• Neoliberalism sees economic growth and technological innovations as the only means of social progress. It overlooks that in last century important social innovations were inspired by civil society movements for equality like feminism, antiracism, fight for human rights, movements for the rights of gays and lesbians and people with disabilities.
    Majda Hrženjak on the progressiveness of equality
  • Patriarchal power relations, victimisation and criminalisation is in prostitution maintained by the fact that prostitutes constitute a hidden social group and that legal policies are not based on their needs and interests.
    Iztok Šori on prostitution
  • If we want to change the existing inequalities between genders, gender equality must include all, women and men, by addressing different needs and specific situations of individuals.
    Živa Humer on gender equality
  • The state must provide redress for all victims of erasure, regardless of their status in Slovenia – they were all erased illegally and their rights were violated.
    Katarina Vučko on remedying the violations of human rights of the erased persons of Slovenia
  • In the political arena citizenship education is often reduced to homeland education. The competence to judge political matters is reduced to stressing the Slovene ethnogenesis, which is a very problematic reduction of the idea of citizenship.
    Mojca Pajnik, MMC RTV SLO
  • Politics of emancipation exists only in the processes of proclaiming, declaring and performing that appear as active thought-practice which is at the same time and without mediation stated and implemented by its protagonist activist, militant and is a result of a universal thought, where all differences disintegrate or become completely irrelevant.
    Lana Zdravković on politics of emancipation
  • For Slovenia, it's important to ratify the 1961 UN Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness. After all, in the past Slovenia as part of Yugoslavia as well as after declaring independence in 1991 contributed to statelessness with its then normative citizenship framework.
    Neža Kogovšek Šalamon on statelessness
  • The research work today is far from being dedicated to the issue of truth, it rather became an autopoietic function – of research itself.
    Vlasta Jalušić at the Round table of Free university about academic (in)equalityvideo
  • Opposite sex couples may marry on Saturdays in Ljubljana Castle, while same-sex couples may register on a weekday in some office in Mačkova street. This resembles the American racist policy which kept the whites in the front and the black in the back of the bus.
    Roman Kuhar on discrimination
  • The complex phenomena of nationalism and racism necessitate, alongside their historical, socio-economic and geographical characteristics, analysing also their intertwining and interdependence in the present.
    Veronika Bajt on contemporary nationalism and racism

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The best response to hate speech is – speech

In January 2015, in the framework of the “Responding to Hate Speech – Activation of an Independent Conjunctive Body (ACT)” initiative, an Anti-Hate Speech Council commenced with its activites. More information

Public statements | 28/1/2015

Protest of the Peace Institute against the prosecution of journalists

Peace Institute strongly condemns the growing trend of repressive prosecution of journalists in Slovenia. (…) We expect the Minister for Justice and the government to immediately submit into the legislative process a proposal to amend the Penal Code, which will avoid continued prosecution of journalists. (…)
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