IWHC, Stories of Youth Advocacy‏

  To round out the United Nations International Year of Youth we are highlighting the stories of youth health and rights advocates from around the world on our blog Akimbo for the next few weeks. In December 2009, the United Nations General Assembly adopted resolution 64/134 proclaiming the year commencing 12 August 2010 as the International Year of Youth. The resolution calls upon governments, civil society, individuals and communities worldwide to support activities at local … [Read more...]

Teachers' Strike in Bahrain

  Teacher's Strike in Bahrain     This morning on CityPulse, I saw that there was a teachers' strike in Bahrain. There was a shot of Arab women sitting in an empty classroom. I watched videos and learned that today the Teacher’s Union in Bahrain called for a general one day strike. Many women were crowded into the classrooms of Duraz Primary Girls' School, voicing their thoughts. Dressed in black, some with their faces covered, they looked sombre. Their angry faces and gestures reflected … [Read more...]

ADELE BUTLER – Women of Spirit: Italy's Disgrace

  Adele Butler: Italy's Disgrace       Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi holds his face in his hand at the Villa Madama in Rome as he arrives for a meeting with Slovenia's President Danilo Turk on January 18, 2011. Allegations that Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi hooked up with prostitutes he kept in rent-free luxury apartments have weakened the government and damaged the country's image abroad, experts say. Italian magistrates last week announced an enquiry into the relationship … [Read more...]

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