he southern Polish diocese of Bielsko-Żywiec speculated in a court case about whether sexual abuse of a twelve-year-old boy would bring “satisfaction” if the boy was gay. After media reported on a document to this effect, the diocese apologised for the statement and declared that they would not pursue this theory in the trial. Specifically, the case concerned the complaint of 48-year-old Janusz Szymik, who claimed to have been raped several times by a priest at the age of twelve. The perpetrator was declared guilty by the Vatican in 2015.
At the beginning of the use of nuclear energy 60 years ago, people dreamed of an infinite supply of cheap electricity. The little bit of nuclear waste that was produced could be shot into space or dumped in the sea. To date, tons of radioactive nuclear waste have accumulated, which must be stored safely and in some cases shielded from the biosphere for over a million years. Up until today, there is no suitable final respository for it anywhere in the world. Instead: The EU focuses on green-washing of nuclear power and nuclear waste.
Violence against Jews has been increasing in Europe for years. The phenomena, forms and manifestations vary in a large number of European countries and sometimes differ greatly from one another. A look at different European countries shows in which contexts antisemitism appears and how strongly this depends on historical and socio-political developments, but also how differently antisemitism is interpreted and instrumentalized. According to DW.online, Jewish representative in Brussels said, that many Jewish people are leaving Europe because they feel increasingly unsafe.
by European Liberals for Reform as at 11.12.2021 Statement of intent: The aim of the anti-bullying policy within European Liberals for Reform is to ensure that every member is able to participate in a supportive, caring and safe environment without
THERESA ZETTL Family caregivers get little support during the Corona crisis. Yet it would be easy to help them. Nursing care is a recent topic these days: intensive care beds in hospitals have to be cancelled because of a lack
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THERESA ZETTL Sex work is dirty and morally unacceptable – only two out of many prejudices sex workers face. However, women are more likely than men to be sexualized, objectified and dehumanized. Female sex workers experience stigma and violence associated
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