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The Lost Children of Sudan | NYU Livewire

The Lost Children of Sudan | NYU Livewire | Human Rights ISF Hong Kong | Scoop.it

American reporter Maria Sliwa attempts to shed light on the horrific abuses endured by the children in southern Sudan, including being forced into the army and into slavery.


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Law for the protection of human rights defenders and journalists ...

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The Mexican Senate has unanimously passed a historic bill to create a protection mechanism for human rights defenders and journalists. The draft bill was presented on April 30th, two days after the murder of Regina Martinez ...

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Child Soldiers: "Children in the Ranks"

Of nine governments worldwide implicated in the recruitment or use of children as soldiers, eight receive US military assistance. An estimated 250,000 childrren are exploited each day in state run armies... A YouTube video.


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Cautionary News: Bangladesh cancels licences of 6000 charities - AsiaOne

Cautionary News: Bangladesh cancels licences of 6000 charities - AsiaOne | Human Rights ISF Hong Kong | Scoop.it

"Bangladesh cancels licences of 6000 charities" ~ Sep 11, 2012

 

On a day that the USA remembers terrorist acts, it's also useful to also remember what is going on in the world in some of our most impoverished areas of the world, where non-profits, NGOs hope to make a difference.

 

According to this post, thousands of charities are being shut down in Bangladesh over the past 3 years, attributed to power moves.  (See the Peter Drucker "There's no such thing as leadership" article for how effective that really is, long term.)

 

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Bangladesh has revoked licences for more than 6,000 charities over the last three years, an official said Tuesday, in a policy that critics slammed as a government attempt to extend its powers.

 

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"The government increasingly acts as though it is interested in controlling the NGO sector to a minute level detail, which will only stifle civil society activity."

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Masud Rana, spokesman for the social services department, said the licences for non-government organisations (NGOs) were withdrawn after charities were found to have collapsed or have changed their area of work.

 

"Most of these NGOs were sitting idle doing nothing or doing things other than they were permitted," Rana told AFP.

 

But the New York-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) group said the closures were a deliberate move by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's government.

 

"This is just a smoke screen to exert political control over civil society," said Brad Adams, Asia director at the HRW.

 

"The government increasingly acts as though it is interested in controlling the NGO sector to a minute level detail, which will only stifle civil society activity."

 

Read the full article here.


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Victoria Morgia Jamolod-Umbo's comment, September 14, 2012 11:02 AM
This is a very terrible act to cancel all these charitable institutions. Politics is in the air again, controlling the lives of people. It is bad enough that we have war in these districts, but what is worst is the fact that they all seem not to care for the those who have least in life.
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Erin Brockovich - Official Website of Erin Brockovich

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Erin Brockovich - CONSUMER ADVOCATE: 19 years and still fighting!
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