All posts tagged with: democracy

Zimbabwe and Human-Rights

Posted December 2, 2014 no picture MattChi

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Zimbabwe and the LGBT community. The Zimbabwean government needs to address, and solve, the issues affecting the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) community. These issues have been marred with contempt and neglect, particularly from our political leadership. As a nation, we have defined gender in such a narrow manner and this has given the individuals who do not consider themselves to be either male or female a lesser chance of truly expressing their individual i...


What I learnt this week

Posted November 23, 2014 Avatar maryb

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Well, there’s something I learnt last Sunday, on 16th November where the second tour of presidential elections in Romania took place. What I learned? That people matter. A lot. These elections have offered a huge surprise to all Romanians: on one hand, we selected a President which is part of the German minority in my country; on the other hand, the percentage of people who went to vote was one of the highest in the last 25 years of Romanian democracy. I won’t speak too m...


You are not a sheep!

Posted October 13, 2014 Avatar Oksana Hirchak

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Remember: you are not a sheep and you are able to make choices to live in a country you want. This is the message of a video which has been made to motivate people before the Ukrainian parliamentary elections which will be held on 26 October 2014. An initiative exists in terms of a Ukrainian project “Rock the vote”. There is a similar one in the USA. Project “Rock the vote” is intended to lay the foundation of a new electoral culture. An existence of such a culture...


Occupy Central- What's Happening in Hong Kong?

Posted October 4, 2014 no picture Grace O

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If you have been reading the news recently, you will probably know about Occupy Central, a protest movement that is currently happening in Hong Kong. As a citizen of Hong Kong, I have been following it closely. What is Occupy Central? Basically, Occupy Central is a protest movement in Hong Kong mainly calling for democracy. Why is Occupy Central happening? This traces back to many years ago, before Hong Kong was a part of China. When Hong Kong was handed over to China i...


Democracy turning to Autocracy

Posted August 9, 2014 no picture Md.Mazharul Islam

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Bangladesh is a country that has a long history and sacrifice of millions of Freedom Fighters who died to see an Independent Bangladesh. But after 43 years of liberation and war, we are still struggling to establish our rights in every sectors. Political conflict and violence regarding the Government Showdown, 1000s of innocent victims have died. Bangladesh is like a gold mine. We have the world's largest beaches. We could be a heaven for investors. But until now we are leading...


You-Life-Welfare

Posted February 11, 2014 no picture Victor Brown Omovbude

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When the mind cannot contribute to a new design or agenda, there is a stagger in progress and a retardation in what is needed. The same happens to life! The inability to justify the means creates a loop for faults and mishaps. This fault develops a breach in peace and well being. The foundation holding every living trait is 'Love.' This is why we have no inferiority issue, no criticism, no hate. But if you cross check countries - especially some parts in Africa and other Asian spheres, human rig...


Sentiment on Human Rights?

Posted January 11, 2014 no picture Ann Tai

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Born and raised in Hong Kong SAR, my initial inadequate knowledge of factual political climate and human rights situation in China as a whole was due to reasons including, but not limited to; the Chinese government’s high political repression, insufficient respect of human rights, media and internet censorship, etc. All of which are gradually being localized in the H.K. as well. Moreover, a semi-covert mission that has been conducted by the Chinese government is the criminalizati...


International Youth Day is celebrated on 12 August every year to raise awareness about issues affecting young people and to celebrate their achievements. To commemorate the day, UNICEF podcast moderator Alex Goldmark spoke with three young activists about their understanding of peace and how education can help them build peaceful and democratic communities. To listen to the full podcast, please visit: http://www.educationandtransition.org/resources/podcast-80-on-international-youth...