All Rights All Around the World (Jan. 18, 2011)

New UN Agency for gender equality opens its doors
Feministing
Preview: “Headed up by former Chilean president, Michelle Bachelet, and still hundreds of millions of dollars short of its funding goals, UN Women opened its doors this month.”

Grass Roots: Call for human rights rings loud, clear in Madison
Capital Times
Preview: “I don’t know why there was such a sense of immediacy, such vibrancy at ‘Civil Rights to Human Rights,’ the 26th annual Madison and Dane County Martin Luther King, Jr Observance. Maybe it was the warmth of the setting, snug from the snow in the intimate Capitol Theater at the Overture Center. Or the music, because the MLK Community Choir, to the accompaniment of Leotha Stanley, really cooked.”

Iran has hanged 47 people in three weeks, say human rights groups
Guardian
Preview: “An average of one person every eight hours has been executed so far this year, including two political activists”
Related: Ashtiani’s death sentence suspended, says human rights campaigner‎ (thejournal.ie), Iranian woman escapes death penalty‎ (UPI.com), Female MP briefs Rousseff on West’s hostile policy on Iran‎ (Tehran Times), Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani (Guardian)
WARNING: Graphic images


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