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Home | Books For Africa Official Store - TOMS Shoes - One for One - A Pair of New Shoes is Given to a Child in Need With Every Pair Purchased Training Courses Friday 15 March 2013, 7:00 PM Followed by a Q&A with Barbara Miller and Iranian blogger Farnaz Seifi On the Internet, their voices are skillfully shielded, but the famous bloggers Yoani Sánchez, Zeng Jinyan and Farnaz Seifi aren’t afraid of the dictatorial regimes in their respective home countries of Cuba, China and Iran. With indefatigable determination, they keep people around the world informed about the abuses taking place in their countries.

Andaman Islands tribe threatened by lure of mass tourism | World news | The Observer Andaman islanders 'made to dance' for tourists on 'human safari' Link to video: Andaman Islanders 'forced to dance' for tourists "Dance," the policeman instructed. The girls in front of him, naked from the waist up, obeyed. A tourist's camera panned round to another young woman, also naked and awkwardly holding a bag of grain in front of her. "Dance for me," the policeman commanded. The young woman giggled, looked shy and hopped from foot to foot. This kind of video is the trophy tourists dream of when they set off into the jungles of the Andaman Islands "on safari". The Jarawa tribe is 403-strong. The role of the police is to protect tribespeople from unwelcome and intrusive outsiders. Every day hundreds of tourist cars line up on the Andaman Trunk Road, which winds through the reserve. But, on the day the Observer visited, when the gates opened the cameras immediately started clicking. It gets light early in the Andamans. The car plunged on through the towering jungle.

Passion Flower - a multimedia performance celebrating creative recovery from breast cancer Caught on film and stored on database: how police keep tabs on activists | UK news Shocking footage shot by police, accompanied by their own critical commentary, shows how their officers monitored campaigners and the media – and demanded personal information – at last August's climate camp demonstration in Kent Link to video: Under surveillance: police target environmental protesters and journalists At 11:37am on August 8 last year, two police surveillance officers sat in a patrol car in Kent and switched on their Sony digital video camera. When the tape started to roll, they stated they were "evidence gatherer" surveillance officers and explained the purpose of the operation. What the pair did not know when, 20 minutes later, they stood on a grass verge at the entrance to the camp and started work, was that their surveillance footage would be obtained by the Guardian. This was no rogue operation. Videographer Jason Parkinson and photographer Jess Hurd describe to Paul Lewis how they have been followed by police while covering protests Link to this audio Privacy rights

Online Fundraising Pages | Personal Internet Fundraisers | Fund Raise Online for Charity | Crowdrise It will take anywhere from 3 seconds to 1 minute for your pic to upload, depending on how big it is. You're going to see this message every time you post a new pic. So, we're making the text really long so that it'll take you at least five picture uploads to read it all. Doth I protest too much? | Mark Thomas I was sent the now notorious "police spotter card" through the post. It's an official laminated card for "police eyes only" and labelled as coming from "CO11 Public Order Intelligence Unit". The card contained the photographs of 24 anti-arms trade protesters, unnamed but lettered A to X. The Metropolitan police circulated the card specifically for the Docklands biannual arms fair in London to help its officers identify "people at specific events who may instigate offences or disorder". What exactly was I doing that was so awfully wrong as to merit this attention? Many of those targeted by the police have committed no crime and are guilty only of non-violent direct action. The very phrase "domestic extremist" defines protesters in the eyes of the police as the problem, the enemy. Protest is part of the democratic process. No police, secret or otherwise, should operate without proper accountability.

Ushahidi :: Home Kampanye Bangkit: Kampanye Bangkit Beraksi - Bangkit Melawan Pemiskinan International : Development and Relief Services Providing access to safe water and sanitation Charts Other Fundraising Program Expenses Co-founded by Gary White and Matt Damon, has transformed hundreds of communities in Africa, South Asia, and Central America by providing access to safe water and sanitation. Charities Performing Similar Types of Work Highly Rated Most Viewed This charity has an official representative registered with Charity Navigator. I'm a Photographer, not a Terrorist Africare Founded in 1970, Africare, a leader among organizations assisting Africa, has more projects on the continent than any other U.S.-based charity. Africare works to improve the quality of life for the people of Africa. Our programs address needs in four principal areas: health and HIV/AIDS, food security and agriculture, water and sanitation, and emergency and humanitarian assistance. Africare places communities at the center of development in the belief that only through strong communities can Africa feed itself, develop and manage its natural resources, provide adequate education and vocational training, address people's needs for health care and disease prevention, achieve economic well-being and live in peace.

Africa | Tackling South Africa's rape epidemic Two friends of footballer Zakhe were raped and murdered for being gay The trial of three of the men accused of the rape and murder of one of South Africa's leading sportswomen, the openly gay football star Eudy Simelane, starts in South Africa on Wednesday. Thirty-one lesbian women have been reported raped and murdered in homophobic attacks in South Africa since 1998. But according to Triangle - a gay rights organisation - only two cases of "corrective rape" have ever made it to the courts; there has been only one conviction. "This is a sad fact in this country generally, women are very reluctant to come forward," says Sharon Cox from Triangle. "Corrective rape" is the term used to describe the rape of a lesbian woman by a man to either punish her, or "correct" her behaviour. Ms Cox says rape is power is South Africa. "The thinking is, all it takes is one good man to cure you of being a lesbian," she told the BBC's Newshour programme. Gang rape Sense of entitlement