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U.N. Says Maternal Mortality Rate Has Nearly Halved since 1990 Coastal Flood Potential - Will It Force Redefining of "Defense"?
"More women are giving birth in a health facility, more women and girls are receiving the sexual and reproductive health services they want and need, and more pregnant women are receiving anti-retrovirals to prevent HIV transmission to their babies" "We could de-salinate the sea water and use it to make forests in the deserts and other regions that need water ... To do this, we must restructure our engineering and industrial priorities from war to peace. "
ICC/Judges - Women at the top at the International Criminal Court WikiLeaks: The Latin America Files
"This is the first time the ICC has had an all-female leadership" "Information is power. . . What we citizens of the Western Hemisphere do with that power will become the ultimate legacy of the WikiLeaks experience. "
Una argentina presidirá la Corte Penal Internacional Peace Demonstrations around the World
"Esta es la primera vez que la Corte Penal Internacional ha tenido un liderazgo exclusivamente femenin" "There were peace demonstrations around the world on September 27, but because of the American mass media, Americans will know less about them than people in the rest of the world. As far as I could tell, the news was not carried on US television and in most newspapers."
La juge Silvia Fernández de Gurmendi élue Présidente de la Cour pénale internationale The Gacaca: Rwanda's Bold Experiment in Reconciliation
"C'est la première fois que la CPI a eu une direction entièrement féminin" "We need to follow the course of the gacaca over the next few years to see if we can learn about justice from the African people and their traditions."
Amnesty International: A Devastating Year The Colonel Who Saved the Earth
"There can be no security without human rights. . . .We must hope that, looking backward to 2014 in the years to come, what we lived through in 2014 will be seen as a nadir - an ultimate low point - from which we rose up and created a better future." "Had Petrov cracked and triggered a response, Soviet missiles would have rained down on U.S. cities"
Amnistía Internacional : Un año demoledor Participate in Democracy: Cuba, Venezuela, Bolivia, could Mexico be next?
"Sin derechos humanos no puede haber seguridad. . . Debemos esperar que, cuando en años venideros miremos hacia 2014, lo que hemos vivido este año se considere un nadir —el punto más bajo alcanzable— a partir del cual nos hayamos alzado y creado un futuro mejor." "Mexico now joins the ranks of other countries with similar controversial election results."
Amnesty International: L’année 2014 a été terrible Christ, Krishna and Mohamed: What do they have in common?
"Une sécurité réelle ne peut être instaurée sans le respect des droits humains. . . .Nous devons nourrir un espoir : au cours des années à venir, lorsque nous nous souviendrons de 2014, ce que nous avons vécu cette année-là sera jugé comme le point le plus bas, d'où nous nous serons élevés vers un avenir meilleur." "A good place to start your own exploration of this important question is the website religious tolerance where the tenets of 47 North American religious groups are described."
Panama opens a truth commission on US invasion To desire freedom is an instinct
"Among other issues, the victims demand that Washington recognize the invasion, compensate the country and say where are the mass graves have been buried hundreds of Panamanians, besides declaring December 20 as a day of national mourning" "one of my literary projects that are committed to building understanding, tolerance, and Peace initiative in Nigeria"
Oil price crash won’t hurt renewable sector – analysts The Nobel Peace Prize to Mohamed Yunus and the people of Bangladesh
"On the contrary, [Bloomberg New Energy Finance] chairman Michael Liebrich argued a shift to clean energy was hitting oil demand, driving the price down." "In his Nobel Prize speech, Yunus offered a new dream for today's youth, inviting them to become a new kind of entrepreneur that 'can change the character of capitalism radically.'"
U.S. Senate Report Reveals Brutal CIA Torture Reflection on the Life of Wangari Maathai
"Graphic new details of the post-9/11 U.S. torture program came to light Tuesday when the Senate Intelligence Committee released a 500-page summary of its investigation into the CIA." "Her Nobel prize speech conveys her pride in African women’s resilience; her emphasis on justice, integrity and trust; the contribution of tree-planting to promoting a culture of peace; the need to preserve both local biodiversity and cultural diversity."
Brazil: Truth Commission details ‘Dirty War’ Atrocities, Calls for Prosecutions The Day of the Girl Has Come
"In addition, the commission proposed creating a body to monitor the adoption of its recommendations for addressing past abuses, and to examine and promote measures to end the continued use by security forces of torture and other abusive practices documented in the report." "a MUST SEE video that embodies what has happened to the young 14 year old girl “Malala” in Pakistan "
Brasil: Comissão da Verdade Expõe Atrocidades da Ditadura A New Century of Colonial War?
"Além disso, a Comissão propôs a criação de um órgão para monitorar a adoção de suas recomendações quanto aos abusos cometidos no passado, bem como para examinar e promover medidas para acabar com a prática atual, pelas forças de segurança, da tortura e de outros abusos documentados no relatório." "Writing in Trud, Alexandre Tsipko said "we have entered into a century of war for a new colonial order." And writing in Novaya Gazeta, Boris Kagarlitski describes the Homeland Security Act as the American KGB"
UNESCO chief calls for ‘protected cultural zones’ in war-torn Iraq, Syria The ICC, the Other Option
"there can be no purely military solution to this crisis. To fight fanaticism, we also need to reinforce education, a defence against hatred, and protect heritage, which helps forge collective identity" "The court will ensure that no ruler, no State, no junta and no army anywhere can abuse human rights with impunity."
UNESCO llama a proteger patrimonio cultural de Siria e Iraq Shukran, Mister President, Thank you!
"La solución a esta crisis no puede ser puramente militar, para combatir el fanatismo debemos también reforzar la educación, baluarte contra el odio, y proteger el patrimonio, que contribuye a forjar una identidad colectiva" "What are the real threats to the Arab revolutions? Danger, or progress? In developing a democratic system can we convert and integrate those who are ' undemocratic''? "
L'UNESCO appelle à la mise en place de zones de protection culturelle en Syrie et en Iraq Worldwide Video Gaming for Clean Water
"il n'y a pas de solution purement militaire à cette crise. Pour lutter contre le fanatisme, il faut aussi renforcer l'éducation, qui aide à se défendre contre la haine, et protéger le patrimoine, qui aide à forger une identité collective" "it engages you in critical environmental problems now faced by hundreds of millions worldwide."