All Blog Posts Tagged 'rights' (269)

Call for Applications: Online Certificate Course in Gender-based Violence Training

Course Description:

Gender-based violence (GBV) has been recognized as a cross-cutting issue affecting the lives of victims from a diversity of dimensions including culture, education, health, economy, psychology, livelihoods and political participation. In fact, violence against women and girls was chosen as one of the critical areas of action following the Beijing Conference. This presents a key opportunity for different players, including government…

Continue

Added by Prince Devison on May 21, 2015 at 10:06pm — No Comments

Egypt bans ultras in bid to break anti-government protests

By James M. Dorsey

An Egyptian court has banned militant soccer fan groups or ultras as terrorist organizations in a bid to break the backbone of anti-government protests.

The ruling at the request of Mortada Mansour, the controversial, larger than life president of Cairo’s storied Al Zamalek SC who alleged that his club’s ultras, the Ultras White Knights (UWK), tried to assassinate him, pushes further underground groups that often offer despairing youth a rare opportunity to vent…

Continue

Added by James M Dorsey on May 16, 2015 at 11:43am — No Comments

Ethnic tensions spill onto Iranian soccer pitches

By James M. Dorsey

Against a backdrop of the violent redrawing of the map of the Middle East as minorities assert their rights, rebels challenge the existing order, and militant Islamists seek to carve up the post-colonial order, Iranian soccer pitches are signalling that the Islamic republic is not totally immune to the region’s upheaval.

To be sure, the territorial integrity of Iran which unlike countries like Syria and Iraq boasts a strong state, rooted institutions, an imperial…

Continue

Added by James M Dorsey on May 16, 2015 at 7:39am — No Comments

Militant soccer fans: Egypt’s Hans Brink plugs the dam against radicalization

Said Moshagheb, a mesmerizingly charismatic, under‐educated and unemployed leader of a prominent group of militant, well-organized, and street battle-hardened soccer fans, staged a coup five years ago against the founders and original leaders of the Ultras White Knights (UWK), the storied support group of Zamalek SC, one of Egypt’s most celebrated clubs.

 

The impact of the takeover is today increasingly evident on the embattled campuses of Egyptian universities and in poorer…

Continue

Added by James M Dorsey on April 7, 2015 at 8:17am — No Comments

FIFA president Blatter signals mounting pressure on Qatar to tackle migrant worker problems

By James M. Dorsey

A warning by world soccer body FIFA president Sepp Blatter following talks this weekend with Qatari emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani that Qatar needs to do more to improve the working and living conditions of its migrant workers is the latest signal that Qatar will have to take substantive steps to fend off attempts to deprive it of its 2022 World Cup hosting rights.

Mr. Blatter’s comments have particular significance given that he never was…

Continue

Added by James M Dorsey on March 15, 2015 at 11:16pm — No Comments

International sports associations caught between $ signs and human rights ideals

By James M. Dorsey

A just published study highlights how commerce and glitz are reinforcing support for autocracy by international sports associations and undermining the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) newly found resolve to hold potential host cities to human rights standards to which world soccer body FIFA pays lip service.

The study by Andrew Zimbalist, Circus Maximus: The Economic…

Continue

Added by James M Dorsey on March 12, 2015 at 11:03pm — No Comments

Call for Applications: Global Minority Rights Summer School, Budapest, 19-25 July 2015

More information: http://tomlantosinstitute.hu/content/apply-our-global-minority-rights-summer-school-0

GLOBAL MINORITY RIGHTS SUMMER SCHOOL

Walk the Line:

The Impact of Boundary Politics on Identity and Inequality One Hundred Years after the First World…

Continue

Added by Sara Csepregi on March 9, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

Egyptian spectator ban: flashpoint for conflict and statement of weakness

By James M. Dorsey

An Egyptian Cabinet decision to end the suspension of professional soccer in late March but reinstitute the ban on spectators attending matches could spark renewed clashes between militant fans and security forces. The decision against the backdrop of mounting evidence that Egyptian general-turned-President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi has no apparent intention of easing repression implicitly acknowledges the role of fans in continued widespread opposition to his…

Continue

Added by James M Dorsey on February 27, 2015 at 12:50am — No Comments

Soccer deaths renews spotlight on Egypt’s notorious security forces

By James M. Dorsey

A stampede at a Cairo stadium earlier this month, much like a politically-loaded soccer brawl in the Suez Canal city of Port Said three years ago, is shining a spotlight on Egypt’s unreformed, unabashedly violent, and politically powerful police and security forces amid confusion over what precisely happened and how many fans died.

Amid security forces holding fans and fans holding police responsible and conflicting assertions of the number of people who died…

Continue

Added by James M Dorsey on February 15, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

UAE embarks on global campaign to market its brand of autocracy

By James M. Dorsey

The United Arab Emirates has embarked on an all-out effort to broaden its regional influence and achieve global acceptance of its autocratic definition of terrorism that encompasses all non-violent, legitimate expressions of political Islam.

The effort competes head on with Qatar’s pro-Islamist approach to soft power. It involves participation in the US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State, an aggressive media strategy that included…

Continue

Added by James M Dorsey on February 11, 2015 at 6:53am — No Comments

Upcoming Course: Online Certificate Course on Gender-based Violence (GBV) - 2015 Edition

We wish to inform you that the Global Human Rights Leadership Training Institute (GHRLTI) is now accepting applications for the 10th edition of its Online Certificate Course on Gender-based Violence (GBV), 27th February – 31st March 2015. Please help circulate this announcement.…

Continue

Added by Prince Devison on February 5, 2015 at 10:19pm — No Comments

Qatar asks for time to implement labour reforms

By James M. Dorsey

Qatari sports executives, in a bid to refute calls for depriving Qatar of its 2022 World Cup hosting rights, have asked their human rights and trade union critics as well as world soccer body FIFA to give them more time to address criticism of the Gulf state’s kafala or sponsorship system that puts employees at the mercy of their employers.

The plea for time reflects the fact that Qatar is caught in a Catch-22 with its critics pushing for a vote to withdraw…

Continue

Added by James M Dorsey on February 3, 2015 at 8:20am — No Comments

Study Fellowships to TURKEY

Rumi Forum is inviting eligible individuals on a study fellowship that incorporates a trip to Turkey with the mission of exploring social, economic, cultural, security and political issues in Turkey and the wider region May-June 2015.

You have the option of choosing:

 

  • Date 1: May 15 (departing US) - May 24 (departing Istanbul) 2015…
Continue

Added by Richard T on February 2, 2015 at 6:38pm — No Comments

Egypt appoints controversial UAE hired gun as elections monitor

By James M. Dorsey

Egyptian-general-turned-president Abdel Fattah Al Sisi’s efforts to lend legitimacy to parliamentary elections scheduled for this spring have gotten off to a murky start with the appointment of a controversial, reportedly United Arab Emirates-backed human rights NGO as one of five foreign election monitors.

The appointment of Norway-based Global Network for Rights and Development (GNRD) alongside four…

Continue

Added by James M Dorsey on January 28, 2015 at 9:56pm — No Comments

THE ATTACK ON HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS IN HAITI

An Interview with Jackson Doliscar, Part II

By Beverly Bell

Jackson Doliscar organizing earthquake-displaced people to claim their right to housing. His work almost cost him his life. Photo: Ed Kashi, American Jewish World…

Continue

Added by Other Worlds on January 28, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments

AFC official ‘happy’ to bar women spectators from stadia

AFC official ‘happy’ to bar women spectators from stadia

By James M. Dorsey

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has dropped any pretention of standing up for universal standards for equality in sports by endorsing bans on women attending soccer matches in stadia. In doing so, the AFC has confirmed policies adopted by the Asian group as well as world soccer body FIFA that effectively supports autocratic or illiberal democratic regimes in the Middle East and North…

Continue

Added by James M Dorsey on January 23, 2015 at 5:02am — No Comments

Soccer soft power: A double-edged sword

By James M. Dorsey

An avalanche of criticism of FC Bayern Muenchen,  a leading soccer brand and Germany’s most successful club, for playing a commercially driven friendly against Saudi Arabia’s FC Al Hilal amid a crackdown on dissent in the kingdom, the public flogging of a blogger and the putting on trial in a court that deals with terrorism charges of two women for violating a ban on female driving highlights the increasing risk autocratic Gulf states run in employing the sport to…

Continue

Added by James M Dorsey on January 22, 2015 at 5:51am — No Comments

FIVE YEARS AFTER THE EARTHQUAKE IN HAITI, THE SAD STATE OF DEMOCRACY AND HUMAN RIGHTS

An Interview with Human Rights Organizer Jackson Doliscar

By Beverly Bell

Jackson Doliscar, community organizer and human rights defender.

Some things never change. In Haiti, no matter the century or…

Continue

Added by Other Worlds on January 12, 2015 at 8:30am — No Comments

MLK Event Series

Please join The School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution in partnership with Communities Without Boundaries International (CWBI) for a series of events to celebrate the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

All events will be held at S-CAR in Arlington, VA. 



For more information about the events, please click here

http://scar.gmu.edu/events/mlk-event-series-2015…



Continue

Added by S-CAR at GMU on January 9, 2015 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Women and Peace: A New Directory Resource

Prajnya volunteers began desk-based research in May 2014 to see if we could identify South Asian women's organisations with an interest also in peace and conflict issues. As the research process unfolded, the evidence was clear that for feminists, truly, the lines between 'peace and conflict' issues and…

Continue

Added by Education for Peace Initiative on January 9, 2015 at 1:00am — 2 Comments

Monthly Archives

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

1999

1970

Sponsored Link

Please Pay What You Can to Support PCDN

Please consider Paying What You Can to help PCDN grow. We encourage you to consider any amount from $1 and up. Read the SUPPORT page prior to making a payment to see PCDN's impact and how your payment will help.

Sponsored Link

Translate This Page



PCDN NETWORK TWITTER FEED

PCDN Guidelines and Share Pages

By using this site you're agreeing to the terms of use as outlined in the community guidelines (in particular PCDN is an open network indexed by Google and users should review the privacy options). Please note individual requests for funding or jobs are NOT permitted on the network.

Click BELOW to share site resources Bookmark and Share
or Share on LINKEDIN


FOLLOW PCDN on TWITTER, FACEBOOK or GOOGLE+

Google+

 

© 2015   Created by Craig Zelizer.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service