Post Tagged with: "Human Rights"

How One Organization Protects Religious Minorities

How One Organization Protects Religious Minorities

By One Free World International
Location Canada Canada

One Free World International is a global human rights organization that focuses on the rights of religious minorities and promotes tolerance, understanding and respect for diverse religious beliefs. Rev. Majed El Shafie is a human rights advocate and is the President and Founder of One Free World International. Belonging to a very prominent legal and political family in Egypt, Rev. El Shafie had tried to work within the Egyptian system to reform the country’s human […]

February 15, 2014 · 1 comment · Spirituality
King Abdullah: Reformer or Re-enforcer of Absolute Rule?

King Abdullah: Reformer or Re-enforcer of Absolute Rule?

By Ali Alyami, Executive Director of the Center for Democracy and Human Rights in Saudi Arabia
Location United States United States

Realizing that his era is coming to an end, King Abdullah has rearranged the deck of cards to ensure that his wing of the ruling family remains in power after he no longer rules. King Abdullah has placed his sons and other trusted second generation princes in key positions primarily to secure the House of Saud’s supremacy and perpetual rule. Additionally, the king and his royal supporters are determined to deny the Sudari clan the […]

January 13, 2014 · 0 comments · Democracy, Politics, Saudi Arabia
Justice for Baloch Remains Elusive

Justice for Baloch Remains Elusive

By Saad Ullah Baloch, Social Activist from Pakistan
Location Pakistan Pakistan

After consistently raising their voice for justice and human rights, the Baloch people of Pakistan’s restive Balochistan province continue to suffer from terrible conditions each day. The multiple conflicts in Pakistan’s largest province Balochistan have been left in a state of terminal chaos. Meanwhile, the federal establishment, the parliament and the provincial government are accused of neglecting the province. The military and intelligence agencies have been continuously blamed for brutalities including “Kill and Dump policy,” […]

January 11, 2014 · 1 comment · Pakistan, Politics, South Asia
Overhauling the ‘Retarding’ Saudi Educational System

Overhauling the ‘Retarding’ Saudi Educational System

By Ali Alyami, Executive Director of the Center for Democracy and Human Rights in Saudi Arabia
Location United States United States

The most important and noble service a Saudi prince can ever deliver is transforming the progress-impeding and intolerance-propagating Saudi educational system. The selection of the former governor of the Asir and Mecca regions, Prince Khalid Al-Faisal, can potentially propel the academically backward country from its current nomadic status into a new era of enlightenment and scientific advancement without which the country will slip further into the gutters of darkness and clutches of religious extremism. The […]

January 9, 2014 · 0 comments · Education, Saudi Arabia
What Saudi Veils Cannot Conceal

What Saudi Veils Cannot Conceal

By Ali Alyami, Executive Director of the Center for Democracy and Human Rights in Saudi Arabia
Location United States United States

It is not accidental that many Saudi men abuse women physically, mentally and sexually and get away with it. As soon as an ad “No More Violence” against Saudi women appeared in Saudi media, it became an instant global event. Newspapers, TV and radio stations picked up the news from social media and began an extensive discussion as if Saudi women had been emancipated from the chains of institutionalized political, economic, religious and social oppression, […]

May 7, 2013 · 1 comment · Politics, Saudi Arabia
Overcoming Pakistan’s Many Obstacles

Overcoming Pakistan’s Many Obstacles

By Shahid Kazmi, Youth Analyst and Human Rights Activist
Location Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan was established in 1947 and since its independence, it has faced countless issues: Poverty, illiteracy, foreign interference, political instability and corruption. A common English saying goes as “fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me.” This saying may explain why the political process in Pakistan has yet to fully mature with genuine freedom and democracy for all of its citizens. Shortly after 1947 the sincere and loyal Pakistani officials were […]

March 22, 2013 · 1 comment · Pakistan, Politics
Humanitarian Work in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas

Humanitarian Work in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas

By Shahid Kazmi, Youth Analyst and Human Rights Activist
Location Pakistan Pakistan

Since my early student life nearly seven years ago, I have been involved in human rights and youth activism. This includes working with various local and international human rights and youth organizations with a vision to make sure human rights are universally protected and respected. In particular, a world where all young people – regardless of nationality, ethnicity, religion, class, gender or other differences are encouraged and empowered to peacefully claim their own rights and […]

March 19, 2013 · 2 comments · Pakistan, Politics