council in 2014 is to elaborate a legally binding instrument to regulate […]

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Why are we neglecting refugee women and children?

Why are we neglecting refugee women and children?
Nasim Salad

Nasim Salad

Policy Researcher at Politheor: European Policy Network
My name is Nasim Salad, I'm from London and I am a Human Security and International Development Masters graduate with an International Relations and History educational background.My interests lie in migration, refugees and women in conflict. Outside of the world of international relations, I enjoy art and reading fantasy fiction.
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The international community was recently exposed to yet another incident of refugees being condemned to second-class citizenship. Australia infamously holds its asylum seekers in off shore detention camps in remote pacific islands such as Nauru and Manus. The Guardian’s expose of the detention camps in Nauru and Manus were as shocking as and perhaps even […]

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Erdogan’s purge and the rule of law

Erdogan’s purge and the rule of law
Loureen Sayej

Loureen Sayej

Policy Researcher at Politheor: European Policy Network
I am a Palestinian national currently living in Washington D.C. I recently graduated from New College of Florida with a BA in International Relations and Human Rights. I work with the Institute for Multi-Track Diplomacy on creating a the Institute’s international human rights framework for the Children’s Peace Initiative-Kenya (CPI) program. Previously, I have worked with UN-Women, World Affairs Council, The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees, and more.
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Thousands of Turks streamed onto the streets in front of tanks in opposition of the coup leading to more than 240 dead and thousands injured. However, Erdogan’s response to the failed putsch was described by human rights organizations as an “affront to democracy,” referring to the torture, the ill-treatment, and the crackdown on the civil […]

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How can we avoid another Orlando?

How can we avoid another Orlando?
Josh Chivanga

Josh Chivanga

Policy Researcher at Politheor: European Policy Network
I am a human rights advocate advancing the promotion of basic rights at both national and international level. I recently completed a Masters in Human Rights at the University of Sussex and aiming to pursue a doctorate in areas related to Human Rights, Public Policy and or Migration. I have worked in the human rights sector in various countries such as my home country Zimbabwe and Switzerland. My research interests are related to African diaspora, migration, development, international relations and human rights.
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Tears might have dried, the city and the country may be moving on after the drastic events of that fateful day on 12 June,2016 but we should never forget. For the sake of the victims we need to ensure we avoid a repeat of another Orlando. This sounds a lot easier than done. The problem […]

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Parody and freedom of expression – who decides what is funny?

Parody and freedom of expression – who decides what is funny?
Theresa Josephine Seipp

Theresa Josephine Seipp

Policy Researcher at Politheor: European Policy Network
Theresa Josephine Seipp holds an LLB in International and European Law and an LLM in International Business Law with focus on Media and IP law.
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When we think of a parody, we think of a creative piece of work that makes us giggle. Since the 16th century the concept of parody is closely related to something that has comical effect. Still today, parodies are mocking a situation at someone’s expense. It is either intended to ridicule a person itself or […]

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BREXIT Vol. 2: Britain’s withdrawal from the European Convention on Human Rights

BREXIT Vol. 2: Britain’s withdrawal from the European Convention on Human Rights
Andrej Stefanovic

Andrej Stefanovic

Policy Researcher at Politheor: European Policy Network
Andrej Stefanovic is a PhD Candidate in Political Science from Serbia, currently working at the Belgrade Centre for Security Policy as an Associate.
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In short, May argued that the UK should not seek an exit from the EU, but should reconsider its relationship with the continent’s leading human rights document. According to May, the ECHR was in the past a source of problems for the British public as it, in some occasions, delayed or stopped the deportation of […]

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Politicizing children’s rights: the United Nations and the crisis of impunity

Politicizing children’s rights: the United Nations and the crisis of impunity
Loureen Sayej

Loureen Sayej

Policy Researcher at Politheor: European Policy Network
I am a Palestinian national currently living in Washington D.C. I recently graduated from New College of Florida with a BA in International Relations and Human Rights. I work with the Institute for Multi-Track Diplomacy on creating a the Institute’s international human rights framework for the Children’s Peace Initiative-Kenya (CPI) program. Previously, I have worked with UN-Women, World Affairs Council, The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees, and more.
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The United Nations, in its annual report, listed the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen for the killing and maiming of children as well as attacks on school and hospitals, thus violating international human rights and humanitarian laws. Shortly after, Ban Ki Moon and the United Nations capitulated to the demands of Saudi Arabia, manipulating their exclusion […]

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