It’s Time to Wake Up!

Posted December 25, 2014 Avatar MariaJoseCelis

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As December is coming to an end, and 2014 is wrapping up there is something on my mind that I really think that I should talk about. That being, waking up. But it’s not as simple, because many of us are still asleep. Asleep in the way that we are still submerged in a comfort bubble. This bubble is keeping us blind from the reality of the world. From the reality of the actions of those around us. Many tragedies and uprisings have left a void to be filled in families, schools,...


Happy Holidays: A Celebration of Different Cultures

Posted December 25, 2014 no picture Grace O

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Happy Holidays everyone! No matter where you are or what culture/religion you identify with, I hope you are having a great day. The cold winter has brought along a spirit of gratitude, compassion, and love; something that we should all be celebrating. "Happy Holidays" and "Season's Greetings" have become common holiday greetings around the world during this time of year, replacing the once ubiquitous "Merry Christmas". Though some may still prefer "Merry Christmas", I, for one,...


Honor killings, freedom and the MENA region (3)

Posted December 24, 2014 no picture GHEBOULI Zinelabidine

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In order to continue our topic (honor killings), I chose to write about the solutions this time. People might ask me the famous question, how can we stop these homicides (honor killings)? Well, it’s pretty easy, before all, we must make the new generations understand and apply and follow the following principal “each one is free to do whatever he likes as long as he respects the laws and doesn’t harm others”, I know I’ve repeated this principal so many times but believe...


Honor killings, freedom and the MENA region (2)

Posted December 24, 2014 no picture GHEBOULI Zinelabidine

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In the previous post, we talked about freedom in the MENA region and why it’s important to accept it in order to develop. Among the violations of human rights that we see in our communities, there is this awful crime that we call “honor killing”, it’s generally when a male family member kills a female family member for having a relationship, specially a sexual one with someone who is not her husband, or for being homosexual and things like that… well, let me say this: i...


Honor killings, freedom and the MENA region (1)

Posted December 24, 2014 no picture GHEBOULI Zinelabidine

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When we denounce violations of human rights, when we defend women rights, especially in the MENA region, we are not talking just to talk, but we are describing the reality even if some people think we are overreacting or lying, even if some people want to hide the truth… We can’t stop talking to make those people happy, no! It’s our duty as human rights defenders, as human rights activists; to talk What we see today isn’t something easy, freedom is very important and vi...


Plural+ Awards 2014: "Love Is Everybody's Right"

Posted December 24, 2014 Avatar MischaVOY

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Interview with Luca Piermarteri, a young filmmaker from Italy. 1. What is your video about? Our film is about homophobia: in Italy we still have to fight a lot for sexual identity rights and we'll keep going on! No laws cover rights of homosexual people and in 2014 this seems like a joke, but it really isn't! 2. Why do you think global audiences need to see your film? Because we think that our situation could be similar to many other countries in the world and we must...


The importance of time management

Posted December 23, 2014 no picture Daanial Chaudhry

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I cannot emphasize enough how important time management is. Time management is essential to every aspect of our lives, regardless of whether we realize it or not. I have had a bit of a time management issue over the past couple of months, struggling to keep up with Kate's request of 1 blog a week. Becoming unable to keep up to date with the blogging and my exams. But my exams have ended, but so too will the blogging internship in a few weeks. So I am left now to cram the rema...


Plural+ Awards 2014: "She Who Is"

Posted December 23, 2014 Avatar MischaVOY

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Thank you

Posted December 23, 2014 no picture Pia Fleig

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Today I want to speak. I usually don’t like to speak, but let it be said what needs to be said. Today I want to speak about a truth that might sound like a betrayal to my fellow citizens. The truth might hurt some of you – but truth never has the intention to make you smile. In my country, Christmas is soon approaching. Everyone is extremely busy cleaning, wrapping, buying and eating in abundance. A recent survey has shown that most people in my country see Christmas...


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