Two people killed and 22 injured at the Boston marathon today. 31 people killed and more than 200 injured in 20 car bombings in Iraq today. 29 people killed and 58 injured in Mogadishu bombings yesterday. All tragedy, all full of sorrow.
Posts tagged human rights.
two kinds of marriage: the full marriage, and then this sort of skim milk marriage.
Mother of the feminist movement talks to Stephen Sackur about growing up in the US before there was a women’s movement to speak of, about her “positive experience” with abortion, the current status of women’s rights across the globe, and those days when she dressed as a Playboy Bunny to uncover the sexual exploitation at the Playboy Club.
If women and girls everywhere were treated as equal to men in rights, dignity, and opportunity, we would see political and economic progress everywhere. So this is not only a moral issue, which, of course, it is. It is an economic issue and a security issue, and it is the unfinished business of the 21st century. It therefore must be central to U.S. foreign policy.
I went to see this film a couple weeks ago as part of a Human Rights Watch film and panel discussion event. It was such a touching film- one that made the entire audience laugh, cry, and end in a standing ovation.
The argument that abortion should be illegal except when it endangers the woman’s life is completely ludicrous and kills many more women globally than if the procedure were to be legal. Not only does it deny women’s rights to make choices about their own bodies and have their voice respected, but it also inhibits doctors from making decisions that affect women’s lives when birth complications arise. Additionally, it doesn’t consider the countless number of women who commit suicide to attempt unsafe abortions without access to safe and legal care.
Click the link to read an interview with Dr John Nyamu who has fought for women’s rights in Kenya and click here to listen to a Savage Love podcast on the implications of anti-abortion laws. It will make you furious, in an informed way.
“People don’t ignore starving people so why should we ignore cold people?”. This is a brilliant parody on Aid for Africa. Thanks for sharing A!
I don’t always agree with how orgs are going about their work but this one certainly has wicked advertising.
This election has been cruel, outrageous, and at times so completely obnoxious that even I, with a great interest in politics, have been tempted to turn a blind eye and retreat from the news that I can nearly avoid as an expat.
I appreciate and deeply respect that the United States is a diverse country, made of differing opinions on issues of economic strategy, the environment, even healthcare reform. However, in this election we will vote not on the above issues but on the moral trajectory of the nation.
It is very disturbing when the constitution is used to limit human rights, not protect them. At home, millions of voters will have the opportunity to determine legal rights of LGBT couples and views from White House of women’s bodies and place in politics. Americans will also decide the future rights of individuals across the world as they cast a vote on foreign policy, considering the beginning of trade wars with China and reactions to conflict in Africa and the Middle East.
It’s important to be educated on the array of issues presented in this election and to never focus on a particular topic that will surely be debated in the following four years. For this reason, I ask Americans to please go to the polls tomorrow and vote for a lesser evil, but one that will, on the whole, do what is best for millions of individuals across the nation and abroad.
As Germany celebrates the country’s Reunification, Deutsche Weidervereinigung, today, LIFE magazine chronicles photos not originally published of the Berlin wall from West to East. See more photos here.
To all American Expats everywhere: we are only six weeks away from the Presidential election on Tuesday, 6th November. PLEASE make sure you are registered to vote from abroad! Some states have early absentee deadlines and there exist all too many myths about voting from abroad. Additionally, cheeky laws have been introduced to prevent marginalised groups from voting. Know the facts and plan ahead!
In 2008, Al Franken became U.S. Senator from Minnesota by a margin of 312 votes. IT COUNTS!