Written by Diogo Baptista Glossed lips and bronzed cheeks are a statement and a mark of distinctiveness, but also of inclusiveness. Will a man wearing make-up ever be a hundred percent socially accepted? Mishel Peters has always been candid about his experience with wearing make-up. The now 22-year-old works as a freelance make-up artist and part-time employee at the cosmetics store MAC. With almost 7,000 followers on Instagram, he shows that make-up … Continue reading Make-up & masculinity
Written by Maxim Etty Overcoming a drug addiction is difficult, but Max Meeuwisse (28) managed to stay clean. Now he’s helping others to do the same. January is a special month for Max Meeuwisse because it marks three years of officially being clean. Max used hard drugs since he was fourteen years old: “I felt defeated and helpless. But the fear of losing my … Continue reading Reborn
By Fleur Withagen Freedom is the power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants without hindrance or restraint. Slovaks care about their freedom and cherish this right with their hart. But how free is Slovakia and their press, especially after the murder on Ján Kuciak? On the Freedom Festival in Bratislava on Friday 24 May, I met Tomáš Kriššák, a 32-year-old project … Continue reading Freedom in Bratislava
By Maxim Etty & Dave Lantinga Cheap housing, a vibrant urban environment, different cultures, prominent buildings, underground bars and a roman history. All good reasons to pay a visit to Budapest for a couple days. The city also happens to be an attractive metropole for students, but why? Budapest offers a wide range of degrees with a welcoming student community. The city has one the … Continue reading Why Budapest is the place to study
by Naomi de Ridder, Dyonne Onyema and Diogo Baptista Clean Air Action Group tries to create awareness towards air pollution in Hungary. On our trip to Budapest we interviewed Dr. Gábor Bendik, member of the NGO about this issue. The following podcast gives an in-deep perception of the national problem. Make sure to check the facts below! Continue reading Air pollution in Hungary
In Hungary, air pollution is the leading cause of premature deaths. However, contrary to popular belief, industrial pollution is not the main cause for the deterioration in relation to air quality. by Diogo Baptista, Naomi de Ridder and Dyonne Onyema According to Secretary of State Zoltán Kovács (50), consumer heating and particularly the burning of solid fuels emit particulate matter (PM) that have the most … Continue reading Hungary – bad air, don’t care?
By Romy Caverlé and Marijn Butter We had the honour to be at the election party of the two parties SPOLU and Progressive Slovakia. We talked to the candidates on the list and asked them about what their opinion is on women rights. Also, check out our photo essay to get to know the candidates. Continue reading What do Slovak politicians have to say about women rights?
By Romy Caverlé and Marijn Butter Photo Essay about women rights in Slovakia. We went to the election party from SPOLU and Progressive Slovakia and asked the candidates about their opinion on this topic. Listen to what they had to say in our podcast. Continue reading Candidates on the list of winning party Slovakia
By Romy Caverlé and Marijn Butter For many years now, women rights are a big issue in Slovakia. Women in this country do not have the same rights as men and are expected to fulfill the traditional role women were told to have. So, the question is: who should be responsible for changing this conservative mindset: the government or the European Union? On 1 … Continue reading No place for the modern feminist in traditional Slovakia
By Esmee Bakker and Elisa Vrij Hungary is the only country in the EU that protects life from the moment of perception. That’s why abortions are very restricted and difficult to get for women. In the infographic and podcast below, we explore this situation in depth together with Kristina Les, a Hungarian woman working for the Women on Web organisation. Women on Web helps women … Continue reading Abortion in Hungary