Category Women’s Issues

Watch the Full Malala Yousafzai UN Education Speech

Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai has addressed the United Nations as part of her campaign to ensure free compulsory education for every child. She marked her 16th birthday by delivering the speech on Friday at the UN headquarters in New York. Taliban gunmen shot Malala on her school bus last October following her campaign for girls’ […]

Senate Begins Debate On Immigration Reform Bill

Scandals are stealing recent headlines, but an immigration reform bill that could affect millions in the US is now being debated in the Senate. President Barack Obama says there’s no reason Congress can’t pass an immigration overhaul by the end of summer. Washington Post Reports: “Immigration advocates have said they will withdraw support for the […]

Ji-Hae Park: The violin, and my dark night of the soul

In her quest to become a world-famous violinist, Ji-Hae Park fell into a severe depression. Only music was able to lift her out again — showing her that her goal needn’t be to play lofty concert halls, but instead to bring the wonder of the instrument to as many people as possible. TEDTalks is a […]

The High Price of Gold – D.R. Congo – The harrowing plight of women and children in the Eastern DRC

The harrowing plight of women and children in the Eastern DRC is exposed in this powerful short doc. Driven from their land, they work in mines as slaves in a desperate bid to protect themselves from rape. “They came into houses and raped and killed children. They raped my two-year-old daughter,” recounts Irene, who is […]

Haiti: Ambitious social programs namely Economic and Social Assistance Fund underway in Haiti

Great news out of Haiti read more here. “In an interview with the Haitian-Caribbean News Network (HCNN), Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe, said his government, under the leadership of President Michel Martelly, has established a National Social Assistance Program to demonstrate solidarity with the nation’s poor. “Our government feels a strong commitment to help,” said Lamothe. “When 57 […]

Sadly, Christian Religious Law and Muslim Shariah Law Use Same Tactics to Limit Rights and Freedom

   In the same manner that some Muslim lawmakers abroad use Shariah Law to limit rights and freedom of their citizens with extreme interpretations of the laws, American Christian congressional Republicans, Tea Party, and some Democratic members do the same, but with Christian Law. “Tennessee, Louisiana and Arizona have passed laws banning judges from consulting […]

Why Didn’t Anything Change After Sandy Hook?

“President Barack Obama said Newtown changed everything. But it didn’t change Washington. Two days after 20 first-graders were gunned down at Sandy Hook Elementary School in what Obama has said was the worst day of his presidency, he took the podium at the memorial service with a simple message: Americans’ approach to guns was wrong, […]