Education

06.02.2013

Israel – Azerbaijan International Association (Aziz)

Israel – Azerbaijan International Association (Aziz)

Open letter to the Israel – Azerbaijan International Association (Aziz) Respected leadership of the Israel – Azerbaijan International Association – peace be multiplied to you! Valery Novoselsky. As a person that has been working in the field of journalism and public diplomacy for a considerable… »

28.01.2013

Japan Treading New Horizons in Education

Japan Treading New Horizons in Education

By Ramesh Jaura When I visited Japan five years ago and met senior representatives of the Soka Gakkai International (SGI)in Tokyo, I learnt about the educational activities of this faith organization and the underlying concept spelt out by its President Daisaku Ikeda: “Education that lacks an ethical or spiritual… »

21.01.2013

UK: Should the age of consent be reduced to 14?

UK: Should the age of consent be reduced to 14?

The latest figures Pressenza could find date back to the last decade and showed that teenage pregnancy rates in the UK were the highest of all European Union countries.  Peter Tatchell proposes changes to Britains antiquated, moralist views of sex and sex education. Peter Tatchell, Director of the Peter Tatchell… »

07.01.2013

College Isn’t Cheap

College Isn’t Cheap

By Kimberly Hayes There are dozens of benefits that justify earning a higher education, including–but by no means limited to–better employment prospects, access to jobs with higher pay and the broadening of a college student’s social and mental horizons. Even so, approximately one in two high school graduates choose to… »

30.12.2012

Women’s liberation cannot be achieved without men’s liberation

Women’s liberation cannot be achieved without men’s liberation

The victim of a gang rape in a bus in India has died after several operations, a heart attack, brain damage and organ failure. Another rape victim, also in India, committed suicide, blaming not only her attackers but also the police. Outraged demonstrators are demanding changes to prevent not only… »

03.12.2012

Equal Education Unequal Pay

Equal Education Unequal Pay

By Jessica Wallace – Created by: LearnStuff.com It’s 2012 and close to four years after the Lilly ledbetter Fair Pay Act was signed into law. Surely, the gender wage gap has been closed, right? Wrong. Even with moves toward equalizing pay between men and women, men… »

26.11.2012

Building More Democratic Families in Argentina

Building More Democratic Families in Argentina

By Marcela Valente A wide-ranging reform of Argentina’s civil code is looking to replace traditional concepts of parental authority and control with one of parental responsibility, while expressly prohibiting corporal punishment for children and adolescents. “The changes are pursuing a more democratic family, that in… »

08.11.2012

World Conference in Brazil to Flight against Corruption, Bribery, Abuse of Power

World Conference in Brazil to Flight against Corruption, Bribery, Abuse of Power

By Transparency International*, 6 November 2012 — Amid news of another round of financial scandals, word that the former president of a G8 country has been convicted of tax evasion and growing frustration across the Middle East that new leadership has not meant renewed efforts to stop corruption, it… »

08.11.2012

From Marriage Equality to Legalizing Marijuana, Election Day Ballot Measures Won by Movements

From Marriage Equality to Legalizing Marijuana, Election Day Ballot Measures Won by Movements

While much attention was fixed on the presidential race, the 2012 election also saw voters decide on a series of landmark ballot initiatives at the state level. Advocates of marriage equality ended Tuesday with four out of four victories, as voters legalized same-sex marriage in Maine and Maryland, upheld same-sex… »

05.11.2012

Philippines: still marching for peace and the environment

Philippines: still marching for peace and the environment

Week-long celebrations surrounding the 21st Santa Magdalena March for Peace and the Environment was held in Santa Magdalena town in Sorsogon province, the southernmost province of the island of Luzon in the Philippines. The photo here depicting students involveds in the Active NonViolence Symposia. World without Wars and without Violence participated… »

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