UN Secretary General on International Women’s Day 2015


Twenty years ago, when the world convened a landmark conference on women’s human rights, the devastating conflict in the former Yugoslavia prompted deserved attention to rape and other war crimes there against civilians. Two decades later, with girls as young as seven not only targeted but used as weapons by violent extremists, it would be easy to lose heart about the value of international gatherings. But while we have a long way to go to achieve full equality – with ending gender-based violence a central goal – progress over the past two decades has proven the enduring value of the … Continue reading UN Secretary General on International Women’s Day 2015

Raif Badawi Update


Despite an international outcry and calls by Amnesty International for the Saudi Arabian authorities to quash the severe sentence and punishment of 1000 lashes for a charge of blasphemy, Saudi Arabian rights activist Raif Badawi was publicly flogged on Friday it is reported. This has been confirmed by Amnesty international from an eye-witness in Jeddah and from Mr Badawi’s wife. Mr Badawi is a Saudi Arabian writer and activist and was the creator of the website “Free Saudi Liberals” This is the first of 20 such public floggings that Mr Badawi will face after his conviction for insulting Islam through … Continue reading Raif Badawi Update

Documentary Nelson Mandela The Fight For Freedom


A tribute to one of the greatest men that the 20th Century witnessed who died almost a year ago. For more information on his struggle against Apartheid and his unifying of South Africa visit http://www.nelsonmandela.org/ South Africa had it’s first democratic election in 1994, below is the story of how that struggle was eventually won after 46 years of the most oppressive apartheid ruling regime. Continue reading Documentary Nelson Mandela The Fight For Freedom