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ONE YEAR ABROAD: Watch out with whom you go

Culture By 13 March, 2018 1 Comment

by Ronja Baerecke

I love traveling, I always wanted to see as much as the world could offer. So, when I finished school, I decided to go to Ireland. Lots of my friends went to Australia and New Zealand, but I wanted to go somewhere else. I was 19 at that time and I didn’t want to plan the whole trip myself. Since I was a young girl, I liked horses and the riding sport, hence I wanted to work on a farm. I looked up some agencies online that would help me find a suitable one.

WOMEN’s MARCH: Spain’s women say “basta”

Europe bad and good By 11 March, 2018 No Comments

by Ronja Baerecke

The 8th of March, a very important and special day for women all over the world. In the last 100 years a lot of things changed for women. They were given the right to vote, to get divorced (in some parts of the world at least) and work. But what is worth your work if you don’t get paid fairly and equal as men? How can it be that in times like this, women still have so many deficits compared to men? In China for example women earn 40 % less than men, so its the biggest gender pay gap worldwide.

RETHINKING ECONOMY: Maeve Cohen wants changes

Study By 9 March, 2018 No Comments

by Amalia Mobley

It’s the day after International Women’s Day. Less than 24 hours ago, women all around the world gathered in solidarity. We use this day to demand equality, fairness, and the right to enjoy all of the privileges men enjoy. As a part of that effort, Maeve Cohen, director of Rethinking Economics, believes that one of the most crucial steps to equality is a more practical and gendered approach to economic study.

HUMANITARIAN WORK: What is the best way to help

Jobs By 6 March, 2018 No Comments

There is little continuity between who is considered to be in the humanitarian sector and who is on its periphery, who are “traditional” actors and who qualifies as a “new” actor. As a result, this study has constructed a lexicon that explains what is meant by the various terms used. Though it is not often recognized, there is and has long been a diverse group of actors who have played a role in providing humanitarian relief and assistance locally, nationally, and transnationally.

SHARING ECONOMY: GuruWalk, the ‘Airbnb of free tours’

Jobs By 5 March, 2018 No Comments

The Spanish Startup has created a collaborative platform aiming to revolutionize the world of ‘free walking tours’ launching a new concept: guruwalks. GuruWalk, through its online platform based on the Sharing Economy, allows now anyone to publish a free walking tour and share passionately their city with travelers from around the world eager to live the most authentic experience.