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Marie Bohner

Freelance, project coordinator and event organiser, I work in the field of human rights, development and culture, mainly at international level. My path brought me to spend some time in India where I worked (and still do) with Ekta Parishad, a social movement for the landless peasants, and its international ramifications. Being both French and German, I feel concerned, since a long time, by women's rights and conflict issues.

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The “Happy Voting” Project Encourages Young Europeans to Vote

  28 March 2014

Drawing on the Pharrell Williams worldwide hit “Happy” and the associated equally renown music video (over 143 million views on YouTube), the Brussels-based film company Full Tunes Production has recently launched on facebook an enthusiastic project  called “Happy Voting” that strives to encourage voting for the next European elections. The project...

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Belgium FEMEN Leaves The International Movement

  11 September 2013

“We are announcing the closure of the branch FEMEN Belgium. We took this decision unanimously because of different views upon the internal organization of the international movement FEMEN. We have no regrets, we conducted our actions with sincerity. We will continue the fight, there is no question about that, but...

Amina Leaves Femen Because of “Islamophobia”

  21 August 2013

Amina, the Tunisian activist released from jail early August, left the Femen movement. She accused Femen of “Islamophobia”.  Femen confirmed online that: FEMEN confirms its break with the Tunisian activist Amina Tyler because of differences of opinion on tactics in the Islamic countries (…) FEMEN calls for new heroines who are able to...

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India Sees Dolphins as “Non-human Persons”

  31 July 2013

The eco-friendly blog Treehugger salutes the Indian law that now sees dolphins as “non-human persons”. This law shows India's leading role in many rights-based arguments: (…) India became the largest of four countries to ban the practice — which includes Costa Rica, Hungary, and Chile. (…) [The] (…) thoughtful reasoning...

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