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2012-02-01: What happened to the money?
2012-02-01: Concert de Sayon Bamba le 5 février 2012;
2012-02-02: INDIA: Assault and stone-pelting on Koodankulam Nuclear Power Plant;
2012-02-02: Tolérance Zéro contre les MGF, le 6 février 2012;
2012-02-03: Nigeria: Was it a 14-day dream?
2012-02-03: MGF: Conférence le 8 février 2012;
2012-02-04: Free Nigerian Activists and Prisoners of Conscience;
2012-02-04: Beauties on YouTube;
2012-02-05: Requests for Information: 16 – 29 January 2012;
2012-02-05: International Day Against Female Genital Mutilation;
2012-02-06: India: What drives farmers to kill themselves?
2012-02-07: Take the money and run;
2012-02-07: MGF: plusieurs stratégies adoptées au Niger pour abandonner la pratique;
2012-02-08: The far horizons of peacebuilding – and the near;
2012-02-09: PhD Studentship ‘Implementing the UNCRC in Schools’ at Queen’s University Belfast;
2012-02-10: Advanced Training Course on Monitoring Economic, Social and Cultural Rights;
2012-02-11: AU elections, A humiliating defeat;
2012-02-11: L’Afrique en bonne voie dans la lutte contre l’excision;
2012-02-12: Anti-FGM Activist Calls For Law Against Female Circumcision;
2012-02-12: Bénin: Les béninois appelés à s’investir dans la lutte contre la pratique des MGF;
2012-02-13: Last year nearly 2,000 African communities end female genital mutilation – UN;
2012-02-13: Journée internationale de lutte contre l’excision / Tolérance Zéro;
2012-02-14: Female Genital Mutilation FGM: Cameroon for UN Resolution;
2012-02-14: en finir avec cette Mutilation Genitale Feminine MGF;
2012-02-15: The Troika and the Complete Ruination of Greek Workers;
2012-02-16: Women, democracy and dictatorship;
2012-02-17: Africa: Acid Test for Democracy in Africa As 12 Nations Braced for Elections;
2012-02-17: FGM: Awareness Day Passes With Little Notice;
2012-02-18: Female genital cutting sworn off by thousands of African villages;
2012-02-19: LIBERIA: Land grab or development opportunity?
2012-02-19: 10ème EDITION FIFDH 2012 GENEVE, 2 – 11 MARS 2012;
2012-02-20: La Amazonia;
2012-02-20: Environnement, société et sécurité: les tpg à l’unige;
2012-02-21: Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting FGM/C;
2012-02-22: Professor Monti’s 100 days;
2012-02-22: Mauritanie: deux villes – Tidjikja et de Moudjéria – abandonnent les MGF;
2012-02-23: How the Wisconsin Uprising Changed America and Why Its Renegade Politics Are Here to Stay;
2012-02-23: Les MGF dans la presse;
2012-02-24: THE 10 MOST GENEROUS COLLEGE DONATIONS OF ALL TIME;
2012-02-25: Egypt: Struggles that fuelled a revolution;
2012-02-26: child-rights in Somalia: Warring parties put children at grave risk;
2012-02-26: des conséquences à connaître;
2012-02-27: Canadian Research Center Helps Fund Projects Addressing Global Food Security;
2012-02-28: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Highlights Need to End Female Genital Cutting;
2012-02-29: The Future of Food (full length).

The Future of Food (full length)

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Watch this video, 86.17 minutes, published on YouTube, uploaded 1 mai 2011. See also the website The Future of Food.
(FAIR USE NOTICE): …

See also: Food – The Ultimate Secret Exposed, full version, 20.48 minutes.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Highlights Need to End Female Genital Cutting

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Watch this video, 3.55 minutes, published on abcNews, by MIKAELA CONLEY, February 16, 2012.

By the time she was 14, Oureye Sall had been sent to live with her husband in Nguerigne, Senegal. She also had a profession of sorts: She was trained to be a female genital cutter. And it wasn’t long before she was performing the customary rite of passage into womanhood for girls in her village and the surrounding region.  Continue Reading…

Canadian Research Center Helps Fund Projects Addressing Global Food Security

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Published on Nourishing the Planet, by Graham Salinger, February 25, 2012.

… In the Dodoma and Morogoro regions of Tanzania, IDRC is funding research that will help increase goat milk and meat production. The research, conducted by the University of Alberta and The Sokoine University of Agriculture, will test and analyze improved cassava and sweet potato varieties as part of a feeding strategy for dairy goats and efforts to strengthen food production.   Continue Reading…

des conséquences à connaître

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Publié dans abidjan.net, par Touré Yelly, le 22 février 2012.

MGF: les juristes sont formels en la matière. Les personnes responsables de ce type d’acte doivent être punies. Selon Adou Honorine de l’Association des femmes juristes (Afj-ci), la Côte d’Ivoire s’est dotée de la loi n° 98-6757 du 23 décembre 1998, portant répression de certaines formes de violence à l’égard des femmes. Cette loi punit l’excision et condamne à des peines d’emprisonnement d’un an à cinq ans et d’une amende de 360.000 Fcfa à deux millions Fcfa. «La peine est portée à son double lorsque l’auteur appartient au corps médical ou paramédical, et la peine est celle d’un emprisonnement de cinq à vingt ans lorsque la victime en est décédée », révèle la juriste qui plaide pour la vulgarisation de cette loi.  Continue Reading…

child-rights in Somalia: Warring parties put children at grave risk

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a Human Rights Watch Press release – Received by e-mail, by HREA.org, Date: 21/02/2012

(London) February 21, 2012 – Somalia’s warring parties have all failed to protect Somali children from the fighting or serving in their forces, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The Islamist insurgent group al-Shabaab has increasingly targeted children for recruitment, forced marriage, and rape, and attacked teachers and schools, Human Rights Watch said.  Continue Reading…

Egypt: Struggles that fuelled a revolution

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Published on Pambazuka News (first on Jadaliyya), by Mohamed Elshahed, February 22, 2012.

The film ‘Bulaq’ succeeds in highlighting the fact that strong social ties and a community’s sense of ownership of place are far stronger than state plans and oppression.

‘Bread, freedom, and social justice’ has been one of the most memorable chants from Egypt’s year of mass protests. Although world and Egyptian media have been fixated on the symbolic Tahrir Square, little attention has been directed towards places where many Egyptians converging on the square actually live. Bulaq, only a few hundred meters north of Tahrir Square, is one such neighbourhood. The residents of Bulaq represent the essence of why Egyptians erupted in mass protests last year.   Continue Reading…

THE 10 MOST GENEROUS COLLEGE DONATIONS OF ALL TIME

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Published on Online Colleges/Blog, by Staff writers, February 21, 2012.

For most of us, donating even a few hundred dollars to an alma mater is a pretty big financial commitment. Yet for some seriously successful grads that’s chump change, as they pay back colleges and universities for helping them succeed to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars in cash, stock, or valuable items. In the past, these generous donations have helped do everything from start a new college to build state-of-the-art facilities for students and faculty to use and were undoubtedly much appreciated by the recipients. While there have been many generous donations to colleges over the years, we’ve highlighted here a few of the most amazingly philanthropic … (full text).

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Les MGF dans la presse

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en français:

in english:

How the Wisconsin Uprising Changed America and Why Its Renegade Politics Are Here to Stay

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Published on AlterNet, by Sarah Jaffe, February 21, 2012.

… I believe in electoral politics. But I don’t believe in electoral politics starting at the top and coming down. I believe in electoral politics that takes street level militants and activists and makes them elected officials and then begins to bubble them up.

SJ: The one thing that I remember talking about very early on, was that Wisconsin public schools teach labor history. Continue Reading…

Mauritanie: deux villes – Tidjikja et de Moudjéria – abandonnent les MGF

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Publié dans SousLeManguier, le 18 Février 2012.

Les habitants des villes de Tidjikja et de Moudjéria, situées toutes deux au Tagant (zone oasienne au nord mauritanien) ont annoncé, vendredi, leur abandon volontaire et collectif des mutilations génitales féminines (MGF), lors d’une cérémonie organisée dans le cadre de la célébration de la quinzaine MGF tolérance zéro.   Continue Reading…

Professor Monti’s 100 days

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Published on openDemocracy, by Carlo Ungaro, February 21, 2012.

In this new European era of technocratic majoritarianism, Italian voters are convinced by none of the political parties. They hope their new Prime Minister might fix things. And post-Monti? There are signs of a rallying around the Catholic vote … //   Continue Reading…

Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting FGM/C

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Published on U.S.Department of State, by US Ambassador Melanne Verveer, Imam Magid of the All dulles Area Muslim Society, ADAMS Center, and Molly Melching of the NGO Tastan, February 15, 2012.

AMBASSADOR VERVEER:

  • Welcome to each and every one of you. We have gathered here this morning to discuss a very serious issue. It is one that touches many parts of the world – Africa in many places, the Middle East in places, Southeast Asia, even immigrant communities who come to the West who engage in the practice, which is variously called female genital mutilation or female genital cutting. It is one that has serious impacts, touching some 100 million to 140 million women. Another 3 million girls and women are at risk of being cut this year alone on the African continent.   Continue Reading…

Environnement, société et sécurité: les tpg à l’unige

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Les transports publics genevois à l’Université de Genève les 14 et 16 mars 2012 – Délai d’inscription: le 27 février 2012

La gestion des politiques de sécurité dans les transports publics:

  • L’Université de Genève, en partenariat avec les TPG, TL et CFF, organise deux journées de formation.
  • Pour connaître le programme et s’inscrire, visiter le site UNI de Genève.
  • texte, plus d’info et PDF à télécharger sur le site.

La Amazonia

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watch it in many different ways on YouTube:

YouTube Mix for 7 places in the world in autoplay: Amazonia, Petra, Ganges, Angkor Wat, Krakatoa, Gobi, Denali, Music by Paul Lawler and Paul Speer. (See also Paul Speer.com).

10ème EDITION FIFDH 2012 GENEVE, 2 – 11 MARS 2012

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le Festival du Film International et Forum sur les Droits Humains FIFDH du 2 au 11 mars 2012, à Genève à la Maison des Arts du Grütli 16, rue Général Dufour (Case Postale 5251, CH-1211 Genève 11).

A voir sur FIFDH.org.

LIBERIA: Land grab or development opportunity?

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Published on IRIN pc/oss/cb, February 17, 2012. (See also Farmlandgrab/events).

MONROVIA, 17 February 2012 (IRIN) – Hundreds of villagers and town residents of Liberia’s Grand Cape Mount Country have attracted nationwide attention in their bid to recover what they say is land seized from them and turned over to a Malaysian agro-industrial concern.   Continue Reading…

Female genital cutting sworn off by thousands of African villages

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Published on Ayyaantuu News Online (first on Los Angeles Times), February 14, 2012.

Eight thousand communities in Africa have sworn off female genital excision, including almost 2,000 that abandoned the practice in the last year, the United Nations Population Fund and UNICEF announced Monday.  Continue Reading…

Africa: Acid Test for Democracy in Africa As 12 Nations Braced for Elections

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Published on Ayyaantuu News Online (first on allAfrica), February 15, 2012.

… In the wake of the emergence of independence for South Sudan, what happens in Darfur will be of great significance for East Africa, and Africa as a whole. Ravaged by war for many years, Darfur has been one of the major hotspots on the African continent.  Continue Reading…

FGM: Awareness Day Passes With Little Notice

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Published on Foreign Policy Association FPB, by Cassandra Clifford, on February 14, 2012.

… While international awareness and laws against the practice have undoubtedly increased in the last decade, one of the biggest wins came in February 2008, when ten UN agencies came together to end female genital mutilation. They concurred that individual countries have the best means to change the terrible tradition.  Countries such as Uganda have since implemented a ban, but the issue of FGM remains one of the most heartbreaking and painful reminders of ongoing gender inequality and abuse.    Continue Reading…

Women, democracy and dictatorship

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Published on openDemocracy, by Sami Zubaida, February 15, 2012.

In the early and middle decades of the twentieth century it was always dictators who embarked on policy and legislation which liberated and empowered women in both family and society. The dictators liberated women in the good days, but retreated under pressure, and it was the populists ushered in by ‘democracy’ who oppressed women.   Continue Reading…

The Troika and the Complete Ruination of Greek Workers

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Published on WSWS.org, by Peter Schwarz, February 10, 2012.

The attacks on the Greek population have assumed monstrous proportions. The Troika of the European Commission, the International Monetary Fund and the European Central Bank is demanding no less than the complete ruination of the Greek working class. The austerity measures already introduced have led to an unparalleled social decline. One in five adults and one in two young people in Greece are unemployed. Homelessness, which was hardly known in Athens before the crisis, has become widespread. Tens of thousands of small businesses have gone bankrupt due to drastic tax increasesContinue Reading…

en finir avec cette Mutilation Genitale Feminine MGF

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des articles (parfois exhaustifs) contre ce fléau:

(Mon commentaire: je comprends les MGF comme un rituel de soumission irrévocable des femmes sous l’ordre du patriarcat).

Female Genital Mutilation FGM: Cameroon for UN Resolution

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Despite efforts by government and partners, the practise still goes on in some quarters – Published on Cameroon Tribune, by Elizabeth MOSIMA, February 7, 2012.

FGM is a practice that is still going on in some African countries. In Cameroon, FGM is practiced in the Far North Region notably in the Logone and Chari and in the South West in Region especially in Manyu Division and some border localities and big cities like in the Briqueterie, Ekoudou neighbourhood in Yaounde.    Continue Reading…

Journée internationale de lutte contre l’excision / Tolérance Zéro

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quelques articles publiés lors de cette manifestation:

More articles around MGF/Excision:    Continue Reading…

Last year nearly 2,000 African communities end female genital mutilation – UN

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Published on UN News Centre, 6 February 2012.

A new United Nations report shows that almost 2,000 communities across Africa abandoned female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) last year, prompting calls for a renewed global push to end this harmful practice once and for all.  According to the report (also in arabic, french and spanish), issued by the UN Population Fund UNFPA and the UN Children’s Fund UNICEF, the total number of communities renouncing FGM/C has now reached 8,000 over the last few years … //   Continue Reading…

Bénin: Les béninois appelés à s’investir dans la lutte contre la pratique des MGF

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Publié dans Casafree.com, le 7 février 2012.

… “Au Bénin, une femme sur huit continue de subir les mutilations génitales féminines qui ont entraîné pour la plupart d’entre elles des complications telles que des traumatismes, des hémorragies, des infections, des complications obstétriques et des fistules obstétricales”, a-t-elle déploré.    Continue Reading…

Anti-FGM Activist Calls For Law Against Female Circumcision

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Published on Gambia Dispatch, by correspondent, February 7, 2012.

… Dr Isatou Touray, executive director of the Gambia Committee Against Traditional Practices (Gamcotrap) said effective national legislation is a vital component of efforts to accelerate the elimination of FGM.  Continue Reading…

L’Afrique en bonne voie dans la lutte contre l’excision

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Publié dans Slate Afrique, le 6 février 2012.

Ceux qui combattent les mutilations génitales féminines peuvent se féliciter. La pratique de l’excision est en baisse dans plusieurs pays africains. Le Faso.net cite les derniers chiffres recueillis par les Nations Unies et le programme conjoint UNFPA-Unicef qui réunit les Fonds des Nations Unies pour la Population et pour l’Enfance.   Continue Reading…

AU elections, A humiliating defeat

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Published on Baobab*, by D.G., January 31, 2012.

THE façade of African unity has been blown asunder and South Africa’s hopes of leading the continent dashed after elections on January 30th for the head of the 54-member African Union ended in a stalemate. Neither Jean Ping, the incumbent from francophone Gabon, nor his challenger, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, ex-wife of the South African president, Jacob Zuma, managed to garner the two-thirds majority required. Fresh elections will be held at the AU’s next summit in Malawi in June.    Continue Reading…

Advanced Training Course on Monitoring Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

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Geneva, 7-11 May 2012Received by e-mail, From: HURIDOCS, Date: Feb 4, 2012. – Deadline for applications:

  • 2 March, 2012 for applicants requiring visas for Switzerland and all scholarship requests;
  • 16 March for self-funded applicants not requiring visa for Switzerland.

Course Aim and Objectives: This advanced training will provide experienced human rights advocates, staff of NGOs and national human rights institutions, representatives of governments, and staff of UN bodies and other international organizations, as well as members of the academia, with in-depth knowledge on monitoring aspects related to economic, social and cultural rights (ESC rights), and comprehensive knowledge on how to enhance their work on monitoring ESC rights. At the end of the training, the participants will be:    Continue Reading…

PhD Studentship ‘Implementing the UNCRC in Schools’ at Queen’s University Belfast

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The closing date for applications is 28 February 2012. – Received by e-mail, From: Bronagh Byrne, Date: Feb 7, 2012.

  • Dear All, Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland, is currently inviting applications for a full-time PhD Studentship on the following topic: ’Implementing the UNCRC in Schools: Comparative Approaches’. This University Studentship (EU & International) is available only to candidates who wish to enrol on a full time basis and covers tuition fees and maintenance (living costs).
  • Applicants are invited to submit a 2000 word research proposal in respect of this research objective, identifying the international models to be researched giving reasons for these choices. All proposals must include references to academic literature and provide evidence of academic reading within the research field including a paragraph on any ethical issues that are likely to arise in the course of the research. All applicants must contact the relevant named project director/potential supervisor prior to submitting their application and proposal.   Continue Reading…

The far horizons of peacebuilding – and the near

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Published on openSecurity, by Dan Smith, February 1, 20121.

Peacebuilding and development can no longer be thought of in terms of what was always an over-simplified polarisation between the powerful stability of the giver and the weak turbulence of the beneficiary. It was always wrong to see the world that way; now it’s impossible.    Continue Reading…

Mutilations génitales féminines MGF: plusieurs stratégies adoptées au Niger pour abandonner la pratique

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Publié dans Le Sahel, le 1er février, 2012.

Les mutilations génitales féminines MGF sont des pratiques encore courantes au Niger. Reconnues comme des pratiques traditionnelles qui consistent à l’amputation de tout ou parties des organes génitaux surtout femelles, elles ont malheureusement des conséquences  sur la santé des enfants et des femmes qui en sont victimes. C’est pourquoi, depuis quelques années, une large sensibilisation est menée par certaines ONGs et organismes  des Nations Unies comme l’Unicef et l’UNFPA pour l’abandon total en 2015 de l’excision toujours en pratique dans plusieurs régions au Niger.  Continue Reading…

Take the money and run

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Published on Al-Ahram weekly online, by Jailan Halawi, 2 – 8 February 2012.

Armed theft and bank robbery are not among the common crimes in Egypt, yet this week witnessed four consecutive incidents that left the public shocked and seeking answers as to what the attacks might imply.  The drama began on Saturday, 28 January, when breaking news announced that a group of armed Bedouins attacked an exchange office in the famous Red Sea Resort of Sharm El-Sheikh leaving a French national dead and two Egyptians, a German and a Russian tourist injured.   Continue Reading…

CAGI – GE.ch/Protocole – NGO service: newsletter

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Received by e-mail, From: CHA, Date: 03. Feb. 2012

Dear Madam, Dear Sir, I would like to seize the opportunity of the beginning of this year to remind you that the NGO Service has enhanced and made available online its Recruitment platform and NGO News section. I remain at your disposal for any question. Best regards, Valeska Jeandupeux, Coordinatrice ONG, T + 41 22 546 14 00, F + 41 22 546 14 18, e-mail, ge.ch/protocole, fr.cagi.ch/fr/service-ong, en.cagi.ch/fr/service-ong.   Continue Reading…

India: What drives farmers to kill themselves?

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Published on OneWorld South Asia, by Amitabh Patra, January 23, 2012.

Successive crop losses, mounting debts and rising health and medical expenses lead yet another farmer to commit suicide. Here is the story of Dayasagar Sahu from one of India’s most backward districts, Bargarh (also, home to Maoists, or a violent internal conflict against the Indian state) in the state of Orissa along India’s eastern coast: Continue Reading…

International Day Against Female Genital Mutilation

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on February 6, 2102, 7pm – 10pm, at 505 8th Avenue, New York, NY 10018, USA – Published on fr.idealist.org, by CAGeM, February 3, 2012.

… the Campaign Against Female Genital Mutilation CAGeM will hold an Awareness Event on the International Day Against Female Genital Mutilation FGM to help raise awareness on this issue, also known as female circumcision:  Continue Reading…

Requests for Information: 16 – 29 January 2012

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Received by e-mail, From: Global HRE List Moderator, Date: 03/02/2012

Dear members, below is a compilation of requests for information sent to the Global Human Rights Education listserv during the past weeks. At the bottom of each request you will find an e-mail address, so that you can directly respond to the request. Continue Reading…

Beauties on YouTube

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HD Hubble’s Wide Field Camera 3; S106 IR – Winter Princess & Land of legends by Zero-project, 7.14 min;

Harry H’s YouTube Uploads in autoplay (Fire, Space, Nature, Ocean … ), almost endless.

Free Nigerian Activists and Prisoners of Conscience

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Death penalty for asking for fair wages – Sign the petition
- Published on Change.org, February 01, 2012.
http://www.change.org/petitions/free-nigerian-activists-and-prisoners-of-conscience?utm_medium=email&utm_source=action_alert

Death penalty for asking for fair wages – Sign the petition – Published on Change.org, February 01, 2012.

Why This Is Important: Osmond Ugwu and Raphael Elobuike are Nigerian labour activists and human rights defenders currently spending their second month in Enugu Federal Prison in South East Nigeria.  They are being detained on charges of attempted murder of a policeman following their arrest at a workers rally on 24th October 2011 at Enugu.   Continue Reading…

MGF: Conférence le 8 février 2012

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MESURER LES CONSEQUENCES DES MUTILATIONS GENITALES FEMININES SUR LA SANTE DANS UN CONTEXTE DE SOINS EUROPEENConférence le 8 février 2012, 17.30-19.30 h, par Armelle Andro; Lieu: IDUP, 90 rue de Tolbiac, 75013 Paris, 18ème étage (ascenseur rouge), salle C1809. – Publié dans Démo Pro, le 20 janvier 2012.

  • … Contexte: Depuis la fin des années 90, plusieurs études de l’OMS décrivent les conséquences des mutilations génitales féminines (MGF) sur la santé des femmes. Avec l’augmentation des flux migratoires, la problématique des MGF déborde aujourd’hui largement le contexte sanitaire des pays où elles se pratiquent traditionnellement. Continue Reading…

Nigeria: Was it a 14-day dream?

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Published on Pambazuka News, by Sokari Ekine, January 26, 2012.

It may appear like business as usual but people do not experience such an outpouring of solidarity and power and remain unchanged. The apathy barrier has been broken and there has been a shift in consciousness.

Is the Nigerian ‘revolution’ over? Was it just a brief moment in our history when everyone came together believing that this time things would be different? Or has there been a permanent shift in consciousness? Emmanuel Iduma likens Nigeria’s 14-day revolt to a dream from which we awoke and returned to normalcy … // Continue Reading…

Tolérance Zéro contre les MGF le 6 février 2012

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Lundi 6 février/Accueil du public dès 19h00: Théâtre le Moderne, rue Sainte-Walburge (près du CHR Citadelle), 4000 Liège, Bélgique. – Entrée gratuite sur réservation préalable indispensable, en téléphonant au 04 232 70 48 / ou 04 232 70 07 pour le jeudi 2 février au plus tard

  • Introduction pour présenter le CLMGF et replacer l’activité dans un cadre général;
  • Présentation d’une partie de l’expo sur l’excision;
  • A 19h30 : spectacle l’initiatrice, de Pietro PIZZUTI,suivi d’un débat animé par les comédiennes;
  • Verre de l’amitié au bar du Moderne.

Source: http://www.amazone.be/spip.php?article1488

INDIA: Assault and stone-pelting on Koodankulam Nuclear Power Plant

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Protestors including women activists – Published on William’s Desk, February 1, 2012.

Letter to be written to: Justice Shri K.G. Balakrishnan, Chairperson, National Human Rights Commission … //

… The Indo-Russian joint venture ran into trouble with activists and local people going on protest citing safety concerns in the wake of the Fukushima Disaster in Japan early last year. Simultaneously, pressure from various quarters including industry is mounting on Tamil Nadu government and the Central team to resolve the deadlock as the state’s power situation is taking a turn for the worse. We are concerned that the attack on the activists was pre-planned and aimed at suppressing their genuine voices of protest against the Koodankulam Nuclear Power Plant in Tamil Nadu.   Continue Reading…

Concert de Sayon Bamba le 5 février 2012

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dans le cadre de la Journée Internationale de lutte contre les Mutilations Génitales Féminines MGF

Affiche avec programme à voir par le lien interne sur INTACT-Association.org.

Liens:

Renforcement des capacités communautaires en matière de lutte contre les mutilations génitales féminines dans 30 villages de la sous-préfecture de Danané. Publié dans ONEF.

Les mutilations génitales féminines MGF en Belgique: Publié dans LaLibre.be, janvier 25, 2012: En dépit de l’interdiction des MGF – selon une étude réalisée en 2010 – la Région flamande compte 3 550 filles excisées ou à risque, la Région de Bruxelles-Capitale: 3037, et la Région wallonne 1648. Véronique Thyberghien fait le point avec Céline Verbrouck (avocate), Fabienne Richard (sage-femme) et Bernard Devos (Droits de l’Enfant), à 10h sur La première.

What happened to the money?

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Published on Al-Ahram weekly online, by Niveen Wahish, 26 January – 1 February 2012.

Billions of dollars in aid were promised to Egypt, alongside other Arab Spring countries, most prominently Tunisia, to help in their democratic transformation. The funding was promised by Gulf countries, the US as well as the G8. While the initial numbers are staggering, only $500 million actually came through, from Saudi Arabia and Qatar.   Continue Reading…