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Trans Rights Movement in Malaysia

Publicado 27 de julio de 2014 no picture Effie Johari

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I regret not having written this sooner while the event was still fresh in my mind, but better late than never. On the 12th of July, I went to ‘Beyond Binary’, a talk hosted by national trans ally campaign, I Am You. This was my first exposure to the Malaysian trans community. I went with a friend and her friend. None of us knew anyone else there, not personally. Most of those in attendance seemed to know one another, though, which was overwhelming in the beginning. The eve...


Refugees in Hong Kong

Publicado 26 de julio de 2014 Avatar Grace O

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In Hong Kong, I believe that refugees are a group that require much more help. The UN defines a refugee as “a person who has been forced to leave their country in order to escape war, persecution, or natural disaster”. Article 14 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that "everyone has the right to seek and enjoy asylum abroad from persecution." However, whilst Hong Kong is a signatory to the convention against torture (which has led to hundreds of asylum claims...


What is being Human in my opinion?

Publicado 25 de julio de 2014 Avatar MariaJoseCelis

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Se registró el día 14 de mayo de 2014
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I've asked many people what being human means. I've asked young,old,teens 98% of them don't share the same definition as me. So, what is being human to me? Being human I believe, is not being only flesh and bones. See for me being human consists of many things. One of them being sensible. Being sensible of others pain, being sensible to problems. Being aware. Being aware for me is knowing what is happening in the world, is caring about what's going on, being aware is knowi...


Is migration wrong?

Publicado 23 de julio de 2014 Avatar paola.suarez

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Se registró el día 13 de febrero de 2014
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Hello guys! I´d like to talk about something that’s been concerning to me very deeply ever since I came to Chile. A couple of months ago I was at the PDI office (sort of a police investigation device) looking for a personal document, and there was a woman, Colombian by the way (I could tell because by her accent), and when I first arrived she was already having a discussion with someone while holding a baby, but I didn’t even came close to her. However at a certain mo...


If I was at the Girl Summit

Publicado 22 de julio de 2014 Avatar Francisca Lily

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Se registró el día 26 de diciembre de 2012
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If I was at the Girl Summit these would be my suggestions: I would suggest that countries who wish to end FGM and Child Marriage that they work in partnership with other countries in offering solutions. For example the battle of child marriage being in some cases, girls are married because they provide an economic gain for the family, also receive protection being married in some cultures. Education is also a vital need, not as in holding a degree or PhD, but in educating abo...


introspecive experience

Publicado 20 de julio de 2014 Avatar paola.suarez

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The day I signed the Declaration of Equalities.

Publicado 20 de julio de 2014 Avatar Mariana G

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I don't think at the time I truly understood the importance of what was happening that day in Seneca Falls, NY. I was in 1840s dress, My Mom was portraying Elizabeth Cady Stanton, And there was a declaration to be signed. It was Convention Days 2014. I met Nadia Shahram who was leading a movement for Muslim women. After my Mom (as Elizabeth Cady Stanton) read the Declaration of Sentiments, Nadia and the other leaders of her group read the Declaration of Equalities. It was pow...


BRINGING BACK OUR GIRLS TO SCHOOL AND SAFETY

Publicado 19 de julio de 2014 no picture Ma'Reke

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In mid-April this year, we woke up to the heart-breaking news that over 200 girls were taken hostage from a secondary school at Chibok, Borno state, North-Eastern Nigeria. Although, this was one in the series of the stories of insurgency in Nigeria, things took a new turn. A month after the awful event, it became global news after much protesting and campaigning-including the popular #BringBackOurGirls on Twitter. Every news media ran a story or more on the unfortunate happening, c...


"Be yourself! No, not that way" - Society

Publicado 18 de julio de 2014 Avatar MariaJoseCelis

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We have come a long way in many aspects, technology, medicine, architecture, biodiversity etc. Something that has not changed is the lack of toleration. This generation is "more open minded" than the ones before. That's partly true, see this generation is extremely diverse, and with that diversity many ways of thinking appear. Many times those ways of thinking clash. That leads to conflict and disagreement. This generation has been in a way forced to grow up before time, se...


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