Libyan Women Taking Action for Leadership

One of the challenges facing Libya as it builds democracy following the fall of the Muammar Qadhafi regime is the reform of the security sector.[ wananchi wa Libya washerehekea] The Voice of Libyan Women is celebrating at our Women’s Center in Zawia today for an event for Mother & Children of Martyrs. Please come and join us in the celebration starting at 2:30 PM. The event is for women and children only.There is a contest for the best poem and art piece representing “The Power of Women.” The … [Read more...]

ADELE BUTLER – Women of Spirit: Attack on Female Protesters

  Attack on Female Protesters     I was shocked when I read about the attack on the female protesters in the Ivory Coast. Thousands of women were protesting because of President Laurent Gbagobo’s refusal to step down when tanks showed up and soldiers opened fire. These women were unarmed. They didn’t stand a chance against these tanks. Seven of the demonstrators were shot—six died on the spot while one died on the way to the hospital. Gbagobo has crossed the line and over “to a new level … [Read more...]

Avaaz.org – Urgent: Hours for Palestine‏

Dear Amazing Avaaz community, Emergency -- within hours, President Abbas will decide whether to stand up to US pressure and let the world vote on Palestinian statehood, or leave New York with nothing achieved. Let's flood our governments with phone calls and messages telling them to stand behind Abbas, and send a massive wave of support to him to stand strong -- it will be delivered by an Avaaz flotilla of ships that will sail past the UN tomorrow morning: Today, Palestine's … [Read more...]

Canada-United Kingdom – “A Stronger Partnership for the 21st Century”

Canada-United Kingdom joint declaration “A Stronger Partnership for the 21st Century”       September 22, 2011 Ottawa, Ontario We, the Prime Ministers of Canada and of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, met in Ottawa on September 22, 2011, and have together endorsed this second Joint Declaration between our two countries. Our meeting today reinvigorates our strategic partnership. The bond between our countries has been … [Read more...]

Libya: Iman al-Obeidi dragged away for reporting rape‏

Last Saturday, Iman al-Obeidi burst into a Tripoli hotel, telling reporters she had been gang-raped by 15 of Qaddafi's men. She was dragged away by regime thugs, and no one has seen her since. Let’s raise a massive outcry for Turkey, which has helped free other Libyan hostages, to help save Iman. Sign now and forward this email: Last Saturday, a young woman lawyer named Iman al-Obeidi burst into a Tripoli hotel and pleaded with foreign journalists for help, showing bruises and crying that … [Read more...]

PMO(Canada) announces humanitarian aid for Libya

  PM announces humanitarian aid for Libya   March 2, 2011 Ottawa, Ontario Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced that Canada is delivering up to $5 million in humanitarian aid to support the Libyan people. “Canada is acting swiftly to help meet the humanitarian needs of the people of Libya which are a result of recent violence in that country,” said Prime Minister Harper. “We are taking action to provide immediate humanitarian support to areas that need it most.” Since February 16, the … [Read more...]

PMO(Canada) PMO's Statement on implementing sanctions against Libya.

              Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on implementing sanctions against Libya          February 27, 2011 , Ottawa, Ontario   Prime Minister Stephen Harper today made the following remarks announcing Canada’s implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1970 adopting sanctions on Libya:  “Once again, I want to take this opportunity to update you on Canada’s actions regarding the situation in Libya.“    Our priority remains the safe evacuation of Canadians from … [Read more...]

Avaaz – Libya: Stop the crackdown‏

Hundreds of democracy protesters are being massacred by the air force and military in Libya. The UN is in emergency meetings right now and could freeze the regimes assets, impose a no fly zone, and threaten trials in international courts. Tell the UN to act now to stop the bloodshed:   In Libya, armed forces are using machine guns and fighter jets against pro-democracy protesters -- hundreds have been killed and, without immediate international action, it could spiral into a national … [Read more...]

WOMEN Taking Action! Avaaz – Blackout:proof the protests‏!

An extraordinary wave of people power is flooding the Middle East, but autocratic regimes are responding with violence -- and Egypt-style internet blackouts. Let's blackout-proof the protests by providing satellite communications technology and support teams to key organisers:         Across the Middle East -- in Bahrain, Libya, Yemen, and more countries every day -- autocratic regimes are trying to crush unprecedented peaceful protests with brutality and blackouts. These countries … [Read more...]

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