Empowering Women and Girls for Shared Prosperity — World Bank org / Video

 This major new report distills vast data and hundreds of studies to shed new light on constraints facing women and girls worldwide, from epidemic levels of gender-based violence to biased laws and norms that prevent them from owning property, working, and making decisions about their own lives.   Despite recent advances in important aspects of…

A Plea to the World from the Principal of a Palestinian School about to be Demolished – Villages Group wordpress com

February 14, 2012 in Action Required, Education, Empowerment, General, Mass Media, Military Harrassment, South Hebron Hills In November we reported with joy about the new school structure at Susiya (Susya). (see also an earlier report here). Only a few weeks later, the Occupation regime’s fraudulently named “Civil Administration” handed down demolition orders to the school….

Video shows police violently arresting Jewish man in Jerusalem – IOA News

13 June 2011 “Israel is occupying the Palestinian people in my name, in the name of world Jewry,” Lucas, clutching his American passport, tells the camera. “And I myself, an American Jew, is here to say that is completely unjustified and ethically reprehensible.” IOA Editor: This news story finally made it to Haaretz, and got…

Women’s rights & nikahnama – By Anwar Abbas at Dawn Com

“[IN matters of civilised behaviour] women have the same rights over men as men have over women” — Al Quran (2:228). The Arabs of the ‘age of ignorance’ often indulged in infanticide of girls. Even a woman in a marriage was not held as an equal companion who participated in the life and decision-making of…

China: Ran Yunfei’s Blogging for Political Change – Globel Voices

The Deutsche Welle International Blog Awards, as GVO writer Filip Stojanovski and Juliana Rincón Parra have written about, is one of the most prestigious awards for online content producers. Organized by German public broadcaster Deutsche Welle, it features 17 categories with winners chosen in two ways – those by the jury and those by Internet…

Bahrainis demand justice and equal rights for all – Young Germany de news

The revolutions sweeping the Middle East are contagious. The day after the resignation of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, Bahrain’s youth called for demonstrations via Facebook and Twitter. Even with the latest government crackdown, demonstrators say they will not be intimidated.   Hussain Abdel Rahman, his wife Basma Hussein and their small child in the Pearl…