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Keyword results for: human rights

How to turn the Arab Spring into Summer

by Donna Kennedy-Glans (from Wednesday’s Globe and Mail; Published Wednesday, Jul. 13, 2011 2:00AM EDT) The Arab Spring has moved into its next season: Arab Summer. In the natural world, summer is the time for flowering blossoms to progress their journey to mature fruit. Yet, this summer, it’s hard to find anyone who doesn’t feel a few […]

Posted in More Resources, Resource Centre | Keywords: , , | July 13, 2011

First Nations protections symbolic but important

By John Ivison: Jun 16, 2011 – 6:24 PM ET People living on First Nations reserves will have the same human rights protection as other Canadians beginning this weekend, when they will come under the umbrella of the Canadian Human Rights Act for the first time. Previously, the act — which prevents discrimination on grounds […]

Posted in More Resources | Keywords: , , | June 20, 2011

Sudan’s ‘Lost Boys’ find their democratic voices

By: Jonathan Yazer Alex Oloya never imagined the day would come when he would be given a chance to vote on the future of his homeland. Mr. Oloya, a construction worker who lives in Hamilton, is one of thousands of Lost Boys – a generation of young Sudanese who resettled in North America after being […]

Posted in Resource Centre | Keywords: , | January 7, 2011

Putting Gender Equality on the Business and Human Rights Agenda

by Kathryn Dovey This week the United Nations is launching a set of Women’s Empowerment Principles as part of events to mark International Women’s Day 2010. The principles – an initiative of the UN Global Compact (UNGC) and the UN Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) – are a code of conduct for companies on gender […]

Posted in Resource Centre | Keywords: , , , | March 10, 2010

Human Rights in the Context of Islam & Afghanistan

From: Equal Access Equal Access has produced extensive media on the subject of human rights within the context of Islam in Afghanistan. From a 100 episode radio drama,a host lead magazine show and women’s listening circles to human rights leadership trainings, our Human Rights in the Context of Islam and Afghanistan Initiative reinforces democratic principles […]

Posted in Resource Centre | Keywords: , , | November 21, 2009

An ugly truth

by Barbara Kay Last week the Post published excerpts from the new guidebook issued by Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Discover Canada: The Rights and Responsibilities of Citizenship. I was asked by a radio talk show host what difference the guidebook would make in terms of my own writing on issues the new text raised, especially […]

Posted in Resource Centre | Keywords: , , , , | November 17, 2009

Germany’s Muslims Remain Wary After Headscarf Martyr Trial

by Tristana Moore Dozens of reporters from Germany, Egypt and other Muslim countries packed into a Dresden courtroom last week to hear the verdict against the Russian émigré accused of stabbing to death a pregnant Egyptian woman who’s since been dubbed the “headscarf martyr” by much of the Arab world. It was a far cry […]

Posted in Resource Centre | Keywords: , , | November 16, 2009

New citizenship guide says no to ‘barbaric’ practices

by Josie Ensor Canada’s revamped citizenship guide warns newcomers that “barbaric cultural practices” such as honour killings will not be tolerated, marking a stronger tone against importing beliefs that clash with Canadian values. “In Canada, men and women are equal under the law,” the document says. “Canada’s openness and generosity do not extend to barbaric […]

Posted in Resource Centre | Keywords: , , , | November 11, 2009

Alarming trend of domestic worker deaths persists

by Josie Ensor At least six domestic migrant workers are believed to have committed suicide in the past month in Lebanon. But rather than being anomalies, their deaths are the most recent in an alarming trend.  According to Human Rights Watch, more than one female migrant worker dies a week on average, and many more […]

Posted in Resource Centre | Keywords: , | November 9, 2009

NBA – Ringing the Equality Bell

The advancement of women and gender equality are major themes in the development of Nepal’s new democracy.  Access to justice for women will be realized when competitive, skilled and highly trained women-in-law participate at all levels of Nepal’s legal and judicial sectors.  Towards this end, and to better understand the barriers and challenges of Nepal’s […]

Posted in More Resources, Resource Centre | Keywords: , , , | August 20, 2009

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