Photojournalist Livio Senigalliesi tells his story, from the Yugoslav Wars to the Balkan Route. And through two videos, one created with journalist Raffaele Masto.
Italians want gay couples to be recognised, but the government hesitates
3 Italians out of 4 want the state to legally recognise gay couples. But the government plays for time.
Italy is the only country of Western Europe to not recognise same-sex marriages or any form of civil union between gay people.
France, Spain, the UK, but also the faraway Iceland, and the super-catholic Ireland allow people of the same sex to get married, according to the country’s regulations. On the other hand, Germany, Austria, and the “strict” Hungary recognise gay couple through civil unions.
Italy doesn’t. In Italy, two people that love each other can be legally recognised as a couple only if of different sex. Otherwise, the state does not recognise their “love”, despite the parliament and the government led by Matteo Renzi have more than once promised the adoption of an appropriate law on the issue.
Furthermore, it’s even more upsetting knowing that according to a survey three Italians out of four are favourable to recognise same-sex couples (74%), despite the presence in the country of a very influential body, the Catholic Church. The percentage is higher than 50 per cent even only considering Italy’s practising Catholics: 62%, divided into those wanting civil unions to be recognised (37%) and those who want gay marriages to be recognised (25%).
The Louise Michel is the humanitarian rescue ship saving lives in the Mediterranean. Financed by the artist Banksy, it has found a safe port in Sicily.
We must listen to witnesses on the ground who are seeing abuse, duplicity, and the dereliction of duty firsthand. Our lives depend on their voices being heard. The op-ed by Sean Thomas, International Director of Investigations at Animal Equality.
Costa Rica celebrated its first same-sex marriage when two women, Alexandra Quiros and Dunia Araya, celebrated their wedding: an “extraordinary moment”.
Will Tokyo 2020 be the revival Games? Much uncertainty remains but preparations haven’t stopped as Japan remains committed to hosting the Olympics.
Homecast is a podcast series recorded in quarantine in which creatives from around the world share their lived experiences of these unique circumstances. Creator Giacomo De Poli tells us why this collective diary was needed now more than ever.
As London and the rest of the UK are in lockdown opportunities for long-lasting change have emerged out of of the crisis: solutions relating to the environment, work and healthcare that can be applied elsewhere too.
A historic win for the Ashaninka of Brazil as they receive compensation for deforestation on their land
On top of a 2.4 million dollar compensation, the indigenous Ashaninka people will receive an official apology from the companies who deforested their lands in the 1980s.
From Italy to the United States, workers in the logistics and delivery sectors are protesting to demand better sanitary conditions to protect themselves from Covid-19.