Work-Family Balance: Let’s start the debate

On the 26th of April 2017, the European Commission released a Proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on work-life balance for parents and carers and repealing Council Directive 2010/28/EU. The purpose of this proposal is to address equal treatments and opportunities in today’s labour market; to promote non-discrimination and […]

When users become abusers

The sexual exploitation of women and children start with pornography In the Age of the Internet, pornography has taken over not only online platforms but also many of our minds. According to researchers “pornography’s intense stimulation of the brain brings about significant changes in the brain similar to drug addiction.” [1] So “those with compulsive […]

You Are Beautiful: My Story of Self-Appreciation

Being a woman is difficult as women tend to compare themselves to other women and be like them. Some of us tend not being contented with what we have always wanting to be like another woman but ourselves. Who is a woman? Comparing our definitions about a woman may be different but we should all […]

Investing in the Family, Investing in the Future

I and my fellow WYA members attended a European Youth Workshop and Conference titled “Family, investing in the future” and organized by the Confederation of Family Associations in the Carpathian Basin. The program, which was hosted by Hungarian MEP György Hölvényi from the EPP, took place at the European Parliament. The speakers addressed the challenges faced […]

The death of adoption: surrogacy buyers’ market puts children in need at a disadvantage

Adoption is in trouble due to competition from the surrogacy industry. Adoption procedures were designed with the sole purpose of protecting the best interests of the child. But this cornerstone of family policy is suffering at the hands of a new model that is developing, a model which prioritizes consumers preferences and economic principles. The […]

From Answers to Questions

In class, I’ve always been the type to raise my hand at every question, the answer on the tip of my tongue. So when I entered college, I walked into my first class, books in hand, ready to show what I knew. And then something amazing happened. The professor started to talk about things I […]

Beyond the March: The Essence of Our Choices

Warm sunshine and mild weather welcomed the hundreds of thousands of people at the National Mall this January 21st for the annual March for Life. Their hopeful presence and positive message contrasted the lackluster House, which had just failed to gather enough votes to pass a bill banning most late-term abortions. For those who recognize […]