Monday, 08 March 2021 - No. 56

ISSN 2696-9734

News & Interviews
15% of Europeans live in housing with a leaking roof, damp walls or floors.
Martha Myers: “Lockdowns have had a drastic impact on the 50 million EU citizens who already live in energy poverty”

The energy poverty campaigner and member of Friends of the Earth Europe talks about energy precariousness in Europe and the effects of Covid-19 in this field.

The flexibility and reduction of the environmental impact are two of the strengths of online work camps.
Online work camps, an alternative in the context of a pandemic

Faced with the impossibility of travelling, international volunteering finds itself limited, which has led organisations to getting creative and boosting online work camps.

Flaminia Macchia, the executive director of Rare Diseases International.
Flaminia Macchia: “Rare diseases are often ignored by public policies, the journey towards full inclusion is long”

On the occasion of Rare Disease Day, we interview the executive director of Rare Diseases International, a network of 76 member organisations representing rare disease patient groups in over 100 countries worldwide.

Àlex, Glòria and Lluc, in the garden of their house in Manlleu.
Àlex Roca: "It’s not right that all the healthcare responsibility should fall on the parents of small children"

We spoke with Àlex Roca, Lluc’s father and promoter of Petits Superherois (Small Superheroes), an association of parents of children with centronuclear myopathies.

The European Volunteer Centre (CEV) launches the 10th edition of the European Volunteering Capital competition.
Will your city be the next European Volunteering Capital?

CEV calls for applications for the title of European Volunteering Capital Competition 2023.

 India and South Africa submitted an initiative to the WHO asking for exemptions to intellectual property for the vaccines.had been applied in only 10 countries.
Inequality marks access to Covid vaccine

Humanitarian and human rights defender organizations, and the WHO all warn of the inequity of vaccine distribution system.

Nú Larruy @nularruy
Every day is March 8

Of all the social injustices we suffer, violence by men is the worst. Worldwide, the leading cause of death for women is violence, ahead of other diseases.

COVID-19 means tackling energy poverty is more urgent than ever

The COVID-19 crisis is hitting European consumers in the pocket, causing rising unemployment and falling income for those who have kept their jobs. Spending more time at home as a result of lockdown measures could make matters worse for energy bills.

More feminism for a gender equal world

We need to make spaces for women, and particularly non-privileged women, to lead decision-making processes.

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