All posts tagged with: human rights

Who Are 'Our Own?'

Posted October 23, 2013 no picture BreedCompassion

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The title of my ramblings is very much a question I face people with far too frequently. Everyone will have heard the phrase ‘we should help our own’ being flung around at one time or another when discussions over charity arises. What I ask you is how do we define this concept of ‘our own.’ Is our own our next door neighbour? Those that live in Scotland? Britain? Europe? United Nations? I feel that any sort of use of the term ‘our own’ is used when a person is justifyin...


Malala's Brave Namesake

Posted October 25, 2013 no picture Kriyana Reddy

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We owe it to Malala and many others who share her ideals to refuse to allow the radicals to win the battle of perceptions..."

Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/26/opinion/internat...

Malala's Brave Namesake By WILLIAM DALRYMPLE Published: October 25, 2013 NEW DELHI — Ever since Malala Yousafzai recovered from her shooting by the Taliban last year, she has been universally honored: As well as a nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize, she has been given everything from the Mother Teresa Award to a place in Time Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People in the World.” Malala’s extraordinary bravery and commitment to peace and the education of women is ind...


Child Labor and The Neverending Plague on Humanity

Posted October 25, 2013 no picture Kriyana Reddy

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I wrote a speech about Child Labor. I had the opportunity to deliver to a group of people about two years ago in a competition sponsored by the Rotary Club. Although prizes and medallions were far from the glitz of this serious event, I wanted to share with you all my speech. It is, perhaps, one of the most passionate addresses I've given, regardless of the text which lies so banally on this blank screen. Let me know what you think! Child Labor and the Never Ending Plague of...


The Perfect Weekend with "Storytelling"

Posted October 26, 2013 Avatar Aulia Maharani Karli

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The weekend is the perfect time to spend the day with your family; having fun in the city park, playing football with your dad, shopping with your mom, taking music classes or cooking in the backyard. But, have you ever imagined about spending your weekend with Your family in the library? Surrounded by the books, old articles, sitting Together in the silence? There are no such “silent” Things at “Crystal of Knowledge”, Central Library of Universitas Indonesia (http://lib....


MISERY'S DAUGHTER

Posted October 29, 2013 no picture Muyu

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“Is being a girl a curse?” I have witnessed, heard and been a victim of the most bizarre questions the human ear can tolerate. However, never in all my 23 years on earth have I paused as a target to this gravelly concerned question. To think that a surprise visit to my grandmother’s home on her 77th birthday would introduce me to this question, was an open invitation for a cold shiver running with little electric feet all over my body. The trees glittered in the early m...


Let the children Live

Posted October 30, 2013 no picture Pontso SA

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Everyone has a basic right to live without any form of fear and more especially our children. I believe violating this basic human right is a great disgrace to our society and an indication of how really twisted some people's minds have become. I am raising this issue, having been quite disturbed by the recent spade of abuse and murders done on children in South African townships. In one incident two girls were found to have been raped and murdered, when in another the children are...


Nestle CEO takes privatisation one sip to far.

Posted October 30, 2013 no picture BreedCompassion

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http://beyondblindfold.com/nestle-ceo-water-is-not-a-human-right-should-be-privatized/ So I was directed to this article today and as I read it I literally wanted to scream! What on earth?! Peter Brabeck, CEO of Nestle, is claiming that water should not be a public right and that it should be owned by corporations. Now, I'm going to hope that he hasn't even considered the consequences of what would happen to those living in slum areas if this were to manifest as I cannot bare the...


Service--What is it?

Posted November 1, 2013 no picture Kriyana Reddy

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There are many poor, sick, underprivileged people in the world. Of course, all of us can say that we knew that. We can say that we saw it on the news one day or that our history teacher was discussing some vague issue in some ambiguous manner with us; but what are we doing about it? Poverty and suffering have a very obvious correlation that we can link with a slew of statistics and data. However, I'm not here to give you that litany of things. I'm here to do and help you do what...


How Strongly Can Social Media Influence and Control People’s Lives?

Posted November 2, 2013 Avatar Aulia Maharani Karli

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What comes to your mind when you hear the term “Social Media?" Perhaps some people thinking about the media that makes them able to meet and communicate with people around the world. While some others think about that, social media is the channel that gives them the chance to send and receive many information. Others think that social media is about the way we get many updates from people who we follow and maybe someone out there thinks social media is a part of a new marketing s...


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