All Blog Posts Tagged 'rights' (229)

Training opportunities: online certificate course on effective grant proposal writing

The course provides an understanding of and practice in grant proposal writing for non-profits, foundations, and government agencies. Our online structured proposal writing course will show you how to write a proposal that gets funded. These distance learning course will teach you to prepare grants proposal effectively and find the best funding sources for your projects and non-profit. For more information and course outline, please visit:…

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Added by Prince Devison on March 18, 2014 at 2:15am — No Comments

“More than Surgery or Pills”: HEAL Africa provides holistic care in conflict-torn Congo

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Kem Knapp Sawyer

Dr. Kasereka “Jo” Lusi, an orthopedic surgeon who performs much needed operations in the war-torn region of Goma, the largest city in eastern Congo, is also a forceful advocate for women’s rights.

“If you assist women and children you have begun to deal with the health of a nation,” he said. In a country where “raping a woman is like nothing,” he added, “we must show women their rights and teach the men.”

Lusi believes…

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Added by Dowser on February 11, 2014 at 2:07pm — No Comments

Blogs from Global Youth Connect Participants (more at gycvillage.org)

Bosnia is Rwanda. Rwanda is Bosnia.

By Maja Pecanac (Bosnian participant in GYC's Rwanda Program, Summer 2013) (NOTE: For more about Summer 2014 Programs in Rwanda and Bosnia-Herzegovina, Click here: www.globalyouthconnect.org/participate)

Everything I saw and experienced in Rwanda was garbled in my head. Genocide. Poverty. Reconciliation. Post-war development of the country. Progress. At…

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Added by Global Youth Connect Staff on February 6, 2014 at 12:46pm — No Comments

Call for Applications: 2014 Internet Freedom Training Seminars in Abidjan and Paris for West African Journalists, Bloggers & Activists

“Internet Freedom” Training Seminars for West African Journalists and Bloggers to be held in May and June 2014 for West African & Gulf of Guinea Journalists and Human Rights Activists

In 2014, the University of Clemson, South Carolina, and Internet Sans Frontières will organize two five-day “Internet Freedom” training seminars for journalists, bloggers and human rights activists from the Gulf of Guinea or living in the Gulf of Guinea. The seminars will be offered…

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Added by John Gaynard on February 2, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments

Final Call for Applications: Online Certificate Course on Gender and Development Training - 2014 Edition

Online Certificate Course on Gender and Development Training

6th February – 21st March 2014

Deadline for applications: 5th February 2014

Fee: US$300.- due by 6th February 2014

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Added by Prince Devison on January 28, 2014 at 11:06pm — No Comments

Online Advance Certificate Course on Project Management - 2014 Edition

Advanced Certificate Course on Project Management

20th February – 4th April 2014

Deadline for applications: 17th February 2014

Fee: US$300.- due by 19th February 2014…

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Added by Prince Devison on January 28, 2014 at 11:01pm — No Comments

Livestream event: Social Practice of Human Rights, Oct 4-5

On October 4-5, the University of Dayton will host The Social Practice of Human Rights: Charting the Frontiers of Research and Advocacy, an important conference that brings together scholars and practitioners from the human rights community.

Now you can participate from anywhere in the world via our livestream: …

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Added by Joel R. Pruce on October 2, 2013 at 10:06am — No Comments

WE DON’T NEGOTIATE LIFE: THE DEFENSE OF INDIGENOUS LANDS AND WATERS IN HONDURAS

By Beverly Bell and Tory Field

September 9, 2013

At stake throughout Honduras, as throughout the world, are indigenous lands, forests, water, minerals, oil, gas, biodiversity, knowledge (otherwise known as intellectual property), rights, and autonomy. Stacked against all these are extraction, “development,” and profit by Honduran and international business, with backing from the Honduran government and US military aid. Rio Blanco, a Lenca indigenous community of 400 families,…

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Added by Deepa Panchang on September 9, 2013 at 5:10pm — No Comments

9-11 and the imminent demise of democracy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=NrhFc2kIsP4

Realistically, we should remember that some people celebrated the catastrophic events of September 11, 2001, with glee.

  • Their wildest dream was coming true.
  • All those millions of American TVs tuned in to death, destruction, and devastation.
  • All that fear and anger!
  • It was better even than the…
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Added by Kathleen Malley-Morrison on September 9, 2013 at 3:56pm — No Comments

DEFENDING INDIGENOUS LANDS AND WATERS IN HONDURAS: THE CASE OF RIO BLANCO

 By Beverly Bell and Tory Field



Part 29 of the Harvesting Justice series.





            The indigenous Lenca community of Rio Blanco is in its fifth month of blocking an illegal damming operation on the sacred Gualcarque River. Here, the road to the…

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Added by Deepa Panchang on September 6, 2013 at 3:23pm — No Comments

The Ancestral Values We Inherited: Protecting Indigenous Water, Land, and Culture in Mexico

By Tory Field and Beverly Bell

 

An interview with Saúl Atanasio Roque Morales.

  Saúl Atanasio Roque Morales, second from the left, in Mexico. Photo: Fernanda…

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Added by Deepa Panchang on September 3, 2013 at 1:18pm — No Comments

“THEY FEAR US BECAUSE WE’RE FEARLESS”: RECLAIMING INDIGENOUS LANDS AND STRENGTH IN HONDURAS

 

By Beverly Bell and Tory Field

COPINH members on a piece of their ancestral land to which they had just won title. Photo: Oscar Andrade.

 

“Honduras has been known for two things only: being a military base for the [contra]…

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Added by Deepa Panchang on August 29, 2013 at 1:21pm — No Comments

“Humanitarian intervention?” Imperialism still stinks, Part 4

Final in the series on http://engagingpeace.com by guest author Dr. Dahlia Wasfi…

Gaza libera. Free Palestine
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Added by Kathleen Malley-Morrison on August 29, 2013 at 12:09pm — No Comments

Without Our Land, We Cease To Be a People: Defending Indigenous Territory and Resources in Honduras

By Tory Field and Beverly Bell

 

A Garífuna ceremony on lands stolen by organized crime networks in Honduras. Courtesy of OFRANEH.

 

Miriam Miranda is a leader of the Honduran Black Fraternal…

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Added by Deepa Panchang on August 26, 2013 at 10:34am — 4 Comments

Happy Birthday March on Washington

August 28 is a day to revere. Fifty years ago on that day, thousands of Americans marched on Washington, D.C., to protest racial discrimination and forced inequality in the U.S.

Civil Rights March on Washington, D.C., August 28, 1963

Civil Rights March on Washington,…

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Added by Kathleen Malley-Morrison on August 26, 2013 at 9:16am — No Comments

Field notes from Colombia: Courage and fear

This post originally appeared on Stories of Conflict and Love.

Previously: Return | Firsts | …

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Added by Roxanne Krystalli on August 22, 2013 at 6:30am — No Comments

The Plight of Women in South Sudan: Unannounced Fight Against Physical Violence and Rights Violations

On Tuesdays May 21, 2013, I read about Joyce Fernando who was ruthlessly slayed by her husband Amos Cleto in the town of Wau, in Bahr el Ghazal state.  According to Sudan tribune, she was raped, her arms seriously brokenbyAmos before he murdered her and then thrown her body away only to be later recovered.

Making this particular case worse is the fact Mr. Amos was not a typical villager. Mr. Cleto is a doctor—although,…

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Added by Phillip Manyok, Ph.D on August 19, 2013 at 9:30pm — No Comments

We Don’t Have Life without Land: Holding Ground in Honduras

 

By Tory Field and Beverly Bell

Co-authored by Lauren Elliott

 

Part 25 of the Harvesting Justice series

 



Consuelo Castillo and son in their land reform…

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Added by Deepa Panchang on August 15, 2013 at 2:04pm — No Comments

Inherit the Earth: Land Reform in Brazil

By Tory Field and Beverly Bell

Part 24 of the Harvesting Justice series



In a land reform encampment in Brazil, where families hope to win title to unused land. Photo: Andy Lin.

As a key determinant of who has…

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Added by Deepa Panchang on August 7, 2013 at 1:44pm — No Comments

LAND TO THE TILLERS: RESPONSES TO LAND GRABS

 

By Tory Field and Beverly Bell

Deepa Panchang also co-authored this article.

Part 23 of the Harvesting Justice series

 

New York demonstrators supporting the…

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Added by Deepa Panchang on July 31, 2013 at 10:00pm — No Comments

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