Interview: Ayşenur Kölgesiz (Turkey)

„Terror attacks can happen anywhere since Turkey, especially İstanbul, is important place between Europe and Middle East. It is almost unpredictable what could happen.” READ MORE

Interview: School of Media Literacy Students (Serbia)

“„The Global Human Rights Forum” brought a special energy in Belgrade. Having so many young people full of enthusiasm and a desire for change in one place, it is really inspiring” (Vladana Stamenić) READ MORE

Interview: Anja Čarapić (Serbia)

“Even if for many of us effects of climate change seems far off, for people from island countries like Kiribati, Tuvalu, Solomon islands… this is cruel reality. They are unable to recover from severe climate changes, floods, monsoons and are migrating inland, losing their homes, crop fields, and cultural identity. Just ask yourself how would you feel if the beach you played on as a child is now completely under water?  READ MORE

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Interview: “School of Media Literacy” Students (Serbia)

“Having the opportunity to talk about something that inspires you and what you want everyone to hear is an amazing feeling. It is a chance that everyone should get.” (Milica Lukić, 18)  READ MORE

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Interview: Dayla Briganti (Italy)

“The most vulnerable are unaccompanied children, women and victims of violence, abuses or tortures. For instance, women might be exposed to prostitution, children as well might be victims of prostitution, trafficking or black labor market. Being subjected to these illegal environments makes them more vulnerable due to the fact that they can’t access the public services or having regular documents. ”  READ MORE

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Interview: Laura Sirpoma (Finland)

“Sometimes national courts are unable or unwilling to handle such cases. For instance, sometimes masterminds of genocides have been regarded as “national heroes”. This creates a need for an independent, international and universal court, such as the ICC.”    READ MORE

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Interview: Thuvaraka Thavayogarajah (Germany)

“By denying people health as a human right, we all lose. I strongly believe that each individual has an incredible talent, but needs a good and safe environment to develop it. With millions of people dying due to Malaria every year, we are losing on possible great artists, musicians, writers, athletes, architects, scientists etc. We are losing potential. We are losing possibilities. In any case, we lose.”    READ MORE

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Interview: Heather Ventresco (USA)

“Someone in a wheelchair needs to always be thinking about access,  black people in the US have to worry about issues of discrimination, media bias, institutionalized racism, police brutality… These are things I never have to worry about as an White, cis, able-bodied middle class woman from a powerful country who is married to a man, and I try to use that privilege in service of others.”    READ MORE

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Interview: Evdokia Romanova (Russia)

“It’s lack of research that includes some of the marginal groups, so when we do not have these results and information we can’t do advocacy for these groups. Some communities don’t have protection so it’s really hard to work in those situations, it’s not safe.” READ MORE

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Interview: Sara Fusco (Italy)

” “Red shoes” mean all the options, dreams, projects, hopes of all the victims of violence. “Red shoes” are not just a sign of a “spot taken” but also everything beyond a physic present in the world. “Red shoes” symbolize everything that could have been, but didn’t have the chance to.”  READ MORE

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Interview: Sasha Keiner (Russia)

“It’s almost not possible to live openly if you are transgender. It’s not possible to come out at university, work, and job. It’s not easy to change your passport without going to court. There are lots of problems with medical treatment.”    READ MORE