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  • Family reunion out of reach for many refugees in Europe

    IRIN
    6 Jul 2015 | 12:07 am
    OXFORD, 6 July 2015 (IRIN) - Imagine that you have to flee your country and, for whatever reason, you cannot take your family with you. After a long and perilous journey, you finally reach a safe country and successfully apply for asylum there. What will be your next and most urgent priority? For the vast majority of us, it will be to ensure the safety of the family we left behind and to be reunited with them as soon as possible.
  • Pattern recognition: racism, gun violence and Dylann Roof

    ... My heart’s in Accra
    Ethan
    19 Jun 2015 | 1:08 pm
    When you read about Dylann Roof, the man who killed nine black men and women as they prayed, think about the patterns he represents. Over the next few days, we’re going to hear about mental illness. We’re going to hear about troubled loners. We’ll hear about a young man’s racist fantasies, so outrageous that he would celebrate the apartheid regimes of South Africa and Rhodesia. We’ll hear from family, neighbors and high school friends, and the picture that will emerge is of a young man who was strange, disturbed, sick, abnormal. The message will be that the…
  • Episode 72: Anand Gopal

    UN Dispatch
    Mark Leon Goldberg
    6 Jul 2015 | 9:14 am
    Anand Gopal’s first book, No Good Men Among the Living: America, The Taliban and The War through Afghan Eyes, was a finalist for the 2015 Pulitzer Prize. And deservedly so — this book is easily one of the most important foreign policy books of the last decade and certainly the best book written about the Afghan War thus far. As its title suggests, Gopal offers a rarely seen perspective on the US-led intervention in Afghanistan by profiling individuals–both civilian and Taliban — and by telling the story of shifting alliances of one region in Southern Afghanistan. Gopal discusses…
  • Marriage Equality But Not Reproductive Rights: Ireland’s Inconsistency on Human Rights

    Human Rights Now » Women’s Rights
    Guest Writer
    9 Jun 2015 | 8:23 am
    By Kaitlyn Denzler, Amnesty International USA Interim Women’s Rights Campaigner It was only two decades ago that Ireland decriminalized homosexuality. Yet on May 22, people took to the polls and made Ireland the first country in the world to adopt marriage equality by a popular vote. The people of Ireland did not just make history with their vote to legalize same-sex marriage; they sent a resounding message of support for human rights by voting “yes” by a margin of two to one! When the Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of Ireland, Enda Kenny, announced the date of the referendum, he…
  • Announcing Ushahidi v3.0.0-beta.19 release!

    Ushahidi » Blog
    Michelle Hamilton-Page
    18 Jun 2015 | 6:05 am
    It’s V3 release day! Today, we roll out Ushahidi v3.0.0-beta.19 and we’re happy to update you about the new features and improvements from the technical team. Spin it up on our demo site, but keep in mind that this is not ready for production, but we continue to get closer and closer. Log in credentials for the test site are as follows:- username: demo password: testing What’s New? Manage post types through the settings UI. Add, edit and remove post types. Create a post type, add steps, add fields. Build out your data collection requirements as you need. Improvements Lots of fixes…
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    IRIN

  • Family reunion out of reach for many refugees in Europe

    6 Jul 2015 | 12:07 am
    OXFORD, 6 July 2015 (IRIN) - Imagine that you have to flee your country and, for whatever reason, you cannot take your family with you. After a long and perilous journey, you finally reach a safe country and successfully apply for asylum there. What will be your next and most urgent priority? For the vast majority of us, it will be to ensure the safety of the family we left behind and to be reunited with them as soon as possible.
  • Araya's story

    6 Jul 2015 | 12:07 am
    BIRMINGHAM, 6 July 2015 (IRIN) - After being granted refugee status in Europe, most refugees are keen to reunite with their families as soon as possible, but family reunification procedures for refugees have become increasingly restrictive and complex in many member states. IRIN spoke to a UK-based Eritrean refugee about her experience.
  • IRIN’s Top Picks: Racism, corruption and oligopoly

    3 Jul 2015 | 12:07 am
    BEIRUT, 3 July 2015 (IRIN) - Welcome to IRIN's reading list. This week, racism in the development world, tackling corruption and the lessons of the Somalia success.
  • Can the UN's agency for Palestinians be fixed?

    3 Jul 2015 | 12:07 am
    JERUSALEM/BEIRUT, 3 July 2015 (IRIN) - Facing what its commissioner-general Pierre Krähenbühl called its “most serious financial crisis ever,” this week the UN agency for Palestinian refugees let go some half of its international personnel. What, if anything, can be done to fix the frequently broke agency?
  • Ferry sinking highlights safety gaps in storm-battered Philippines

    3 Jul 2015 | 12:07 am
    MANILIA, 3 July 2015 (IRIN) - This week's sinking of a ferry in the Philippines, at a cost of 40 lives, has given added urgency a to calls for a probe of the maritime sector in an archipelago beset by similar disasters. The Kim Nirvana was the 14th major ferry accident in the country since 2000.
 
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    ... My heart’s in Accra

  • Pattern recognition: racism, gun violence and Dylann Roof

    Ethan
    19 Jun 2015 | 1:08 pm
    When you read about Dylann Roof, the man who killed nine black men and women as they prayed, think about the patterns he represents. Over the next few days, we’re going to hear about mental illness. We’re going to hear about troubled loners. We’ll hear about a young man’s racist fantasies, so outrageous that he would celebrate the apartheid regimes of South Africa and Rhodesia. We’ll hear from family, neighbors and high school friends, and the picture that will emerge is of a young man who was strange, disturbed, sick, abnormal. The message will be that the…
  • Listening Machines, and the whether, when and how of new technologies

    Ethan
    15 Jun 2015 | 3:46 pm
    One of my great pleasures in life is attending conferences on fields I’m intrigued by, but know nothing about. (A second pleasure is writing about these events.) So when my friend Kate Crawford invited me to a daylong “Listening Machine Summit” this past Friday, I could hardly refuse. What’s a listening machine? The example of everyone’s lips was Hello Barbie, a version of the impossibly proportioned doll that will listen to your child speak and respond in kind: …a Mattel representative introduced the newest version of Barbie by saying: “Welcome to…
  • Mystery Show is the new Serial. Kinda. (But it’s an awesome moment for radio.)

    Ethan
    11 Jun 2015 | 1:45 pm
    Hey guys, Mystery Show is the new Serial! Well, sorta. Not quite. Actually, it’s almost the antidote to Serial. But in a way that acknowledges the awesomeness of both shows. I listen to a lot of podcasts. I have a long commute, a serious walking habit, and an apparently endless need for distraction. The list varies, but heavy rotation currently includes Reply All, Love and Radio, StartUp, Song Exploder, the memory palace, Welcome to Night Vale, Theory of Everything, 99% Percent Invisible, The Moth, On the Media, This American Life, and Story Collider. All of which ended up taking a back…
  • The death of Tidbit and why it matters

    Ethan
    28 May 2015 | 11:57 am
    The New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs announced today that they had settled their complaint with the developers of “Tidbit”, a prototype piece of software developed by four MIT undergraduates as part of a hackathon. It’s about time. New Jersey made a boneheaded decisions to subpoena these students, and got what they deserved after wasting tens of thousands of dollars of taxpayer money: nothing. Oh, the release from the state makes it sound like they’ve made a major step forward in consumer protection. But it’s worth unpacking what the Tidbit developers did,…
  • Re:publica Keynote: The System is Broken – That’s the Good News

    Ethan
    5 May 2015 | 7:23 am
    I’m at the wonderful Re:publica conference for a single day, racing home to teach tomorrow… and thus far I’ve given a keynote and done over 12 interviews, so I haven’t gotten the whole feel of the conference yet. Still, it’s one of the most wonderful and high energy venues I’ve ever spoken at, and I’m having a great time. My talk this morning focused on civics in the age of mistrust. The organizers (wisely?) put a different title on it, but the audience clearly got the core idea: we’re at a moment in time where mistrust in institutions is at a…
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    UN Dispatch

  • Episode 72: Anand Gopal

    Mark Leon Goldberg
    6 Jul 2015 | 9:14 am
    Anand Gopal’s first book, No Good Men Among the Living: America, The Taliban and The War through Afghan Eyes, was a finalist for the 2015 Pulitzer Prize. And deservedly so — this book is easily one of the most important foreign policy books of the last decade and certainly the best book written about the Afghan War thus far. As its title suggests, Gopal offers a rarely seen perspective on the US-led intervention in Afghanistan by profiling individuals–both civilian and Taliban — and by telling the story of shifting alliances of one region in Southern Afghanistan. Gopal discusses…
  • Burundi’s Bad Elections

    Penelope Starr
    6 Jul 2015 | 7:03 am
    A week ago, the first round of highly contested elections took place in Burundi. Initially slated for the end of May, legislative elections were delayed for about a month following the resignation and hasty departure of key staff of the electoral commission. The vote, which took place on June 29, was described by United Nations observers as having taken place in an “overall environment [that] was not conducive for free, credible and inclusive elections.” Burundi watchers will not be surprised by this assessment.  Tensions have been high in the country since President Nkurunziza…
  • Latin America Loves the Pope

    Mark Leon Goldberg
    6 Jul 2015 | 2:39 am
    The crowds are ecstatic. “Ecuador marks the beginning of a week-long, three-nation tour that includes Bolivia and Paraguay and that is being hailed as a homecoming of sorts for the Argentine-born pontiff…Francis made most of the 24-mile trip from the airport to Quito in a conventional vehicle, but he spent the final leg in the “popemobile” — an open air, converted Jeep. At times, the outpouring was so enthusiastic that the crowds seemed to be using him for target practice, flinging hats into the vehicle and pelting him with flowers and live doves. Women broke through police…
  • Can UN Peacekeeping Adapt to a Fast Changing Global Security Landscape?

    Mark Leon Goldberg
    2 Jul 2015 | 7:58 am
    A panel of independent experts recently published an exhaustive and hotly awaited report on the future of UN Peacekeeping. The panel was lead by Jose Ramos Horta, the Nobel Laureate and former president of East Timor–a country where peacekeeping played a key role in its turbulent early ears. The report was a pretty big deal in UN circles. And its release provides a good inflection point to discuss UN peacekeeping, the big challenges it faces, and how current trends in global security are going to force the UN to adapt. My guest today, Richard Gowan, is a columnist at World Politics…
  • Liberia’s Ebola Outbreak Spreads

    Mark Leon Goldberg
    2 Jul 2015 | 3:12 am
    Liberia is no longer ebola free. This just goes to show how health officials must remain exceedingly vigilant. “A second case of Ebola has been confirmed in Liberia, following the death of a teenager from the virus on Sunday, officials say. The country had been declared Ebola-free more than seven weeks ago. The new case was in Nedowein, the same village where the boy died, the ministry of information said. Liberia’s authorities quarantined the area after the teenager’s death and said his funeral was carried out safely. The BBC’s Jonathan Paye-Layleh says the man who tested…
 
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    Human Rights Now » Women’s Rights

  • Marriage Equality But Not Reproductive Rights: Ireland’s Inconsistency on Human Rights

    Guest Writer
    9 Jun 2015 | 8:23 am
    By Kaitlyn Denzler, Amnesty International USA Interim Women’s Rights Campaigner It was only two decades ago that Ireland decriminalized homosexuality. Yet on May 22, people took to the polls and made Ireland the first country in the world to adopt marriage equality by a popular vote. The people of Ireland did not just make history with their vote to legalize same-sex marriage; they sent a resounding message of support for human rights by voting “yes” by a margin of two to one! When the Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of Ireland, Enda Kenny, announced the date of the referendum, he…
  • Argentina is speaking up for its women, we should join them

    Guest Writer
    18 May 2015 | 12:23 pm
    By Magdalena Medley, Development & Policy, International Coordination and Member Advocacy Assistant and Debbie Sharnak, Argentina Country Specialist Argentina’s society will not tolerate losing one more woman to gender based violence. Not even one. That is what the social media campaign #NiUnaMenos is all about. The hashtag #NiUnaMenos, meaning not even one less (woman) represents the support Argentinian society has for these victims and their families. As it went viral on Twitter we can see that they are not going to tolerate this type of violence, they will not stay silent. Two more…
  • Raped, Pregnant, and Denied a Life-Saving Abortion—All at 10-Years-Old

    Guest Writer
    14 May 2015 | 10:14 am
    By Debbie Sharnak, Argentina-Paraguay country specialist A ten-year-old girl and her mother arrived at a hospital in Asunción, Paraguay on April 21 with stomach pains. The doctors quickly discovered the cause of the discomfort—the girl was 21-weeks pregnant, the result of having been raped by her stepfather. At such a young age, the pregnancy is considered high risk by the World Health Organization— child pregnancies are extremely dangerous for the health of the pregnant girl and may lead to complications and even death. Because the bodies of young girls are not fully developed to carry…
  • Arrested and Beaten for Wearing Trousers: Stop the Public Flogging of Women in Sudan!

    Guest Writer
    31 Mar 2015 | 1:54 pm
    Three Sudanese women, one of them wearing trousers, walk on a main street in central Khartoum on September 8, 2009. The thousands of women who wear trousers every day all run the risk of a flogging if police decide their clothes are provocative. ASHRAF SHAZLY/AFP/Getty Images By Amal Habani, Winner of Amnesty International USA’s 2015 Ginetta Sagan Award In July 2009 when my colleague was arrested and tried for wearing trousers in Khartoum, I could no longer stay silent. Women and girls in Sudan are constantly confronted with obstacles imposed by the public order regime that hinder their…
  • Victory in Paraguay is a Big Step Forward for Domestic Violence Survivors

    Guest Writer
    20 Mar 2015 | 4:35 pm
    By Debbie Sharnak, Argentina-Paraguay country specialist On August 27, 2014, Paraguay took a huge step forward in promoting the rights of domestic violence survivors when they released Lucia Sandoval from prison. Sandoval had been in jail for over three years on the charge of homicide after she defended herself against an abusive husband. Amnesty International Paraguay worked with other local human rights groups to advocate for her release. Finally, at the end of August, Lucia was absolved of all guilt in the case. Rosalie Vega, Executive Director of Amnesty International Paraguay said that…
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    Ushahidi » Blog

  • Announcing Ushahidi v3.0.0-beta.19 release!

    Michelle Hamilton-Page
    18 Jun 2015 | 6:05 am
    It’s V3 release day! Today, we roll out Ushahidi v3.0.0-beta.19 and we’re happy to update you about the new features and improvements from the technical team. Spin it up on our demo site, but keep in mind that this is not ready for production, but we continue to get closer and closer. Log in credentials for the test site are as follows:- username: demo password: testing What’s New? Manage post types through the settings UI. Add, edit and remove post types. Create a post type, add steps, add fields. Build out your data collection requirements as you need. Improvements Lots of fixes…
  • Ushahidi as a Catalyst Part 1 – Making All Voices Count

    Juliana Rotich
    15 Jun 2015 | 11:54 am
    At this year’s World Economic Forum Africa in Capetown, there was a public session on entrepreneurship and innovation. The panel had young global leaders, and entrepreneurs answering questions from students and young people in Capetown. Two young women left an indelible impression on me, and got me thinking about Ushahidi’s role as a a catalyst. The first was a young woman stood up and asked the panelists what we/our affiliated organizations were doing to provide options for young people with ideas. I mentioned the work that Ushahidi is doing as part of Making All Voices…
  • Announcing Ushahidi v3.0.0-beta18 release!

    Jess Shorland
    4 Jun 2015 | 6:56 am
    Today, we roll out Ushahidi v3.0.0-beta.18, with lots of new features and changes from the technical team. This is a big and exciting release that is the result of months of work on the platform’s pattern library and design framework by our design team, multiple rounds of UX testing by our user advocacy team, and implementation into the platform by our development team. We have changed every part of the platform’s user interface with this release and look forward to receiving community feedback! Take it out for a spin on our demo site, but keep in mind that this is not ready…
  • Building Bridges Between Citizens and Governments

    Melissa
    2 Jun 2015 | 8:22 am
    It is often stated that technology is not a panacea solution to any problem, especially problems in governance and citizen engagement. Here at Ushahidi we often say that technology is only 10% of the solution. The other 90% is about people and the partnerships they form. At the OGP Africa Regional Meeting held on 20-21 May 2015 in Dar es Salaam, actors from government, civil society and policy-making came together to share lessons learned from implementation of open government initiatives and explore new ideas to take OGP forward. Image courtesy of @opengovpart One of the sessions explored…
  • Reflections on #Tech4Gov Competition in Pakistan

    Angela Oduor Lungati
    25 May 2015 | 7:48 am
    (Blog post by Hyshyama Hamin, Programme Office, Making All Voices Count) The concept of pitching competitions and incubation is not at all new in the tech and innovation space, where individuals, groups and organizations have pitched ideas for start-ups, apps and prototypes, gone on to work with incubators and/or win investor funds and market their products locally and to the world. So what happens when you apply this to a typically donor-grantee development and governance project which has largely been a process whereby applicants respond to an open call via a lengthy project proposal?
 
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    WordPress Tag: United Nations

  • Naomi Klein: We Can Save Ourselves, but Only If We Learn to Work With Nature. #Auspol

    John
    6 Jul 2015 | 3:19 pm
    The author and social activist introduced a Vatican conference linking the Pope’s climate encyclical to the key U.N. conferences later this year. Here are the prepared remarks by Naomi Klein: Thank you. I want to extend my heartfelt gratitude to the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace and to CIDSE for hosting us here, and for convening this remarkable 2-day gathering that I’m very much looking forward to. It’s also a real honour to be here supporting and indeed celebrating the historic publication of the Pope’s encyclical. Pope Francis writes early on that Laudato Si’ is…
  • Ocean acidification needs more focus at climate talks, scientists say #Auspol #ClimateChange

    John
    6 Jul 2015 | 3:01 pm
    The oceans play a key role in absorbing carbon dioxide, but international climate talks have only “minimally considered” the impact the gas is having as it turns these bodies of water acidic, scientists say in a new study. More than 20 marine scientists worked to analyze two potential futures. One involves meeting the target set out by the UN-established Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) of limiting the rise in global warming to 2 C through CO2 cuts (the RCP2.6 scenario). The other (RCP8.5) reflects the current trajectory of business-as-usual CO2 emissions. Ocean…
  • Yemen Airstrikes Kill Nearly 100

    Matt Roberts
    6 Jul 2015 | 2:41 pm
    Nearly 100 people have been killed in airstrikes in Yemen, as a Saudi-led coalition increased attacks, likely weakening the chances of a potential peace deal. Nearly 100 people were killed on Monday in airstrikes across Yemen, the Houthi-run state news agency reported, as a Saudi-led coalition stepped up attacks that are likely to weigh on efforts to broker a humanitarian truce. The United Nations has been pushing for a halt to the airstrikes and fighting that have killed nearly 3,000 people in Yemen since March when the Saudi-led coalition intervened against the Iranian-backed Houthi forces…
  • Alamo named UNESCO World Heritage Site

    kxanjaywiles
    6 Jul 2015 | 1:18 pm
    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Texas officials applauded a United Nations committee’s decision Sunday to add the Alamo and four other Spanish Roman Catholic missions to UNESCO’s list of world heritage sites, knowing it may bring more tourists. The UNESCO World Heritage committee added the sites, which are known as the San Antonio Missions, to the list during a meeting in Bonn, Germany. State Rep. Joaquin Castro, a San Antonio native, said in a statement that he was “proud and grateful” to the UN cultural body. “Not only does the World Heritage Site designation raise San…
  • Is Your Breastmilk Reflective of What You Eat?

    Supporting Breastfeeding
    6 Jul 2015 | 1:00 pm
    If, as the saying goes, “you are what you eat” is your breastmilk also a reflection of what you eat?
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    Forced Migration Current Awareness

  • Events & Opportunities: More July 2015/New August 2015

    EEM
    3 Jul 2015 | 4:45 pm
    Conference: Migration Statistics User Forum, London, 15 September 2015 [info]- Registration now open.Seminar: Protecting Rainbow Refugees: Progress and Challenges in LGBTI Asylum Law and Practice, London, 7 July 2015 [info]Conference: ECRE’s Annual General Conference/UNHCR Europe Bureau NGO Consultations, The Hague, 14-16 October 2015 [info] - The deadline for early bird registration is 17 July 2015.Funding: FY 2015 Notice of Funding Opportunity for NGO Programs Benefiting Refugees and Displaced Persons in Georgia [info]- Proposal submission deadline is 23 July 2015.Job: Managing…
  • Thematic Focus: Women & Children

    EEM
    3 Jul 2015 | 11:30 am
    2014 Global Child Protection, Education and SGBV Strategy Implementation Report (UNHCR, June 2015) [text]EU: Abuses against Children Fuel Migration (Human Rights Watch, June 2015) [text]Falling at Each Hurdle: Credibility Assessments in Women’s Asylum Claims (Free Movement Blog, June 2015) [text]A Guide to Children Arriving at the Border: Laws, Policies and Responses (American Immigration Council, June 2015) [text via ImmigrationProf Blog]A Model Supporting Research on Children Growing up in Asylum Systems (University College Dublin, May 2015) [text]Report of the Special Rapporteur on…
  • Regional Focus: Americas

    EEM
    3 Jul 2015 | 8:15 am
    Experiencias Comunitarias de Protección a Migrantes en Tránsito en México (UNDP, June 2015) [text via ReliefWeb]Ser una Persona Refugiada en Panamá: Diagnóstico Participativo 2014-2015 (ACNUR, June 2015) [text via ReliefWeb]Streamline: Measuring its Effect on Illegal Border Crossing (U.S. Office of the Inspector General, May 2015) [text]- See also related commentary from AILA and the American Immigration Council.The Terrorism Threat to the United States and Implications for Refugees (RAND, June 2015) [text]TPS for Nepal (ImmigrationProf Blog, June 2015) [text]"The US Refugee Protection…
  • Regional Focus: Europe

    EEM
    3 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    Publications:After 23 Years, Still Hoping for a Better Future (UNHCR, June 2015) [text]Europe’s Migration Crossing Points Captured in Six Films (Open Society Foundations, June 2015) [access]Greece: Humanitarian Crisis Mounts as Refugee Support System Pushed to Breaking Point (Amnesty International, June 2015) [text]"Obligation to Readmit? The Relationship between Interstate and EU Readmission Agreements," Migration in Mare Nostrum: Mechanisms of International Cooperation (Cambridge University Press, Forthcoming 2015) [eprint via SSRN]Official Country Information Watchdog Criticises Home…
  • New Book Titles

    EEM
    1 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    Please visit my Pinterest page to learn about new books due out in July 2015. I've also added information about a few new titles to the June 2015 and New Legal Texts book boards.If you are not a member of Pinterest, these new titles are listed below for your reference (organized by title).July 2015:Didier Fassin, ed., At the Heart of the State: The Moral World of Institutions, Pluto Press, July 2015; see esp. Chapter 3, "In Search of Truth: How Asylum Applications Are Adjudicated"Caroline Shaw, Britannia's Embrace: Modern Humanitarianism and the Imperial Origins of Refugee Relief, Oxford…
 
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    PhD studies in human rights

  • Justice Aimé Muyoboke Karimunda

    30 Jun 2015 | 2:52 am
    Aimé Muyoboke Karimunda, who graduated with a PhD from the Irish Centre for Human Rights in 2014, was sworn in last week as a member of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Rwanda. Justice Karimunda's thesis, entitled The Death Penalty in Africa, The Path Towards Abolition, was published last year by Ashgate. Congratulations to this very distinguished jurist. He will continue to lecture at the University of Rwanda.From left, Justice Karimunda, daughter Isange Amelia, Rwandan President Paul Kagame, Gaju Jeanne and son Sangwa Ange.
  • Otto Triffterer 1931-2015

    6 Jun 2015 | 7:40 am
    Roger Clark, Otto Triffterer, Ben Ferencz and myself, in Salzburg
  • Nebraska Abolishes the Death Penalty

    27 May 2015 | 11:19 pm
    Nebraska has voted to abolish capital punishment. The repeal had been adopted a few weeks ago but it was vetoed by the Governor. With a vote of 30 senators, the Governor's veto was overriden, and that is what happened yesterday. Nebraska is a conservative state, not a liberal one. At least not until now!Moves by American states towards abolition of the death penalty are very important because they condition the interpretation of article 8 of the Bill of Rights. The Supreme Court will look to the practice of states as evidence of 'evolving standards of decency', which is the benchmark for…
  • Sheri Rosenberg

    24 May 2015 | 11:16 pm
    Sheri Rosenberg passed away a few days ago. Sheri was a wonderful scholar and a determined activist who was deeply engaged in the prevention of genocide and the promotion of the responsibility to protect, equality and non-discrimination. She was the director of the Human Rights and Genocide Clinic and Programme in Holocaust, Genocide and Human Rights Studies at Cardozo School of Law, in New York City.  Over the years, Sheri worked in the areas of civil rights and international human rights with a specific focus on issues of discrimination, equality, and genocide.For several years, Sheri…
  • The "Mandela Rules"

    21 May 2015 | 11:20 pm
    Yesterday, the Committee of the Whole of the United Nations Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, meeting in Vienna, adopted the updated Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners. Formal adoption by the plenary should take place today. Then, the instrument goes to the General Assembly in the autumn.The Commission has decided to call them the 'Mandela Rules'.The Standard Minimum Rules were originally adopted in 1955. They have been hugely influential as an international standard and have often been cited by international courts and treaty bodies. For example, in the…
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    UNICEF News

  • A job and a bicycle: A refugee boy’s struggle to survive in Lebanon

    2 Jul 2015 | 11:56 am
    BEIRUT, Lebanon, 2 July 2015 – Each morning, 15-year-old Ahmad rides his crimson red bicycle to a picturesque stone house on a small street in Beirut. At 8:30 a.m., he unlocks the gate with the keys entrusted to him and enters the tranquil front yard.
  • In Burundi, quick action to contain cholera

    1 Jul 2015 | 11:38 am
    KABONGA, Burundi, 1 July 2015 – “It was on the Monday that we came back that she started to feel sick,” remembers Uziya Nyabenda, speaking of her daughter, Esta. “On Wednesday she began having heavy diarrhea and vomiting, so we brought her to the health centre. I suspected it was cholera – and I was afraid.”
  • In Bangladesh, a partnership to prevent malnutrition

    1 Jul 2015 | 9:24 am
    NETRAKONA, Bangladesh, 30 June 2015 –The signs of severe malnutrition were plain to see in 14-month-old Omi – an extremely bony appearance, low weight, infections and a distaste for food –  but her mother, Lucky Akter, thought she was fine.
  • Malnutrition a growing risk for Burundian refugee children in the United Republic of Tanzania

    23 Jun 2015 | 1:16 pm
    KIGOMA, United Republic of Tanzania, 23 June 2015 – Emelyne and her 1-year-old twin daughters Lydia and Floride are among the families at the busy nutrition centre in Nyarugusu camp, in Kigoma region. Children admitted with severe acute malnutrition are being given specialized feeding and therapeutic care to help rehabilitate them. Lydia and Floride have been receiving treatment for a week.
  • UNICEF Executive Board concludes with a presentation of field visits to Madagascar and Malaysia

    18 Jun 2015 | 10:00 pm
    NEW YORK, United States of America, 19 June 2015 – Members of the UNICEF Executive Board routinely conduct field visits to UNICEF programmes in the countries in which we operate. These visits provide an opportunity for Board Members to meet with partners and key stakeholders – including from governments, civil society and the private sector – and to witness first-hand UNICEF’s activities in the field in order to achieve results for children.
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    Oxfam International RSS main feed

  • Political will is missing from development debate as UN reveals MDG benefits are uneven

    DannielleT
    6 Jul 2015 | 9:05 am
    Political will is missing from development debate as UN reveals MDG benefits are uneven6 July 2015The political will that delivered the Millennium Development Goals is absent from today’s development debate, yet even bolder political leadership is needed if we are to achieve the new Sustainable Development Goals.Read more
  • Financing for Development

    Laurent Le Gouanvic
    2 Jul 2015 | 7:32 am
    Financing for Development From 13-16 July, World leaders will gather at the International Conference on Financing for Development (FfD) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. If you care about tackling poverty, climate change and inequality, now is the time to speak-out.
  • GROW: Four years of fighting hunger

    julia
    30 Jun 2015 | 4:00 pm
    GROW's 4th Anniversary 01:41 GROW: Four years of fighting hunger1 July 2015In the past four years, the GROW campaign has made real progress in the fight against hunger. None of this would have been possible without you!
  • Oxfam concerned that Burundi elections have been held in a climate of tension and fear

    Joel M Bassuk
    30 Jun 2015 | 8:56 am
    Oxfam concerned that Burundi elections have been held in a climate of tension and fear30 June 2015Oxfam is concerned that local and legislative elections in Burundi have been held in a climate of tension and fear, evident in the city but also in some provinces outside. The elections have been marred by the absence of opposition parties and the independent media.Read more
  • Oxfam welcomes China’s INDC announcement in the fight against climate change

    Joel M Bassuk
    30 Jun 2015 | 7:35 am
    Oxfam welcomes China’s INDC announcement in the fight against climate change30 June 2015China is expected to shortly submit its Intended National Determined Contribution (INDC) following a statement earlier by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang.Read more
 
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  • Books not Bullets: A birthday request from Malala

    Felicity Amos
    6 Jul 2015 | 1:41 pm
    Malala Day (Malala’s birthday) is this Sunday, July 12th. She is turning 18 and she is done with wishes. Instead of the birthday greetings, cake, balloons, gifts, parties, new clothes, special songs or any other celebratory birthday rituals practiced around the world, Malala wants action. Specifically, Malala wants you to support the cause she almost died fighting for: access to education for everyone. The shocking truth is that world leaders have the money to fully fund primary AND secondary education around the world – but they are choosing to spend it on other things, like their…
  • 10 years after Make Poverty History: Did world leaders keep these 8 promises?

    Felicity Amos
    6 Jul 2015 | 9:34 am
    Crowds gather for the Make Poverty History march on July,  2005 in Edinburgh. Photo by Bruno Vincent/Getty Images. 10 years ago today world leaders met at Gleneagles for the 31st G8 summit. This summit was a HUGE deal for organisations like ONE: a moment for the world to take a stand against poverty and make real commitments to those people living in extreme poverty. The Make Poverty History campaign had reached its peak, with rallies and concerts attended by millions all over the world chiming for change together. It was an exciting time, and truly felt like anything was possible. We…
  • 12 countries that feature women on their bank notes

    Guest Blogger
    6 Jul 2015 | 8:31 am
    This article first appeared on the World Economic Forum and is written by Ross Chainey. The US $10bill will soon feature a woman! Photo Credit: Wikipedia The US have just announced that they will feature a women on their upcoming redesign of the $10 bill! Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said the bill, set to be unveiled in 2020, will honor “a woman who has contributed to and represents the values of American democracy.” The launch year was chosen to coincide with the 100th anniversary of women in the US gaining the right to vote. While no decision has been made as to who will grace the new…
  • #LightforLight Blog Relay

    Jeannine Harvey
    4 Jul 2015 | 10:06 am
    We’ve asked a few of our favorite photographers and writers to share their stories, experiences and photos all month long to raise awareness about ONE’s Electrify Africa Act. Because photography means literally, “drawing with light” – we’ve launched a month long Blog Relay: Light for Light to talk about the importance of light – in global health, refrigerating vaccines, studying, running business and in photography. The first three posts are beautiful, brilliant, and light-filled. Please read and share. Electrify Africa by Karen Walrond Turn on the…
  • O say can you see the fireworks abroad?

    Felicity Amos
    2 Jul 2015 | 11:01 am
    July 4th may be the most anticipated day of the year for Americans.  Whether you live in a big city or a small town, on the coast or in the heartland, Independence Day celebrations follow the same formula: food, fireworks, family and friends. But what if you are living abroad? It can be fun to use America’s birthday as a chance to share a slice of Americana and extend hospitality to new friends. You might find yourself hurling instead of playing softball, watching a cricket match instead of a fireworks display, eating sweet potatoes and fish instead of potato salad and hot dogs, or…
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    Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

  • México: Agricultores acusan a Granjas Carroll por contaminación de agua y pérdida de cultivos

    hudlet
    6 Jul 2015 | 3:28 pm
    “Acusan a Carroll de ocasionar pérdidas en cultivos de Tlachichuca”, 5 de Julio de 2015 Alrededor de 59 hectáreas de cultivo habrían sido afectadas…debido a la contaminación generada por aguas negras…de la empresa Granjas Carroll, denunciaron campesinos…Los agricultores…explicaron que en los últimos días el líquido contaminado invadió los surcos de sus tierras…Los productores afirman que sus 4 lagunas de oxidación son un foco de infección… “[S]e han producido enfermedades por la contaminación...siento que la empresa se debe hacer responsable”,…
  • México: Pescadores exigen consulta sobre minería oceánica ante posibles afectaciones a sus medios de vida

    hudlet
    6 Jul 2015 | 3:13 pm
    “Quieren pescadores de Comondú una consulta pública para el proyecto minero Don Diego” Pescadores de Comondú quieren una consulta pública para el proyecto minero Don Diego [de Oceánica Resources, parte de Odyssey Marine Explorations]. Lo anterior, luego del reingreso de la Manifestación de Impacto Ambiental del proyecto...que pretende extraer fosfatos del fondo marino…[que] fue recibido con preocupación por los pescadores…debido al supuesto riesgo de contaminación que esta actividad generaría en la zona…Por ello, solicitarán a la Secretaría de Medio Ambiente y Recursos…
  • Guatemala: Derrame de petróleo de Perenco; comunidades exigen que se investigue y penalice

    hudlet
    6 Jul 2015 | 2:58 pm
    “Derrame de Petróleo en Petén”, 2 de Julio de 2015 Las comunidades Laguna Vista Hermosa y La Figsa…en el Parque Nacional Laguna del Tigre, denunciaron que el 19 de junio de 2015 se produjo un derrame petrolero en el pozo número 28 del Campo Xan…que pertenece a la empresa francesa Perenco…Ese día los empleados de…Perenco, indican los comunitarios, se “afanaron” en borrar evidencias con grandes cantidades de diesel y con herramientas…Los comunitarios también denunciaron que por lo peligroso que se torna el área, los vecinos temen por sus vidas en caso de denunciar ante…
  • Une initiative de Nestlé vise à protéger l’environnement et à améliorer les conditions de vie des agriculteurs avec des formations

    aba
    6 Jul 2015 | 10:06 am
    « Nespresso présente les premiers résultats de The Positive Cup, sa stratégie de développement durable pour 2020 », 2 juillet 2015 A l’occasion du premier anniversaire de The Positive Cup, la stratégie de développement durable de Nespresso d’ici à 2020, Jean-Marc Duvoisin, Directeur général de Nestlé Nespresso, a fait part des avancées significatives en matière d’amélioration des conditions de vie de milliers d’agriculteurs…[Il] a déclaré, «…[L]es premières mesures ont été prises pour renouer avec la culture du café au Soudan du Sud et bâtir un avenir…
  • Antwort der KfW-DEG

    ebert
    6 Jul 2015 | 9:35 am
    ...Im April 2014 haben Indigene das Instrument des Beschwerdemechanismus von DEG und FMO genutzt und Beschwerde gegen das o.g. Projekt eingereicht. Dieser Mechanismus stellt sicher, dass Einzelpersonen und Organisationen, die der Meinung sind, dass sie negativ durch ein von der DEG finanziertes Vorhaben betroffen sind, gehört werden und eine Beschwerde einreichen können. Ein unabhängiges Gremium, das sog. „Independent External Panel“, entscheidet über die Zulässigkeit der einzelnen Beschwerde und ist für deren Bearbeitung zuständig. Das Panel hat diese Beschwerde geprüft,…
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    News from Survival International

  • Defending tribes' right to remain uncontacted

    6 Jul 2015 | 4:52 am
    Uncontacted Indians in Amazonia make their views clear.© G. Miranda/FUNAI/Survival, 2008Stephen Corry, Director of Survival International, the global movement for tribal peoples’ rights, has attacked the argument in a recent Science editorial that uncontacted tribes should be forcibly contacted. U.S. anthropologists Robert Walker and Kim Hill argued that governments are violating their responsibility to protect isolated tribes if they “refuse authorized, well-planned contacts.” But Corry evokes Brazil’s experience of forced contact missions, which was official policy…
  • Brazil: Gunmen set fire to Indian community

    26 Jun 2015 | 3:38 am
    Smoke rises in the distance as Kurusu Mba community burns.© Reprodução/TV Morena, 2015Gunmen have attacked and set ablaze a Guarani Indian community in south west Brazil. Initial reports indicated that a one year old baby had burned to death when the gunmen torched the Indians’ houses on June 24, but this has not subsequently been confirmed. The Guarani fled the area, and two girls and one boy are reported to be missing. The Indians of Kurusu Mba community peacefully re-occupied part of their ancestral land on June 22, having waited many years for it to be returned to them. They were…
  • Spanish construction giant targeted over uncontacted Indians' land grab

    24 Jun 2015 | 6:17 am
    Protestors demanded 'Save the Ayoreo' at the annual shareholder meeting of Spanish company Grupo San José.© Victoria Herranz/Survival, 2015Protestors demanded “Save the Ayoreo” at the annual shareholder meeting of Spanish construction giant Grupo San José in Madrid today. The company has been implicated in the destruction of the uncontacted tribe’s last forest refuge. Grupo San José’s subsidiary Carlos Casado SA, a South American agricultural firm, was caught illegally bulldozing and constructing roads and reservoirs on the ancestral land of uncontacted…
  • Pope Francis calls for protection of tribal peoples and their lands

    23 Jun 2015 | 5:03 am
    Pope Francis has acknowledged indigenous peoples' crucial role in conservation of their lands. © Fiona Watson/Survival 2010In an encyclical about climate change that has received widespread media attention, Pope Francis has acknowledged indigenous peoples’ strong connection to their lands and their role in conservation. In "On care for our common home," Pope Francis wrote: “It is essential to show special care for indigenous communities and their cultural traditions. They are not merely one minority among others, but should be the principal dialogue partners,…
  • Venezuelan tribes protest against violent mining gangs

    18 Jun 2015 | 3:05 am
    The Hoti in Venezuela and other Amazon Indians depend on the forest for their survival. But their forests are being destroyed by illegal mining (photograph taken in 2014).© Eglée Zent/SurvivalVenezuelan Indians blocked the landing strip of Canaima National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, in protest at illegal miners destroying their lives and lands. Over the last decade, illegal mining for gold, diamonds and other minerals – some run by armed gangs claiming to be members of Colombia’s guerrilla army FARC – has spread like wildfire through the Venezuelan Amazon, affecting…
 
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    EarthRights International

  • World Bank Group Fails in its Promise to Protect the Most Vulnerable

    Michelle Harrison
    1 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    A new report published by Human Rights Watch (HRW) last week finds that the World Bank, and its private sector arm, the International Finance Corporation (IFC), are failing to live up to their responsibilities and commitments to public participation and accountability. At Your Own Risk: Reprisals against Critics of World Bank Group Projects, describes numerous instances of retaliation by governments and powerful companies against critics of World Bank Group projects ranging from threats, harassment and intimidation tactics to violent repression of peaceful protests, physical assault and…
  • Nación U'wa se levantó de la mesa de dialogo con el gobierno colombiano

    Camila Mariño Venegas, Valentina Stackl
    25 Jun 2015 | 7:23 am
    Fueron aproximadamente catorce horas viaje, para que la delegación del Pueblo U´wa se encontrara en Bogotá dispuesta  a cumplir  la cita agendada con los representantes del Gobierno de Colombia.  Más de treinta miembros de la comunidad, incluyendo muchos líderes altamente respetados, viajaron todo el camino a la capital para participar en la reunión. Sin embargo, cuando ninguno delos altos funcionarios del gobierno estaba dispuesto a participar en el diálogo, los U'wa se levantaron de la mesa de diálogo. Nacion U'wa en Bogotá, Colombia Hace más de un año,  el Pueblo U´wa…
  • U'wa Nation Walks out of Negotiations with the Colombian Government

    Camila Mariño Venegas, Valentina Stackl
    24 Jun 2015 | 2:35 pm
    It took over fourteen hours of travel for the U'wa Nation delegates to arrive to Bogotá, Colombia, to attend the scheduled meeting with the representatives of the Colombian Government.  Over thirty community members, many highly respected leaders and elders, traveled all the way to the capital to participate in the meeting to address unresolved issues in an agreement formulated between the U’wa and the Government last year. However, when not a single high ranking government official was willing to participate in the dialogue, the U’wa walked away from the meeting. U'wa Nation in…
  • Adolfina García (Peru)

    EarthRights International
    24 Jun 2015 | 7:15 am
    Adolfina García is an Achuar Madre Indígena (female indigenous leader) from the Corrientes Region of northern Peru.    For 30 years Adolfina and her family suffered the consequences of contamination caused by the oil companies operating in the region. First the plants and animals became sick and died, later, even children lost their lives. Adolfina lost her 11-year-old son, Olivio Salas. She believes he died because of the contaminated water.     Adolfina and the leaders of five Achuar communities decided to file a law suit against LA-based Occidental Petroleum and hold them accountable…
  • Learning Should Not Be Oppressive

    Nikki Richard
    23 Jun 2015 | 12:37 pm
    Learning should not be oppressive. It should not be exclusive. And it should not be fashioned after business models based on top-down performance evaluations that are more concerned with rankings than with learning. In a global educational environment that’s becoming more reliant on standardized testing, alternative forms of education are increasingly necessary. At the EarthRights Schools, we practice student-centered learning. We believe our role as teachers is to create a space where our young adult learners can draw on their wealth of experiences and the diversity of the group’s…
 
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    Not For Sale

  • Not For Sale Honored with Women in Cable Telecommunications Award

    dresden
    9 Jun 2015 | 11:05 am
    The spirit of partnership runs deep at Not For Sale–that’s because we know that we can’t bring about real change for survivors of slavery and those at risk of exploitation without the support of like-minded businesses, nonprofits, donors and other collaborators. One of the best examples of such a collaboration: our four-year signature partnership with Juniper Networks, a global leader in networking products, which has been instrumental in moving forward our work with survivors in the U.S. and around the world. We’re thrilled to share that this longtime union was recently…
  • A New Way to Fight Modern Day Slavery

    dresden
    4 Jun 2015 | 9:50 am
    “Despite the hard work of many nonprofits, slavery still exists on a massive scale, with annual profits totaling over $150 billion [and] 35.8 million people [enslaved], more than at any point in history,” Mark Wexler, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Not For Sale, writes in a new piece for The Guardian. That’s why, Wexler says, Not For Sale is championing a new business solution to the modern abolitionist movement: Just Business. Developed with Not For Sale co-founder David Batstone, Just Business “develops and supports competitive social enterprises by…
  • Reinvent at Juniper Networks

    dresden
    7 May 2015 | 10:15 am
    Networking and career building can be intimidating for even the most confident and outspoken among us. But if you’ve never had an opportunity to interview outside of a training session? It’s downright terrifying. “It’s one thing to practice your skills in a classroom and another thing to present in front of corporate executives,” reflects Monica*, a trainee in Not For Sale’s Reinvent: Bay Area program. “[So] I was hesitant about Career Day.” In late April, Monica was one of 10 Reinvent trainees to spend an afternoon at Juniper Networks’ headquarters in San Jose,…
  • Exploited To Empowered: Nicki’s Story

    tombo
    20 Apr 2015 | 5:03 pm
    Nicki is a member of Reinvent: Bay Area and the first Not For Sale trainee to complete a 12-week traineeship at Zynga Culinary, a department that serves more than 1,000 employees at the social gaming company every day. She and her supervisor, Bairam, reflect back on the experience of working together to bring empowerment through building practical job skills in Nicki’s life. Bairam explains, “I needed a way to give back, and I felt like I was turning in circles, not knowing what to do. I feel blessed to have this opportunity…you’ve done all the legwork for me…I can just bring it in…
  • Companies We Love: Boll & Branch

    tombo
    2 Apr 2015 | 2:00 am
    In addition to creating sustainable impact through our international projects, part of our strategy in making a difference in the lives of trafficking victims is joining forces with companies. Of the estimated 30 million people trapped in lives of exploitation, close to 70% of those are victims of forced labor. Working with companies of all sizes allows us to make use of their business expertise, resources and funding to scale our potential impact. Each month, we’ll be highlighting Companies We Love that are working to end modern-day slavery in the work they do everyday. To get our…
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    One Person, One World.

  • Rescue India’s Begging Elephants

    Cicci
    6 Jul 2015 | 1:47 pm
    Cicci:NO animal should have to endure that and every tourist who gives them money are just endorse and encourage it! Originally posted on "OUR WORLD": Rescue India’s Begging Elephants. View original
  • Stand Against Bear Hunting

    Cicci
    6 Jul 2015 | 1:45 pm
    Cicci:Of course! Originally posted on "OUR WORLD": Stand Against Bear Hunting. View original
  • Support the Use of Anti-Poaching Device

    Cicci
    6 Jul 2015 | 1:45 pm
    Originally posted on "OUR WORLD": Support the Use of Anti-Poaching Device. View original
  • China Is Not Fit To Host The 2019 World Dog Show

    Cicci
    5 Jul 2015 | 6:15 am
    Cicci:Disgusting! Originally posted on tibettruth: Chinese citizens and local officials clubbing a Tibetan mastiff Image: archivenet The Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI) in choosing China to host the 2019 World Dog Show (WDS) is using the failed and cynical argument of ‘constructive engagement’ with China, claiming locating the WDS there will result in moderation, progress and awareness. Similar ‘justifications’ were employed by the US State Department and Presidential Administrations in support of granting China ‘Most Favored Nation Status’. The International Olympic…
  • News on Nosey

    Cicci
    28 Apr 2015 | 4:53 am
    Cicci:Disgusting Originally posted on Alexandra´s Animal Awareness Blog: Photo: PeTA Nosey, the mistreated elephant, still has to perform. Even though she is known to be of ill health, her owners will not let her go to live a better life at a sanctuary. “CompassionWorks International has just released an undercover investigation of Nosey. Watch the video at www.cwint.org/investigations. As a result of the investigation, a complaint was filed with the USDA for numerous violations of the Animal Welfare Act.” If you have not yet signed the petition on behalf of Nosey, here is more…
 
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    Cancer inCYTES Blog

  • Health Equity for Smart Justice

    28 Jun 2015 | 9:00 am
    By: Kristine AlarconMany state law enforcement and criminal justice stakeholders want Smart Justice, which would initiate prison reform. Reforming prison and reentry efforts, according to the RAND Corporation, must provide access to primary health treatment and services. The Treatment Advocacy Center states that "approximately 20 percent of inmates in jails and 15 percent of inmates... in prisons have a serious mental illness.”  10% off orders over $20 with coupon code: INCYTESCriminal justice reform efforts began in 1997 and Broward County, Florida found some trouble associated with…
  • UNICEF Takes Action To Halt Child Trafficking in Nepal

    27 Jun 2015 | 9:00 am
    By: Sara KimUNICEF, a children’s rights and emergency relief organization, recently expressed their fear of an increased rate of  child trafficking in Nepal. Although trafficking has occurred in Nepal in the past, following the recent earthquake and aftershook, victim numbers have spiked within the past few months. Due to the natural disaster, which resulted in the death of thousands and the injury of many more,  many villages have been destroyed, resulting in a loss of jobs and homes for many families. Environments like this encourage child traffickers to prey upon vulnerable…
  • San Francisco Black Film Festival Will Show Movie About Human Sex Trafficking of Young African Males

    26 Jun 2015 | 9:00 am
    By: Charmaine SantosThis year’s San Francisco Black Film Festival will be playing a 25-minute movie called “Moses,” a story young African males who are sold into sex trafficking. In the movie, the main character, Moses, is a young Nigerian man who plays soccer better than most soccer in Nigeria. A white “sports agent” contacts him and convinces Moses’ father to let Moses travel to America to become a soccer star. Upon his arrival, Moses is taken to a party full of white men and passed around and raped numerous times. Moses is able to change his situation around when another person…
  • Australian Police: A Case of Bribery and Human Smuggling

    25 Jun 2015 | 9:05 am
    By Luis GayClaims have surfaced that Australian officials have been paying human smugglers for years as an approach to deal with migrants. Last month, reports accused Australian police of paying £19,000 to smugglers to turn their boat of 65 migrants back to Indonesia. The passengers on board, which also included women and children, were from Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Burma. General Endang Sunjaya, an Indonesian police chief who investigated this incident, said that six crew members swore under oath that they received £3,000 from an Australian official who was not in uniform. Several asylum…
  • “Tinder” for Cancer Trials

    24 Jun 2015 | 9:00 am
    By: Kristine AlarconCoping and dealing with cancer is often a difficult process, but it can be even harder to find clinical trials to help with their symptoms. Martin Naley, an employee at Life Technologies, a genetics company, realized that a large number of patients (around 85%) did not know that trials are an option or that a little more than half of clinical oncology sites cannot find the patients fit for their trials. ADVERTISEMENT: The BraceShop Store, your go-to store for extremity braces! Click here to receive 5% off site wide with promo code: INCYTES. Expires 7/31/15.Naley…
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    Social Work Helper

  • Therapy 101 Series: Lesson One is Knowing Your ABCs

    Anthony Heard
    3 Jul 2015 | 11:34 am
    If you’re a therapist, ideally, you have access to intervention training and a good clinical supervisor. What if you don’t? Many new therapists, social workers, and other psychosocial professionals enter the field without concrete psychotherapy intervention training, and most without sufficient experience to know  how to immediately implement it in every unique presenting situation. One... Continue Reading » The article Therapy 101 Series: Lesson One is Knowing Your ABCs written by Anthony Heard appeared first on Social Work Helper.
  • Identity, Racism and the White Problem

    Rebecca Joy Novell
    2 Jul 2015 | 10:17 am
    Many of us watched, in utter astonishment, at the unfolding story of Rachel Dolezal and her misrepresentation of her race. For those who may not have heard of Rachel Dolezal, she was, until her recent resignation, the president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in Spokane, Washington. Dolezal was forced to resign after allegations... Continue Reading » The article Identity, Racism and the White Problem written by Rebecca Joy Novell appeared first on Social Work Helper.
  • 3 Things to Know When Working With LGBT Clients

    Paul C. Milford, MSW
    2 Jul 2015 | 9:14 am
    On June 26, 2015 the Supreme Court ruled that all couples, regardless of gender, have a constitutional right to marry the person they love. After the ruling was announced, states across the nation were forced to drop their bans on same-sex marriage allowing loving gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender couples the right to marry. The... Continue Reading » The article 3 Things to Know When Working With LGBT Clients written by Paul C. Milford, MSW appeared first on Social Work Helper.
  • Opportunities for Social Workers Expand Under Obamacare

    Dr. Charles Lewis, Jr.
    30 Jun 2015 | 12:58 pm
    Millions of Americans breathed sighs of relief upon hearing the Supreme Court’s decision to leave in place subsidies in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) for the insured in states where the federal government created the marketplace exchanges. Six of the nine justices believed it was Congress’s intention to provide a healthcare system that would cover... Continue Reading » The article Opportunities for Social Workers Expand Under Obamacare written by Dr. Charles Lewis, Jr. appeared first on Social Work Helper.
  • LGBTI Children Have the Right to Safety and Equality

    Nils Muižnieks
    30 Jun 2015 | 8:32 am
    Lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex (LGBTI) children are often victims of bullying and violence in schools, at home and via social media. This has a serious effect on their well-being and prevents openness about their personal identity. Like all children, LGBTI [i] children are entitled to enjoy human rights and require a safe environment... Continue Reading » The article LGBTI Children Have the Right to Safety and Equality written by Nils Muižnieks appeared first on Social Work Helper.
 
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