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access to clean drinking water: Water, Water Everywhere....
posted by dharisha on Friday November 08, @04:37PM
from the ...and-not-a-drop-to-drink!!! dept.

health We know the drill, the stats we’ve seen a million times over, one in every five people in the world have no access to drinking water; did you also know that despite all the facts about a serious threat to safe drinking water for the world’s people, decision makers have so far failed to draft an international framework convention to resolve the crisis?

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woman power: A voice at last?
posted by crystal on Friday November 08, @10:02AM
from the dawn-of-a-new-beginning dept.

gender This article looks at the recent Pakistan election and whether the voice of women will be heard:

Women have never had a serious voice in the Pakistan political system, or that’s at least the perspective and views portrayed in the Western media. This is about to change forever, says Dr. Nighat Said Khan. Khan was addressing a gathering of activists in Colombo, Sri Lanka recently.

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men can make a difference: Men and Women
posted by a_reader on Thursday November 07, @04:47AM
from the let's-hear-it-for-the-boy! dept.

gender chilster writes:

"The greatest and most appreciable thing about men is that they can make a difference. Men do not always discriminate against the women.The only problem, as I see it, is when women want to be equal with men in all things even where they know they can not manage.

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Far From Home: Migrant Workers: Further Down the Line...
posted by dharisha on Tuesday November 05, @02:47PM
from the it-looks-like-darkness-to-me.... dept.

gender While we’re on the topic of migrant workers, it’s interesting to view their position, from the perspective of the potential threat of war in the Middle East. With threat of an attack on Iraq mounting, fears are growing about the consequences of the attack; in terms of oil prices and global economy, and of course the fate of the thousands of migrant workers employed in the region.
According to the Geneva-based International Organisation for Migration (IOM), about 10 million migrants now work in the Middle East and the Gulf region, mostly from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Egypt, the Philippines, Indonesia, Lebanon, Nepal and Thailand.

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Whose War Is It, Anyway?: A Different Approach
posted by dharisha on Tuesday November 05, @06:25AM
from the a-breath-of-fresh-air dept.

peace This is a message from Parum Samigita which is the Think Tank for the Banjars (Village Councils) of the Kuta, Legian and Seminyak areas of Bali. It comes from the heart of the Balinese people at ground zero in Kuta and was delivered at a press conference 100m south of ground zero yesterday. It expresses what the people of Kuta want to say to the world. Parum Samigita has been coordinating relief efforts for the Balinese and migrant Indonesian families who have been dispossessed by the bombing.
The message from this group reflects as being completely contrary and far less antagonistic or retaliatory than many others that were released following the Bali Bombing. It would be a lesson well learned if politicians and other heads of government took a cue from this:

"We Balinese have an essential concept of balance. It ís the Tri Hita Karana; a concept of harmonious balance. The balance between God and humanity; Humanity with itself and Humanity with the environment. This places us all in a universe of common understanding. It is not only nuclear bombs which have fallout. It is our job to minimize this fallout for our people and our guests from around the world.

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