Category Archives: Human Rights

One Woman: A Song for UN Women

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African rappers giving voice to women’s issues

Female rappers in Africa are using the medium to address the challenges facing women across the continent. Soultana, whose hit single is titled “The Voice of Women,” raps about issues such as illiteracy, domestic violence and sexual harassment in Morocco, … Continue reading

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Women and girls make up 75% of all trafficked people

An estimated 20.9 million people are trafficked worldwide — about 58% for purposes of sexual exploitation and another 36% for other forms of forced labor, according to a report of the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime. Traffickers target … Continue reading

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50 Million Missing

“The 50 Million Missing cause has been working hard to tell the world about the ongoing female gendercide in India which has killed about 50 million women in the country in 3 generations through practices like infanticide, feticide, deliberate starvation … Continue reading

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Malaria resistance in Asia stokes fears for Africa

In Thailand, growing resistance to the most effective treatment for malaria could portend “a global ‘nightmare’ in which millions of people could lose their lives,” writes Ian Williams. Resistance was first detected along the Thailand-Cambodia border. “We have to beat … Continue reading

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Malala Plan unveiled for girls education worldwide!

PARIS: Pakistan’s President Asif Ali Zardari Monday announced a 10-million-dollar donation for a global war chest to educate all girls by 2015 set up in the name of Malala Yousufzai, who was shot by the Taliban for campaigning for girls’ … Continue reading

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Monday, December 10, Human Rights Day 2012

Human Rights Day presents an opportunity, every year, to celebrate human rights, highlight a specific issue, and advocate for the full enjoyment of all human rights by everyone everywhere. This year, the spotlight is on the rights of all people … Continue reading

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Women are changing the face of African power

Women are gaining power across Africa, but it “remains to be seen whether the increasing visibility … translates to better prospects for women on the continent,” writes Hannah Pool. Two African women recently won the Nobel Prize, and there have … Continue reading

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Demand a fair trade cell phone

Your mobile phone, computer and game console have a bloody past — tied to tantalum mining, which funds the war in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Drawing on his personal story, activist and refugee Bandi Mbubi gives a stirring … Continue reading

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Prioritize improving the lives of every woman, every child!

As many in the development community say, investing in the health of women and children isn’t just the right thing to do; it’s also the smart thing to do. When women and children are healthy, they can learn more and … Continue reading

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