We are a group of EVS volunteers working for the Infinite Opportunities Association Ngo in Sofia, Bulgaria. We are part of a European campaign focused on the protection of human rights and the spreading of European values on the internet. This is our blog. Here you can find information about our experience in Bulgaria and other interesting news connected to the on-line tolerance platform. Sharing is Caring!
"I hate gypsies also, they are everywhere."
We recently found this very nice journal - Klaxonpress - which is publishing poetry of young Bulgarian authors in two languages, Bulgarian and English. Not just the design, but also the content was fascinating us, especially when we found the following poem by Stefan Ikoga: "Easy to Hate".
If you want to read the whole journal, you can find it here, go for it, we can only recommend it!
Moreover you can follow our Blogger-collegue Stefan Ikoga on http://stefanikoga.blogspot.com/ .
At the end of August one of our organization’s major
projects – The Youth Cause (Младежка Кауза) is coming to an end. That having said it is about
time to point out what we have reached, who and how have benefited from this
project. The main activities during the projectincludedbuilding
partnerships and networks for youth information and support, capacity building
and providing information, trainingcourses for Youth Initiatives and awareness raising. We are
proud to say that with the establishment of the Youth Cause platform www.kauza.net, the network of partner NGOs was created including 12 youth NGOs in the
active partnership and spreading the capacity building tips to other NGOs
currently not officially involved in the network. Twenty young people have participated
in the training “The organizing and implementing interactive youth initiatives.”
is open for all the NGOs and youth activists, and is filled with manuals and
tips for the effective young NGOs capacity buildi…
Our two new Interns from AIESEC finished their first week, therefore it's time to introduce them to you. They are going to help us in our project "Green Community", as both of them plan to work in the environmental sector in their future. Five questions, five simple answers:
Iris Hong Kong- 20 –Bachelor, environmental Management and Technology Best thing about Bulgaria You
have experienced so far? The
antique market in the basement of Temple Sveta Paraskevais so amazing to me, you
can find everything there!! Your personal contribution to
the environment? I don’t
use any disposable utensils. I bring my own bags to market. Any person you would like to
have a cup of coffee with? June Leung – a teacher and an entrepreneurin Hong Kong. If you could write a slogan on the sky, what would that be? Hey guys,
please appreciate every single moment in life. What drives you crazy? Mosquitoes
make disgusting noise when I am sleeping.
Carmine Napoli, Italy - 24 – Master Degree Best thing about …
In what moment
our love and respect to nature becomes more important that non-violence, acceptance and respect for human rights and human life? We invite
you to explore the possible consequenceswhich may result fromdesire to
prove the rightness of green life and unrespect to other people's opinions. Not everything is fair
in love and war. Why? Check our pictures to understand. How does it start? Where do the roots of the values of eco terrorists come from?
What are the main activities of eco-terrorists's?
Who are they?
Did they have rules?
Here you can watch two videous about Earth Liberation Front. The first one is "If a tree Falls: A story of the Earth Liberation Front" is the official documentary made by filmmaker Marshall Curry, exploring the origins, motives eco-terrorism.
The second movie is another documentary, "Behind the Mask: The Story Of The People Who Risk Everything To Save Animals" is a 2006 documentary film about the Animal Liberation Front (ALF…
10 green ticks of buying green from our office When we are
being motivated by impatience, low price, hunger, fashion or sale,
without thinking we surrender marketing ploys and tricks and become a part of
consumerist society. Is it dangerous? If you surrender to the passion of shopping
regularly, the answer is: “Yes, it is”. Consumerism is destructive for the
planet and it is harmful for your life. Life of consumerist may be depicted by a qoute from Chuck
Palahniuk novel: „Advertising has us chasing cars and clothes, working jobs we
hate so we can buy s**t we don’t need.”
office we try to be happy, healthy and pro-green by avoiding buying unnecessary
products. Sometimes our desire ofpossession of the product is so strong,
that we lend ourselves to passion and buy the product. But we are buying “green”.
How we manage doing this without boredom and frustration? You can find the
answer while checking our tricks and suggestions how to buy, but buy “right”
Has it ever occured to you that becoming more sustainable is kind of hard? You have to stop using car, become vegetarian, buy only organic food and cosmetics... Isn't that the change of the whole life style?? False!!!! In the beginning littkle steps are what matters. We found 16 easy steps to help the planet with minimal efforts.
Designed by Iuliia Zadorozhnia, written by Indre Lechtimiakyte
Despite that fact that in many countries women’s rights are established by law, a lot of people, both man and women, ignore the basic standards of gender equality and (we hope that they just) forget to respect the women’s rights and freedoms. We don’t even mean the right to vote, to work, to own property, to have education or to have marital or parental rights. We mean deeper issues, like stereotypes about what women should do or what woman’s work is.
If you are bored of reading philosophical tractates of Mary Wollstonecraft, Betty Friedan, Shulamith Firestone, Gloria Steinem and Angela Davis, look carefully through our list –its non-fiction literature with brilliant plots and breathtaking manner of storytelling.
1. ‘’The Second Sex’’by Simone de Beauvoir
2. “The Vagina
Monologues” byEve Ensler
3. "Field Work In Ukrainian Sex" by Oksana Zabuzhko
4. “The Beauty Myth: How Images of Beauty Are Used Against Women” by Naomi Wolf
Did you know that 90% of Roma are living at the risk of poverty? Or that every fifth Roma in Bulgaria had experienced discrimination based or the ethnicity within last year. Check out more facts about Roma in Bulgaria on our chart.
На 05 юли се проведе седмото издание на „София прайд парад”. Въпреки осъждането от страна на Българската православна църква и изявленията на лидера на Атака, парадът беше подкрепен с писмена декларация от 11 дипломати и посланици от дипломатически мисии в София. София прайд 2014 премина през центъра на столицата без инциденти и бе посетен от около 400 души. В София има около 80 000 ЛГБТ, които всеки ден са обект на неравностойно третиране. Парадите по целия свят целят да привлекат публичното внимание към иначе скритата и маргинализирана общност на ЛГБТ и по този начин да предизвикат обществен дебат за предразсъдъците и дискриминацията срещу тях. --------------------------------------------------------------------- On the 5th of July the 7th Sofia Pride parade was held. Despite the earlier condemnation by the Bulgarian Orthodox Church and incidental statements of Ataka leader, the parade was supported in a written statement by 11 diplomats and ambassadors on diplomatic missions in Sofia. …
abusing, spitting, throwing stones, bricks and Molotov cocktails on the
opposing supporters, abuse of smoke bombs and massive fights: this is another side of Football.
football, the most popular sport in the world, has turned from a unifying factor
into a cause of discord? Watch those two films about football fans, which are
showing the life of football hooligans from the inside and you will maybe understand
the reason of their hatred. Green Street 2005, UK, Direction:
Lexi Alexander With:
Charlie Hunnam, Claire Forlani, Elijah Wood and Leo Gregory The
director Lexi Alexander was inspired by memories of her childhood, when she
supported the Waldhof Mannheim football team. Co-authored with the former
football hooligan Dougie Brimson, she wrote the script and directed the movie
about the lifestyle of the supporters of West Ham United Football Club. This
film is another attempt to portray the so-called "English disease",
hooliganism, in the cinema. The plot is quit…