Elizabeth Colton

  • City, State: San Francisco, California
  • Languages: English


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.

1st prize ‘Democracy starts at home' -- Ongua Benard, Arua, Uganda. Near the bottom, the illustrator has written,

Tuesday, July 29, 2008 10:34 AM

Featured Community Voice: Global Democracy Day

In 2007, the Global Democracy Day Initiative, an organization devoted to creating an International Day of Democracy, staged a competition for youth around the world to illustrate what democracy means to them. The three entries chosen as winners explore different applications of democracy from gender equality in the home to the importance of individual participation. Take a fascinating look into what democracy means to young people from different walks of life.

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