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The Best And Worst Countries For Women – Forbes

Iceland wins again! World Economic Forum’s 6th annual Global Gender Gap Report is out and Iceland is number 1 for the third year in a row. It is one of the first countries to give women the right to vote in 1915. Iceland currently has 43% female parliament members and has had a female head … Continue reading

Columbia’s Jeffrey Sachs Discusses the U.S. Economy and Occupy Wall Street with Erik Schatzker of Bloomberg TV (+)

Jeffrey D. Sachs is the Director of The Earth Institute, Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development, and Professor of Health Policy and Management at Columbia University. He is also Special Advisor to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. From 2002 to 2006, he was Director of the UN Millennium Project. His latest book is The Price of Civilization: … Continue reading

Conversations on Courage: Archbishop Desmond M. Tutu & Aung San Suu Kyi (CGI 2011)

Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi and Nobel Peace Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu talk with each other for the first time Continue reading

(TED video) Isabel Allende: Tales of passion

Author and activist Isabel Allende discusses women, creativity, the definition of feminism — and, of course, passion — in this talk. The following bio has been lifted from Isabel Allende’s bio at TED: As a novelist and memoirist, Isabel Allende writes of passionate lives, including her own. Born into a Chilean family with political ties, … Continue reading

(video) Universal Declaration of Human Rights

  United Nations – The Universal Declaration of Human Rights http://www.humanrightsactioncenter.org Created by Seth Brau Produced by Amy Poncher Music by Rumspringa courtesy Cantora Records

Educated Girls Lead to Empowered Societies – State of the Planet

Love this article by Susan Karuti posted on Columbia U’s Earth Institute blog. Educated Girls Lead to Empowered Societies – State of the Planet.

Joel Burns Incredible “It Gets Better Testimony” will Save Lives

This is a profound moment in U.S. history. I am incredibly grateful for brave, heroic men like Joel Burns.   Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948): When the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) was adopted by the United Nations in 1948, the study of human sexuality was in its infancy. In particular, little was known about sexual … Continue reading

NYT Op-Ed Columnist Nicholas Kristof – America’s History of Fear

A vital article published today in the New York Times on intolerance in America. May we always choose tolerance, amity and religious freedom. Op-Ed Columnist – America’s History of Fear – NYTimes.com.

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