“Be a Champion: Prevent Violence and Discrimination against Women and Girls in Afghanistan” — UNO/ read also in Dari and Pashto languages

KABUL, 25 November 2014 – UNITED NATIONS – PRESS RELEASE International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women “Be a Champion: Prevent Violence and Discrimination against Women and Girls in Afghanistan”   KABUL, 25 November 2014 – Today marks the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (EVAW), followed by 16 Days…

Pakistan: FATA Women And The Question OF Taliban Sharia — Article by Mona Naseer at Pashtun Women Viewpoint com on fate of seven million females of FATA

As Pakistan is about to define the parameters of talks with Taliban, certain questions and concerns are missing from our media, particularly analysing the current debates on electronic and print media.  The question of Women plight in federally administered tribal areas (FATA) has so far eluded the discourse on our mainstream media. During the past…

Saudi women’s driving starts without arrests — Khaleej Times com

AP) / 27 October 2013 Professor and campaigner Aziza Youssef says the women’s group has received 13 videos and another 50 phone messages from women showing or claiming they had driven.   Saudi professor and campaigner Aziza Youssef said the group has received 13 videos and another 50 phone messages from women showing or claiming…

Ai Weiwei breaks gagging order in scathing attack on China’s human rights – The Independent UK News

Reuters “Beijing’s slaves squat in illegal structures, which Beijing destroys as it keeps expanding. Who owns houses? Those who belong to the government, the coal bosses, the heads of big enterprises… Beijing is a nightmare. A constant nightmare.”  China’s best-known dissident, the artist Ai Weiwei, delivered a calculated and outspoken attack about repression in Beijing,…

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…

Chinese Police Detain Famed Artist, Activist – VOA News

  Photo: AP Ai Weiwei arrives at the Wenyuhe court to support fellow artist Wu Yuren during his trial in Beijing (File Photo – November 17, 2010)   One of China’s best-known artists, activist Ai Weiwei, was detained in Beijing Sunday as he tried to board a flight for Hong Kong, and police later raided…

BBC’s December Doha debate and the follow-up article: Education is much important without freedom of speech which can be achieved by the aducated classes says Prof. Nagla Rizk

Click below link to watch the BBC video on this debate http://magic.sc-streaming.com/player/shell.asp?campaignID=553_25098 ***** Article by Prof. Nagla Rizk   Cairo – Last month I was invited to participate in The Doha Debates, a televised forum where experts debate the region’s most controversial topics, to discuss the motion: “Education is worthless without freedom of speech”. At…