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2006-09-01: International Network for Economic Social & Cultural Rights;
2006-09-02: Le blog ‘faire le jour.org’;
2006-09-03: The Singamma Sreenivasan Foundation – India;
2006-09-04: Financial Sense Online;
2006-09-05: WFUNA World Federation of United Nations Associations;
2006-09-06: Depatment for International Devlopment DFID;
2006-09-07: IRFF;
2006-09-08: Centre for Science and Environment;
2006-09-09: The Civic Assistance refugee.ru / Komitet Grazhdanskaya pomoshch;
2006-09-10: Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti;
2006-09-11: HURAH INC. Human Rights Accompaniment In Haiti;
2006-09-12: The Social Democrats on the web;
2006-09-13: International Fellowship of Reconciliation ifor;
2006-09-14: The Afghan Women’s Network;
2006-09-15: Canadian women for women in Afghanistan CW4WAfghan;
2006-09-16: Servicio Paz y Justicia;
2006-09-17: Project Syndicate;
2006-09-18: Centre Médical Evangélique CME;
2006-09-19: Centre de Résolution des Conflits CRC;
2006-09-20: Refugee Women’s Association;
2006-09-21: The African Women’s Initiative AWI;
2006-09-22: The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies;
2006-09-23: Global Health Council;
2006-09-24: Action by Christians Against Torture ACAT;
2006-09-25: Human Rights Center;
2006-09-26: Human Rights Tribune Geneva;
2006-09-27: Lao Movement for Human Rights LMHR;
2006-09-28: Women agains Violence WAV;
2006-09-29: Adivasi – the tribal people of India;
2006-09-30: The Online Burma/Myanmar Library.

The Online Burma/Myanmar Library

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Linked with Thierry Falise – Belgium & Thailand, and with Vanida S. Thephsouvanh – Laos & France.

Classified and annotated links to more than 11,000 full text documents on Burma/Myanmar.

Main Library (by subject):  Activism; Archeology; Aung San Suu Kyi; Children; Civil Society; Civil war; Dialogue/Transition; Drugs; Economy; Education; Environment; Ethnic and minority groups in Burma; Foreign Relations; Funding; Geography; Health; History; Human Rights; International Assistance to Burma; Internal Displacement; International Labour Organisation; Labour issues; Languages of Burma; Law; Migrants; Military (Tatmadaw); Palaeontology; Politics and Government; Refugees; Social policies; Society and Culture; SPDC-related sites; Sustainability; The United Nations System; Tourism; Trafficking; Women.

Reading Room (by source):  Bibliographies, universities, institutes, libraries, other research tools; Burma news (archived); Burma news (breaking); Burma news (current); Burmese Community sites; Burmese-language news sources; Conferences/seminars etc.; Discussion Groups; Electronic Newspapers; Films, videos, photographs and other images of Burma; General information, profiles, statistics; Major Burma portals; Major online locations of reports and articles on Burma; Maps (by date); Multilingual resources; Online sale of books, CDs, magazines etc.; Search engines.

Alphabetical list of subjects: Complete list of categories and sub-categories.

New: La dimension des droits de l’homme dans les relations internationales : le cas de la Birmanie / Myanmar (to be downloaded, 103 pages).
text-description in french.

reg.burma archive (1993-2001): This is the 220MB archive of the IGC online conference which was the main vehicle for online Burma communications for most of the ’90s. The archive, which is fully searchable from the reg.burma search, contains all the issues of the BurmaNet News from 1993-2001 and its predecessors, early numbers of “Burma Issues” and about 30,000 pages of other material, including some long documents. This is the conference that was searchable from the “Burmanet Gopher” which disappeared a couple of years ago. Now, thanks to IGC, ibiblio and OBL, it is back for searching (not for posting).

Burma Press Summary: Complete Text Archive (i.e. minus graphics)  of Hugh MacDougall’s abstracts of “The Working People’s Daily” and “The New Light of Myanmar” April 1987 to December 1996. Many full texts of speeches, laws etc. An important resource for Burma researchers. Warning: some big files.

Adivasi – the tribal people of India

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Linked with Theodor Rathgeber – Germany.

See also wikipedia, and Promoting the Rights, Voices and Visions of Indigenous Peoples,

The Adivasi, the Tribal People of India is a popular believe that the four hundred or so adivasi communities of India, representing about 7% of the population, are some sort of primitive remnant of early Homo Sapiens. They persist in an archaic and primitive lifestyle. Many of them are hunters and gatherers or rudimentary agriculturists using slash and burn methods of cultivation. Many of them live in isolation in hills and forests and are isolated in their culture and religion, infact, they are not integrated into the surrounding Hindu or Muslim communities. In some areas they are the dominating group and therefore they do not live in isolation, in this cases they are settled agriculturists cultivating the land in a wide range of ways.

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Women agains Violence WAV

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Linked with Aida Touma-Suliman – Israel.

WAV’s Mission: We believe women should have full rights over their self and body and have the right for self-accomplishment and development. We condemn and reject all violence against women. We reject all laws that discriminate against women, and we seek to change social norms that treat women as “mere housewives” or “sexual objects.” WAV sees violence against women as a social problem practiced, legitimized and intensified by the traditions, norms and laws of society. The most extreme form of this is the murder of women which is justified by protecting the so-called “family honor.”

WAV’s Goals:

Exposing the problem of violence against women;
Establishing support services for women victims of violence;
Promoting the status of women within our community.

Projektvorstellung Women Against Violence (WAV) Nazareth, Israel.

III INTERNATIONAL ASSEMBLY  OF THE MEDITERRANEAN SOCIAL FORUM, PERVOLIA, CYPRUS, 26-28 MARCH 2004.

Contact: Women against Violence, P.O.Box 313, Nazareth 16000, Israel, Tel: +972. 4. 456 6059, Fax: +972. 4. 655 3781, e-mail.

The Diplomatic Club.

Lao Movement for Human Rights LMHR

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Linked with Vanida S. Thephsouvanh – Laos.

There exist a website in the original Laos language, having the french titel  ‘Mouvement Lao pour les Droits de l’Homme‘.

English texts of the Lao Movement for Human Rights are mainly visible through other websites, mainly of western NGOs or Parties. The most engaged are the people of the italian radical party, with the link Press Review of the TRP – GLOBAL ARCHIVE – Latest articles,
or the pages concerning LAOS.

Other websites refer to the Lao Movement for Human Rights:

and so on …

Human Rights Tribune Geneva

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News, comments, analyses, in english and french. Homepage

Today’s Head:

Hell in Guantánamo Distresses Wall Street Lawyers, by Carole Vann – InfoSud: Barbara Olshansky, an Israeli-American lawyer, coordinates a network of 600 attorneys who are committed to defending the detainees in Guantánamo. She tells us about how these brilliant, Bush-voting New Yorkers are coming back from the Caribbean island with their beliefs shattered.

Asylum and Immigrants: Swiss Press Sees a Victory for the Rightwing, by Scott Capper – swissinfo: September 25, 2006 – Press commentators say Sunday’s ballots on tighter restrictions for asylum seekers and immigrants are a “personal victory” for the rightwing justice minister, Christoph Blocher.

Swiss set human rights priorities, by Frédéric Burnand – swissinfo : September 18, 2006 – The second session of the United Nations Human Rights Council opens on Monday in Geneva and will focus on special reports into the situation in Lebanon. Switzerland will continue to keep a particularly close eye on the main innovation of the Human Rights Council: regular human rights reviews of all 191 UN member states.

Read all these articles on their specific site of Human Rights Tribune … and many more concerning Columbia, Nepal, Sudan, Vietnam, Iraq …

Human Rights Center

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Linked with Eric Stover – USA.

The Human Rights Center of the University of California, Berkeley has developed (since 1995) several research projects aimed at documenting war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide throughout the world.

In 1999, the Human Rights Center helped publish a guidebook on international humanitarian law for journalists and aid workers. Edited by Roy Gutman and David Rieff, Crimes of War: What the Public Must Know (W.W. Norton and Company, 1999) contains essays and photographs on specific armed conflicts and an A-Z directory of war crimes and crimes against humanity, as defined by the Geneva Conventions of 1949 and other international treaties and charters. More than 100 journalists and legal experts contributed articles to the book. A spin off of the book has been the establishment of the Crimes of War Project. The project has created a website to assist journalists and aid workers in the field and to keep the public informed of the latest developments in international humanitarian law. For more information about the book and the Crimes of War Project;

Eric Stover and Gilles Peress have published two books based on their research for the Human Rights Center in the former Yugoslavia:

Eric Stover and Gilles Peress, The Graves: Srebrenica and Vukovar (Zurich: Scalo, 1998);

Fred Abrahams, Gilles Peress, and Eric Stover, A Village Destroyed, May 14, 1999: War Crimes in Kosovo (Berkeley: University of California, 2001);

Molly Ryan and Eric Stover, “Breaking Bread with the Dead” (Tucson, AZ: The Society for Historical Archaeology, 2001);
Eric Stover, “Dreamtime of Vengence in Kosovo“, Crimes of War Project, Spring 2001.

Action by Christians Against Torture ACAT

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Linked with Hedwig Vinyou – Cameroon.

ACAT(UK) was formed in 1984 by the then British Council of Churches, with the active support of Amnesty International. ACAT is affiliated to the Inteernational Federation of Action by Christians for the Abolition of Torture (FiACAT) in Paris, and is a Body in Association with Churches Together in Britain and Ireland. ACAT’s aim is to work, as Christians, for the abolition of torture worldwide. We seek to increase awareness in the Churches and among christians of the widespread and evil use of torture and the need, for reasons of Christian faith, to campaign for its abolition.

FI.ACAT – the International Federation of ACAT: FI.ACAT – the International Federation of ACAT (Action by Christians for the Abolition of Torture) – is one of the six members of CINAT, the recently formed Coalition of International NGOs Against Torture, which also includes Amnesty International, FIDH – IFHR (the International Federation of Human Rights Leagues), IRCT (International Rehabilitation Council for Torture victims), OMCT (World Organisation Against Torture) and APT (Association for the Prevention of Torture).

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Global Health Council

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Linked with Nils Daulaire – USA, with Nils Daulaire’s speech, with about available health care, with Nils Daulaire’s Keynote address, and with Importance of Global Alliances … .

The Global Health Council is the world’s largest membership alliance dedicated to saving lives by improving health throughout the world. The Council works to ensure that all who strive for improvement and equity in global health have the information and resources they need to succeed. Our diverse membership is comprised of health-care professionals and organizations that include NGOs, foundations, corporations, government agencies and academic institutions that work to ensure global health for all.

The Council works to ensure that all who strive for improvement and equity in global health have the information and resources they need to succeed.

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International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

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Linked with Millicent Obaso – Kenya., and with The African Women’s Initiative AWI.

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies is the world’s largest humanitarian organization, providing assistance without discrimination as to nationality, race, religious beliefs, class or political opinions. Founded in 1919, the International Federation comprises 185 member Red Cross and Red Crescent societies, a Secretariat in Geneva and more than 60 delegations strategically located to support activities around the world. There are more societies in formation. The Red Crescent is used in place of the Red Cross in many Islamic countries. The Federation’s mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. Vulnerable people are those who are at greatest risk from situations that threaten their survival, or their capacity to live with an acceptable level of social and economic security and human dignity. Often, these are victims of natural disasters, poverty brought about by socio-economic crises, refugees, and victims of health emergencies. (Read the big rest on WHO WE ARE). See also the photo gallery.

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The African Women’s Initiative AWI

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Linked with Millicent Obaso – Kenya, and with The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.

The Africa Women’s Initiative AWI is a joint effort by the American Red Cross and African Red Cross and Red Crescent societies to reduce the high rate of maternal and child mortality in Africa. AWI is a five-year, integrated, community-based health education and advocacy program with a gender component. Spanning from July 2001 – July 2006, the program aims to recruit and train a large number of volunteers who will educate women about health issues. Women are the primary caretakers of children, extended families, the sick and the elderly of their communities. Women spend many hours a day in search of clean water, firewood and food, while bearing the greatest burden of poverty, disease, water/food insecurity and conflict. Gender inequality exacerbates the vulnerability of women in all areas by reducing their decision-making power at the family and community level. For women to be effective in their contribution to development and child-rearing, it is important that the health and development problems affecting them be addressed.

Goal: To save the lives of women and children in Africa

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Refugee Women’s Association

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Linked with Kongosi Onia Mussanzi – Dem. Republic of the Congo.

RWA is a registred Charity. It is a London wide organisation and is the first of its kind in Britain. (See on the Homepage).

To Empower Refugee Women, we do this through:

  • Providing advice and guidance on education, training, employment, health and social care.
  • Disseminating quality information on issues which matter to them.
  • Organising culturally sensitive customised training programmes.
  • Influencing/Lobbying policy makers.
  • Being committed to refugee women – being consistent and clear about our service provision, not diluting our principles of support to refugee women.
  • Involving them in our activities at different levels.

To learn more, go to information, partnership, news, training, Contact, all on their web.

Centre de Résolution des Conflits CRC

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Linked with Kongosi Onia Mussanzi – Dem. Republic of the Congo.

CRC, NYANKUNDE-BUNIA (République Démocratique du Congo). Le CRC a été créé, en 1993, sur l’initiative de M. Ben Mussanzi wa Mussangu, qui était à l’époque radiologue au Centre Médical Evangélique de Nyankunde-Bunia.

La région des pays des grands lacs d’Afrique centrale était en train de souffrir de toutes sortes de conflits au niveau local, national et régional.

Le 1er août 1997, le CRC Nyankunde est devenu une véritable organisation à rayonnement national et international.

Au CRC nous avons une vision d’un monde d’amour ( amour de Dieu et du prochain ), de tolérance , de respect mutuel, de culture de paix et de non-violence, les préjugés etant réduits au sein des communautés voisines unies par le sort (Dieu) pour vivre ensemble malgré leurs divergences de vue.

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Centre Médical Evangélique CME

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Linked with Kongosi Onia Mussanzi – Dem. Republic of the Congo.

Le CME fut crée en 1966, de 1′effort de cinq communautés évangéliques et de leurs partenaires en mission: AIM, UFM (maintenant Cross World), WEC, CBMI et CMML. La Communauté des Assemblées de Dieu est devenue le sixième partenaire en 1990. Donc les 7 communautés de l’Eglise du Christ au Congo qui dirigent le CME sont ; Communauté Emmanuel (CE 39), Communauté Evangélique au Centre de l’Afrique (CECA 20), Communauté Baptiste du Congo Nord (CBNC 14), Communauté des « Assemblies of God » (AOG 12), Communauté Nation du Christ en Afrique (CNCA 21), Communauté des Eglises Baptistes du Congo Est (CEBCE 55), Communauté Evangélique de Christ au Cœur de l’Afrique (CECCA 16)
Sur la carte de l’Afrique, à mi-chemin entre le nord et le sud, 1′est et l’ouest vous trouverez Nyankunde. Le paysage de la savane est limité à I’horizon par les Monts Bleus, et à 70 km vers l’ouest par l’immense forêt de l’Ituri. La population de la région s’adonne aux cultures vivrières (manioc, haricot, mais), et à 1′é1evage du gros bétail. L’ancien marché du café s’est effondré. Certains jeunes cherchent de l’or dans les rivières. L’économie de la région stagne en raison des difficultés politiques locales et nationaux.

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Project Syndicate

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Updated 2010-04-25: Project Syndicate – a world of ideas.

Project Syndicate is an international association of 287 newspapers in 115 countries, devoted to the following objectives:

bringing distinguished voices from across the world to local audiences everywhere;
strengthening the independence of printed media in transition and developing countries;
upgrading their journalistic, editorial, and business capacities.

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Servicio Paz y Justicia

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Linked with Adolfo Pérez Esquivel – Brazil, with International Fellowship of Reconciliation ifor, with Deepening the Work; and with Hildegard Goss-Mayr – Austria.

The organization Servicio Paz y Justicia (The Peace and Justice Service) is human right organization. The Peace and Justice Service (SERPAJ) was founded in 1974 by 1980 Peace Nobel Laureate Adolfo Perez Esquivel. SERPAJ is very interested in the work of the Truth and human rights in South America and in the world. SERPAJ want to emphasize the importance of truth and justice in the process of democracy building.

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Canadian women for women in Afghanistan CW4WAfghan

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Linked with Palwasha Hassan – Afghanistan, and with The Afghan Women’s Network.

CW4WAfghan invited 2 Afghan women to Canada, Palwasha Hassan and Lauryn Oates. (Read the whole event on this pdf-text).

Canadian women joined with Afghan women many years ago in advocating for Afghan women’s human rights. Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan is a volunteer solidarity network founded in 1996. CW4WAfghan began as a small volunteer network of women in Canada committed to supporting the empowerment of Afghan women and girls. There are now fourteen volunteer chapters and affiliated groups working in solidarity across Canada to support rights and opportunities for Afghan women and girls.

Please look through our web site for more detailed information (so ‘links’, a long list of Civil Societies working with Afghan women),or download our brochure here (=inside their website). See also their Projects.

The Afghan Women’s Network

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Linked with Palwasha Hassan – Afghanistan, and with Canadian women for women in Afghanistan CW4WAfgha.

Kabul, 19th July, 2005 AWN Coordination Meeting for the month of July, 2005 was conducted at AWN meeting hall, Kabul on 19th July, 2005 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. The main agenda of this meeting comprised: Introduction of participants Discussion about how to fundraise and find funding opportunities for women’s programs inside the country Relationships of NGO members and AWN executive committees and the financial sector. (Read more on their Homepage).

Established in 1995, the Afghan Women’s Network (AWN) is a non-partisan network of women and women’s NGOs working to empower Afghan women and ensure their equal participation in Afghan society.

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International Fellowship of Reconciliation ifor

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Linked with Deepening the Work, with Servicio Paz y Justicia, and with Hildegard Goss-Mayr – Austria.

Founded in 1919 in response to the horrors of war in Europe, IFOR has taken a consistent stance against war and its preparation throughout its history. Perceiving the need for healing and reconciliation in the world, the founders of IFOR formulated a vision of the human community based upon the belief that love in action has the power to transform unjust political, social, and economic structures.

Today IFOR has 69 branches, groups, and affiliates in 43 countries on all continents. Although organized on a national and regional basis, IFOR seeks to overcome the division of nation states which are often the source of conflict and violence. Its membership includes adherents of all the major spiritual traditions as well as those who have other spiritual sources for their commitment to nonviolence.

On Workspace: Over many decades FOR, IVB and IFOR members have hosted seminars in active nonviolence around the world. IFOR training in active nonviolence led by Jean Goss, Hildegard Goss-Mayr and Richard Deats contributed significantly to the nonviolent “People-Power” overthrow of the Marcos dictatorship in the Philippines.

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The Social Democrats on the web

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1) The Virtual & Global Social Democratic Party, a Worldwide Democratic Socialist Exchange & Political Education Project (no party).

21 countries having a website, 10 of it have an INPUT-workship, 3 have country Forums (India, Japan, Rep. of Korea), and there are 2 topic Forums (dictatorship, non-violence).

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2) virglobenglish · The English Workshop of the VirGlob-SP, a yahoo-group, to be signed in. Description:

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HURAH INC. Human Rights Accompaniment In Haiti

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Linked with Thierry Fagart – Haiti & France, with Shocking Lancet Study about Haiti, with The economic development program for Haiti, and with Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti.

AUMOHD HURAH, INC. Human Rights Accompaniment In Haiti, Human Rights Advocates in Port-au-Prince.

Bylaws for AUMOHD.

A new Vermont based non-profit organization, Hurah, Inc. (Human Rights Accompaniment in Haiti) has been born out of the multi-issue peace and justice group, April6Vt Citizens Lobby. Hurah, Inc., incorporated June 2005 is focused on one salient example of U.S. militaristic foreign policy and racist campaigns in order to provide doable projects within the anti-war movement in Vermont. Advocating for the return of democracy in Haiti, removed by U.S. military power, is another way to resist the ongoing agenda of the Bush administration to dominate the world through force and money.

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Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti

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Linked with Thierry Fagart – Haiti & France, with HURAH INC. Human Rights Accompaniment In Haiti, with The economic development program for Haiti, and with Shocking Lancet Study about Haiti.

The Institute: To work with the people of Haiti in their non-violent struggle for the return and consolidation of constitutional democracy, justice and human rights, by distributing objective and accurate information on human rights conditions in Haiti, pursuing legal cases, and cooperating with human rights and solidarity groups in Haiti and abroad. IJDH draws on its founders’ internationally-acclaimed success accompanying Haiti’s poor majority in the fields of law, medicine and social justice activism.

UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), PHONE: 011.509.244.9650.9660, FAX: 011.509.244.9366/67, Or, Fax, Office of General Secretary (New York) – 212.963.4879.And UNHCHR Field Offices Contacts.

The Archive.

We seek the restoration of the rule of law and democracy in the short term, and work for the long-term sustainable change neccesary to avert Haiti’s next crisis.

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The Civic Assistance refugee.ru / Komitet Grazhdanskaya pomoshch

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Linked with Svetlana Gannushkina – Russian Federation, with On the situation of Chechens outside Chechnya, and with Civil G8 — is your opportunity to discuss global problems.

The Civic Assistance Committee, the first charitable non-governmental organization to help refugees and forced migrants in Russia, was created in 1990 before the formation of the state migrants’ office. From the very beginning, the organization took upon itself an intermediary role in the relations between migrants and government organizations, supporting these people in the courts, giving them consultations on their rights, protecting their social rights, as well as giving them material and some other humanitarian help from things against which they are unprotected. (Read more down of this pagee, or much more in english on Civic Assistance refugee.ru).

В Грозном 25 мая сотрудниками Комитета “Гражданское содействие” и ПЦ “Мемориал” проводился ПИКЕТ с целью выразить протест против похищения сотрудника программы помощи больным из Чечни Комитета “Гражданское содействие” Булата Чилаева, и призвать руководство РФ и ЧР принять действенные меры к освобождению Булата и к прекращению практики похищения людей в Чечне. Подробнее…

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Center for Science and Environment CSE

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Linked with Sunita Narain – India, with Time to tell the truth … , with Bt fails in China, with ECONOMYWATCH, and with the publication Down to Earth.

The Centre for Science and Environment was started in 1980 by a group of engineers, scientists, journalists and environmentalists to catalyse the growth of public awareness on vital issues in science, technology, environment and development.

Today, Centre for Science and Environment is considered one of India’s leading environmental NGOs specialising in sustainable natural resource management. Its strategy of knowledge-based activism has won it wide respect and admiration for its quality of campaigns, research and publications. CSE promotes solutions for India’s numerous environmental threats – of ‘ecological poverty’ and extensive land degradation on one hand, and rapidly growing toxic degradation of uncontrolled industrialisation and economic growth on the other.

CSE’s role is to help India create a sustainable society even in the worst of circumstances, marked by poverty, illiteracy, inequality, and population growth.

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International Relief Friendship Foundation IRFF

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Linked with Massimo Trombin – Luxemburg.

The International Relief Friendship Foundation IRFF is conducted through its outstanding International Board of Directors.

IRFF, together with a partner agency Christian Disaster Response, was there on the front-line of support during the World Trade Center tragedy in 2001 and 2002. During that time, IRFF provided spiritual care and counseling, food and support services for rescue workers, needs assessment for the victims and financial aid to families and individuals hardest hit by the tragedy. Continuing in this vein, IRFF became a partner agency with NVOAD – National Voluntary Organizations Giving Aid in Disaster and has subsequently formed state level offices with representation in numerous state-wide VOAD networks.

A distinguishing point of IRFF is the development and use of service learning and volunteer training programs. Organizing adolescents and young adults in particular, IRFF has developed numerous service learning projects through which volunteers can both give of themselves to help others as well as develop their own character through a concerted learning component. In addition, volunteers begin to learn how to live responsibly in our global community through the understanding and relationships that are formed across cultural, racial, and religious boundaries. IRFF’s strength has been the ability to work together with people as a means to empower all individuals – rich and poor – in order to create an ethos of living for the sake of others, regardless of one’s circumstances. Recent service learning programs have been developed on the family level, thus allowing families from around the globe the opportunity to serve and learn together through these special projects and demonstrating IRFF’s commitment to the family and family values.

IRFF is linked with WANGO, and also with Rev. Moon.

Depatment for International Devlopment DFID

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DFID, leading the British Government’s fights against poverty.

Read this pdf Text.

See also the Glossary & Acronyms.

What are we doing to tackle world poverty? The Department for International Development (DFID) is the part of the UK Government that manages Britain’s aid to poor countries and works to get rid of extreme poverty. We are headed by a Cabinet minister, one of the senior ministers in the Government. This reflects how important the Government sees reducing poverty around the world. We have two headquarters (in London and East Kilbride, near Glasgow) and 64 offices overseas. We also have over 2500 staff, almost half of whom work abroad.

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WFUNA World Federation of United Nations Associations

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Since 60 years, WFUNA supports the UN. On August 2, they began to celebrate this collaboration.

IRFF America – Celebrate the “International Day of Peace”:
Thursday September 21, 2006. Bring Youths from local schools to attend the ceremony at the UN, and
Sunday September 24, 2006 at the Central Park.

Watch the archived webcast of the World Federation’s 60th anniversary press briefing at UN Headquarters hosted by the Permanent Mission of Luxembourg.

The World Federation of United Nations Associations Commemorates its 60th Anniversary.

A brief history of WFUNA.

IRFF to Focus on World Hunger: The first Human Right is the right to food read the whole long article).

See also IRFF.net.

Financial Sense Online

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Linked with James J. Puplava – USA, and also with Michael W. Hodges – USA.

Financial Sense Online:

James J. Puplava, CFP is President of Puplava Financial Services Inc., an investment advisory and money management firm. Founded in 1985, PFS specializes in investment, retirement, tax, and estate planning services. Mr. Puplava is also president of Puplava Securities Inc., a Broker-Dealer and Member of NASD/SIPC. He is a member of the Market Technicians Association and a CMT candidate.

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The Singamma Sreenivasan Foundation – India

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Linked with Devaki Jain – India.

The SSF in Karnataka, Bangalore, built up and led by Ms. Deviki Jain, sustains projects.

A study attempting to design budgets that safeguard the interest of women and other groups, which are subordinated. It examines the budget of the Government of Karnataka, looking at both expenditure and revenue from a gender perspective. It looks at the budget of municipalities and Panchayats in terms of what they are and what they ought to be.

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Le blog ‘faire le jour.org’

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Aucun blabla … ce site ‘faire le jour.org‘ ne publie que des articles.

Ce groupe traite un projet de loi sur la pensée laique, discute la laicité en général, les droits de l’hommel’environnement, liberté d’expression de la presse, une justice humaine, avait réagit en son temps à la situation des caricatures, parle dans son article du premier Septembre des 37 millions de pauvres aux Etas-Unies et publie des articles sur plein de thèmes similaires.

International Network for Economic Social & Cultural Rights

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Linked with ‘From the International AIDS Conference IAC‘, with Zi Teng – Hong Kong, and with Yuet Lin Yim – Hong Kong.

escr-net.org in english and espangnol, the website of the International Network for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ESCR-Net), a coalition of organizations and activists from around the world dedicated to advancing economic, social and cultural rights (ESCR).

About ESCR-Net: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights established the vision and principles which recognize the interdependence and indivisibility of all human rights. This vision means that people are guaranteed civil and political freedom as well as economic and social well-being.

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