Earth Day 2012 on top of the World (VIDEO)

I grew up in this town, my poetry was born between the hill and the river, it took its voice from the rain, and like the timber, it steeped itself in the forests Pablo Neruda It was almost 9.30 p.m  as Jan Shatabdi Express from Delhi sluggishly rolled in alongside Dehradun. I left the comfort [...]

IRAQ: LGBT community faces serious human rights abuses

Mr. U. Rosenthal, Minister of Foreign Affairs, The Netherlands  Dear Minister Rosenthal, I am writing to you regarding the section in your December 2011 Netherlands Country Report on Iraq about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. While I appreciates your government’s discussion of Iraqis identifying as LGBT in the report, I am concerned that the [...]

NL-Aid on BBA & Global March – A Rectification & Apology

From December 2010 to September 2011, NL-Aid has published 5 articles about Bachpan Bachao Andolan and Global March Against Child Labour in which their output and involvement in child labour is questioned. These articles were written by yours truly. The arguments were interwoven around documentation that was sent by secret informants. As I have not [...]

For US Jim Yong Kim, Nigeria’s Okonjo-Iweala now unlikely to replace Zoellick at the World Bank

President Obama’s surprise announcement, Friday, of South Korean-born US academic, Jim Yong Kim, as the United States Nominee for World Bank president stayed growing hopes of seeing the Nigeria’s Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala succeed Robert Zoellick after 30th of June this year. Former Colombian finance minister, Jose Antonio Ocampo, and Okonjo-Iweala have been the top [...]

Mexican Women Human Rights Defenders Call for Full Investigation of Murder of Transgender Activist

Note: The Mexican Women Human Rights Defenders Network is made up of women activists from throughout the country and I am proud to be among its members. The Network coordinates rapid responses to attacks on women human rights defenders in the country, carries out studies and works on self-care and mutual protection and support. Unfortunately, [...]

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