All posts tagged with: human rights

This Should Be the Norm

Publié 11 novembre 2014 no picture Essi

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Imagine: you're sitting in first period when you realize that you really have to pee. Your teacher lets you out with a stern glance and a sharp "be back in five minutes." You walk down the hallway to the bathrooms and are faced with a dilemma: the signs depict a male bathroom and a female bathroom, but you know that you are neither truly male nor female, you are more of a mystical creature, undefined by the strict laws of gender put in place by society. Choosing randomly, you rush...


Human Rights in 2014

Publié 10 novembre 2014 Avatar Rodrigo Bustamante

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Human Rights are the principles that should be guaranteed to every person regardless of sex, age, income level, or race. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) was ratified on December 16, 1949 by the UN, after the atrocities committed during World War II. It was the first global expression of rights to which everyone is entitled to. The UDHR consists of thirty articles which range from the principles of equality and liberty, to the right to life and the abolishment of sl...


Braving workplace harassment: snowballing to a better world

Publié 30 octobre 2014 no picture Areej Riaz

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Recently, I was invited to lead a seminar designed to introduce students at Polytechnic Institute in Islamabad to the issues and methods of tackling harassment at their future workplaces. Although a climate scientist by profession, I opted to swim in unknown waters, what followed was most definitely an illuminating experience. Ensuring that my knowledge on the subject of harassment was up to speed I ‘googled’ what harassment meant. The first thing I found was a recent surve...


In Focus: Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

Publié 24 octobre 2014 Avatar End Sexual Violence

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In this focus piece, Youth to End Sexual Violence explores the issue of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). From the blog: "My legs were completely numb and the pain between them was so intense. I wished I would die. I felt my poor mother hold me in her arms - my memory ends at this instant until I opened my eyes and the killer woman was gone. I was lying on the ground close to a rock, and my legs were tied together with strips of cloth binding me from my ankles to my hips so I could not move..."

Lien: http://www.youthtoendsexualviolence.org/blog/2014/...

"My legs were completely numb and the pain between them was so intense. I wished I would die. I felt my poor mother hold me in her arms - my memory ends at this instant until I opened my eyes and the killer woman was gone. I was lying on the ground close to a rock, and my legs were tied together with strips of cloth binding me from my ankles to my hips so I could not move. I turned my head towards the rock - it was drenched with blood as if an animal had been slaughtered there. I saw...my meat -...


What do you want to be in the future? A Career woman or a housewife?

Publié 23 octobre 2014 Avatar Aulia Maharani Karli

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It’s been 4 months since the last time I posted my article on VOY. I’ve been feeling too busy going through my maturation process. I’m talking here as me, as what I’ve been feeling, how do I see myself and not based on someone’s feeling or point of view. As I’ve been growing up, there are so many things have changed in the way I see myself, from a teenage girl to a young woman, from the sensitive one to be more logical, concern of my body shape and changes also occur in...


What Does Freedom Mean to the Common Man?

Publié 17 octobre 2014 no picture Effie Johari

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Last August, Malaysia celebrated our Independence Day, a mark of freedom for the nation as a whole – freedom to self-determination, to have sovereignty over our own home soil, and to chart our own path as a modern nation. The word 'independence' and 'freedom' surely evoke something in the individual as a citizen of a country that not fifty seven years ago was under the colonization of another. What does freedom mean to the common man? Freedom to be part of a democracy, to vot...


Stop the mourns Ebola!

Publié 16 octobre 2014 no picture Angkush

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-As you make steps further, menacing to engulf the human race pitilessly, we plead: Kindly spare us. - We are a flawed species, with different views. Be it a curse from God or our own negligence, we plead: Forgive us wholeheartedly. - Our tears bear testimony of the pain felt when seeing our dear ones dying, we plead: Soothe our ongoing cries. -You've shaken the world of many, taking them away with you, we plead: Blunt your axe please. - We are used to being bruised and pained,...


We're worth fighting for: Bring Back Our Girls

Publié 16 octobre 2014 Avatar End Sexual Violence

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Tuesday marked six months since the Al-Qaeda affiliated terrorist group, Boko Haram, kidnapped 276 Nigerian girls from a boarding school in the northeastern village of Chibok. I am the same age as many of the girls who were abducted and I feel that it is important for me, as a young woman, to speak out on their behalf, in support of Bring Back Our Girls movement.

Lien: http://www.youthtoendsexualviolence.org/blog/2014/...

Tuesday marked six months since the Al-Qaeda affiliated terrorist group, Boko Haram, kidnapped 276 Nigerian girls from a boarding school in the northeastern village of Chibok. Three months ago, Boko Haram released a video showing its leader standing in front of armored vehicles mocking the Bring Back Our Girls movement. World leaders and celebrities promised us that swift action would be taken, but 219 girls remain in captivity waiting to be sold into marriage. Protestors in Ab...


The United Nations designated every first Monday of October of every year as World Habitat Day. The purpose of World Habitat Day is to reflect on the state of our towns and cities, and on the basic right of all to adequate shelter and habitation. It is also intended to remind the world that we all have the power and the responsibility to shape the future of our cities and towns. World Habitat Day was established in 1985 by the United Nations General Assembly through Resolution 40...


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