1997, the Algerian Civil War, the social climate becomes more conservative, new bans are set by the radicals. They want to make women to cover up, literally from head to toe. Women are forbidden from going to work and from being educated at university. If not, fundamentalists are ready to show up and violently convince […]
Slavery still exists. Human trafficking generates an estimated $150 billion annually. Every 30 seconds someone becomes a slave. 98% of traffickers are never convicted. Over 27 million people are trapped in slavery. Those slogans are not only numbers, they are facts. Walk For Freedom raises global awareness of humans who are trapped in slavery in […]
There is a disease called resignation syndrome that has been first diagnosed in Sweden in the 1990s, it is essentially a dissociative syndrome that induces a catatonic state that affects refugee children who enter a state of coma after having lost hope as a result of traumatic events. This usually happens to young refugees who […]
“I don’t want your hope. I don’t want you to be hopeful. I want you to panic… and act as if the house was on fire.” Greta THUNBERG From the 20th to the 27th of September takes place the “Global week for future”. If you were wondering what it means, maybe we can light you […]
In May, I agreed to do a challenge – make zero waste for one month. Did I really manage not to make any trash? What kind of changes did I have to implement in my everyday life? Did it make a change in my habits? In this post, I will tell you about my emotions […]
With more than 23 million views in the first month of release and 16 Emmy awards nominations, When they see us is the new sensation on Netflix. Through this limited series, Ava DuVernay relates the story of the Central Park Five, a famous case that shook New York City in 1989. It follows the path […]
How can we challenge norms through ‘weird’ art projects? How can these projects bring people together? Sacha shares some insights about queer and ‘weird’ art, as well as hopes for a brighter future.
On the verge of a crucial electoral year for Greece, with the European and local elections taking place in May and the vote for the Parliament renewal coming in autumn, we tried to find out how the crisis affected the way Greeks look at politics, and their mood right before going to vote.
During the European Week against Racism, Balkan Hotspot organised different events to highlight the issue, to raise awareness and to bring people together. Find pictures and videos here!
Finally, our 26th edition of Balkan Beats is now released! In this edition we also celebrate (and question) what makes us feel and look at each other as different instead of truly appreciating our similarities, our idiosyncrasies and resemblances.