The U.N. Human Rights Council whitewashes brutality

Washington Post Op-Ed by Niki Haley, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. The president of Venezuela, whose government shoots protesters in the street, recently thanked the international community for its “universal vote of confidence” in that country’s commitment to human rights. The Cuban deputy foreign minister, whose government imprisons thousands...

50th Anniversary of Amnesty International

May 02, 2012 at 12:00 AM  New Song to Benefit Amnesty International New York Times Blog – One of the last musical projects Levon Helm participated in at his rustic studio in Woodstock, N.Y., was “Toast to Freedom,” a heart-warming single that will go on sale Wednesday to raise money for Amnesty International on its...

Listen to Women to Succeed!

Jul 13, 2012 at 12:00 AM Photo of the Day: If We Listen to Women, We Will Succeed GATES FOUNDATION July 13, 2012 – Melinda Gates and Andrew Mitchell, UK Secretary of State for International Development, attend the London Summit on Family Planning on July 11, 2012. From Melinda Gates’ remarks:...

Women of Nobel Prize Past

Oct 17, 2012 at 07:45 PM Lessons From The Women Of Nobel Prize Past Forbes Woman – Earlier this month, the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to the European Union (EU) for its contributions to the advancement of peace and reconciliation in Europe. Prizes were also awarded to intelligent and esteemed professionals in physics, chemistry, physiology or...

3 Kurdish Women assassinated in Paris

Jan 10, 2013 at 12:00 AM FRANCE – 3 KURDISH WOMEN ACTIVISTS ASSASSINATED IN PARIS By Laura Smith-Spark, Ivan Watson & Alexander Felton, CNN – Jan 10, 2013 Paris (CNN) – The apparent assassination of three Kurdish women political activists in central Paris on Thursday, all shot in the head, has provoked shock...

Blame women for gender violence!

Dec 27, 2012 at 12:00 AM ITALY – OUTRAGE OVER PRIEST BLAME OF WOMEN FOR GENDER VIOLENCE  By James Mackenzie – Dec 27, 2012 ROME (Reuters) – An Italian priest has provoked outrage after putting up an article that said women were partly to blame for encouraging domestic violence by failing to...