«Get the whole world to dance»

Posted: Ιανουαρίου 27, 2013 in inspirational people
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Kid President, the «self-appointed voice» of children, wants us to watch this video and share it with our friends who need a kick in the right direction. His purpose is to encourage us to become less boring and more awesome.

So, let’s watch it guys as many times as you need and pass the idea around. As Kid President says » It’s everybody’s duty to give the world a reason to dance»!

 

 

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Um Raed, a mom and Syrian refugee at the Zaatari camp in Jordan, describes  the cold conditions she and her family are facing in the camp as winter sets in. But, with food, shelter and security, it’s better than where they came from, she says.

 

The 15-year-old Malala Yousafzai was shot in the head by a Taliban gunman in the town of Mingora in Pakistan’s Swat Valley in early October. She survived the attack and is now recuperating in a hospital 6,000 miles away in Birmingham, England.

In less than two months, Malala has become the most famous teenager on earth, a symbol of women’s rights, feted by celebrities and the powerful and even nominated for next year’s Nobel Peace Prize

Political leaders across the planet have lauded her and some have even nominated her for the Nobel Peace Prize. She has already been bestowed with innumerable other prizes and awards from around the world.

Malala, who has already challenged the fearsome Taliban militants who still threaten her life, began writing an anonymous blog for BBC when she was only 11 years old, criticizing the Taliban for their repressive activities in her native Swat Valley and advocating for women’s education in Pakistan. Her father, Ziauddin, is himself an education activist who has also been targeted by militants.

I have a new dream,” she once said. “I must be a politician to save this country. There are so many crises in our country. I want to remove these crises.

How many little girls have uttered something so mature and selfless  as that??

«It only takes a girl»  is an awesome and powerful video about the rights of girls.

According to Barber Conable, former President of World Bank, women are half the world’s population, yet they do two-thirds of the world’s work, earn one-tenth of the world’s income, and own less than one per cent of the world’s property. They are among the poorest of the world’s poor.

So, don’t you think it’s time to change that?

When a dream of a better life turned into a nightmare…

Posted: Νοέμβριος 12, 2012 in activism
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The «Dangerous Journey» is an animated film which aims  to inform and warn millions of people worldwide, especially young women, of the practices that harm them and it is based on true stories.

Human trafficking is a lucrative crime and there are several reasons why women are so easily lured into the system and why the practice continues to be so pervasive. Poverty is the main tool that is used to attract women into the hands of traffickers. People are desperate and looking for a better life – when they hear of the ‘endless opportunities’ in South Africa, some of them are easily deceived.

A lack of awareness of the evil also contributes to the high levels of trafficking. Women, police and other citizens are not educated on how trafficking works and what the consequences are – a factor which ultimately assists in its growth.

Spread the word about this practice, and maybe we’ll see some change!

The first banknotes featuring the face of Nelson Mandela have gone into circulation in South Africa.

They are the first South African notes to bear the image of a black person – they replace notes with wild animals and rural and industrial scenes.

President Jacob Zuma says the banknotes were a «humble gesture» to express South Africa’s «deep gratitude».

Mr Mandela, 94, is one of the world’s best loved figures after spending 27 years in prison for fighting apartheid.

He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993 for his campaign against white minority rule and was elected president the following year before stepping down after a single term.

Wars of the future will be fought over water as they are over oil today, as the source of human survival enters the global marketplace and political arena.

Corporate giants, private investors, and corrupt governments vie for control of our dwindling supply, prompting protests, lawsuits, and revolutions from citizens fighting for the right to survive. Past civilizations have collapsed from poor water management. Can the human race survive?

Global Warming is an issue of ‘how’ we live, the water crisis is an issue of ‘if’ we live.

Watch the Award-winning featured documentary narrated by Malcolm McDowell