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karima zuhair

Germany

  • City, State: stuttgart
  • Geographic Location: Europe
  • Age: 34


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Sunday, January 18, 2009 2:21 AM

This is what comes to my mind, when I try to visualise the valley. The so-called paradise has become hell and is haunted by the cries of innocent who die innocent deaths each day.

Women of the Niger Delta united across ethnic lines in the face of environmental damage and economic hardship caused by oil mining...

Friday, April 24, 2009 10:25 AM

A woman's body is both revered and feared in cultural traditions from East to West. It is immortalized as "pin-up girl" and simultaneously mystified as mother. A community of women in Nigeria, however, proved that a woman's body is enough to bring one of the largest oil companies to the bargaining table. When their words were not being heard, they made themselves be seen...by threatening to strip naked in public.

The single, "Ouech dek Yal Qadi" was produced in 2003 and since, has drawn considerable attention to the situation of women in Algerian society.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008 4:41 PM

In the summer of 2003, twenty female musicians from Algeria, France and Argentina gathered in a recording studio in Paris, France. Their mission: to overturn Algeria's Family Code -- a set of laws that, for over 20 years, has relegated women to second-class citizenship. Their instrument: a song.

Convention on women's experiences in governance

Thursday, December 24, 2009 6:54 AM

When Mahatma Gandhi envisioned a truly independent and democratic India, he envisioned gram swaraj-village self-rule. For Gandhi, true village autonomy meant that all adults--women and men--work together to ensure their village's self-reliance in meeting basic needs.

Beside the headline “Discover Norway,” an urban woman walks through Oslo’s Vigeland Sculpture Park, one of the capital city’s most popular, and most photographed, tourist attractions.

Sunday, July 04, 2010 11:57 PM

What do you get when you confront ugly with ugly? In Norway, women's rights activists got change.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009 12:00 AM

Breakthrough is an international human rights organization that uses media, education and pop culture to promote values of dignity, equality and justice. In 2008, we launched our multimedia awareness and intervention campaign Bell Bajao, in English "Ring the Bell," that urges men to take a stand against domestic violence. Our message is simple: Don't pretend that it's not happening. Ring your neighbor's door bell and stop the abuse.


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