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21.01.2015

Children, Women Suffer ‘Dire Consequences’ of Conflict in Nigeria – UNICEF

Children, Women Suffer ‘Dire Consequences’ of Conflict in Nigeria – UNICEF

Human Wrongs Watch Women and children make up the vast majority of the latest wave of refugees fleeing violence in northern Nigeria, the United Nations Children’s Fund on 20 January 2015 warned, spotlighting its ongoing efforts to provide basic assistance, including safe water, nutrition, health, education and protection… »

16.01.2015

A ‘Barbershop’ Conference to Dispel Stereotypes, Promote Gender Equality

A ‘Barbershop’ Conference to Dispel Stereotypes, Promote Gender Equality

Human Wrongs Watch 15 January 2015 – Looking to promote change in how men and boys think and talk about women’s empowerment and gender equality, the United Nations is hosting at its New York Headquarters a two-day high-level “Barbershop” event, which this afternoon focused on initiatives that aim to… »

12.01.2015

A generation seeks to transform education paradigms

A generation seeks to transform education paradigms

At times the wind blows strongly in Punta de Vacas. In every blast the harmony shared between the educators who had come to attend the Third International Gathering “Towards Humanising Education” grew stronger. That strength of the Andean winds that descend from Aconcagua drove the projects that grew from aspirations… »

08.01.2015

Gathering of educators convenes to discuss “Intentional Learning” in Mendoza

Gathering of educators convenes to discuss “Intentional Learning” in Mendoza

The Universal Humanist Current of Pedagogy (COPEHU using its initials in Spanish) will hold their third “International Gathering towards Humanising Education” in the Park of Study and Reflection, Punta de Vacas (Mendoza, Argentina) from the 9th to the 11th of January 2015. The event’s slogan is “Intentional Learning: a… »

19.12.2014

Middle East — 8.6 Million Lives Torn Apart

Middle East — 8.6 Million Lives Torn Apart

Human Wrongs Watch Amman, 19 December 2014 – “The Syria crisis represents the biggest threat to children of recent times. By the end of 2015, the lives of over 8.6 million children across the region will have been torn apart by violence and forced displacement. That compares to a figure… »

14.12.2014

South Sudan: Future of an Entire Generation of Children, Stolen in One Year

South Sudan: Future of an Entire Generation of Children, Stolen in One Year

Human Wrongs Watch The scale of the crisis facing children in South Sudan is “staggering” according to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), which on 12 December 2014 warned that the future of an entire generation of the country’s children was being “stolen” by the year-long conflict.  Since… »

01.12.2014

Ritual Dancing, Bread-making Among Cultural Practices Added to World’s Cultural Heritage

Ritual Dancing, Bread-making Among Cultural Practices Added to World’s Cultural Heritage

Brazil’s martial art of Capoeira, Burundi’s ritual dance of the royal drum and the preparation of Lavash – a popular flatbread integral to Armenian cuisine – are among the eight elements added on 26 November 2014 to the United Nations-endorsed list of the world’s intangible cultural heritage – part of the… »

30.11.2014

World AIDS Day: all you need to know about HIV

World AIDS Day: all you need to know about HIV

29 November 2014 — The following are seven key facts about HIV, as well as a complete set of information regarding AIDS, all of them elaborated by the World Health Organization (WHO) ahead of the World AIDS Day on 1 December 2014,  Key Facts: HIV continues to be… »

27.11.2014

Nonviolent Action: minimizing the risk of violent repression

Nonviolent Action: minimizing the risk of violent repression

In a recent article, full of insight, Professor Bill Quigley identified ten different illegal actions police often take ‘to prevent people from exercising their constitutional rights’ to take nonviolent action to address a grievance. He noted that these police tactics are commonly used by law enforcement agencies in big protests… »

22.11.2014

A few words about the “F” word

A few words about the “F” word

“ Fascism” is a particular political response to a perceived national crisis. To fascist practitioners, the root cause of the crisis is identified as contamination of a pure, virtuous national polity by alien elements, maybe ethnic, maybe religious, maybe cultural, often “all of the above”. The national essence must be… »

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