Taking Action for Syria – ENOUGH – ENOUGH !!!

APPEAL BY HEADS OF LEADING UN HUMANITARIAN AGENCIES FOR THE PEOPLE OF SYRIA … [Read more...]

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...]

The Brookings Institute asks “End the War in Syria? How? When?”

“The beginning of wisdom,” a Chinese saying goes, “is to call things by their right names.” And the right name for what is happening in Syria — and has been for more than a year — is an all-out civil war. Syria is Lebanon of the 1970s and ’80s. It is Afghanistan, Congo or the Balkans of the 1990s. It is Iraq of 2005-2007. It is not an insurgency. It is not a rebellion. It is not Yemen. It is certainly not Egypt or Tunisia. It is important to accept this simple fact, because … [Read more...]

Avaaz.org , Stand with Aung San Suu Kyi‏

Dear friends, Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi's movement for democracy in Burma is hanging in the balance this week, with the regime threatening a brutal response to her call to free political prisoners. Activists have appealed to the world for help, saying international pressure is crucial to tipping the balance. Let's stand with Suu Kyi and the brave Burmese: The future of Aung San Suu Kyi and her amazing movement for democracy in Burma is hanging in the balance this week, and … [Read more...]

MEMORIAL DAY – May 31, 2011

A Celebration of Women sends our respect to the fallen and prayers to the families left behind. There is also evidence that organized Women's Groups in the South were decorating graves before the end of the Civil War: a hymn published in 1867, "Kneel Where Our Loves are Sleeping" by Nella L. Sweet carried the dedication "To The Ladies of the South who are Decorating the Graves of the Confederate Dead" (Source: Duke University's Historic American Sheet Music, 1850-1920). … [Read more...]

Avaaz – Ivory Coast, called the 'Pearl of West Africa' facing crisis… Take Action!

Ivory Coast is on the brink of war. But if cocoa companies cut off revenue to the brutal and ousted leader who is clinging to power, he'll be unable to pay his soldiers and could be forced to step down. Click to send an immediate message to the CEOs of chocolate companies urging them to back democracy and peace:       Ivory Coast, called the 'pearl of West Africa', is on the brink of civil war -- and chocolate companies could play a critical role in stopping the bloodshed. Despite … [Read more...]

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