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22.01.2021

Imprisoned Saudi Activist and Other Rights Defenders Seek Justice in 2021

Imprisoned Saudi Activist and Other Rights Defenders Seek Justice in 2021

Two events generated significant interest and global solidarity in the final days of December 2020. A court in Saudi Arabia handed down a five years and eight months sentence to activist Loujain Al-Hathloul for publicly supporting women’s right to drive. Nicholas Opiyo, Ugandan human rights lawyer and defender of… »

07.11.2020

Sit-In Demonstration at Syntagma Square in Support of the Women of Poland

Sit-In Demonstration at Syntagma Square in Support of the Women of Poland

October 31; 12 noon. At Syntagma Square, four girls from Poland who live in Greece, studying or working here for the past few years, invited Athenians (via social media) to participate in a sit-in protest to express their support for the women of Poland who find themselves facing the new… »

21.10.2020

A Story of Empowerment, Growth and Hope

A Story of Empowerment, Growth and Hope

This story could be a classic example of entrepreneurship, one that we see all the time on TV screens, especially in bank advertisements that offer easy credit, but it is much more than that: it contains empowerment, training and, above all, hope. The central character of this story is the… »

17.08.2020

UNHCR applauds Canada’s commitment to grant permanent residency to asylum-seekers working on COVID-19 frontlines

UNHCR applauds Canada’s commitment to grant permanent residency to asylum-seekers working on COVID-19 frontlines

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, welcomes Canada’s announcement to open pathways to permanent residency for asylum-seekers in the healthcare sector who have worked on the frontlines of the country’s COVID-19 response. “This is an exemplary act of solidarity which recognises the service and dedication of some of the most marginalized… »

06.08.2020

Lebanon: Support for hospitals top UN priority in the wake of deadly blast

Lebanon: Support for hospitals top UN priority in the wake of deadly blast

The United Nations is working closely with the authorities in Lebanon to support ongoing response in the aftermath of the massive deadly explosion that rocked Beirut on Tuesday, destroying large swathes of the capital. More than 130 people were killed in the blast, which ripped through the port and surrounding… »

01.08.2020

Reparations and the fight for life

Reparations and the fight for life

Esther Stanford-Xosei Extinction Rebellion Internationalist Solidarity Network is joining with Stop the Maangamizi and African Emancipation Day Reparations March to lock down Brixton Road on Saturday 1 August. We’ve been doing all the nice stuff for six years – going on annual marches and delivering… »

08.07.2020

EU Solidarity on Migrant Children in Greece Could Change Lives

EU Solidarity on Migrant Children in Greece Could Change Lives

Sweden should welcome and protect unaccompanied children On April 15, Luxembourg became the first European country to welcome asylum-seeking children, 12 girls and boys, from the Greek islands. And on April 16, 47 children arrived in Germany. These children were the first to be covered by an EU plan to… »

04.07.2020

What the EU’s Corona Fundraising Tells us about Global Solidarity

What the EU’s Corona Fundraising Tells us about Global Solidarity

Viewpoint by Inge Kaul The writer, Dr Inge Kaul, is Senior Fellow, Hertie School, Berlin and Non-resident Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development, Washington, DC. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen organized two spectacular fund-raising events, one on May 4 and the other on June 27, 2020. The first… »

04.07.2020

Americans With Jobs Are Sharing Their Stimulus Checks With People Out of Work

Americans With Jobs Are Sharing Their Stimulus Checks With People Out of Work

With unemployment nearing Great Depression levels and many still waiting on any government support, a new person-to-person relief economy is forming. By April M. Short The responses of governments around the world to the pandemic and its resulting economic impacts are revealing and varied. As officials enact measures to keep… »

06.06.2020

Protests Against Racism Are Also Spreading in the Netherlands

Protests Against Racism Are Also Spreading in the Netherlands

On 1 June, a large demonstration took place in the centre of Amsterdam in solidarity with demonstrators protesting in dozens of cities in the United States against the death of George Floyd at the hands of a police officer. In Amsterdam, a large demonstration took place on June 1st… »

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