Pope deplores plight of Rohingya children

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‘Two hundred thousand Rohingya children are in refugee camps’: Pope Francis AFP/TAUSEEF MUSTAFA

VATICAN CITY: Pope Francis on Monday (Oct 23) mourned the plight of 200,000 Rohingya children stuck in refugee camps a month before he heads to Myanmar and Bangladesh, the countries at the heart of an intensifying humanitarian crisis. Continue reading “Pope deplores plight of Rohingya children”

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Vietnamese migrants could be on borrowed time in Cambodia

channelnewsasia – The Cambodian government is threatening to deport any “newcomers” unable to produce correct and legal documentation.


Many Vietnamese communities exist around the Tonle Sap. (Photo: Pichayada Promchertchoo)  

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PHNOM PENH: The Cambodian government has illegal Vietnamese migrants in its sights, threatening to deport any “newcomers” unable to produce correct and legal documentation.

The Ministry of Interior earlier this month reiterated plans to revoke documentation from about 70,000 individuals on the basis that they were incorrectly issued. Continue reading “Vietnamese migrants could be on borrowed time in Cambodia”

Công an kêu gọi người dân tham gia vụ giữ 38 cảnh sát ở Đồng Tâm đầu thú

Thứ sáu, 13/10/2017 | 22:33 GMT+7

Gửi thư đến từng người, Công an Hà Nội cam kết không bắt nếu người tham gia vụ việc ở thôn Hoành, xã Đồng Tâm, Mỹ Đức ra đầu thú.

Công an Hà Nội ngày 13/10 có “Thư kêu gọi tự thú và đầu thú” đến các cá nhân có hành vi hủy hoại tài sản, bắt giữ người trái pháp luật (từ ngày 15 đến ngày 22/4) trên địa bàn thôn Hoành, xã Đồng Tâm, huyện Mỹ Đức, Hà Nội.

* 7 ngày biến cố tại Đồng Tâm

Công an nhân dân đưa tin, nội dung thư ghi rằng: Trong cuộc sống, đôi khi vì sai lầm trong nhận thức, hành động có thể làm cho cá nhân có hành vi vi phạm pháp luật thậm chí phạm tội… Cha ông ta đã có lời chỉ dạy “đánh kẻ chạy đi, không đánh người chạy lại”… Cơ quan Cảnh sát điều tra Công an Hà Nội và VKSND Hà Nội viết thư này, đề nghị các cá nhân đã tham gia vào việc hủy hoại hoặc cố ý làm hư hỏng tài sản, bắt, giam hoặc giữ người trái pháp luật ở thôn Hoành, xã Đồng Tâm “không bỏ lỡ cơ hội để được hưởng lượng khoan hồng của pháp luật, hãy dũng cảm, đối mặt với sự thật”…

Continue reading “Công an kêu gọi người dân tham gia vụ giữ 38 cảnh sát ở Đồng Tâm đầu thú”

More women killed in gender violence than armed conflicts in parts of Asia – expert

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by Beh Lih Yi | @BehLihYi | Thomson Reuters Foundation
Friday, 13 October 2017 11:28 GMT

In India over 8,000 women are killed every year over dowry disputesBy Beh Lih Yi

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 13 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Gender-based violence is emerging as one of the deadliest forms of violence in Asia and it has killed more women than armed conflicts in some parts of the region, an expert on conflict said on Friday, calling for more attention to the issue. Continue reading “More women killed in gender violence than armed conflicts in parts of Asia – expert”

Đề án giảng dạy Nhân quyền các cấp học: vui đó, lo đó?

Thùy Sơn (#XHDS) Giai đoạn 3 năm sẽ là điều kiện để đánh giá và điều chỉnh nội dung giảng dạy theo từng cấp học. Nhưng câu hỏi là ai sẽ đủ điều kiện để giảng dạy trong thời điểm hiện tại đã là năm 2017; kiến thức người giảng dạy ra sao; hình thức lồng ghép vào các bộ môn hay là tách ra trở thành một tiết riêng vẫn là câu hỏi lớn. 
 

Continue reading “Đề án giảng dạy Nhân quyền các cấp học: vui đó, lo đó?”

Why Hong Kong has a culture of protest

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The Chinese-governed territory has witnessed bouts of protests in past decades amid Beijing’s growing influence over the city.

Yellow umbrellas have become a symbol of the 2014 pro-democracy protests [Photo courtesy: Hong Kong Free Press]

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Divya Gopalan is an Emmy nominee, international news anchor and correspondent for Al Jazeera English.

Hundreds of people with yellow umbrellas surrounded government headquarters on Thursday to mark the third anniversary of the event that set off Hong Kong’s biggest pro-democracy protests.

Demonstrators re-enacted the moment when police had fired tear gas at thousands of students and pro-democracy activists, who shielded themselves with umbrellas that became a symbol of the protests. Continue reading “Why Hong Kong has a culture of protest”

Women in developed countries more educated than men, but still earn less – OECD

Wednesday, 4 October 2017 09:00 GMT
If there was an equal number of female and male entrepreneurs, global GDP could rise by 2 percent, equivalent to about $1.5 trillionBy Lin Taylor

LONDON, Oct 4 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Women in developed countries are now more educated than men, yet they still earn less, are poorly represented in politics, and less likely to join the top ranks in business or become an entrepreneur, a global think-tank said on Wednesday. Continue reading “Women in developed countries more educated than men, but still earn less – OECD”

Di dân tự do vẫn nóng ở Tây Nguyên – 4 kỳ

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Di dân tự do vẫn nóng ở Tây Nguyên – Kỳ 1: Làng lập, rừng mất

25/09/2017 13:39 GMT+7

TTO – Đến thời điểm này, vấn đề người di cư tự do vẫn đè nặng lên các tỉnh Tây Nguyên với nhiều áp lực từ nạn phá rừng và các vấn đề xã hội.

Di dân tự do vẫn nóng ở Tây Nguyên - Kỳ 1: Làng lập, rừng mất - Ảnh 1.

Loại thuốc diệt cây cỏ cực độc được người di cư tự do dùng để “diệt rừng” – Ảnh: THÁI LỘC

Continue reading “Di dân tự do vẫn nóng ở Tây Nguyên – 4 kỳ”

How the sight-impaired cross the river of failure

Update: October, 01/2017 – 09:00

Light in the dark: Dining in Noir Restaurant offers customers an impressive experience. — VNS Photo Hoàng Việt
Viet Nam News After it opened in 2014, there were many doubts about the future of  Noir, the HCM City restaurant restaurant operated by sight-impaired staff. However, after three years, the restaurant has continued to inspire. Many people have also grown up to pursue their own dreams. Nguyễn Toàn and Lương Hương reports. Continue reading “How the sight-impaired cross the river of failure”

International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples 9 August

School children in Uummannaq, Greenland

There are an estimated 370 million indigenous people in the world, living across 90 countries. They make up less than 5 per cent of the world’s population, but account for 15 per cent of the poorest. They speak an overwhelming majority of the world’s estimated 7,000 languages and represent 5,000 different cultures.

Indigenous peoples are inheritors and practitioners of unique cultures and ways of relating to people and the environment. They have retained social, cultural, economic and political characteristics that are distinct from those of the dominant societies in which they live. Despite their cultural differences, indigenous peoples from around the world share common problems related to the protection of their rights as distinct peoples.
Continue reading “International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples 9 August”

​Love in the air at gay pride parade in Ho Chi Minh City

The parade is part of a month-long series of nationwide events

By Tuoi Tre News September 25, 2017, 11:58 GMT+7

 
A giant six-band rainbow flag is seen at the pride parade on Nguyen Hue pedestrian street in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, September 24, 2017. Photo: Tuoi Tre

Ho Chi Minh City’s LGBT community took to downtown Nguyen Hue Pedestrian Street on Sunday for a pride parade to demonstrate love and campaign for equality.

The parade was part of the 2017 VietPride series of events, which include multiple parades throughout Vietnam to show support and campaign for equality for Vietnam’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.

The annual VietPride was first organized in Hanoi in 2012, before growing to become a nationwide event joined by tens of thousands every year. Continue reading “​Love in the air at gay pride parade in Ho Chi Minh City”

U.N. Chief Urges Myanmar to End ‘Nightmare’

 Sep 29 2017   By AFP

Newly appointed United Nations general secretary Antonio Guterres speaks to the press in Lisbon, on October 6, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / JOSE MANUEL RIBEIRO

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Antonio Guterres’ plea comes as 19 drown in Rohingya boat capsize

U.N. chief Antonio Guterres exhorted Myanmar’s leaders to end the “nightmare” faced by Rohingya refugees fleeing an army campaign, after at least 19 people drowned with scores more feared dead when a boat carrying Rohingya families capsized off Bangladesh. Continue reading “U.N. Chief Urges Myanmar to End ‘Nightmare’”

ASEAN Chairman’s Statement on The Humanitarian Situation in Rakhine State

ASEAN Chairman’s Statement on The Humanitarian Situation in Rakhine State

The Foreign Ministers of ASEAN expressed concern over the recent developments in Northern Rakhine State of Myanmar and extended their deepest condolences to all the victims and affected communities of the conflict.  They condemned the attacks against Myanmar security forces on 25 August 2017 and all acts of violence which resulted in loss of civilian lives, destruction of homes and displacement of large numbers of people. Continue reading “ASEAN Chairman’s Statement on The Humanitarian Situation in Rakhine State”

Despite global criticism, Myanmar’s Rakhine strategy retains strong domestic support

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As the global community continues to put pressure on Myanmar to stop the violence in Rakhine State, Channel NewsAsia speaks to ordinary Myanmar citizens about their take on the situation.

 

 
A file photo of Aung Sann Suu Kyi as she arrived at the National League for Democracy Party’s headquarters after the 2015 general election in Myanmar. (Photo: Pichayada Promchertchoo)

YANGON: While there has been widespread global condemnation of the violence taking place in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, many ordinary people in the country are standing solidly behind the government and State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi. Continue reading “Despite global criticism, Myanmar’s Rakhine strategy retains strong domestic support”