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What's the Noise over Ban of Hijab in NYSC Camps?

The ban of long hijab by the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Orientation Camps has frayed tempers; eliciting protests from Muslim communities and advocacy groups with charge that wearing hijab is every female Muslim right, and should be respected and protected. 490 more words


Art of war: Syrian artist Imranovi's graphic portrayal of his country's struggle

This article featured on CNN Style Arts.

London (CNN)A ragged profile of Bashar Al-Assad, made from the bombed ruins of Homs, sits against a desolate gray background. 699 more words

Development & Human Rights

Thanksgiving - My Family, Syrians, and Arctic Wolves

First, to my dear readers, a happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

While I look forward to spending time with some of my precious family, for which I am extremely grateful, my heart continues to ache for those who are separated from their families.   221 more words

Children's Rights

Inside Nepal: The Blockade to Urban Refugee

The economic blockade from India had been affecting the whole of Nepal for the past two month and so on. Daily essential were all in shortage, live saving medicine were running of stock. 597 more words

Human Rights

2015 National Disability Award Winner: Emerging Leader in Disability Awareness

Last night in Canberra, I was the joint recipient of a 2015 National Disability Award as Emerging Leader in Disability Awareness.

All winners were asked to give an impromptu speech, and although I managed to, I was very emotional, and found it quite difficult to say all the things I should have said! 246 more words

Author: Kate Swaffer © 2015

The Sound of Freedom

There is a sign located outside of the US Marine Corps Air Station in Beaufort, South Carolina, that says “The noise you hear is the sound of freedom… 431 more words