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2 December 2014

Stories from 2 December 2014

Syria's Women of Mazaya in Response to Arson Attack: “We Will Carry On”

"Raising awareness among women, who are the key element in building society in Syria is detrimental to the goals of these radical groups."

A Nobel Prize for All Malalas in the World

The blog MujeresMundi is an infoactivism project run by Belgium-based Peruvian Xaviera Medina “committed to gender as a key to development”. Their most recent post refers to the Nobel Peace...

Baton-Happy Police Beat Back Pro-Democracy Protesters in Hong Kong

In response to the clearing of protesters from a sit-in site last week, two student activists groups attempted to occupy roads around government headquarters. Police stopped them with force.

#ISurvivedEbola Campaign Releases First Video

The #ISurvivedEbola campaign has released its first video that feature Ebola survivors from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. The multimedia campaign engages Ebola survivors to highlight stories of hope and...

Movember's ‘Mo Bros’ — Now in India

In recent years, India has embraced "Movember" in a big way. It's charity, it's chic, and it's both literally and figuratively changing the face of men's health.

Historic Church Building Razed in Trinidad & Tobago Is ‘Still Worth Saving’

"no understanding of culture and history... no joy and awe for the hand made building and the sweat and tears of our ancestors..."

Secret Footage Allegedly Shows Diamond Diggers Being Tortured in Angola

Journalist and human rights activist Rafael Marques, who has dedicated his life to reporting human rights violations in his home country Angola, released the footage on his website.

Cornered by Pakistan's Blasphemy Accusers, Star Preacher Issues Tearful Apology on Facebook

In Pakistan, blasphemy accusations are taken very seriously, not just by the law, but by vigilantes ready to deliver justice.

‘Grito de Guerra’, a Cumbia Composed to Fund the Family of #Ayotzinapa Victims

Mexican artist Michelle Solano composed a cumbia, "Grito de Guerra", to raise funds to support the family of the 43 missing students of Ayotzinapa.

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