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Demography

Pablo Escobar y los jóvenes colombianos.

Colombia es un país hermoso desde donde se le mire, en el horizonte hay infinidad de paisajes entre los que se encuentran llanuras, paramos, montañas, cordilleras, selvas y desiertos. Es el país con más diversidad de aves y anfibios y el segundo más biodiverso del planeta. También, grandes riquezas minerales están bajo su suelo oro, […]

Juan Antonio Piragua Bernal | August 15, 2017
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Abortion

Private Foundations and the Expanded Mexico City Policy

On January 23, 2017, President Trump reinstated the Mexico City Policy (MCP), a Reagan-era set of guidelines intended to restrict United States funding for abortion. The Policy withholds US funding, delivered in large part through USAID and the Department of Health and Human Services, from non-US groups that advocate for abortion as a method of […]

Anthony Tokarz | June 6, 2017
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Demography

“Migration is not a choice, but a necessity”

On May 22, 2017, The Holy See hosted an event titled “Ensuring the Right of all to remain in dignity, peace and security in their countries of origin.” This highlighted a very important topic: migration. The Holy See, with other presenters, kept repeating, “Migration is not a choice, but a necessity.” Today, we live in […]

Ruth Rosa | May 25, 2017
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Demography

Should Women Migrant Workers Leave their Families in Order to Work?

On February 17th, I attended a UN Women conference which addressed women’s human rights in the global compact for safe, orderly and regular migration. I focus on migration and immigration, in my current studies, so I was understandably interested in the event. Migrations is an urgent issue affecting the globe, and it occurs for many […]

Ruth Rosa | March 3, 2017
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Abortion

“Truth” without last names

Back in January 2016, Alexandra Liebl, a student contributor of the International Youth Coalition, published the article “Abortion Rights and Oxymorons”, where she described how her opposition to abortion was grounded in her love for truth. Two months ago, (that is, almost a year after the publication of that article), a girl named Maggie published […]

J. Francisco Macías | February 10, 2017
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Demography

Is there a global ‘loneliness epidemic’?

Last month, The New York Times reported on a series of initiatives in Britain to address an unusual concern: loneliness. Describing it as a “serious public health issue” affecting mostly senior citizens, the National Health Service, along with local governments and charities, has taken steps toward improvement. They have set up 24-hour loneliness call-in lines, […]

Barbara B. | October 6, 2016
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Demography

Considering displaced persons: Before we fear, let’s learn from the past

It’s February 1945. Liviu is fifteen years old, though he does not look it. The months in the camp have whittled him down to a child-like size, always shivering. Though he has been out for nearly two weeks—the foreign men loaded him and the other inmates into wagons and drove them to a new camp with separate beds and good-smelling […]

Barbara B. | September 25, 2016
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Demography

The Great American Woman

Who is she? Why is she great? There are people who think they know the answer or at least they have a few options, fifteen to be exact. There is a small campaign trying to garner support to put a woman on a $20 dollar bill by 2020. The initiators named the campaign “Women on […]

Catherine Birri | April 1, 2015
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CSW

Feminism: The Point And The Problems

A lot has been said about feminism since the movement began in 1848 in Seneca Falls, NY. However, as the International Youth Coalition begins its week at the United Nation’s Commission of the Status of Women, the subject has been on our minds a bit more than usual. As a 21- year old girl I […]

Eileen Wittig | March 10, 2015
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