Posts Tagged ‘ Rights ’

Is the Arab World Ready for Democracy?

January 30, 2011
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Is the Arab World Ready for Democracy?

There is often a naïve reaction in America to political uprisings abroad. The United States is a free place and has a long, albeit imperfect, history of granting asylum to political dissidents. This leads some observers, like George W. Bush’s former speechwriter Michael Gerson, to assume that freedom-seeking political dissidents abroad are looking to Washington…

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Release of Aung San Suu Kyi – release of conscience from prison

November 17, 2010
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Release of Aung San Suu Kyi – release of conscience from prison

Suu Kyi’s release on 13th November has relieved citizens across the world who believe in freedom of speech, freedom of thoughts and democracy. She is the most admired and compassionate leader in the contemporary world who has sacrificed personal comfort for a mission to free Burma. Nelson Mandela had set an example in terms of…

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Their pain, our pride….

October 8, 2010
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Their pain, our pride….

I’m very ordinary man. My ability to protest or point out something that I think is wrong is probably confined within this blog. But still, now technology has given me the opportunity to share my thoughts with the world, and I like to take that advantage. So here I go again! I was reading about Bandar…

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Feminist Responses towards Fundamentalisms and Neo-liberal Economy

October 7, 2010
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Feminist Responses towards Fundamentalisms and Neo-liberal Economy

Last Episode Discussion and Conclusion Asian feminists’ problems are somehow different from that of western societies. The nature of their problem may be understood from an advertisement that Othman (2006) mentioned in the context of Malaysia. An advertisement (in Malay) on all local TV stations in 2003 portrayed a veiled beautiful Muslim Malay woman who…

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Confronting fundamentalism

September 28, 2010
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Confronting fundamentalism

EPISODE-SIX     People are talking about and confronting fundamentalisms very openly at the global level. As mentioned earlier, NGOs met at the Cairo and Beijing conferences to discuss and, in many crucial areas, defeat fundamentalisms. Since Beijing, there have been numerous projects, publications and articles that address fundamentalisms. Following the Beijing conference, WAF issued WAF…

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Women under Religious Fundamentalisms

September 11, 2010
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Women under Religious Fundamentalisms

EPISODE-TWO Fundamentalism has for long been associated with greater or lesser degrees of oppression of women. WAF felt that women were the main targets of fundamentalism. Its founding statement claimed that, “At the heart of the fundamentalists’ agenda is the control of women’s minds and bodies. [All] support the patriarchal family as a central agent…

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Energy poverty opposes right to livelihood, freedom, and capability

August 16, 2010
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Energy poverty opposes right to livelihood, freedom, and capability

It is apparent that world along with it’s all poor and miserable nations are already in ‘energy poverty’ and heading faster for a dark age. While we are engaged fighting for right to livelihood and for Sen’s ‘capability-freedom’, energy poverty pushes us back to deeper trouble. According to sources, nearly one-half of the global population…

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