‘It felt as if we had landed on the moon’: Malala Yousafzai on life in the UK
hose early days in Birmingham reminded me of being internally displaced in Pakistan – except the faces, the food, and the language here were foreign.
We were comfortable, we were being well taken care of – but it had not been our choice to come here and we missed home.
Russia: Bill to Decriminalize Domestic Violence
Update: On February 7, 2017, President Putin signed the bill into law.
The amendments would decriminalize a first offense of family violencethat does not cause serious harm requiring hospital treatment. Only violence that leads to serious injuries like broken bones or a concussion would remain criminalized. The law would apply to violence against any family member, including women and children. Abusers, if found guilty, would face a minimal fine, up to 15 days’ administrative arrest, or compulsory community service.
The EU’s new plans for a border force of 10,000 guards yet again shows its unwillingness to defend the fundamental rights of refugees.
Posted by Le Monde diplomatique in English on Monday, September 10, 2018
Spain Becomes New Target for Migrants
Although the number of migrants making their way across the Mediterranean to Europe has fallen drastically, the preferred overseas route has now moved westward to the strait between Morocco and Spain. Now Rome, Madrid and North African countries are battling to find a solution.
Across the strait, in Spain, the consequences are coming into view: Last Saturday, on the beach at Zahora, near Cape Trafalgar, about 50 refugees sprinted among the nearly naked swimmers and nudists as their wooden boat reached the coast. There was an uproar on the beach and some of the vacationers filmed the scene. The images, which were posted on the internet soon after, show the collision between two worlds.