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The rapist in the mirror #delhigangrape #Vaw #gender

PRAVEEN SWAMI, The Hindu If we are to combat sexual violence in our cities, it is time to begin discussing the dysfunctions of young urban men “I remember seeing a documentary about some animal being eaten from behind while its… Continue Reading →

Sexual violence: a global awakening, from India #delhigangrape #Vaw

The Lancet The rape and murder of a 23-year-old female physiotherapy student from Delhi—six men have been arrested for the attack, which took place on Dec 16—has rightly caused outrage and anguish across India. Immediately after her death, following treatment… Continue Reading →

#Inda- Burying democracy in human waste

January 8, 2013 Prabha Sridevan, The Hindu Every day that the practice of manual scavenging continues is another day that negates the right to a life of dignity for those still forced to engage in this demeaning work The Supreme Court had… Continue Reading →

South Africa’s Sanitation Cesspools-Toilet Apartheid

by PATRICK BOND Durban, South Africa. This week’s World Toilet Summit offers an opportunity to contemplate how we curate our crap. Increasingly the calculus seems to be cash, generating contradictions ranging from local to global scales, across race, gender, generation… Continue Reading →

Enforced disappearances: UN expert body to study more than 400 cases from over 30 countries

GENEVA (1st November 2012) – The United Nations Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances* started reviewing more than 400 cases of enforced disappearances. These include a number of cases under its urgent action procedure and information on newly-submitted cases,… Continue Reading →

Little Ellie & The Olympian: The Kindest Race Ever

–by The Huffington Post, Original Story, Aug 10, 2012 He’s a world record holding sprinter from South Africa. She’s a spunky 5-year-old from Essex, England. In an inspiring series of images that have recently gone viral, the two strangers, united only… Continue Reading →

Double amputee, ‘Blade Runner’ creates Olympic history #disability

  EDDIE PELLS Last updated 22:57 04/08/2012 Reuters BLADE RUNNER: Oscar Pistorius (right) of South Africa shakes hands with Luguelin Santos of the Dominican Republic after finishing second in his 400m heat. It began with a smile at the starting… Continue Reading →

Susan Nathan wants to be in ” War Free Zone “

KOCHI: Susan Nathan, the British-born Israeli writer who achieved fame through her book ‘The Other Side of Israel‘, is continuing to stay in India despite her visa expiring as she wants to be in a war-free zone, her counsel submitted… Continue Reading →

US on UN Veto: “Disgusting”, “Shameful”, “Deplorable”, “a Travesty” . . . Really?

Year Resolution Vetoed by the United States 1971 – Voted against sanctions against pakistan though they were committing atrocities in the East (which finally became Bangladesh) 1972 Condemns Israel for killing hundreds of people in Syria and Lebanon in air… Continue Reading →

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