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Tribute to Eric Singh, veteran anti-apartheid activist and journalist

I have just learnt with deep sorrow, the death of Eric Singh, a dear friend, a veteran anti-apartheid activist and a dedicated journalist.

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Watch 20 strangers kissing each other for the first time

first kissEver thought of passionately kissing a stranger? Artist Tatia Pilieva asked 20 strangers to kiss for the first time.

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Women’s economic empowerment is a mirage if we ignore unpaid work done at home

Women’s economic empowerment is a mirage if we don’t also take into account the unpaid work they are doing in the home.

In most countries, women – especially those living in poverty - work longer hours than men when unpaid work is taken into account, yet they receive lower earnings and less recognition.

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Vote to End Ecocide and save our ecosystems

An online petition is urging European authorities to end Ecocide which is defined as the "extensive damage to, destruction of or loss of ecosystems of a given territory."

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UN body now able to hear individual children’s complaints

The ratification of a new legal instrument creating a key UN Committee to hear children’s individual complaints is a major boost to children’s rights.

On 14th January 2014 Costa Rica became the 10th country to ratify the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on a Communications Procedure. This will enable it to become effective in three months.   

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