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Women’s Rights as Human Rights

Women’s Rights as Human Rights

Activists such as Mallika Dutt believe the international human rights discourse and strategies are important because they bridge the divides of civilization and create universal standards and norms. Whether you are a prostitute, an incarcerated person or an ‘illegal alien,’ you are still protected by your fundamental human rights regardless of which legal system you are living under

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Education for ALL

Education for ALL

The House passed the DREAM Act! Now we have a fight in the Senate. We are fighting to get the DREAM Act passed this year because it gives undocumented youth a path to citizenship if they work for a college degree or serve in our armed forces. It’s a basic question of fairness. Please add [...]

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In the Name of Zaruhi: A Call to Action in Armenia and Diaspora

In the Name of Zaruhi: A Call to Action in Armenia and Diaspora

Although more than a month has passed since the death of Zaruhi Petrosyan–the 20-year-old mother whose death was attributed to severe beatings at the hands of her husband and mother-in-law”the story of her tragic death continues to reverberate in the media. Public outrage has given way to concrete action and the Coalition to Stop Violence Against Women in Armenia has planned “16 Days of Activism to Stop Violence against Women” in memory of Zaruhi, due to take place from Nov. 25-Dec. 10.

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UN reserves the right to execute gays?

Yup, it’s true. On Saturday, the UN voted to remove “sexual orientation” from a resolution that protects’people from arbitrary’executions. The voted passed 79-70. Here is the list of countries that’voted for’the right to kill people based on their sexual orientation: Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belize, Benin, Botswana, Brunei Dar-Sala, Burkina Faso, Burundi, [...]

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Women in Rwanda

Women in Rwanda

Online news publication, The Guardian, posted an article back in May about the revolution in rights of women in Rwanda that I think is worth mentioning. The article states that what is happening for women in Rwanda is little short of revolutionary. Women now make up 56% of the country’s parliamentarians and they have a big influence.

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Armenians and Progressive Politics

Armenians and Progressive Politics

The Armenian Revolutionary Federation Western Region is hosting its 3rd annual Armenian’s and Progressive Politics Conference. This year speakers will be discussing issues of gender equality, civil society and women’s empowerment in Armenia. Please join us on December 8th at the Hollywood Armenian Center at 7:00pm.

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