Archives for posts with tag: WomensRights

Is Pope Francis Resurrecting Organized Religion? By Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Pope Francis in his first crucial year has exhibited a degree of humility that has given hope to masses and challenged the orthodoxy of a comfortably numb establishment.

Film Report: (Highly Recommended by Susan Sacirbey, Diplomatically Incorrect) AFGHANISTAN’S YOUNG GIRL AS BARTER
Education in Afghanistan is part of the answer, but how many of the girls ever get to schoolhouse door? Girls frequently bear brunt of family needs & sometimes pay for perceived mistakes of other family members. Suraiya was effectively bartered to another family to compensate for her brother having eloped with the young woman of that family.
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Watch Film Report: EGYPT WOMEN & DEMOCRACY (Arabic Voice-over)
As Egypt hopefully moves to greater democracy and meaningful citizen participation, the role of women/girls takes on greater significance but also has to be confirmed by Egypt’s famous bureaucracy. –WATCH–
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(Recommended by Susan Sacirbey) WATCH Film Report: TACKLING POVERTY – WORLD BANK ANSWERS QUESTIONS
World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim for questions, comments & views on the best ways to eradicate poverty. He received over 1,000 posts from 62 countries via Facebook, Twitter, & World Bank Live. Watch Dr. Kim answering some of your questions – on impact of the global financial crisis on developing countries, jobs & unemployment, gender equality & child malnutrition.
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WATCH Film Report: MALI – WOMEN & SHEA TREE
Mali has been facing a series of plagues, from military coups, rebellions, civil strife, famine, and most recently locusts. However, despite poverty it has also the reputation for its progressive cultural, music & learning roots. The empowerment of women is also a tradition linked with the Shea Tree. –WATCH–
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Blog Report: IS PAKISTAN JUDICIARY INDEPENDENT? By Ambassador Mo
 “Independence of judicial system in Pakistan should be reinforced as matter of priority so as not to lose gains from the democratic transition,” UN Special Rapporteur on independence of judges & lawyers, Gabriela Knaul. She encouraged further strengthening of special training on human rights law, including training on gender equality & women’s rights & commended Supreme Court for using its powers to address cases of serious human rights violations.
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Blog Report: WHY MEN LOSE IN WAR ON WOMEN, By Ambassador Mo
Men don’t win when women lose, but to the contrary. War on women is war against families, society well being, as well as individual girls/women. Results of impartial studies/analysis (many with UN sponsorship) are starting to flow in now in tides and the results are a wake-up call even with respect to the most innocuous stereotypes. –Read MORE–
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ImageWOMEN EMPOWERED AS POLITICAL & PEACEKEEPING LEADERS, By Ambassador Mo
“Elections are the key means for the legitimate entry of more women to public office and for bringing women’s issues into policy debates,” Michele Bachelet, UNWomen Head testified before the UN Security Council special debate on “women, peace and security.” –More–
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Blog Report: CHEATING WOMEN IS CHEATING SOCIETY, By Ambassador Mo
On average, a woman earns only 70% of a man’s salary. Women constitute 45% of the global workforce, but as much as 70% of the world’s poor. Yet studies, such as the one that UNCTAD recently conducted in Bhutan, show that women-headed households often do better than men-headed. Evidently, women’s potential for contributing to development is immense, but underutilized. –More–
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Blog Report: WIVES’ DIPLOMACY, By Ambassador Mo
Asma Assad, Syria’s First Lady & wife of despot Bashar Assad, has been called out by wives of UK & German Ambassadors to UN, Sheila Lyall & Huberta von Voss-Wittig. Asma comes from prominent British-Syrian family. She has been strikingly silent in face of a brutal campaign execute by her husband’s regime, indicating either a total disregard for Syria’s ordinary citizens or some form of delusion. –More–
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