U.N. General Assembly Looks at the Rights of Women and Children

Last week hundreds of world leaders converged in New York City for the annual opening of the United Nations General Assembly; on the agenda were hot topics such as Syria, Israel and Iran. However, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the rights of women and children have also been on the agenda.  Governments and aid organizations alike made [...]

Syrian refugees struggle to cope and seek child marriage as a solution

Recent concerns have sparked as child marriages spike among Syrian refugees in Jordan.  Difficult conditions in Jordan have many parents pushing to have their daughters married at an earlier age.   The issue has created a concern among many international aid organizations that the rise in child marriage has been brought on as a sort of coping [...]

EBRD ensure that concrete benchmarks in the country assessments for Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, and Tunisia

Mr. Thomas Mirow, President EBRD Re: EBRD ensure that concrete benchmarks in the country assessments for Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, and Tunisia Dear President Mirow, I am William Nicholas Gomes, Human Rights Ambassador for Salem News.com.I am writing to urge you to ensure that the EBRD’s upcoming process of creating country assessments and operational priorities for [...]

Veolia dumps Israel’s waste in Jordan Valley and wins Israeli army contract (VIDEO)

Who Profits, a project of the Israeli Coalition of Women for Peace, has uncovered evidence that Veolia is involved in dumping Israeli waste at the company’s site in Tovlan in the occupied Jordan Valley. The Israeli Civil Administration confirmed this in response to an application by Who Profits under the Freedom of Information Law. In a newsletter of [...]

Why the Arab Spring should not Fear Tribalism and Factionalism – Institutionalizing Diversity

Ever since the people of the Arab world, from Iran to Morocco, started rising up against their authoritarian and dictatorial regimes demanding accountability and representation, a lot has been said about the perils and obstacles of their undertaking. From historical and cultural legacies, to economic and political shortcomings, nothing looms as a larger obstacle than [...]

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