Human Rights

25.04.2014

Why it is crucial to place the protection of children from violence at the centre of the global sustainable development agenda

Why it is crucial to place the protection of children from violence at the centre of the global sustainable development agenda

The protection of boys and girls from all forms of violence is a concern the international community cannot afford to omit from the post-2015 development agenda. In fact, freedom from violence is indispensable to a sustainable future in which children will be able to grow up… »

23.04.2014

Internet governance must be truly democratic

Internet governance must be truly democratic

The Delhi Declaration The Internet has become a vitally important social infrastructure that profoundly impacts our societies.  We are all citizens of an Internet-mediated world whether as the minority who uses it or the majority who does not.  The Internet must advance human rights and social justice.  Internet governance must… »

21.04.2014

India’s Women Lose the Election

India’s Women Lose the Election

By Manipadma Jena for IPS NEW DELHI, Apr 21 2014 (IPS) – “Men just do not want to give up their seats, it’s as simple as that,” says 67-year-old candidate in the Indian election Subhhasini Ali, voicing a gloomy view across women’s groups in… »

18.04.2014

UN Special Rapporteur Rashida Manjoo says UK has ‘sexist culture’

UN Special Rapporteur Rashida Manjoo says UK has ‘sexist culture’

According to the BBC, Ms Manjoo whilst on a visit to the UK, said the “sexism was worse in the UK than in other places, and warned that the government’s austerity measures were having a “disproportionate impact” on women’s risk of violence. “The government said it wanted to end… »

17.04.2014

Snowden Questions Putin on Mass Surveillance

Edward Snowden was a surprise questioner today at a televised call-in show hosted by Russian President Vladimir Putin. Putin spent much of the broadcast fielding questions on the crisis in Ukraine. But Snowden asked Putin if Russia is engaged in the same mass surveillance practices that Snowden exposed in… »

14.04.2014

Leading Leaders for Peace in Tel Aviv

Leading Leaders for Peace in Tel Aviv

by Hillel Schenker  for The Palestine-Israel Journal As we near the April 29th deadline for Israeli-Palestinian negotiations set by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, some people are afraid of using the word “peace”, thinking its passé, utopian or simply unattainable, like the other side of the moon. »

11.04.2014

Trial of Al-Jazeera journalists adjourned for fifth time

Trial of Al-Jazeera journalists adjourned for fifth time

Abdulrahim Shaheen, a reporter who works Al-Jazeera and for two newspapers – Al-Hurriya wa Al-Adala and Misr 25 – was arrested by national security police yesterday on charges of “membership of a terrorist group,” “inciting hatred” and “spreading false information.” At the same time in Cairo, the trial of… »

04.04.2014

Manifesto: We want to be happy and walk in the favela where we were born

Manifesto: We want to be happy and walk in the favela where we were born

For decades the State has not recognized the favela as an integral part of the city, denying favela residents their basic rights. Today, after three years of public security occupation in Complexo de Alemão, we see that the path to the guarantee of our civil rights is still long, as… »

03.04.2014

In Bolivia, being a journalist and organizer go together

In Bolivia, being a journalist and organizer go together

Marta Molina for Waging Nonviolence Susana Pacara, one of the founders of Radio Lachiwana in Cochabamba, Bolivia, believes that communication work is a key part of the defense of territory. She doesn’t mean this in an abstract way. Over the years, Pacara has… »

31.03.2014

Sri Lanka: Patriotism without justice is pure bluff

Sri Lanka: Patriotism without justice is pure bluff

Human beings, however poor or however oppressed, seek justice in the same way. Even a tuberculosis patient looks for fresh air. All wisdom traditions have associated justice as having the same character as fresh air. To deny justice is to deny a fundamental condition of being human. If a… »

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