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, […]

Photos From DOMA and Prop8 Protest at Supreme Court

A collection of photos from in front of the Supreme Court, where DOMA and Prop8 are being considered. Hopefully, these laws will be overturned and gay marriage made legal, everyone should be able to marry who they love.  Support equality in the law! Read more: Supreme Court must strike down DOMA and Prop8  – Join Repeal DOMA. […]

Children Horribly Deformed by US Chemical Weapons in Iraq

“In 2012, European researchers visited a scrap metal site in Al Zubayr, an area near Basrah in southern Iraq. A local police officer told them that the site had at one time held military scrap metal from the bloody battles waged during the American invasion. A local guard told the researchers that children had been […]

TED Talks: Kakenya Ntaiya: A girl who demanded school

Kakenya Ntaiya made a deal with her father: She would undergo the traditional Maasai rite of passage of female circumcision if he would let her go to high school. Ntaiya tells the fearless story of continuing on to college, and of working with her village elders to build a school for girls in her community. […]