All Blog Posts Tagged 'rights' (241)

Activists expand labour and human rights campaign beyond Qatar to include all Gulf states

By James M. Dorsey

Human rights groups and trade unions have stepped up pressure on Qatar to reform its restrictive labour system and expanded their campaign to include all six wealthy members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).

The activists hope that Qatar may move quicker on promised reforms given that the integrity of the Gulf state’s successful 2022 World Cup bid has again been called into question as a result of world soccer body FIFA’s four-year long corruption…

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Added by James M Dorsey on November 24, 2014 at 1:57am — No Comments

Students with Disability Face Bullies and Inaccessible Toilets in Uganda

 

Students with Disability Face Bullies and Inaccessible Toilets in Uganda  

- World Toilet Day - November 19, 2014



From The Advocacy Project

NEWS BULLETIN 262

WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 19,…

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Added by iain on November 19, 2014 at 1:51pm — No Comments

Qatar at a crossroads: Reform labour laws or risk revived calls for relocating the World Cup

By James M. Dorsey

Qatar, caught in a Catch-22 between a requirement to quickly reform its labour system in a bid to convince human rights and trade union activists that it is serious and the need domestically to proceed slowly, risks losing goodwill it has built in recent years that could further fuel demands to deprive the Gulf state of its 2022 World Cup hosting rights.

A just published Amnesty International report entitled ‘No Extra Time: How Qatar Is Still Failing on…

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Added by James M Dorsey on November 12, 2014 at 10:57am — No Comments

Ayotzinapa's Uncomfortable Dead



By Charlotte María Sáenz, Other Worlds



Ayotzinapa’s Uncomfortable Dead[1]



Vivos se los llevaron y vivos los queremos. “Alive, they were taken, and alive we want them back,” became the national and international public’s rallying cry for the 43…

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Added by Deepa Panchang on November 11, 2014 at 1:29pm — 2 Comments

Study asserts that controversial Gulf labour regime reduces global inequality

By James M. Dorsey

With the absence of labour rights in the Gulf under fire as a result of Qatar’s successful bid to host the 2022 World Cup, Gulf states are likely to take heart from a recent study that asserts that authoritarian regimes in the oil-rich Middle East and China have contributed more to the eradication of global inequality than Western nations.

Human rights and trade union activists, targeting Qatar as well as the United Arab Emirates, have succeeded in persuading…

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Added by James M Dorsey on November 10, 2014 at 7:30am — No Comments

GENDERING PEASANT MOVEMENTS, GENDERING FOOD SOVEREIGNTY

"What peasant and grassroots women want is to build a feminism pertinent to their realities." -Pamela Caro. 

November 4, 2014

Dr. Pamela Caro, Santiago, Chile

Interview Taken and Edited by Deepa Panchang and…

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Added by Deepa Panchang on November 4, 2014 at 1:59pm — No Comments

ON WORLD DAY OF FOOD SOVEREIGNTY, STRUGGLING FOR LAND IN BRAZIL

Families in a Landless Workers Movement squatter encampment, hoping to win legal title to the land. Photo: Andy Lin.

October 14, 2014



By Beverly Bell



October 16 is World Food Day. To ensure that there is food for the world, and that it is not…

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Added by Deepa Panchang on October 15, 2014 at 12:42pm — No Comments

ON NATIONAL DAY OF MAIZE IN MEXICO, PROTECTING THE SACRED PLANT

Adelita San Vicente Tello speaking at a local celebration of Mexico's first National Holiday of Native and Creole Seeds. Photo courtesy of Adelita San Vicente Tello.

By Adelita San Vicente Tello…

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Added by Deepa Panchang on September 30, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

The Plight of Indo-Pak Fishermen and the Need to Appreciate Economic Rights

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The recent decision of the Pakistan Government to release 57 boats of arrested Indian fishermen is a welcome move. India should replicate the same. However, hundreds of boats are still lying unused in…
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Added by Ravi Nitesh on September 8, 2014 at 8:34am — No Comments

Looking for partnership/collaboration on water rights in Mexico D.F / Colaboración: partes interesadas en los derechos de agua

Dear Sir or Madam,

 

We are Ainhoa Martinez and Jessica Sanchez, fellows on the Peacebuilder's programme of the Center for Conflict Studies at Monterey Institute of International Studies, located in California, USA. We are researchers from Spain and the United States, taking part in an international team based in Palestine, Ethiopia, Burma and Mexico, whose objective is to gather stories about water conflicts…

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Added by Ainhoa Martinez on June 11, 2014 at 10:30pm — 1 Comment

“Back to the Grassroots”: Building a Movement for Sexual and Economic Rights

By Anne Lim, interviewed by Deepa Panchang



May 7, 2014

 

2014 International Women's Day community pride march in Quezon City, where GALANG works. The banner slogan roughly translates to “Human…

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Added by Deepa Panchang on May 7, 2014 at 3:26pm — No Comments

5 Reasons You Can’t Miss Forum 2014

InterAction’s Forum is the place global change leaders and practitioners from all sectors come together to innovate and partner for greater global impact. This year, as InterAction celebrates its 30th anniversary and the progress we have made as civil society and partners over the last three decades, we look forward to co-creating our shared vision for the next 30 years – with you.



I hope…

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Added by Jeanne Paradis on April 24, 2014 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

GENDER EQUITY FOR RURAL HAITIAN WOMEN: AN INTERVIEW WITH KETTLY ALEXANDRE OF THE PEASANT MOVEMENT OF PAPAY

TAGS - Haiti, social movements, gender, rural issues, women's rights, peasant movements, latin America, community organizing

Interviewed by Beverly Bell, Edited by Jessica Hsu



April 22, 2014

 

The Peasant Movement of Papay (MPP) is one of the largest small-farmer associations in Haiti with 70,000 members, of whom close to half are women. MPP was founded in…

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Added by Deepa Panchang on April 22, 2014 at 4:10pm — No Comments

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

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