Racist opinions and parties are gaining ground in Europe. Sweden is no exception. But December 22nd 2013 was an important day for anti-racism. Around 20,000 people came together in the Stockholm suburb of Kärrtorp to demonstrate for the equal value of all human beings.
In Europe there is a modern form of slavery; the trade in human beings. What is needed to combat it is improved knowledge about human trafficking, and international cooperation to combat the organised crime operations that lie behind the trade.
EU citizens are able to travel freely without passport controls between EU countries who are a part of the Schengen agreement. Getting into the EU, however, is a different story.
October 3, 2013 witnessed a tragedy off the coast of the Italian island of Lampedusa. A boat filled with around 500 refugees caught fire and sank, and over 300 people died. How far apart are the continents of Europe and Africa - really?
When a boat loaded with refugees sank off the coast of the island of Lampedusa in October, many demanded immediate measures for those placed at risk by migration, at the European, national and international levels. In light of this, the common asylum policy of the EU is important.
To be forced into a marriage is often related to so-called honor-related norms and traditions. Both girls and boys are affected by this. Often, it leads to a circumscribed life for the girls and the boys are forced to control their sisters.