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Operation Hope: Permanent Water and Food Security for Africa's impoverished millions

Operation Hope: Permanent Water and Food Security for Africa's impoverished millions | Human rights | Scoop.it
Operation Hope: Permanent Water and Food security for Africa's impoverished millions [...]
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Food Processing Industry Strategy Group to help global food security

Food Processing Industry Strategy Group to help global food security | Human rights | Scoop.it
A new Food Processing Industry Strategy Group with members including Fonterra, Kraft Foods and Australian Manufacturing Workers Union has been developed to help ensure Australia’s food sector is productive, [...]
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Global Economy - Era of low-cost food is over, study warns

Global Economy - Era of low-cost food is over, study warns | Human rights | Scoop.it
Real-term prices forecast to rise 50-100 per cent (Great food security article - global food and farming futures report [...]
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Opening Up Pathways to Secondary Education

Opening Up Pathways to Secondary Education | Human rights | Scoop.it
Young Katherine scored among the top 5th percentile in Kenya's national primary education examinations. An academically gifted [...]
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USAID Modernization Efforts Amid Budget Cut Fever

USAID Modernization Efforts Amid Budget Cut Fever | Human rights | Scoop.it
By Lawrence MacDonald - It's been a busy time for Connie Veillette, director of the Rethinking US Foreign Assistance Initiative [...]
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Japanese Civil Rights Icon Gets State Honor

Japanese Civil Rights Icon Gets State Honor | Human rights | Scoop.it
Japanese Civil Rights Icon Gets State Honor: A civil rights icon A from the East Bay who fought against Japanese [...]
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Tolbert honored for civil-rights efforts

Tolbert honored for civil-rights efforts | Human rights | Scoop.it
Jim Tolbert is a modestly quiet man, who, if it wasn’t for others who recognized his accomplishments, probably would not have been chosen for such a prestigious honor. [...]
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Dutch government defends restraint of disabled

Dutch government defends restraint of disabled | Human rights | Scoop.it
Dutch government defends restraint of people with disability [...]
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African Leadership Centre’s Peace and Security Fellowship for African Women

African Leadership Centre’s Peace and Security Fellowship for African Women | Human rights | Scoop.it
The African Leadership Centre (ALC) in Kenya has announced a call for applications for African women to apply for the [...]
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UN Human Rights Chief Demands Justice For Victims Of Jos violence

UN Human Rights Chief Demands Justice For Victims Of Jos violence | Human rights | Scoop.it
Following a petition by the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Ms Navi Pillay has disclosed [...]
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Israel used 'incredible violence' against Gaza aid flotilla, says UN Human Rights Council

Israel used 'incredible violence' against Gaza aid flotilla, says UN Human Rights Council | Human rights | Scoop.it
Israeli troops broke international law by storming an aid flotilla bound for Gaza, according to a UN inquiry, which found that the killings of activists [...]
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Al Jazeera TV makes waves with Tunisia coverage

Al Jazeera TV makes waves with Tunisia coverage | Human rights | Scoop.it
Al Jazeera TV makes waves with Tunisia coverage: Doha-based news channel broadcasts riots [...]
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Civil rights veterans: Today's hate rhetoric is deja vu

Civil rights veterans: Today's hate rhetoric is deja vu | Human rights | Scoop.it
Casey Hayden knows something about hate. (Civil rights veterans: Today's hate rhetoric is deja vu [...]
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Actions to Reduce Food Price Volatility and Ensure Food Security

Actions to Reduce Food Price Volatility and Ensure Food Security | Human rights | Scoop.it
Shenggen Fan is guest bloger for the Forum. He is Director-General, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and a participant at the Annual Meeting Food prices have risen sharply in recent months, sparking growing concern. [...]
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How well is grandpa eating? Food security issues faced older adults

How well is grandpa eating? Food security issues faced older adults | Human rights | Scoop.it
How well is grandpa eating? Food security issues faced older adults [...]
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Bipartisan Task Force on Detainee Treatment

Bipartisan Task Force on Detainee Treatment | Human rights | Scoop.it
The Constitution Project (TCP) is hiring an investigative staff to work with its newly created, bipartisan Task Force on [...]
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The sector awaits the latest ideas for capacity-building

The sector awaits the latest ideas for capacity-building | Human rights | Scoop.it
Government Proposals due in spring, but it has already ruled out a successor to Capacity builders [...]
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Separate Is Not Equal

Separate Is Not Equal | Human rights | Scoop.it
Today in 1993: Retired Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall dies at age 84. About "Mr. Civil Rights" [...]
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Nearly 300,000 killed in 2010 disasters

Nearly 300,000 killed in 2010 disasters: UN - Geneva, Jan 24 : More that 296,800 people were killed in 373 natural disasters last year, costing the world about $109 billion, [...]
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Comments from Sarkozy G20 news conference

Comments from Sarkozy G20 news conference | Human rights | Scoop.it
PARIS (Reuters) - Following are comments by French President Nicolas Sarkozy at a news conference to lay out his plans for France's G20 presidency [...]
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Confronting Civil Rights History, Face to Face

Confronting Civil Rights History, Face to Face | Human rights | Scoop.it
It's easy to forget that some of the nation's civil rights struggles were not so long ago, but plenty of people who went through them are still around to remind us. [...]
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Human rights group: Response to violations soft

Human rights group: Response to violations soft | Human rights | Scoop.it
BRUSSELS (AP) - An international human rights group believes
that many governments and global institutions, including the
European Union and the United Nations, are not pressing abusive
nations hard enough to respect human rights. [...]
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Column: China to replace U.S. as top economic power says GE CEO

Column: China to replace U.S. as top economic power says GE CEO | Human rights | Scoop.it
NEW YORK (Reuters) - For Jeff Immelt, the CEO of General Electric , the 130 year-old American industrial behemoth, the financial crisis marked the end of the age of America's economic dominance. [...]
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'First Wikileaks Revolution': Tunisia descends into anarchy as president flees

'First Wikileaks Revolution': Tunisia descends into anarchy as president flees | Human rights | Scoop.it
The social unrest which has led to President Ben Ali going into exile has been linked to the cables released by the whistleblower website. [...]
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States Not Obliged to Assist Persons Wishing to Commit Suicide

States Not Obliged to Assist Persons Wishing to Commit Suicide | Human rights | Scoop.it
Last week, the European Court of Human Rights decided in the case of Haas v. Switzerland (judgment in French only) that the [...]
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