Monday, 6 October 2014

Ladies' rights from the UN to the grassroots

A month ago Emma Watson took all important focal point at the United Nations to reignite discuss around the insurance and strengthening of ladies: another era of women's activist fighting roused by meeting expectations over the sexual orientation separation is leads the pack. As worldwide battles catch the consideration of the media, we need to showcase a remarkable grassroots association that has been shortlisted for our Tomorrow's Peacebuilders rivalry. Looked over in excess of 200 associations for the shortlist, Institut Perempuan (IP) is a peacebuilding association that handles viciousness against ladies and human trafficking in Indonesia. 

In 2013 there were just about 300,000 instances of viciousness against ladies recorded in Indonesia. Furthermore as per the International Office for Migration, West Java endures the most noteworthy rates of trafficking in Indonesia. Institut Perempuan was established in 1998 to teach groups about this, work specifically with casualties of roughness and test government enactment. 

For instance, they effectively campaigned the West Java government to guarantee that hostile to trafficking enactment fused human rights and sexual orientation fairness standards. They have additionally settled six autonomous provincial ladies' associations and 23 country pioneers in West Java, to help training and strengthening of ladies' rights. 

On the monetary front, IP have created ladies' strengthening projects, supporting ladies' cooperatives and low-investment advances. The income from these permit ladies to repair harmed homes and addition regard in their group as pioneers. 

This incredible association is one of 11 shortlisted in our worldwide rivalry to discover the most inventive and viable grassroots associations. We will be profiling more competitors in front of the publication of the champs on Armistice Day, November 11, bringing to the fore imaginative grassroots peacebuilding from over the globe. 

From Argentina to Zambia, Zimbabwe to Azerbaijan, 225 neighborhood peacebuilders from 53 nations have entered this present year's rival to discover Tomorrow's Peacebuilders. After weeks of consideration, 11 associations have been chosen for the shortlist. From this shortlist we'll choose four prize victors reported on Armistice day, 11 November. Whether it is the victors or different contestants, two of these new peacebuilding associations will join the Grow Peace Fund for 2015. 

Set up particularly for more modest peacebuilding associations, Grow Peace serves to create peacebuilding associations' ability, and fortifies their excellent peacebuilding work. Through the store, we've possessed the capacity to discover new associations – little tasks with enormous thoughts that have a true effect – and develop peace. 

In the not so distant future, the opposition's shortlisted associations have reacted to the needs of their groups by setting up policing frameworks, fighting weapons expansion, creating between gathering music and radio activities, and restoring previous youngster warriors. 

In Burundi, Dagropass trades weapons for devices, giving previous soldiers a stake in peace and uprooting their motivations to return to roughness. In Indonesia, Institut Perempuan fight in West Java to push and secure ladies' rights. In Washington, the DC Peace Team goes about as regular citizen peacekeepers, forestalling brutality in the middle of natives and police by building trust and handling unreliability. These associations are among the 11 shortlisted for the opposition – of which four will join the Grow Peace Fund when the victors are affirmed in November. 

The Grow Peace Fund in 2014 has given crisis sustenance supplies and psychosocial backing to storm survivors in the Philippines, and helped put clash determination on the syllabus of a lot of people secondary schools in Burundi. The work of these grassroots peacebuilding associations is different in area, topic and connection, yet regular to all is a longing to test the norm and give viable answers for complex i

Friday, 1 March 2013


Concerned: The Half-Life and Death of Gordon Frohman is a webcomic created by Christopher C. Livingston, parodying the first-person shooter video game Half-Life 2. The comic consists of game screenshots, with characters posed using Garry's Mod, a tool which facilitates manipulation of the Source engine used by Half-Life 2. The first issue was launched on May 1, 2005. The comic completed its run on November 6, 2006 with a total of 205 issues.

While Half-Life 2 takes the player through a dystopian future as protagonist Gordon Freeman, Concerned follows a similar path through the eyes of Gordon Frohman, a hapless, lethally clumsy oaf who arrives in the setting of the game a few weeks before Freeman. The comic's dark humor is derived from its contrasts with the game, and through references to the game's shortcomings. On several occasions in the comic, Frohman becomes the cause of various disastrous circumstances that Freeman will later encounter.

Concerned has been well received by critics and fans alike. Several reviews praised the attention to writing and presentation, as well as the comic's humor. Livingston has also reported uniformly positive relations with personnel at Valve, the developer company of Half-Life 2, who were pleased to have a comic based on their game

Tuesday, 17 July 2012


Citizenship denotes the link between a person and a state or an association of states. It is normally synonymous with the term nationality although the latter term is sometimes understood to have ethnic connotations. Possession of citizenship is normally associated with the right to work and live in a country and to participate in political life. A person who does not have citizenship in any state is said to be stateless.

Nationality is often used as a synonym for citizenship – notably in international law – although the term is sometimes understood as denoting a person's membership of a nation.

Monday, 5 September 2011


TCWP (Tennessee Citizens for Wilderness Planning) is dedicated to achieving and perpetuating protection of natural lands and waters by means of public ownership, legislation, or cooperation of the private sector. While our first focus is on the Cumberland and Appalachian regions of East Tennessee, our efforts may extend to the rest of the state and the nation. TCWP's strength lies in researching information pertinent to an issue, informing and educating our membership and the public, interacting with groups having similar objectives, and working through the legislative, administrative, and judicial branches of government on the federal, state, and local levels.