Costa Rica celebrated its first same-sex marriage when two women, Alexandra Quiros and Dunia Araya, celebrated their wedding: an “extraordinary moment”.
The United States says yes to same-sex marriage: the world celebrates equal rights
On the 26th of June the Supreme Court ruled in favour of same-sex marriage in all 50 states. The landmark decision triggered jubilation all over the world.
In the United States is no longer possible do adopt laws to ban same-sex marriage. This is what the American Supreme Court has ruled on Friday 26 June by 5 votes to 4. Before the ruling, 37 states, plus the District of Columbia, already adopted same-sex marriages, but now no state is allowed to not celebrate or recognize them.
The Obama administration embraced the ruling with a real explosion of joy, and the President Barack Obama held a speech on the importance of equal rights, starting from the possibility of getting married. Moreover, he launched the hashtag #LoveWins that has quickly become popular all over the world. Numerous both organised and spontaneous demonstrations took place globally. In fact, the 28th of June is a symbolic date for the LGBT world, and the gay pride is celebrated in different cities of the world, from Milan to New York, Manila, and London. In Milan some 100,000 people participated to the Milano Pride, to fight prejudices and say YES to love. The slogan they used was spot on: “Rights feed the planet”, recalling the Expo Milano 2015 motto “Feeding the planet. Energy for life”.
The pandemic and its restrictions are affecting everyone, without exceptions. However factors like housing, income inequalities, gender, access to technology and working conditions are influencing how people experience the health crisis.
Time magazine’s 100 Women of the Year project sheds light on influential women’s stories, from Amelia Earhart to Greta Thunberg. A selection of some of the greats for International Women’s Day.
The New York Supreme Court has found former film producer Harvey Weinstein guilty of rape and sexual assault. Even though he was acquitted of other charges, the verdict could be a turning point for women’s rights.
Joaquin Phoenix, who won Best Actor at the 2020 Oscars, reminded us that we need to overcome our egocentric view of the world, and rather choose love and compassion towards others and the natural world.
Climate change poses a risk for millions. However, women are the most vulnerable to its negative consequences: a few simple considerations by the Italian Climate Network help us perceive the global implications of this.
Un violador en tu camino – the rapist is you – is an anthem protesting the impunity of gender-based violence. It began in Chile and has become a global flash mob, bringing people to the streets and resonating all over the world.
Denis Mukwege, who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2018, is known as the “doctor who mends women” because in his hospital in Africa he healed thousands of rape victims, in their body and soul. We interviewed him in Milan.
At the dawn of a new era, women in Japan still face old challenges: they’re paid less than men and struggle to scale the professional ladder. How can the impasse be broken?