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25.01.2014

Bangladesh: too early marriage a violence against children

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… »

13.01.2014

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

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… »

12.01.2014

West Bank Silent Strike

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… »

11.12.2013

Symposium “From Einstein to Magritte: beyond our truths”

Symposium “From Einstein to Magritte: beyond our truths”

On December 7 and 8 2013 the Centers for Humanist Studies of Paris and Brussels were very pleased to organise their first Symposium in the beautiful settings of the Park of Study and Reflection La Belle Idée, France. It was a well attended occasion with panelists and participants from France,… »

04.12.2013

States Have a Responsibility to Protect Higher Education from Attack

States Have a Responsibility to Protect Higher Education from Attack

[clear][divide] States must protect universities as spaces where professors and students are safe to teach, learn, and research free from threats to their physical and psychological well being, the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack (GCPEA) said in a new report released today. The 25-page study, Institutional… »

04.12.2013

Noam Chomsky on Education & How “Manufacturing Consent” Brought Attention to East Timor Massacres

Noam Chomsky on Education & How “Manufacturing Consent” Brought Attention to East Timor Massacres

Amy Goodman for Democracy Now! At the premier of the new animated film, “Is the Man Who is Tall Happy?” in New York City, Noam Chomsky joined filmmaker Michel Gondry in conversation. We play excerpts of Chomsky’s remarks on his educational background and his reflects on “Manufacturing Consent,” another… »

19.11.2013

International Day for Tolerance 16 November

International Day for Tolerance 16 November

In 1996, the UN General Assembly (by resolution 51/95) invited UN Member States to observe the International Day for Tolerance on 16 November, with activities directed towards both educational establishments and the wider public. This action followed on the United Nations Year for Tolerance, 1995, proclaimed by the UN General… »

09.11.2013

TED: two different aspects of Active Nonviolence

TED: two different aspects of Active Nonviolence

Active Nonviolence is a methodology for change which is coherent with its objectives. Here we report of two TED lectures that show its power in theory and practice. Non-violence resistance with Erica Chenowets Published on Nov 4, 2013 Between 1900-2006, campaigns of nonviolent civil resistance were twice as… »

09.11.2013

U.S. Loses Vote at UNESCO After Halting Funds over Palestine Membership

U.S. Loses Vote at UNESCO After Halting Funds over Palestine Membership

The United States lost its voting rights today at the global cultural agency UNESCO after failing to pay its dues for three years in protest over the agency’s recognition of Palestine. U.S. law compels the automatic withholding of funds from U.N. agencies that accept Palestine as a member, which UNESCO… »

02.11.2013

A Year on from Malala’s Attack: Keeping Education out of the Battle

A Year on from Malala’s Attack: Keeping Education out of the Battle

October 8, 2011. Article forwarded by the Réseau International Humaniste, member of the GCPEA, (New York) – One year ago tomorrow, school girl Malala Yousefzai was attacked by the Pakistani Taliban. This somber anniversary is a reminder of the perils that students, teachers, and professors face in areas of conflict… »

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