Category Archives: Equality

How can Muslim fashion transform lives?

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hijabI found this article today in the morning while exploring around daily news in one of my favourite online news page. “Sweden’s ‘hijabista’: Selling Muslim fashion” is an article talking about Iman Aldebe, a woman and fashion designer who has manage to bring ‘Muslim fashion’ into European markets.

Despite the second headline of the article classifies her contribution as a ‘modest fashion revolution’, I have to say that her work is actually of a true revolutionary and her contribution is far from being modest. Read the rest of this entry

On Love: The value of love

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price_vs_value_love_comicIn the third part of this series of posts about Love I thought to address the subject of the ‘value of love’.

When we talk about the value of things we talk about the amount they worth (money wise), the degree of importance and usefulness they have, and their special characteristics. The value of things is attached to the context where they exist and are therefore evaluated. People and society create value, value is a construction and the value of things changes over time.
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Hunting season in Europe is open: Mos Maiorum in search of illegal human beings

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mi_02.2_bansky“Immigrants are human beings.”

Since the 13th October until the 26th the EU Council, under the Italian presidency, has launched a Joint Police Operation aimed at

“weakening the capacity of organized crime groups to facilitate illegal immigration to the EU and will be focusing on illegal border crossing. Another goal of this operation is to collect information, for intelligence and investigation purposes, regarding the main routes followed by migrants to enter in the common area and the modus operandi used by crime networks to smuggle people towards the EU territory, focusing also on the secondary movements.”

This quotation is extracted from an official document delivered by the Council of the EU available in this link: http://www.statewatch.org/news/2014/sep/eu-council-2014-07-10-11671-mos-maioum-jpo.pdf

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You don’t know it!

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thI have recently realised the power of the sentence ‘You don’t know it!’. It may appear in many different wordings, for instance, ‘you don’t understand nothing about it’ or similar. Though the meaning is always the same, that is, the statement of the ignorance of someone or a group about a certain subject. This kind of message always put the person who says it in a higher position, one where he or she is the one who holds the knowledge and therefore the power. This person feels entitled to make judgements on the other (‘the ignorant’) capacities and worth. Read the rest of this entry

2014 – Year of Women Social Entrepreneurs

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The International Women’s Day is quickly approaching and it seems kind of obvious to post something related to it on the blog… I would like to dedicate this post to the subject of women and social entrepreneurship, starting to highlight that Woman2Woman Networking has chosen ‘Women and Social Entrepreneurship’ as the theme of this year. ‘Year’, exactly, because women’s advancement and empowerment cannot be achieved in a single day only, contrariwise it requires a constant effort in the form of advocacy work and training of women and men around the planet.
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