Donald Trump’s Benevolent Sexism

For IRIO students in 2022, identifying discrimination in politics should be easy, right? Well, maybe that is not the case. Social psychologists have found a type of sexism that is

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Stolen Babies Remain an Open Wound in Spain

During the Spanish Civil War and Francoist Spain, thousands of newborns and young children were taken from their parents and brought to new families or orphanages. The aim was to prevent these children from being raised by parents whose political stance did not match the state ideology.

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Guantánamo Bay: “Hunt down and punish those (not) responsible”

Although former US-President Obama promised to close the prison during his campaign in 2009, Cuba-based Guantánamo Bay is still operational to this day, more than twenty years later. The prison

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Cuba’s Rainbow Hotel – game-changer or facade?

On the other side of the world, there is an island surrounded by blue skies and white beaches. A paradise away from the ordinary, a place to connect with nature

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Sports and Politics: Why we Should not Treat Sports as Independent From Politics

“The US should stop politicizing sports, and stop disrupting and undermining the Beijing Winter Olympics.” According to the statement of a Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson, the United States’ decision to

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Open Schools with Empty Chairs: Uganda’s Lost Generation

On Monday 10 January, Uganda’s schools reopened after almost two years. But nearly a third of students have not returned to their school. What happened in the meantime?

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Labelled “Foreign Agents”: Russia’s Treatment of Journalists

The relationship between journalism and Russia is not an easy one. When it comes to media freedom, Russia ranked 150 out of 180 countries in 2021, showing how difficult it is for journalists to research and openly express their opinion.

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“No internationals”: How the Dutch housing crisis arose

It has not been as difficult as it is today to find a place to live in the Netherlands since World War II. The prices of houses for sale have

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Period Poverty – What is it and why should we talk about it more?

An estimated 500 million people worldwide suffer from period poverty: a public health crisis that has been going on for centuries, and relatively little has been talked and done about

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Killed for Profit: The Unheard Voices of Falun Gong Adherents

Many people are unaware of the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners in China – yet, tens of thousands of them have been killed and their organs are being sold on the global market. Find out more.

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