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#SudanRevolts protests are back, unlike the media coverage

For two days now, we know protests have been rocking several Sudanese cities. We are working together with Max Dana, sending emails and making phone calls to bring attention on the dire situation in Sudan following this new #SudanRevolts. But as usual, media coverage of the demonstrations...

Ciné Institute: world-class education and professional job creation in Haiti

Artists for Peace and Justice, a non-profit organization that encourages peace and social justice and addresses issues of poverty around the world, tweeted a few days ago about the new Ciné Institute website. As you may already know, we have been interested in Haitian history and culture...

Qahera, the Egyptian veiled Superhero that’s crushing sexual harassment

Sara Yasin is a Politics Assigning Editor at PolicyMic. Last week she wrote about Qahera, the butt-kicking, veiled heroine created by Deena, an Egyptian artist who aims to battle both misogyny and Islamophobia with her pen. Yasin writes: ‘Covered from head-to-toe, Qahera patrols...

Join us to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington!

We announced it earlier this month, we will organize tonight a discussion to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. Information regarding how to join us has been sent in our Newsletter, we hope that as many of you will join us as at our previous discussion. In the...

Protests after Tunisian opposition leader killed

Ben Ali may be gone (read our news published in April about Ben Ali son-in-law) but Tunisia is still in torment. Angry anti-government demonstrations broke out Thursday across Tunisia after gunmen killed the leader of a leftist opposition party, raising fears of new chaos on the difficult...

Sudan: Anti-NCP Global Protests on June 30, 2013

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir came to power in an Islamist-backed coup in 1989.  On Bashir’s 24th coup anniversary, protest rallies will take place around the world. Girifna published a post all the events: Protest Rally in front of the Sudanese Embassy in Washington D.C June...

Illegal logging in Congo, Kimberley Process, IMF,  Child and Forced Marriage

Illegal logging in Congo, Kimberley Process, IMF, Child and Forced Marriage

Our weekly round-up of must-read stories you might have missed: Illegal logging 'ravaging DR Congo forests', CPJ rejects Egyptian ruling against civil society, Kimberley Process Loophole Raises Concern, IMF admits: we failed to realise the damage austerity would do to Greece, Child and...

Kofi Annan appointed Chair of The Elders

The first important action of the MagkaSama Project was when Max Dana launched the “60 Signers for the 60th Anniversary” Initiative to support the Every Human Has Rights Campaign (The Elders / CIVICUS) on the occasion of the 60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human...

#FreeKordofanWomen: Campaign to Release South Kordofan Women

Girifna, which translates from Arabic as “we are fed up” (with war, corruption, dictatorship, injustice, and discrimination against minorities), is a grassroots movement founded by a group of university students in October of 2009 to create a pro-democracy movement that could unite...

An interview with Matt Simmonds, Connecting Kids to Real Food, Human Rights Festival

An interview with Matt Simmonds, Connecting Kids to Real Food, Human Rights Festival

Our weekly round-up of must-read stories you might have missed. In focus this week: An interview with Matt Simmonds, the liaison officer for the platform of civil society organisations that sits in the OECD Working Party on Aid Effectiveness, BetterAid in Paris; Connecting Kids to Real...




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