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Index May 2009

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2009-05-01: Association for Integrity and Responsible Leadership in Economics and Associated Professions AIRLEAP;
2009-05-02: Culture of Peace News Network CPNN;
2009-05-03: Genocide Watch;
2009-05-04: The Financial Armageddon website;
2009-05-05: Swat Youth Front SYF;
2009-05-06: Human Rights without Frontiers HRWF;
2009-05-07: The Donor Committee for Enterprise Development DCED;
2009-05-08: RTI International;
2009-05-09: Center for Peace and Development Initiatives DPDI – Pakistan;
2009-05-10: Play for Peace;
2009-05-10: Generations For Peace GFP;
2009-05-11: American Association for the Advancement of Science AAAS;
2009-05-11: EurekAlert!
2009-05-12: The Global Zimbabwe Forum GZF;
2009-05-13: the well project – living with HIV and AIDS;
2009-05-14: Peace one day education;
2009-05-15: Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting FAIR;
2009-05-17: Leader’s Quest;
2009-05-18: The Center for Strategic and International Studies CSIS;
2009-05-19: The National Academies;
2009-05-20: India: Gram Bharati Samiti GBS;
2009-05-21: PLAN – International;
2009-05-22: Association of World Citizens AWC;
2009-05-23: The National Adult Education Professional Development Consortium NAEPDC;
2009-05-24: Humanities Research Institute hri online;
2009-05-24: Edi-base;
2009-05-25: Human Rights Network International H.R.N.I.;
2009-05-26: FREEDOM NOW;
2009-05-28: African Centre for Humanitarian Action ACHA;
2009-05-28: Institute of International Education;
2009-05-30: The Moscow School of Human Rights;
2009-05-31: Hungary: European Roma Rights Centre ERRC.

Hungary: European Roma Rights Centre ERRC

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(in romani, in russian, in turkish (other), in english).

The European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC) is an international public interest law organisation engaging in a range of activities aimed at combating anti-Romani racism and human rights abuse of Roma. The approach of the ERRC involves, in particular, strategic litigation, international advocacy, research and policy development, and training of Romani activists … (about 1/2).

Roma Rights; Litigation; Research & Policy; Legal commentary; Legal database; Advocacy;
News & media; Publications; HR training; Special projects; Employments; Links;
Addresses: Regular mail: European Roma Rights Center, H-1386, Budapest 62, PO Box 906/93, Hungary;
Street address: ERRC, H-1016 Budapest, Naphegy tér 8., Hungary;

About 2/2: … Since its establishment in 1996, the ERRC has endeavoured to give Roma the tools necessary to combat discrimination and win equal access to government, education, employment, health care, housing and public services. The ERRC works to combat prejudice and discrimination against Roma, and to promote genuine equality of treatment and equality of respect. Continue Reading…

The Moscow School of Human Rights

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in russian and in english

Linked with New report on HRE in the Russian Federation.

  • The Moscow School of Human Rights is a non-governmental and non-commercial organization functioning in the sphere of additional education. It doesn’t support any political parties, movements and campaigns and recognizes ideological and world outlook diversity.
  • In 1994-1995 the International Fund “Cultural Initiative” (Soros Foundation) and the Ministry of Education of Russia organized a competition of innovation projects under the motto “New ways in humanitarian education in Russia”. More than 600 projects took part in the competition. Among the 30 winners of the 1st degree grant was the project “Human rights. Education in Russia”, which provided for setting up this school.
  • By decision of the Minister of Education of Russia, Moscow School of Human Rights received the status of Federal experimental laboratory (what we are).

All english webpages have the same URL. To reach them, click on the internal links, as:
english Homepage, Contacts, What We Are, What’s New, Activities, Publications, Support, Who Can Help Us?, Guestbook, and: The Constitution of the Russian Federation in english.

The Human Rights Net-page is only in russian.

Address: Anatoly Azarov, Director, Moscow School of Human Rights, Room 2, Entr.3, Luchnikov Lane 4, Moscow 101000, Russian Federation;
Contact: Phone/Fax +7 (095) 5776904, e-mail.

Our Purposes:    Continue Reading…

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A Portal on Southern Civil Societiesalso in spanish

Linked with Civil society wants substance, not procedural delays at UN conference on crisis, and with Economic crisis conference to be postponed?

This initiative aims at contributing to the Latin American and global IFI campaigns for reform of the Bretton Woods institutions by translating key information, producing and disseminating analysis and providing a point of access to research results, opinions and campaigning activities, thus promoting dialogue and collaboration between key actors … (about 1/2).

NGO Directory; The UNCAC Coalition; Campaigns; Events; Tools & Services;
News: Books; In-depth reports; Newsletters;
Corruption, 128 organisations call for an effective review Mechanism;
Conditionalities and Structural Adjustment; Finance and Debt; IFI’s Governance;
Address: IFIs Latin American Monitor: Third World Institute, Dr. Juan Paullier 977, Montevideo URUGUAY;

About 2/2: … Choike is a portal dedicated to improving the visibility of the work done by NGOs and social movements from the South. It serves as a platform where citizen groups can disseminate their work and at the same time enrich it with information from diverse sources, which is presented from the perspective of Southern civil society.  Choike offers:   Continue Reading…

Institute of International Education

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Linked with Scholar Rescue in the modern world.

The Scholar Rescue Fund formalizes an unwavering commitment to academic freedom that the Institute of International Education (IIE) has demonstrated for over 85 years. At the heart of the Fund is the idea that each scholar we help who continues his or her work in safety is a beacon of hope in our world. Together we can make a difference. One life, one voice, one idea at a time. (Homepage).

General information; for scolars; for hosts; History;
Iraq Scholar Rescue Project and how to apply;
Information regarding fellowships for scholars worldwide;
Read the SRF outreach message in Arabic, Farsi, French, Spanish;
Address: Scholar Rescue Fund, Institute of International Education, 809 United Nations Plaza, New York, New York 10017-3580, USA;

About: Around the world, scholars have long suffered harassment, torture and persecution as a result of their work. In the worst cases, scholars pay with their lives for their dedication to scholarship and freedom of thought. The Institute of International Education (IIE), an independent nonprofit, has participated in the rescue of persecuted scholars since its founding in 1919. In 2002, IIE launched the Scholar Rescue Fund (SRF) as a formalized response to this ongoing international dilemma.   Continue Reading…

African Centre for Humanitarian Action ACHA

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local choices, African voices, global forces

  • The African Centre for Humanitarian Action (ACHA) is an Ethiopian-based organization that is planting the seeds of change for an African renaissance.  Building on existing knowledge and expertise, ACHA aims to unite and strengthen African civil society organisations (CSOs), through stronger partnerships, increased learning and improved advocacy, in order to achieve greater impact for vulnerable communities.
  • The African Centre for Humanitarian Action (ACHA) is an Ethiopian-based organization that is planting the seeds of change for an African renaissance.  Building on existing knowledge and expertise, ACHA aims to unite and strengthen African civil society organisations (CSOs), through stronger partnerships, increased learning and improved advocacy, in order to achieve greater impact for vulnerable communities. (Homepage).

Services; Membership; Resources; News & events;
Address: The African Centre for Humanitarian Action, P.O. Box 27129, Code 1000, Addis Abeba, Ethiopia;

About: ACHA is a membership-based organization located in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. It coordinates and facilitates effective partnerships and service delivery between member organizations as a means of empowering them to take greater responsibility and ownership over humanitarian action on the continent.  Continue Reading…


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EHAHRDP Network – Defending Defenders

  • The East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project (EHAHRDP) seeks to strengthen the work of human rights defenders (HRDs) throughout the region by reducing their vulnerability to the risk of persecution and by enhancing their capacity to effectively defend human rights.
  • EHAHRDP focuses its work on Burundi, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia (together with Somaliland), Sudan (together with South Sudan), Tanzania and Uganda. As of 2008 it also includes Rwanda and Burundi into its scope given their recent adhesion to the East African Community.
  • … (full text Homepage).

Capacity Building; Advocacy; Staff; Current members; Partners; Jobs; Links;
Key documents; Johannesburg Declaration; Declaration on Human Rights Defenders;

  • Physical address: Human Rights House, Plot 1853, Lulume Rd., Nsambya, Uganda;
  • Postal address: P.O. Box 70356, Kampala, Uganda;


About /organisational structure: The East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project is designed to strengthen the work of HRDs in the region by reducing their vulnerability to the risk of persecution and by enhancing their capacity to effectively defend human rights.

Its work focuses on Burundi, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia and Somaliland, Sudan including Southern Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda.   Continue Reading…


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freeing prisoners of conscience through legal, political and public relations advocacy

We are a non-profit, non-partisan organization that works to free prisoners of conscience worldwide through legal, political, and public relations advocacy efforts … (full text Homepage).

Campaigns; Suggest a case; Media;
Board and staff; Contribute; Links;
Address: Freedom Now, P.O. Box 30155, Bethesda, Maryland 20824-0155, USA;

Overview: whom do we seek to represent:
Freedom Now seeks to represent and secure the release of individuals who are arbitrarily deprived of their liberty.  Such individuals are often referred to as “prisoners of conscience.”   Continue Reading…

Human Rights Network International H.R.N.I.

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Welcome on our bilingual database on human rights – in french and english – accessible free of charge at hrni

All pages on H.R.N.I. have the same URL, … this for sitemap, legal notices, issues, directories, instruments,  contact, about, etc … click on the internal link.

H.R.N.I. is a collection of the most important international documents related to human rights: instruments, case law, articles, bibliographic references, Internet sites, reports and human rights actors.

On the website you will find, classified by theme, full texts of judgments and decisions of the European Court of Human Rights, of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights and of the UN Human Rights Committee, as well as international and regional conventions on human rights, reports of the United Nations or non-governmental organizations, scholarly articles, bibliographic references, and a portal of Internet sites on human rights and a list of actors (NGOs, universities, international organizations) playing a role in this field.   Continue Reading…


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Un nouveau site de publication

Proposant 5 livres pour aider les gens à mieux maîtriser des sujets réputés difficiles. Voir la page d’accueil.

5 ouvrages pour enfin y voir clair, par Gilbert GILLES:

  • La grammaire: Apprendre la grammaire sans compliquer les choses,
  • Histoire et Politique: Un nouvel éclairage sur une matière vieille comme le monde,
  • Les maths: Y a-t-il un espoir pour les victimes des maths?
  • Graphisme et mise en page: Le graphisme et l’art de la mise en page à portée de main,
  • La lecture: Apprendre à lire ou restaurer l’aptitude à lire couramment en un temps record.

Les livres sont livrables sur amazon – voir ce lien, montrant aussi d’autres livres de Gilbert Gilles.

Le cinquiem livre, La lecture vous le trouverez sur amazon sous ce lien.

Humanities Research Institute hri online

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Publishing Prestige Humanities Research, at the University of Sheffiels, UK

  • HRI Online Publications is the publishing arm of the Humanities Research Institute at the University of Sheffield. The press was established with the aid of a generous grant from the Garfield Weston Foundation.
  • HRI Online’s publications use technology to formulate and investigate research questions in the Arts and Humanities that cannot be as effectively addressed using conventional methodologies.
  • HRI Online’s publications are developed and maintained by HRI Digital, the technology development unit of the Humanities Research Institute.
  • All HRI Online’s publications are peer-reviewed, and its programme of publication activities is overseen by its Editorial Board and Advisory Board.
  • Please consult the section Publishing Services for a full description of what we publish.
  • (About & Contact).

The hri online Homepage;
Publications; Publishing Services; Editorial & Advisory Boards;
Address: HRI Online Publications, Humanities Research Institute, The University of Sheffield, 34 Gell Street, Sheffield, S3 7QY, England.

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 FOIA:  Continue Reading…

The National Adult Education Professional Development Consortium NAEPDC

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The National Adult Education Professional Development Consortium (NAEPDC) will advance the leadership of state staff in adult education throughout the states and territories so that every program will be of quality and excellence as we together increase literacy and prepare adults for success as contributing members of our society through work, community and family; and, will be the leading voice in adult education for the nation. (Homepage /Mission).

Members; State Staff Workgroup; Professional Development; Job bank;
National Assessment of Adult Literacy NAAL;
Publications; Events; News, Views and Clues; Links;
Address: NAEPDC, 444 North Capitol Street, NW, Suite 422; Washington, DC 20001, USA;
Staff and Contact.

About NAEPDC: The NAEPDC was incorporated in 1990 to fulfill a desire of state adult education staff to enhance their professional development. Organized by state directors of adult education, NAEPDC has five main purposes:    Continue Reading…

Association of World Citizens AWC

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Linked with Sri Lanka reconciliation.

Join in the worldwide movement to create a Global Community for the 21st century that is free from war and weapons of mass destruction; where disputes between nations and peoples are settled through the framework of world law, and where policy and resources are directed to human needs and securing a healthy and sustainable environment for present and future generations … (Homepage and links).

Goals; HUMAN MANIFESTO; Join today; United Nations;
AWC History; Archives; Staff;
Address: Association of World Citizens, 55 New Montgomery Street, Suite 224, San Francisco, CA 94105, USA;

RESOLUTION: NO LATER THAN 2010 – Addressed to all presidents and prime ministers of nuclear powers (and all members of the U.S. Congress):…  Continue Reading…

PLAN – International

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promoting childs rights to end child poverty

Founded over 70 years ago, Plan is one of the oldest and largest international development agencies in the world. We work in 49 developing countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas.
Plan directly supports more than 1,500,000 children and their families, and indirectly supports an estimated further 9,000,000 people who live in communities that are working with Plan.
Plan is independent, with no religious, political or governmental affiliations … (about 1/2).

Child protection; How we work; Where we work; What we do; What you can do;
News; History; Resources; Jobs; Finance; Newsletter;
Write us: PLAN, International Headquarter, Chobham House, Christchurch Way, Woking, Surrey GU21 6JG, UK;

About 2/2:
… Our vision: Plan’s vision is of a world in which all children realise their full potential in societies that respect people’s rights and dignity.  Continue Reading…

India: Gram Bharati Samiti GBS

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Society for rural development

A society based on humanitarian, democratic values and ecologically balanced habitat. A society where every person can live in justice, dignity and freedom. Equal opportunities are available for all to live a peaceful life. A society where every human being is honored without any discrimination based on caste, class, creed, color, religion or gender. (Homepage/Our Vision).

Focus Areas: Women’s Empowerment; Environment; Prevention on HIV/AIDS;
Ongoing projects; Future visions; Events; Affiliations & Collaborations;
Staff and Management; Awards & Appreciations;
Address: Gram Bharati Samiti GBS, Mr. B.S. Kusum, Amber Bhawan, Amber, Jaipur – 302 028, India;

Accomplishment:   Continue Reading…

The National Academies

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The National Academies perform an unparalleled public service by bringing together committees of experts in all areas of scientific and technological endeavor. These experts serve pro bono to address critical national issues and give advice to the federal government and the public. Four organizations comprise the Academies: the National Academy of Sciences NAS, the National Academy of Engineering NAE, the Institute of Medicine IOM, and the National Research Council NRC, … (full text about).

The Office of News and Public Information; Publications; Top news; Newsletter; The National Academies Press NAP;
Current Projects System;
Study process; CareersCareer Guides; Member’s site; Directories; Online feedback; FAQ;
Address: National Academies, 500 Fifth St., N.W. Washington, D.C. 20001, USA;

Conflict-of-Interest Policy /Policy and Procedures on Committee Composition and Balance and Conflicts of Interest for Committees Used in the Development of Reports:   Continue Reading…

The Center for Strategic and International Studies CSIS

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Linked with Obama, Netanyahu, and the Future of U.S.-Israeli Relations, and with Here’s how Israel would destroy Iran’s nuclear program.

CSIS was launched at the height of the Cold War, dedicated to the simple but urgent goal of finding ways for America to survive as a nation and prosper as a people. During the following four decades, CSIS has grown to become one of the nation’s and the world’s preeminent public policy institutions on U.S. and international security … (full text a brief History).

Research Focus; Experts; Program Directors, Chairs and Resident Senior Advisers;
Programs; Congress; Events; Publications; Newsletters;
Address: CSIS, 1800 K Street, NW, Washington DC 20006, USA,  (map);

About: At a time of new global opportunities and challenges, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) provides strategic insights and policy solutions to decisionmakers in government, international institutions, the private sector, and civil society. Continue Reading…

Leader’s Quest

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Leaders’ Quest is a social enterprise committed to being a catalyst for positive change by engaging, developing and inspiring leaders from all sectors of society who want to make a difference in their organisations, communities and the wider world … (about 1/2).

Who we are; Partners; Associates;
Quests; Open Quest Dates; Our Impact; Photo Gallery;
Address: Leader’s Quest, 3-5 Richmond Hill, Richmond-upon-Thames, Surrey, TW10 6RE, United Kingdom;

About 2/2: … We exist to improve the quality of leadership in the world and the way in which leaders have impact. Core to our values is our drive to bridge divides – between sectors, nations, cultures and different perspectives. We want to enable people in positions of influence to stand in the shoes of others, to understand the impact of their decisions, to make wiser decisions and to build a better world.  Continue Reading…

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also in portugues

Linked with Amazonia, to die for – Offer R$ 1 million for your life.

Not even during the military dictatorship was there ever such a broad, explicit and unconditional promotion of land-grabbing as what was put forth in Provisional Measure 458, published by the federal government and now before the National Congress.  The PM in question – and the shameful report by Pará Congressman Asdrúbal Bentes that accompanies it – go beyond not only the limits of decency, but against land tenure rules published over the last 160 years, ever since the adoption of the land code … (Editorial 1/2 of 03/24/2009).

English Homepage;
Read all Editorials; News; Media (pictures, videos, maps);
Public policies; Legislation; Institutions; Environment; Science; Economy; Population; Travel;
Address: Amigos da Terra – Amazônia Brasileira, Rua Bento de Andrade, 85, ZIP-CODE: 04503-010, São Paulo – SP – Brasil;

Editorial 2/2 of 03/24/2009: … The text formally legalizes land grabbing by extending benefits to those occupying public lands as well as those that ‘indirectly use’ them through ‘representatives’.  Worse yet, offering benefits to ‘indirect occupation, as exercised by solely through a tenant”.  This latter definition acknowledges the legality of land grabbing in law, because the occupant not only does not to directly be present but can also own several areas.  Continue Reading…

Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting FAIR

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Independent, aggressive and critical media are essential to an informed democracy. But mainstream media are increasingly cozy with the economic and political powers they should be watchdogging. Mergers in the news industry have accelerated, further limiting the spectrum of viewpoints that have access to mass media. With U.S. media outlets overwhelmingly owned by for-profit conglomerates and supported by corporate advertisers, independent journalism is compromised. Ultimately, FAIR believes that structural reform is needed to break up the dominant media conglomerates, establish independent public broadcasting, and promote strong, non-profit alternative sources of information … (What’s wrong with the news).

Homepage and recent posts;
FAIR publishes Extra, the weekly radio program CounterSpin, and Action Alerts;
Issues and archives; FAIR blog; Press Center;
Address: FAIR, 112 W. 27th Street, New York, NY 10001, USA;

About /what is fair? FAIR, the national media watch group, has been offering well-documented criticism of media bias and censorship since 1986. Continue Reading…

Peace one day education

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  • Peace One Day Education aims to advance active learning in the areas of conflict resolution, global citizenship, human rights and the link between sustainability and peace, using Peace Day 21st September as a focus.
  • Our goal is to provide resource materials to every school in the world, inspiring a generation to become the driving force behind the vision of a united and sustainable world … (about 1/2).

Homepage (with an explaning video, 1.12 min);
The special Peace day 21 september Homepage and its 1.47 min-video;
Free resources /registration; Our supporters; testimonials; your peace – get inspired;
Address: Peace One Day, Block D, The Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, London, E1 6QL, UK;

About 2/2, History:   Continue Reading…

the well project – living with HIV and AIDS

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(en espanol)

The Well Project, Inc A Not For Profit Corporation, is an initiative conceived, developed, and administered by HIV+ women and those who are affected by this disease. Our Founder, Dawn Averitt Bridge, was diagnosed with HIV in 1988. Our editorial team consists of several of the most prominent writers and editors on HIV disease and women. Our National Advisory Board reflects the population we serve with more than 60 percent women of color and more than 25 percent HIV+ women … (about 1/2).

Homepage and latest News;
Sitemap; The Basics:
Robin, Volunteer Support Group Facilitator;
Tonia, P.A. Providing Primary Care to Women with AIDS;
Lorraine, Peer Advocate for a Behavioral Health Center;
Discussion Groups; Partners; Women’s Center;
related articles; Living Well; Tools;
Treatment and Trials; Diseases and Conditions; Terms and Conditions;
Address: The Well Project, 112 Krog Street, NE, Suite 23, Atlanta, GA 30307, USA;

About 2/2: … Our Mission and Promise:  Continue Reading…

The Global Zimbabwe Forum GZF

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GZF) seeks to be the most authoritative international voice and platform for all the representative organisations and networks of the Zimbabwean Diaspora community. The GZF was officially launched on 9th December 2007 as one of the key resolutions of the historic first ever Zimbabwe Global Diaspora Conference that was hosted by the Zimbabwe Diaspora Forum at the Braamfontein Recreation Centre in Johannesburg , South Africa … (full text Homepage).

Membership; Leadership; News and Medias; Links;
The Zimbabwe Diaspora Forum in South Africa;
Address: The Global Zimbabwe Forum, c/o IUF House, Rampe du Pont-Rouge, 8, CH-1213, Petit-Lancy, Geneva, Switzerland;

About: The Global Zimbabwe Forum (GZF) is an international association that is based in Geneva, Switzerland.

The GZF was launched as one of the key resolutions of the historic first ever international Zimbabwe Global Diaspora Conference that was held at Johannesburg in South Africa.

The conference was hosted by the Zimbabwe Diaspora Forum in South Africa.

The GZF is a global network of six different regions derived from the various Zimbabwean communities that are now scattered all over the Diaspora.

These are South Africa, Rest of Africa, UK, America, Europe and Australasia.

The GZF is administered by both an elected body called the General Council and an international Secretariat led by a Global Co-ordinator.

Vision and Mission of the GZF: The GZF seeks to be the most authoritative and all inclusive global platform for all Zimbabweans that are now living outside their motherland, the Diaspora.

It is estimated that there are at least four million Zimbabweans mainly living in South Africa, Botswana, UK, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and several other countries all over the world.


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Linked with American Association for the Advancement of Science AAAS.

EurekAlert! is an online, global news service operated by AAAS, the science society. EurekAlert! provides a central place through which universities, medical centers, journals, government agencies, corporations and other organizations engaged in research can bring their news to the media. EurekAlert! also offers its news and resources to the public. EurekAlert! features news and resources focused on all areas of science, medicine and technology … (about 1/2).

Breaking news; News by subject; Science business news; Grants, awards, books;
Search (by keyword); Meetings;
Address: EurekAlert!/AAAS, 1200 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20005, USA; detailed map;

About 2/2: … EurekAlert! for Reporters, PIOs and the Public:  Continue Reading…

American Association for the Advancement of Science AAAS

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Advancing Science Serving Society

Linked with EurekAlert!

The American Association for the Advancement of Science, “Triple A-S” (AAAS), is an international non-profit organization dedicated to advancing science around the world by serving as an educator, leader, spokesperson and professional association. In addition to organizing membership activities, AAAS publishes the journal Science, as well as many scientific newsletters, books and reports, and spearheads programs that raise the bar of understanding for science worldwide … (about 1/2).

Homepage; Sitemap;
Membership; Join us; Career support; Career resources; Undergraduates; Graduate students; Postdocs; Scientists and Engineers; Centre for careers;
Programs; News; Publications; Annual report;
Address: AAAS, 1200 New York Avenue NW (located on 12th Street, N.W., with entrances at H Street and New York Avenue.), Washington, DC 20005, USA; detailed map;

About 2/2: … AAAS History: Founded in 1848, AAAS serves some 262 affiliated societies and academies of science, serving 10 million individuals. Science has the largest paid circulation of any peer-reviewed general science journal in the world, with an estimated total readership of one million.  Continue Reading…

Generations For Peace GFP

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also in arabic – Linked with Play for Peace.

The Generations For Peace concept uses sport to empower youth leaders from hostile regions, to act as agents of change to help instill peace. Generations For Peace will teach them sport, peace education and how to cascade the Peace Though Sport programmes in their own communities and regions … (About 1/2 /Introduction).

Homepage and latest News;
Press; Newsletter; Foreword; Photo Gallery; Award winning addvert;
Peace Ambassadors; Advisories; Become Volunteer; Institute;

About 2/2: Our mission: To run dedicated peace programmes to empower, train and support leaders of youth from conflicted communities around the world to use the power of sport to unite children and youth from all sides of their divides; to contribute towards a sustainable peace and social cohesion for all to enhance the lives of children and youth today and for future generations. Continue Reading…

Play for Peace

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Linked with Generations For Peace GFP.

As part of our community development initiatives, we use play to promote relationships among people whose communities suffer from a history of cross-cultural tensions. Play is one of the primary ways that human beings learn. Come join us in our efforts to create leaders for peace and nonviolent communities. (Click here to learn more).

Developing Leaders; Our process; Power of play; Beginnings;
Regions; Recognition; Support; Community Forum;
Address: Play for Peace, 333 North Michigan Ave., Suite 932, Chicago, Illinois 60601, USA;

About /how we work: Play for Peace seeks to prevent violence in conflict-torn areas by teaching people to live together, play together, and work together. We are a global organization that works locally through community leaders and youth facilitators to teach children, teens, and adults to trust and respect others, and to break down generations of cultural barriers.  Continue Reading…

Center for Peace and Development Initiatives DPDI – Pakistan

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CPDI aspires to become a national and international leader in advocacy. We resolve to build on its reputation for informing and influencing public policies and initiatives through research based championship of rights based compaigns. We are determined to continue our engagement with the people and the Government of Pakistan, and to promote active citizenship in all its forms. (Mission).

Introduction (Homepage);
Program; Partners; Petition; Events; Publications; Press; Photo Gallery; Links;

Introduction: The Centre for Peace and Development Initiatives, Pakistan (CPDI-Pakistan) is an independent, non-partisan and a not-for-profit civil society organization working on issues of peace and development in Pakistan. It is registered UNDER SECTION 42 of the Companies Ordinance, 1984 (XLVII of 1984).  Continue Reading…

RTI International

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turning knowledge into practice – Picked up on Weitzenegger’s Website for International  Development Cooperation and its Newsletter.

Linked with Exploring the Linkages Between Economic Growth and Democratic Governance.

RTI International is one of the world’s leading research institutes, dedicated to improving the human condition by turning knowledge into practice. Our staff of more than 2,800 provides research and technical expertise to governments and businesses in more than 40 countries in the areas of health and pharmaceuticals, education and training, surveys and statistics, advanced technology, international development, economic and social policy, energy and the environment, and laboratory and chemistry services. (About).

Expertise; RTI newsroom; Published research; Careers; Working with RTI;

Corporate Information … /History: At the Heart of the Research Triangle Park:

  • View a timeline of RTI historyIn 1958, the idea of Research Triangle Park (RTP) was born with the guidance and support of government, education, and business in North Carolina. Located in the rolling hills of the Piedmont, the Research Triangle is defined by outstanding universities in the Triangle’s three cities: North Carolina State University in Raleigh, Duke University in Durham, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and North Carolina Central University in Durham. Continue Reading…

The Donor Committee for Enterprise Development DCED

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(en français, en espanol)

Picked up on Weitzenegger’s Website for International  Development Cooperation, and its Newsletter.

The Committee promotes enterprise development particularly for small enterprises, in developing countries. It provides a forum, in which member agencies can exchange information about their programmes, and the lessons learned through those programmes. Building on experience, the Committee publishes common guidelines for member agencies. (Homepage).

Publications; News; DCED blog; Library; Events; Newsletters; Some Useful Resources;
Inter-agency Databases; Executive Committee; Secretariat;

About: The Donor Committee for Enterprise Development is a gathering of many of the funding and inter-governmental agencies working for sustainable poverty alleviation through development of “the private sector” – the businesses, small and large, that provide the bulk of employment and prosperity worldwide. It was established informally in 1979, when its first members met at a meeting convened by the World Bank. Until 2005, the Committee was known as the “Committee of Donor Agencies for Small Enterprise Development”.  Continue Reading…

Human Rights without Frontiers HRWF

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In 1989, a number of human rights defenders founded an NGO called Bruxelles-Droits de l’Homme/ Brussels- Human Rights/ Brüssel Menschenrechte”, later re-named to Droits de l’homme sans frontières. The organization has gradually expanded into Human Rights Without Frontiers International (2001) to embrace its branch offices in Belgium, China, USA, and Nepal as well as its associate members in Armenia (Pro-Democracy Association), Bulgaria (Tolerance Foundation), Georgia (Human Rights Information and Documentation Centre), Iraq (Assyrian Aid Society), and Japan (Life Funds for North Korean Refugees), Russia, and South Korea. Since 1997, the Belgian branch of HRWF Int. has been an associate member of the International Helsinki Federation for Human Rights … (about 1/2).

Homepage and articles;
Main Menu: in the left column of each page, find the many HR-main items and its sub-items;
Branches; HR Internships in Brussels; Services; Support;

About 2/2: … From its inception, the main focus of our activities has been monitoring, research, and analysis in the field of human rights as well as promotion of democracy and the rule of law on national and international level.  Continue Reading…

Swat Youth Front SYF

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NGO working for Elimination of Poverty, Illiteracy and Unemployment

SYF is an independent, flexible, democratic, non-profit youth organization working for poverty reduction, literacy, employment, women empowerment, peace and disaster management in Malakand Region, NWFP, Pakistan since 1997 with a vision to strive in partnership with community, public and civil society organizations to achieve MDGs for developing a just, peaceful and prosperous society where all have equal access to opportunities irrespective of gender, color, race, religion and status … (full text Homepage).

Ongoing Projects; Publictions; Partners;
Address: Swat Youth Front, P.O Box 34, G.P.O Saidu Sharif Swat, N.W.F.P Pakistan;

About Swat Youth Front SYF;

About Malakand region: Malakand is a region in the North West Frontier Province of Pakistan. Named after Malakand Agency, a part of this region, it covers one third of the total area of the province.The area of Malakand Region is 29,872 sq. Km and its population is 5.52 million. The region is further divided into Chitral, Dir upper,Dir Lower, Swat, Buner, Shangla Districts and Malakand Agency. Continue Reading…

The Financial Armageddon website

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(Conceived By Someone Who Never Worked in a Real Job, May 02, 2009)

Financial Armageddon has long highlighted the disconnect between Main Street and Wall Street. Even now, after an extraordinary number of banks and brokers have failed or are still being bailed out, and thousands of financial industry workers have lost their jobs (excluding those at the top, who should have been the first to go) or had bonuses and salaries slashed, there are still plenty of clueless “experts” running around – including those who have the power to invest other people’s money – who claim to see all manner of “green shoots” sprouting up throughout the economy … (Homepage 1/2).

New York Hard Assets Investment Conference, New York Marriott, May 11-12, 2009: Brochure; Other Events; Venue; Contact Events Team; No Surprise at All (Except to Wall Street);
Economic blackmail? Experts? Careening Towards a CrisisA Shift in Spending Behavior;
National Debt Clock Counter, Blogroll, Mainstream Media, Alternative Media, Other Resources, Archive, Newsletter, and many more: all that in the right column;

Homepage 2/2:
… While I could be wrong when it comes to my admittedly pessimistic views about where the bottom is (and when we might reach that point), even a cursory glance at what is happening around the country makes me feel reasonably confident that we aren’t there yet. To cite just one example, I refer to the following post from Clusterstock, entitled About That GDP Inventory Decline … . Continue Reading…

Genocide Watch

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Genocide Watch is the Coordinator of the International Campaign to End Genocide

Linked with What is Genocide?

Mission Statement Genocide Watch exists to predict, prevent, stop, and punish genocide and other forms of mass murder. We seek to raise awareness and influence public policy concerning potential and actual genocide. Our purpose is to build an international movement to prevent and stop genocide. (About Us/Mission Statement).

Homepage and latest news;
Resources; Partners; Get involved; Genocide Convention;
What is Genocide? The 8 Stages of Genocide; 12 Ways to Deny A Genocide; Countries at risk 2008;
Address: Genocide Watch, P.O. Box 809, Washington, D.C. 20044, USA;

About Genocide:   Continue Reading…

Culture of Peace News Network CPNN

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Linked with Toward a Global Culture of Peace.

The culture of peace, as defined by the United Nations and represented by the peacekeys of CPNN, is much more than just peace. It includes the full range of positive alternatives needed to replace the culture of war and violence that has dominated 5,000 years of human history: Respect all life, Reject violence, Share with others, Listen to understand, Preserve the planet, Rediscover solidarity, Work for women’s equality, Participate in democracy, (on Homepage).

Learn; Read; Write; Discuss; Frequently Asked Questions;

About: The Culture of Peace News Network (CPNN) is a project of the Global Movement for a Culture of Peace
initiated by the United Nations where readers exchange information about events, experiences, books, music, and web news that promote a culture of peace. CPNN was launched at UNESCO in 1998, and then continued from 2002 until 2007 by CPNN-USA in the United States as well as CPNN-Japan. Continue Reading…

Association for Integrity and Responsible Leadership in Economics and Associated Professions AIRLEAP

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  • AIRLEAP is a non-profit organization. We are incorporated in the state of Virginia, in the United States, but our audience, and the relevance of the topics that we address, are worldwide.
  • We are deeply concerned about the issues of integrity and responsible leadership in economics as they relate to economic discourse, economic decision making, and the career development of economists and related professionals … (full text Homepage).

Meetings, events; Literature, Publications; Members, volunteers;
External links; Feedback /Contact.

About; AIRLEAP seeks to study and promote integrity and responsible leadership in economics and related professions. We are a charitable and educational, non-profit organization that is incorporated in the state of Virginia, and we are exempt from Federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (EIN 36-4600302).  Continue Reading…

History Commons

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