Category Women

The Taliban’s War on Women – Afghanistan – Documentary – Women’s Rights

Taliban violence against women in Afghanistan has never gone away. Disturbing stories of suppression and brutality show a society hanging in the balance. It’s over a decade since the US invasion of Afghanistan, but Taliban authority appears to be rising once more. As violence against women escalates in the country, how much has actually changed […]

Royal Baby Cambridge Now Has a Very Nobel Name: George Alexander Louis – Will & Kate

Duke and Duchess William and Kate Louis have named their first child a baby boy a very suitable name of George Alexander Louis. They appeared in front of St. Mary’s hospital a day after the birth of their new bundle of joy, and they looked radiant. Will & Kate appear and plan to be very […]

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’ […]

Fashion Victims – Documentary on Bangladesh Sweat Shops – The Cost of U.S. and European Textile Demand

Everyone loves a bargain, but what’s the real cost of cheap clothes from Bangladesh’s sweat shops? Severed limbs, cruel labour conditions and 1000 dead. How could so many of the West’s top fashion brands have allowed it? After being trapped in the collapsed Rana Plaza factory, Aruthi’s leg was amputated, leaving her bereft. “What can […]

Brazil Boiling: Video of brutal clashes as country gripped by protests

Violent clashes have erupted in the northern city of Fortaleza in the hours leading to a Confederations Cup match with Mexico. Dozens were hurt as riot police unleashed tear gas and barrage of rubber bullets at a crowd of some 30,000 Brazilian protesters. Protests and clashes continued in other cities as well. “An estimated one […]

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 […]

New Fatal Coronavirus, a SARS-like Respiratory Virus Infects Two in France, Likely Spreads Person-to-Person

“A deadly new strain of Coronavirus, a SARS-like respiratory virus, has now spread to France, where it has infected at least two people. But it gets even more exciting. After the French health ministry’s confirmation of the second infection, the World Health Organization announced that it’s likely that the virus can be passed person-to-person.” – Gawker. “The World Health […]

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 […]