Education

10.03.2015 Human Wrongs Watch

The Changemaker

The Changemaker

Human Wrongs Watch Asma Ahmad Sheikh has helped people in rural Pakistan get training and set up their own businesses. Her work as a Changemaker led to her winning in a global skills competition. THATTA, Pakistan (ILO) – Asma Ahmad Sheikh was 17 years old when … »

09.03.2015 Human Wrongs Watch

Breaking the Silence

Breaking the Silence

Human Wrongs Watch Meet Suzan, one of 40 young volunteers working to protect South Sudanese women and girls at a refugee settlement in northern Uganda. By Lucy Beck* 6 March 2015 – At Nyumanzi refugee settlement in northern Uganda, where the sound of families preparing food hangs on … »

08.03.2015 Pressenza Hong Kong

Myanmar students protest Gov’t education law

Myanmar students protest Gov’t education law

On the third consecutive day of anti-government demonstrations in Myanmar (Burma), five college students were arrested Friday in the city of Leptadan (southeast), local media reported. The demonstrations had over 200 students taking part and police tried to disperse the crowd using tear gas. “Some students escaped through police barriers … »

06.03.2015 Pressenza Hong Kong

Israel: there is another way

Israel: there is another way

Current events threaten to pull Jewish and Arab citizens of Israel apart. Fear, anger and violence are undermining shared living. But this is not the case at Hand in Hand. Our schools and community activities continue unabated in our five schools and communities. As we begin 2015, and as our … »

03.03.2015 Pressenza Hong Kong

South Africa: plight of creches in rural areas

South Africa: plight of creches in rural areas

South Africa – Early Child Development sector is an important income earning sector in South Africa, particularly to those rural women who are zero rated. These are women who live in townships and rural villages earning a living by raising children from birth to 5 years in their own home-style … »

25.02.2015 Robert Burrowes

Why Do We Fear Challenging Authority?

Why Do We Fear Challenging Authority?

Have you ever noticed your own inclination, or that of other people, to believe what you/they are told by someone seen to be in authority? For example, did you know that there is overwhelming scientific evidence that the 911 destruction of the World Trade Center buildings 5, 6 and 7 … »

22.02.2015 Human Wrongs Watch

Mother Language Day: The Role of Native Tongue in Education

Mother Language Day: The Role of Native Tongue in Education

Human Wrongs Watch Mother tongue education is not only a force for quality learning, it is also essential to bolster multilingualism and respect for linguistic and cultural diversity at a time when societies are transforming quickly and many languages are under threat, the United Nations agency mandated with … »

14.02.2015 Human Wrongs Watch

Yemen: 900,000 Children Malnourished

Yemen: 900,000 Children Malnourished

Human Wrongs Watch Geneva — The political and economic crisis engulfing Yemen is having a dangerous impact on the country’s youths, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on , 13 February 2015 said as it warned that increasing numbers of children are suffering from malnourishment while fewer are attending … »

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