A 23 years old girl was gang raped by six men on a bus in Delhi suburbs. The injuries she reported were so dramatic she died after two weeks in December 2012. Instead of hiding her tragedy, her family demanded openly justice and forced India to become aware of this latent problem. Violence against women has never been so evident.
Media now focus on gender-based violence and people ask t
A soldier's heart
On March 26, 2010, Corporal Todd Nicely, 26, is in charge of a patrol of twelve Marines in Helmand, in Afghanistan. Suddenly he hears the creepy sound of the activation mechanism of a pressure plate of a IED (improvised explosive device). This simple click will mark his life forever. The explosion throws him in the air, while his thoughts and worries are for his wife Crystal and his soldiers. He d
Andho, a brighter future.
In Nepali language, "andho" indicates a blind person. In Kathmandu, the capital, andho people sing in clubs and play cricket, give massages to mountaineers and run libraries with braille books. In Nepal blindness is a quite widespread disease: the nation is one of the hardest hit in the world compared to the population. And if in big cities to cure cataract illness may be relatively easy, for poor
A tiny, yet vibrating, melting pot in a small centre about 8 km northwest of Milan. Dozens of families, at least 70 different nationalities, live together peacefully in Baranzate, a commune of 11.000 inhabitants with the highest concentration - 26,5% costantly rising - of immigrants in Italy. This lively, multicolored ethnic mixture has become an invaluable treasure and Baranzate is now regarded a
The Secret History of the Mongols, the oldest literary work written in the Mongolian language, tells how Gengis Khan was able to put under his control more than 30 fighting tribes, and how, once in power, he declared homosexuality immediately illegal in order to attempt to increase the population of his new empire. Today, more than 800 years later, Mongolia is an independent country with the lowes
Red earth of no one
By Nadia Shira Cohen and Paulo Siqueira
In October, 2012, the Guarani-Kaiowa indigenous tribe of Brazilian state Mato Grosso Do Sul vowed to fight to their death in a dispute over the land of their ancestors. The community of 50 men, 50 women and 70 children wrote a chilling letter to the Brazilian government. "We have all decided that we will not leave this place, neither alive nor dead."
Last call of the Great Wall
This is a 4,000-miles cycling journey along the Great Wall of China, from Dunhuang (Gansu province) across the desert of Xinjiang up to Dandong (Liaoning province) near the border with North Korea; three months spent on a bike through Northern China's mainland.
The Great Wall passes through several provinces: Gansu, Ningxia, Shaanxi, Shanxi, Inner Mongolia, Hebei and Liaoning, finally r
From woman to woman
This is the story about Francesca and Debora. A very intimate one. Francesca is suffering from SMA (Spinal Muscular Atrophy), a disease that weakens the muscles, while Debora is the first official sexual assistant in Italy, a well trained person whose role is to help disabled people facing sexual problems. This specific job is not yet recognized in our country and very often is misinterpreted. Deb