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Quest

A long search for something that is difficult to find, or an attempt to achieve something difficult. The photo exhibition “Journeys to School” tells an inspiring story of girls’ and … Continue reading

08/04/2013 · Leave a comment

No longer

In the past but not now. International Womens Day from Imaginatio on Vimeo. Watch the following video and find out why these artists from different parts of the world believe … Continue reading

08/03/2013 · Leave a comment

The Red Cross

Humanitarian organisation which aims to help those caught up in armed conflicts around the globe. Its work is guided by seven principles – humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity … Continue reading

25/02/2013 · Leave a comment

Laundries

A business which washes clothes, sheets, etc. for customers. The Irish government has finally said sorry to 10,000 women and girls incarcerated in Catholic Church-run laundries where they were treated … Continue reading

22/02/2013 · Leave a comment

One Billion Rising

ONE BILLION RISING IS: A global strike. An invitation to dance. A call to men and women to refuse to participate in the status quo until rape and rape culture … Continue reading

15/02/2013 · Leave a comment

Rosa Parks

Segregate:To keep one group of people apart from another and treat them differently, especially because of race or sex. Today is the 100th birthday anniversary  of American civil rights movement … Continue reading

04/02/2013 · Leave a comment

Entitle

Give someone a legal right or a just claim to receive or do something. Eleanor Roosevelt with the Spanish version of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.   On 10 December 1948 … Continue reading

10/12/2012 · Leave a comment

Scot-free

 Without suffering any punishment or injury. Although acid attacks are increasing in most areas in Pakistan, many of the 150 victims who have acid thrown on them every year will  … Continue reading

12/11/2012 · Leave a comment

In Malala’s name

While the Pakistani schoolgirl Malala is still in hospital, tens of thousands of people around the world have signed an online petition  to be nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. … Continue reading

10/11/2012 · 1 Comment

Endangered

Seriously at risk of extinction. ” In the city, we feel the same insecurity that outsiders do in the forest, says an Awá man named Blade. But the dense Amazon … Continue reading

30/05/2012 · Leave a comment

Abduct

To force someone to go somewhere with you, often using threats or violence. Chinese police rescued more than 24,000 abducted women and children in 2011, according to a report by … Continue reading

09/05/2012 · Leave a comment
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