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SSL Takes a Stand for Gray Whales

Sea Shepherd Legal (SSL) is opposed to hunting for whales under any and all circumstances.  A whale’s right to exist trumps any competing claim.  Its right to swim, breed, and exist in the wild is certainly not governed by alleged human “cultural” imperatives, even those ensconced in treaty “rights” or justified by claimed “traditions” spanning centuries.  1,376 more words

Marine Wildlife

Lack of proper health care facilities for female sterilization in India

A woman, who underwent sterilization surgery at a government mass sterilisation “camp”, walks to sit in a hospital bed at a district hospital in Bilaspur, in the eastern Indian state of Chhattisgarh, November 13, 2014. 493 more words


Lack of proper health care facilities for female sterilization in India

Women in rural India continue to lack access to proper family planning services. This issue came under spotlight with the tragic death of 16 women who were sterilized in a health camp in the northeastern State of Chhattisgarh in November 2014. 421 more words


As long as They are Mopping Floors before School in the Morning, the Girls keep that 1.5

There has been quite a bit of disgruntled messages around, about the 1.5 points given to every girl to boost entry to public universities. 1.5 was a bonus in addition to the girl’s UACE individual examination scores, an affirmative action scheme that was started to increase the number of female undergraduate entrants into the university. 506 more words


Adolescent Girls in Crisis

Originally featured in Huffington Post here.

By Ambassador Melanne Verveer and Sarah Degnan Kambou

“I was in the field when they came. They came out of nowhere and they took me away, into the bush. 783 more words

Reflecting On Events

The War at Home: Enduring Evidence

This post was written by Stella Mukasa.

When my colleague asked me if I had any questions for the woman before me in a hospital bed, her skin taut and raw from the burns, I could barely speak. 849 more words


6 out of 10 men in India are violent towards partner, reveals study

Six out of 10 men in India have acted violently against their wives or partners at some point of time, with those facing economic woes more likely to perpetrate violence, says a new study highlighting prevalence of intimate partner abuse released today. 285 more words