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"Education Is The Most Powerful Weapon Which You Can Use To Change The World"-Nelson Mandela: Back-to-School Scholarship Appeal For Mission of Hope Children's Center, Malindi-Kenya:
BACK-TO-SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP APPEAL: Universal Education For All is the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The orphaned and vulnerable children's of Milalani Village, Malindi and around the Republic of Kenya have every right to education regardless of social status.
Most orphans in Kenya are denied education rights by family or the state, and as such, Aid Kenya Foundation has taken up the responsibility to offer education scholarship to all orphans and to build them Mission of Hope Children's Center/Milalani Community School.
Foster-A-Child: Education For Orphans Sponsorship Program is a scholarship program hosted by the Aid Kenya Foundation (AKF), a humanitarian aid and development assistance foundation in Kenya, to promote education in Milalani Community, Malindi, Kenya; as well as support children and students from poor backgrounds in from rural-urban Kenya.
The program’s mission is to offer scholarships to orphaned and vulnerable children; providing post secondary education and vocational training to teenage mothers and the youth; promoting educational institutions; and building schools, vocational training centers, and orphanages in Kenya to improve education standards of orphans and secure their future and attack poverty.
We seek to link most serving children to foster families, companies, foundations, and individuals who commit to educate a child in Kenya. Foster Guardians will get files and detailed information and updates about the children they are sponsoring.
A one off or monthly sponsorship program is available for individuals, tourist, companies, organizations and corporations who can Foster Children by paying school fees of the deserving beneficiaries selected by the Foundation’s Board of Trustees.
Sponsors can donate school tuition fees or upkeep fees in cash or in kind in the form of books, school uniforms, stationery, computers, sanitary towels, food, water, sporting gears, shoes, paint, water tanks, chairs, cabinets, tables and equipment.
The sponsors or volunteers on experiential learning can help Mission of Hope Children’s Center/Milalani Community School to renovate or build a School Library, Classroom, Dormitory, Kitchen, Dining Hall, Administration Block, Borehole, or buy a school van, motor cycle or bicycle (to improve access or transportation).
CATEGORY/ITEM & COST PER MONTH IN USD:
Early Childhood Education (ECD) - USD. 30
Primary - USD. 50
Secondary - USD. 78
Post-Secondary(Polytechnic/College) - USD. 105
University - USD. 187
STIC Talent Incubation(Academy) - USD. 105
AKF-PED Feeding & Nutrition Program - USD. 60
Transportation - USD.55
Books & Stationery( A School Back Pack) - USD. 40
Computer - USD. 30
Educational Trips(ElimuTours) - USD. 25
How To Make A Donation:
1. Direct Deposit or Transfers Or Standing Order Send to:
Bank Account Information:-
A/C Name: AID KENYA FOUNDATION
A/C No. : 082-1430151
Swift Code: BARCKENX
Bank: BARCLAYS BANK OF KENYA
Branch: Haile Selassie Avenue, Nairobi, Kenya
2. Western Union/MoneyGram:
Payee: Armstrong O’Brian Ongera, Jr.
We request for modest donations from individuals, diaspora, companies, ministries, volunteers, development partners (agencies) and well wishers to help achieve the Universal Education For All as a Millennium Development Goal. Donations from as little as USD 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 1000 or more are accepted.
For Donations or further inquiries reach us on E-mail:
MISSION OF HOPE CHILDREN’S CENTER,
AID KENYA FOUNDATION,
P. O. BOX 98283-80100,
Tel. +254 715 812 355
Billionaire Sir Ian Wood wanted to build a giant granite web over Aberdeen's only green city centre, free access park. This was meant to magically enhance the city centre - but the City had to borrow £92,000,000 - money it can ill afford to gamble on a speculative real estate deal. Such schemes are causing economic havoc in Spain and in the US. The city's new administration is Labour-led. Labour's election pledge was to stop this scheme, which it did. Labour pointed out that a recent referendum was a non-binding consultation exercise - one in which a handful of business people (who are keeping their identities secret) spent far more on an advertising blitz than official campaigners were allowed to. Material produced by this group contained claims which have little sound basis, yet no regulatory body was able to intervene in this referendum's advertising.
The scheme to build a granite web for £140 million has already eaten through a large quantity of taxpayer money committed by a quango (ACSEF), billed to the taxpayer by the Chamber of Commerce. Audit Scotland and other regulatory bodies have been asked to investigate the scheme's genesis and operation. (details can be found on www.aberdeenvoice.com).
Sir Ian claimed in February he would instead spend his money on charitable works in Africa if we turned him down. This idea is now subject of a U-turn. Please ask him nicely to help Africa and not give Aberdeen any ultimatums.
Families all over Africa in areas of conflict are being killed by their own children, or begging for their children to return.
They are likely to carry on their hatred to adulthood and then pass it on to their kids and future generations.
Seven Cameroonian athletes have disappeared while in Britain for the Olympics, officials said.
This is extremely embarrassing for Cameroon and Africa as they were here to represent their country at an International Capacity. Their Entire country counted on them.
David Ojong, the head of the Cameroon delegation, said five boxers, a swimmer and a female football player had been missing since the weekend.
"Seven Cameroonian athletes who participated at the 2012 London Olympic Games have disappeared from the Olympic Village."
Their Names are: Thomas Essomba, Christian Donfack Adjoufack, Abdon Mewoli, Blaise Yepmou Mendouo and Serge Ambomo.
Cameroon is the economic powerhouse of Francophone Central Africa. It has a Robust and Mature Economy. In 2012 it has shown a steady growth of 4.5%. Cameroon has well-educated and bilingual young people and had a great vision of Development Strategy. Organisation are investing in Services, Industry and Mining and Agriculture at present. The Country has more than 90.000 Companies, including fifty larges groups whose turnover ranges from 20 million to over a billion dollars, and 86% of SME'S.
Some Facts here: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/cm.html
If you want to know more about the State of the Cameroon economy and why Britain should not accept their Asylum request, email me or find me on twitter @mjamme.
In Nigeria since the beginning of the year, there have been nearly 600 deaths caused by the Islamic group Boko Haram; the majority of these victims were murdered while they were at Mass.
Yet millions of people continue to go to church, choosing to exercise their freedom of religion and to practice their faith.
We cannot watch in silence the substantial indifference that has accompanied these massacres and denials of religious freedom, a principle which is relevant to every religion.
African Commission: To Fully Implement ACmHPR Decision on Mauritania
We are writing to invite Mauritanian Diaspora and allies to sign the petition below, supporting the work of the African Commission on Mauritania and requesting effective follow-up on the decision in Malawi Africa Association, et al. v. Mauritania (Communications 54/91-61/91, 96/93-98/93, 164/97, 196/97-210/98), issued in 2000. The petition seeks the full implementation of the six recommendations by the African Commission in the decision, designed to address gross human rights violations. This is a critical moment as the Commission is preparing to hold a hearing on implementation of the decision during its 51st Ordinary Session in Banjul.
In 2000, the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR) issued a landmark omnibus decision, addressing dozens of communications filed against Mauritania concerning severe human rights violations perpetrated by the government between 1986 and 1992. The Commission examined, inter alia, alleged Charter violations based on an array of atrocities, perpetrated or incited by the government of Mauritania against its citizens and in particular against members of various black ethnic groups. In its decision, the Commission found the government was responsible for grave or massive violations of human rights, including ethnic discrimination, torture, illegal detention, extrajudicial killings and mass expulsions of Black Mauritanians (Articles 4 (right to life), 5 (torture, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment or treatment), 6 (“massive violations,” right to liberty and security of person), as well as perpetuation of slavery and related degrading practices (Article 5)).
The decision included six recommendations designed to remedy the violations and to compensate the thousands of victims involved: (1) the need for an independent inquiry and prosecutions; (2) rehabilitation and reintegration of expellees; (3) compensation of widows and beneficiaries; (4) reinstatement of workers; (5) the eradication of slavery; and (6) effective enforcement of an anti-slavery statute.
Your participation in this collective effort to fully implement the decisions of African Commission on Human and People’s Rights will be greatly appreciated.
To learn more about the dossier, please click on this link: http://mauritania.ihrda.org/acmhpr-mauritania-decision-implementation/
Open Society Justice Initiative
400 West 59th St.
New York, NY 10019
Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa
949 Brusubi Layout, AU Summit Highway
P.O. 1896 Banjul, The Gambia
For more information, please contact Mr. Humphrey Sipalla, Publications and Communications Officer at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Commission Africaine: Pour l’Application Pleine de la Décision du ACmHPR sur la Mauritanie
Nous écrivons pour inviter les Mauritaniens de la Diaspora et leurs alliés à signer la pétition ci-dessous pour soutenir le travail de la Commission Africaine sur la Mauritanie et demander un suivi efficace de la décision de Malawi Africa Association, et al. v. Mauritanie (Communications 54/91-61/91, 96/93-98/93, 164/97, 196/97-210/98), publiée en 2000. La pétition vise l’application pleine des six recommandations de la Commission Africaine contenues dans la décision en reponse aux graves violations des droits de l'homme. Ce moment est crucial pendant que la Commission se prépare à tenir une audience sur la mise en œuvre de la décision durant sa 51eme session ordinaire a Banjul.
En 2000, la Commission Africaine des Droits Humains et des Peuples (CADHP) a rendu une décision historique de portee generale, relative aux dizaines de communications déposées contre la Mauritanie concernant les graves violations des droits humains perpétrées par le gouvernement entre 1986 et 1992. La Commission a examiné, entre autres, des violations de la Charte basees sur une panoplie d’atrocités, perpétrées ou incitees par le gouvernement de la Mauritanie contre ses citoyens et en particulier contre des membres de divers groupes ethniques noirs. Dans sa décision, la Commission a constaté que le gouvernement était responsable de violations graves ou massives des droits de l'homme, y compris la discrimination ethnique, la torture, la détention illégale, les exécutions extrajudiciaires et des expulsions massives de Mauritaniens noirs (articles 4 (droit à la vie), 5 (torture, traitements inhumains ou dégradants), 6 (violations massives, le droit à la liberté et la sécurité de la personne), ainsi que la perpétuation de l'esclavage et les pratiques dégradantes qui en sont relatives (article 5)).
La décision comprenait six recommandations visant à remédier aux violations et d'indemniser les milliers de victimes concernees: (1) la nécessité d'une enquête indépendante et des poursuites judiciaires; (2) la réhabilitation et la réinsertion des expulsés; (3) l'indemnisation des veuves et des ayant droit; (4) la réintégration des travailleurs; (5) l'éradication de l'esclavage, et (6) l'application effective d'une loi anti-esclavagiste.
Votre participation à cet effort collectif pour mettre pleinement en œuvre les décisions de la Commission africaine des Droits Humains et des Peuples sera grandement appréciée.
Pour en savoir plus sur le dossier, s'il vous plaît cliquer sur ce lien: http://mauritania.ihrda.org/acmhpr-mauritania-decision-implementation/
Les organisations sponsors :
Open Society Justice Initiative
400 West 59th St.
New York, NY 10019
L’ Institut pour les Droits Humains et le Développement en Afrique
949 Brusubi Layout, AU Summit Highway
P.O. 1896 Banjul, The Gambia
Pour plus d'informations, s'il vous plaît contacter M. Humphrey Sipalla, Charge de Publications et de Communications à l'adresse suivante: email@example.com
Trophy hunting is out of control in South Africa. 99% of the South African people want it banned now. Trophy hunting is being explotated by Asian gangs that see a lucrative market in the Rhino horn.
The main concern is the Rhinoceros (pronounced /raɪˈnɒsərəs/), often abbreviated as rhino. Organised gangs mainly from Asia are hunting down the Rhinoceros for a horn that has been proven not to be of any medicinal use.
Only 3 out of the remaining 5 Rhinos are now left in the wild mainly in Africa.
A full census must be carried out on the Rhino to determine it's population so conservation teams can plan its future too.
Should the census not be carried out then one can not plan out an emergency conservation plan should we later find that the population is lower than has been over estimated by government.
Guild Wars 2 features large scale combat in WvWvW where 3 servers/worlds are pitted against each other in a 2 week long battle with hundreds of players playing against each other at the same time, and also includes organized PvP for Clans and Guild looking to enter some serious competition as well as a fully persistent world.
Those features and the improvements in the graphics engine of the game will be detrimental to our enjoyment of the game since playing the original Guild Wars game we get an average ping of 300 - 500 ms delay. The upgraded graphics and sheer scale would most likely make the game unplayable for our community at large.
We normally connect to the UK/EU servers as they allow the best connection speed with the best latency. A set of servers hosted in South Africa would make it more accessible to a lot more people on the African continent and with the upgrades to our communications infrastructure for the FIFA World Cup held during 2010 the speeds and latency would be much better than connecting to international servers.
Therefore we request ArenaNet and/or NCSoft to give attention to our plea and make contact with one of the many fine ISP's or telecom providers in South Africa to negotiate the terms of setting up a server in South Africa at the Data Centres in Johannesburg and/or Cape Town.
Discovery Health Medical Aid has drastically changed their coverage for all allied health professionals for 2012.
It is unreasonable to go from unlimited benefits to a low maximum.
We are asking Discovery Health Scheme to appoint an independent commission of enquiry to investigate alternative ways of curbing abuse of benefits, without capping the limits.
Please join us and show your support- we need as many signatures as possible to show Discovery MA that we have major support.
All too often we are reminded that terrorism continues to inflict pain and suffering on people’s lives all over the world. Almost no week goes by without an act of terrorism taking place somewhere in the world, indiscriminately affecting innocent people who just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. Countering this scourge is in the interest of all nations and the issue has been on the agenda of the United Nations for decades.
Eighteen universal instruments (fourteen instruments and four amendments) against international terrorism have been elaborated within the framework of the United Nations system relating to specific terrorist activities. Member States through the General Assembly have been increasingly coordinating their counter-terrorism efforts and continuing their legal norm-setting work. The Security Council has also been active in countering terrorism through resolutions and by establishing several subsidiary bodies. At the same time a number of programmes, offices and agencies of the United Nations system have been engaged in specific activities against terrorism, further assisting Member States in their counter-terrorism efforts.
To consolidate and enhance these activities, Member States in September 2006 embarked upon a new phase in their counter-terrorism efforts by agreeing on a global strategy to counter terrorism. The Strategy marks the first time that all Member States of the United Nations have agreed to a common strategic and operational framework to fight terrorism. The Strategy forms a basis for a concrete plan of action: to address the conditions conducive to the spread of terrorism; to prevent and combat terrorism; to take measures to build state capacity to fight terrorism; to strengthen the role of the United Nations in combating terrorism; and to ensure the respect of human rights while countering terrorism. The Strategy builds on the unique consensus achieved by world leaders at their 2005 September Summit to condemn terrorism in all its forms and manifestations.
No one is looking at Nigeria Terrorist group at present; Nigeria is a very good save heaven for the Terrorist because of bribery and corruption that was used in building the nation. The Security is very relaxed due to the low paid salary giving to the security agents and no good DNA systems and tracking of individual person involved. The border is free and anyone can claim to be a Nigerian at any time because the country hardly knows its citizens.
Rhino poaching in South Africa is a very serious issue, as of the 3rd of November 2011 341 rhinos have been killed so far this year outstripping last year’s total of 333 and it’s not even the end of the year.
Rhino poachers in SA are even targeting dehorned rhinos for two reasons, firstly there is still a substantial piece of horn below the surface of the skin and secondly by killing the rhino it increases the price of rhino horn as it becomes a more valuable commodity. It is for this second reason that many poachers are also killing baby rhinos which have little or no horn at all. Fewer rhinos equals more money per kilogram of rhino horn.
Rhino horn is widely used in Chinese culture as it is believed it can cure a wide variety of ailments varying from boils to cancer and even devil possession. It has no medicinal value it is compressed hair or kerratin the same as you would find in your finger nails.
In middle east culture rhino horn is a status symbol if you have one as a sheath for your dagger. Needless to say many other materials could be used.
Your signature is massively appreciated.
HELP TO SAVE SOUTH AFRICA'S RHINOS!
AFRICOM is a military entity that is encircling Africa. It is the cutting edge of the imperialist war machine that brings drones and other military hardware that kills african and destabilises the region.
AFRICOM threatens the peace and stability in Africa and drives a colonial agenda that is destructive and exploitative. Africa, in order to develop itself in peace, needs all war machines off its soil so as it has a sovereign integrity and political independence.
There will never be peace in Africa as long as AFRICOM is on its soil.
The United Nations Children's Fund - UNICEF - works for children's rights, their survival, development and protection. The organization provides long-term humanitarian and developmental assistance to children and mothers in over 150 countries and territories.
UNICEF Inspired Gifts is an innovative program that gives you the opportunity to purchase actual life-saving items that will be shipped directly to one of over 150 countries where UNICEF serves. While other organizations allow supporters to purchase "symbolic" gifts, Inspired Gifts are actual items like warm blankets, vaccines, mosquito nets, water wells, therapeutic milk, even School-in-a-Box kits. In a world where everyday 25,000 children die from preventable causes, Inspired Gifts can make an immediate and dramatic difference in the life of a child threatened by malnutrition, disease, unclean water, lack of shelter, basic immunizations and basic medicines.
Examples of Inspired Gifts:
$18.80 Multiple Micronutrient Powder (604 packets)
$20.60 Tetanus Toxoid (TT) Vaccine (412 doses)
$27.00 Anti Malarial Drugs (treatment for 30 children)
$28.30 Measles Vaccine (101 doses)
$31.04 Polio Vaccine (treatment for 53 children)
$35.80 Deworming Tablets (treatment for 994 children)
$69.00 10,000 Water Purification Tablets (4-5 liters for each tablet)
$79.81 Oral Rehydration Salts (1,000 packets)
Reparation refers to the need to repair the damage done to Africans and people of African descent by the slave trade, colonization and neo-colonization so that they could compete more effectively in the global context, reverse the prolonged history of underdevelopment and rejoin the train of development in the world.
This definition clearly identifies two categories of victims who can claim reparation or compensation: Africans and African Americans. It also identifies the harm suffered or committed during three periods: the Maafa a Kiswahili term for the transatlantic slave trade of Africans (16th – 19th centuries); colonization, i.e. exploitation and the political, cultural and economic domination of Africa by Western Europe (19th – 20th centuries) and neocolonization; the surreptitious economic and cultural domination of the former African colonies. As we can very well realize, this subject is so emotionally charged that we question ourselves how we can rationally and objectively deal with it.
However, like other research work that has been done on slavery and its effects on Africans and African Americans in contemporary society, it is possible to show, as Daniel Payot writes at the opening of the conference Esclavage et servitude d’hier et d’aujourd’hui that “science can very well accept the questioning of the facts it deals with, and that in these domains, scientific rigoaur, without becoming confused with them, can very well go alongside emotion, revolt, the concern of justice and the desire to restore the dignity of those who were victims.
Fistula is a condition affects over 2 million women and girls across Africa and results in loss of dignity, self worth and productivity for most of them.
The devastating medical and social repercussions of VVF are real and life threatening.
Women afflicted by VVF are shunned and generally treated as outcasts.
The condition is, in most cases, solved by a simple surgical procedure, costing less than $250.
Your contribution will go a long way to make a difference in the lives of countless African Mothers.
We demand Equal rights for everyone, whomever they love!
Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that " All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights”.
Fair trade is a trading partnership that provides sustainable development for poor producers and workers. The concept has been developed as response to current trade rules, which have not delivered for the overwhelming majority of small and vulnerable producers and poor workers in developing countries. We are writing to you today in honour of World Fair Trade Day, run by the WFTO.
Cotton is the most used natural fibre in the world and should be the ‘white gold’ that propels ten million West African farmers out of poverty. But the West African cotton industry is obstructed by a wall of subsidies paid by the United States and European Union to their farmers. Combined, the US and EU have spent $32bn on their cotton farmers over the past nine years. The result is to dampen down cotton prices for West African farmers, with devastating effects.
With an average GDP per capita of $637, and among the least developed countries on earth, Benin, Burkina Faso, Chad and Mali (the Cotton-4) rely on cotton more than any other commodity for their export revenues. These countries also produce cotton more cheaply than anywhere else – a competitive advantage that logically should place them in a prime position to benefit from the world’s ever increasing desire for cotton products.
In 2003 the Cotton-4 brought this issue to the negotiating table at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) but have yet to secure a settlement. The Great Cotton Stitch-Up, a campaign spearheaded by the Fairtrade Foundation, explains that breaking through the wall of cotton subsidies hinges on reform of the European Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and the US Farm Bill – both of which are under review over the next two years.
This petition is hosted by the 'Save the Africa Centre' Campaign. It has been relaunched due to popular demand amongst the Diaspora to put their names to this call for public consultation on the proposed sale of 38 King Street.
The ‘Save the Africa Centre’ campaign has re-opened this petition to allow those that missed the opportunity to sign up to the first petition - which secured over 500 signatures within 5 days of opening - a chance to formally include their names and share their contact details with us. Through this we can also ensure that supporters will be updated on developments going forward.
If you have signed the previous petition, please do not sign again - we have your signatures, and thank you for your support.
To find out more about the Save the Africa Centre Campaign - please visit: http://ww.savetheafricacentre.wordpress.com
The endless rule and dictatorship by Gaddaffi cannot be
condoned; on the other hand the bogus intervention by
the UN in trying to protect civilians its a joke. South Africa
has voted for the proposal of the no fly zone; but in all
earnest whos fooling who. Civilians will be in harms way
more now. America has started wars in many countries
have they accounted nope and this is a result of the fact
that they are not signatories to the ICC. so they do as they
please steal as they want.
I want to make poverty history in Africa, in fact I want to make poverty history all over the world, but it takes one step at a time.
Did you know that:
* 315 million people – one in two of people in Sub Saharan Africa survive on less than one dollar per day;
* 184 million people – 33% of the African population – suffer from malnutrition;
* During the 1990s the average income per capita decreased in 20 African countries;
* Less than 50% of Africa’s population has access to hospitals or doctors;
* In 2000, 300 million Africans did not have access to safe water;
* The average life expectancy in Africa is 41 years;
* Only 57% of African children are enrolled in primary education, and only one of three children complete school;
* One in six children die before the age of 5. This number is 25 times higher in sub-Saharan Africa than in the OECD countries;
* Children account for half of all civilian casualties in wars in Africa;
* The African continent lost more than 5,3 million hectares of forest during the decade of the 1990s;
* Less than one person out of five has electricity.
Out of 1.000 inhabitants 15 have a telephone line, and 7,8 out of 1.000 people surf on Internet.
(Thank you FOOD4AFRICA for those statistics.)
It's unfair and unjust for all this to go on and us, in class 1 countries to do nothing about it.
The Nigerian youth manifesto project is a youth mobilization and advocacy initiative that ultimately aims at establishing a structured framework of engagement with political leaders and other stakeholders, to address the socio-economic and political needs of young people. As the election approaches, different sectors are demanding
more space and visibility, while advocating for policy issues that represent their interests.
The NYM highlights four critical issues (Education, Employment, Youth Participation, Corruption & good governance) and it outlines the current facts and the demands of young people on each of these issues which are fundamental to the well-being of young people in Nigeria.
Furthermore, the NYM is a blue print that articulates the plan of action for a new generation of young Nigerians to engage government at all levels and other key stakeholders.
La Côte d'Ivoire est un pays souverain. Sa Constitution est le texte suprême régit son fonctionnement comme pour tout pays. les institutions d'un pays sont les garants de cette loi fondamentales. Les renier revient a renier le fait même d'exister en tant que nation!
Ivory Coast is a sovereign country. His Constitution is the supreme text governs its functioning as for any country.
The time has come for Tanzanians to demand a new National Constitutional that will be able to accommodate the current demands. The available constitutional is definitely outdated that can not fit into the prevailing socio-economic changes in the country.
We all know that a constitution is the set of laws that a set of people have made and agreed upon for the government that enumerates and limits the powers and functions of a political body. The constitutional is simply regulations and orders. To enhance the democracy and justice to the civil society the new and fresh constitution which can accommodate the current society’s needs is inevitable.
Many things have changed in comparison when it was single party system almost thirty years ago. During Multiparty systems a lot of dynamics have come out that uncontrolled continue pushing the demand of the new constitution. The current Tanzanian National Constitution does not give chance people to practice the real democracy, transparency, accountability, responsiveness and good governance.
In spite of laws against mutilation of females, this ill-treatment continues in many parts of Africa. Different organizations working against the practice, stress the need of thorough information on the damage this tradition generates on women. Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), also known as female circumcision, or female genital cutting, has been practiced for several thousand years in almost 30 African and Middle Eastern nations. It is also practiced, to a lesser extent, in parts of Asia. FGM is practiced by Muslims, Christians, Jews and followers of traditional African religions.
Last December the Ugandan parliament passed a law banning female circumcision. President Yoweri Museveni signed it into a law on March 17, 2010 and it took effect on April 9, 2010. Rooted in the Ugandan culture, the Kaptchorwa people do this in the name of sexual satisfaction for the men and preventing women from dishonest sexual acts yet it is to control women's sexuality in society. It is also a violation of the human rights of girls and women.
This community as many others in the country still do not acknowledge that the practice is wrong. Rather than fearing the loss of culture and the disintegration of tradition, society must consider the health of these girls who, while being held in place, would have a most sensitive part of her body cut without a say and without the possibility of ever reversing the damage done.
From a medical standpoint, cutting any healthy part of a body is never the right thing to do. While a cancer could be cut to save the life of a child, there is absolutely no reason to cut a perfectly healthy part of the body just because tradition says so. In addition female genital mutilation has many other health implications, such as failure to heal; abscess formation; cysts; excessive growth of scar tissue; urinary tract infection; painful sexual intercourse; increased susceptibility to HIV/AIDS, hepatitis and other blood-borne diseases; reproductive tract infection; pelvic inflammatory diseases; infertility; painful menstruation; chronic urinary tract obstruction/ bladder stones; urinary incontinence; obstructed labour; increased risk of bleeding and infection during childbirth.
This is a right to health and I think it is very important that as Africans we start thinking about the rights of our people as individuals and as human beings. Female circumcision is a complex issue about gender, belief and power.
Ultimately, the law is a very important tool and I suppose it was endorsed in the interest of public health. It is also a form of empowerment for those who are less powerful in society. These people including women and young girls who are about to be circumcised I strongly believe many of them would rather not be circumcised. There are also families who would rather not circumcise their children, but social pressures dictate the practice. LET THE LAW GIVE THOSE PEOPLE POWER THEY WOULD NOT OTHERWISE HAVE.
From 2008 meetings that we had with Piet Swanepoel, we discus matters that made the men negative in the workplace and it was explain to us why and how. But certain matters where not solved, such as standby allowances. Piet Swanepoel told as then that he would look into it, so there was three meeting held after that till the end of 2010. Now they are telling us that they will discus it on the salary negotiations in 2011.
We, the citzens and the friends of Ghana in Germany strongly demand from Internationals organisations, United Nations, Governments NGOs, political parties to appeal the government of Ghana to adopt BIOMETRIC Voting in 2012..
WE ARE TARGETING AT LEAST 1,000,000 SIGNATURES ACROSS THE GLOBE. WE WILL SEND THIS PETITION TO EMBASSIES, UNITED NATIONS, HUMAN RIGHTS ORGANIZATIONS, POLITICIANS, GOVERNMENTS, PRESS AND MEDIA.
Last year the African Union declared this decade, 2010-2020 as the African Women’s Decade.
Between July 30th and August 4th nearly 500 women were raped in and around the village of Luvungi in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo in a campaign of ongoing terror waged by armed groups who use rape as a weapon of war. To date, armed groups and soldiers from the Congolese armed forces have raped over 200,000 women.
These trees are very old, important pieces of the ecosystem in the diermsfontien area. They provide the homes for hundreds of animals. From eagles to snakes, they all depend on these Gum trees for life and if they are chopped down these animals will die.
We need to conserve this area before it’s too late, so please help us, and help these animals. This ecosystem deserves to live and with your help it can.
Depuis 1968 l'Etat du Senegal a petit a petit commence a faire de Mbeubeuss, un ancien lac asseche se trouvant dans la commune d'arrondissement de Malika une decharge des ordures de toute la region de Dakar. Et Pourtant, rien ne predistinait Mbeubeuss qui fut jadis un bel espace touristique au bord de la mer a un depotoir d'ordures.
Ainsi au fil des ans, ces tas d'ordures sont devenus des monticules d'ordures ensuite des monts pour enfin devenir ce fameux Mbeubeuss aux montagnes d'ordures.
Ce meme etat du Senegal qui a trouve que ce n'est pas suffisant comme injustice infligee a la population Malikoise veut recommencer le meme scenario mais cette fois ci au Lac Wouy, sans compter les ravages ecologiques , les degats sur l'environnement , sur la sante de toute la population que leur projet de deverser toutes les eaux stagnantes des 54 quartiers de la banlieue au Lac Wouy peut causer. Ce bel espace naturel,vert avec une splendide vue peut beneficier non seulement a Malika mais a toute la banlieue si exploite a sa juste valeur .
The U.S. Government provides assistance to 47 countries in Africa and spends billions upon billions to support the overall goal of transformational diplomacy "to help build sustained and well-governed states that respond to the needs of their people".
If you go to page 8 on the Department of State and U.S.A.I.D.S. High Priority Performance you will find that "Democracy, Governance, and Human Rights" is one of their top goals. I believe that Gay Rights are Human Rights. How can we spend all that money in countries that don't recognize that simple truth?
A great percent of these children we are trying to feed, educate and protect will grow in an environment that compares them to dogs and pigs. And how about the men and women that are sentenced to jail time and hard labor for consenting sexual relations with someone of the same sex?