Education

29.03.2016

Bikes to enhance high school education for girls in Lahore

Bikes to enhance high school education for girls in Lahore

As long ago as 2006, the government of the Indian state of Bihar introduced an innovative programme that aimed to improve school access and reduce the gender gap in secondary school enrollment by providing girls who continued to secondary school with a bicycle. Over the years, using data from household surveys,… »

18.03.2016

Roma Feminists Navigate the Tricky Terrain of Ethnic Stereotypes

Roma Feminists Navigate the Tricky Terrain of Ethnic Stereotypes

 Last year, as the news broke in the Romanian media that a man who had died of AIDS had infected over 30 young women with HIV, it became clear to me that much needed to be done on sexual education in Romania. In Roma communities in particular, there is… »

14.03.2016

Palestinian wins best teacher in the world

Palestinian wins best teacher in the world

On Sunday night, the Palestinian teacher Hanan Al-Hroub won the one million dollar Global Teacher Prize amongst ten teachers nominated from all over the world. About a month ago, the prize, organized by the Varkey Foundation, has chosen ten finalists from countries all over the world including Kenya, India, Pakistan,… »

04.03.2016

Honduras: Goldman Environmental Prize winner Berta Caceres killed

Honduras: Goldman Environmental Prize winner Berta Caceres killed

Berta Caceres, who won the 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize, has been shot dead at her home in the town of La Esperanza, the killing done by two assailants who broke into her home, says a member of her group, the Indian Council of People’s Organizations of Honduras. Fellow activist Tomas Membreno said in a… »

18.02.2016

Global Week of Action Against Gun Violence

Global Week of Action Against Gun Violence

  Join the Global Week of Action Against Gun Violence: 1-8 May 2016 Dear IANSA members and friends, We are pleased to announce the dates for this year’s Global Week of Action Against Gun Violence: 1–8 May 2016. This week has been chosen to give IANSA members sufficient time… »

15.02.2016

Do the new elections in Uganda mean renewed and increased ritual murders?

Do the new elections in Uganda mean renewed and increased ritual murders?

Milena Rampoldi, ProMosaik e.V.: New elections in Uganda are to be held imminently. It is most likely that the  president of the country, Yoweri Museveni, who is running for his seventh term will remain president of Uganda, as usual, after these elections. However, I am not concerned about who will be the… »

03.02.2016

Occupy London Tours

Occupy London Tours

February 2016 Programme Forget Jack the Ripper and the London Dungeons, we show you the murky side of the capital’s more recent past.! Occupy London Tours is a free alternative tour company, run by volunteers, who want to throw open the secretive world of finance and politics for… »

03.02.2016

The Right Livelihood College

The Right Livelihood College

Disseminating and strengthening wisdoms and skills for a positive future “The Right Livelihood College aims to be five things – a hub, a catalyst, an incubator, a multiplier and an accelerator of links between universities and the work of Right Livelihood Laureates, an interactive link between academics and activists.”… »

30.01.2016

Nepal: ‘The mind is everything. What you think, you become.’

Nepal: ‘The mind is everything. What you think, you become.’

Rojina Bajracharya, a Python developer from Bhaktapur, Nepal, is the first winner of Toptal Scholarships for Female Developers. Python is becoming a widely used general-purpose but high-level computer programming language somewhat akin to C++ or Java. Its merit is code readability; it allows programmers to express concepts in fewer lines… »

14.01.2016

Deprived of School, ‘Future of 24 Million Children in Conflict Zones under Threat’

Deprived of School, ‘Future of 24 Million Children in Conflict Zones under Threat’

  Human Wrongs Watch Nearly 24 million children living in crisis zones in 22 strife-torn countries are being deprived of a school education, threatening their own future and that of their societies, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on 12 January 2016 reported “Children living in countries affected… »

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