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Student Platform for Engineering Education and Development

 “I am a member of the Student Platform for Engineering Education and Development (SPEED),” writes Priyanka Byahatti. “We develop action plans to improve the engineering education in particular to make the world a better place to live in. I am currently working on an action plan called ‘Engineering Seeds of Peace’.” SPEED conducts a Global Students Forum (GSF) every year which draws academics, representativ ...

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Mumbai: annual examinations of the Dawoodi Bohra community

The 76th annual examination of Aljamea-tus- Saifyah conducted by Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin who lays strong emphasis on women empowerment through education The 76th Imteehan Sanawee of the Dawoodi Bohra community’s 200 year old educational institute, Aljamea-tus-Saifyah are currently taking place over a period of ten days at the Saifee Masjid in Bhendi Bazar, Mumbai. In line with community tradition, the exa ...

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Nigerian President Seeks International Help for Schoolgirls’ Rescue

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan says he has asked for international help toward finding the 276 schoolgirls kidnapped last month. The militant Islamist group Boko Haram is suspected of abducting the girls during a night raid on their northeastern hostel. Jonathan and President Obama have spoken by phone to discuss the crisis, and Nigeria has made appeals to other world powers. Over the weekend, Jonatha ...

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Education is not business

Higher Education and Structural Unemployment: Discovering Possible Alternatives By Niamat Ullah Sarker* With globalization developed through capitalism, a new horizon has been seen in the world of trade and commerce. Under capitalism, people are free to work at jobs of their own choice, to try to sell their products or services at whatever prices they wish, and to select from among various products and serv ...

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Race Matters: Resegregation and the Rollback of Affirmative Action

“I say segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever.” So proclaimed Alabama Gov. George Wallace more than a half-century ago. His proudly racist rhetoric was matched by heinous actions: Murders, lynchings and systemic violence, often endorsed or organized by state and local governments, were inflicted on African-Americans and their allies struggling for civil rights. Despite that, those fighti ...

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Attacks on Education Should Lead Security Council Debate

To view video feature http://youtu.be/CPNM5nxq80M (New York, March 7, 2014) The United Nations Security Council should emphasize the protection of students, teachers, and schools at its annual debate on children and armed conflict on March 7, the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack said today. In a report released last week, “Education Under Attack 2014,” the Global Coalition identified 30 cou ...

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When a penis is not a penis but a weapon, or a torture instrument

Another gang rape in India, this time in a tribal area, a young woman is found in the company of a man from another village, moreover a Muslim; the village unofficial council imposes a hefty fine which the woman's family cannot pay, so she gets gang raped by the men of the village, allegedly. The family is warned not to go to the authorities but she's bleeding heavily so she's smuggled to a hospital two day ...

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Bangladesh: too early marriage a violence against children

The shock of child marriage on the lives of girls and boys can be ruinous. It may start a series of children's health complications, with child mortality, domestic violence, severe poverty cycles and much more. The Bangladesh practice of child marriage continues in a silent attack on health and human rights. It is a form of violence. It closes the eyes of people to abuses in child protection. According to t ...

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Sweden’s Prostitution Solution: Why Hasn’t Anyone Tried This Before?

By the Women's Justice Centre In a centuries deep sea of clichés despairing that 'prostitution will always be with us', one country's success stands out as a solitary beacon lighting the way. In just five years Sweden has dramatically reduced the number of its women in prostitution. In the capital city of Stockholm the number of women in street prostitution has been reduced by two thirds, and the number of ...

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West Bank Silent Strike

Nablus, 2014/01/03 - To strike is a cry of desperation to re-establish ones rights. To strike is to show the society the valuable work the striking workforce performs. For 31 days the strike in all 19 UNRWA refugee camps on the West Bank has been carried out. For 31 days pupils have not received any education, sick and injured people have not been able to get any healthcare or medicine and the waste mountai ...

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