“Jasmine Revolution”
Symbol of peace: Flowers placed on the barrel of a tank
in very much calmer protests than in recent days in Tunisia

'The Protester' - Time Person of the Year 2011

'The Protester' - Time Person of the Year 2011
Mannoubia Bouazizi, the mother of Tunisian street vendor Mohammed Bouazizi. "Mohammed suffered a lot. He worked hard. but when he set fire to himself, it wasn’t about his scales being confiscated. It was about his dignity." (Peter Hapak for TIME)

1 - TUNISIA Democratic Change / Freedom of Speech (In Transition)

How eyepatches became a symbol of Egypt's revolution - Graffiti depicting a high ranking army officer with an eye patch Photograph: Nasser Nasser/ASSOCIATED PRESS

2 - EGYPT Democratic Change / Freedom of Speech (In Transition)

''17 February Revolution"

3 - LIBYA Democratic Change / Freedom of Speech (In Transition)

5 - SYRIA Democratic Change / Freedom of Speech (In Transition)

"25 January Youth Revolution"
Muslim and Christian shoulder-to-shoulder in Tahrir Square
"A Summary" – Apr 2, 2011 (Kryon channelled by Lee Carroll) (Subjects: Religion, Shift of Human Consciousness, 2012, Intelligent/Benevolent Design, EU, South America, 5 Currencies, Water Cycle (Heat up, Mini Ice Ace, Oceans, Fish, Earthquakes ..), Middle East, Internet, Israel, Dictators, Palestine, US, Japan (Quake/Tsunami Disasters , People, Society ...), Nuclear Power Revealed, Hydro Power, Geothermal Power, Moon, Financial Institutes (Recession, Realign integrity values ..) , China, North Korea, Global Unity,..... etc.) -
(Subjects: Egypt Uprising, Iran/Persia Uprising, Peace in Middle East without Israel actively involved, Muhammad, "Conceptual" Youth Revolution, "Conceptual" (without a manager hierarchy) managed Businesses, Internet, Social Media, News Media, Google, Bankers, Global Unity,..... etc.)
"The End of History" – Nov 20, 2010 (Kryon channelled by Lee Carroll)
(Subjects:Abraham, Isaac, Ishmael, Muhammad, Jesus, God, Jews, Arabs, EU, US, Israel, Iran, Russia, Africa, South America, Global Unity,..... etc.) (Text version)

"If an Arab and a Jew can look at one another and see the Akashic lineage and see the one family, there is hope. If they can see that their differences no longer require that they kill one another, then there is a beginning of a change in history. And that's what is happening now. All of humanity, no matter what the spiritual belief, has been guilty of falling into the historic trap of separating instead of unifying. Now it's starting to change. There's a shift happening."

“ … Here is another one. A change in what Human nature will allow for government. "Careful, Kryon, don't talk about politics. You'll get in trouble." I won't get in trouble. I'm going to tell you to watch for leadership that cares about you. "You mean politics is going to change?" It already has. It's beginning. Watch for it. You're going to see a total phase-out of old energy dictatorships eventually. The potential is that you're going to see that before 2013.

They're going to fall over, you know, because the energy of the population will not sustain an old energy leader ..."

African Union (AU)

African Union (AU)
African Heads of State pose for a group photo ahead of the start of the 28th African Union summit in Addis Ababa on January 30, 2017 (AFP Photo/ Zacharias ABUBEKER)

Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela
Few words can describe Nelson Mandela, so we let him speak for himself. Happy birthday, Madiba.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Malawi Parliament passes Gender Bill

The Daily Times, 28 February 2013                      

Members of Parliament on Wednesday unanimously passed the Gender Equality Bill into law, which seeks, among other things, to empower women to have the right to choose to have a child or not.

The bill was the first to be passed under the current sitting of Parliament after the MPs unanimously voted for it, prompting Gender Minister Anita Kalinde to praise the MPs for empowering women.

She said, contrary to some fears, the bill seeks to promote family planning and is part of affirmative action government is undertaking to reverse historical challenges such as discrimination against women.

But despite the majority of MPs overwhelmingly supporting the bill, some MPs said the bill will legalise abortion in the country.

DPP MP Wictor Sajeni said the bill's section on Sexual Reproductive Health Rights promotes abortion which is illegal in the country.

Sajeni said the bill was welcome, but said the issue of abortion cannot be supported and called upon government to remove the part.

"Sexual reproduction is already supported by other laws and initiatives and we cannot accept the legitimisation of this immoral act," said Sajeni.

Other MPs also expressed reservations on the sexual reproduction, noting that similar concerns were raised during consultation period, but said the bill was carefully worded to avoid controversy while achieving the same purpose.

Chrispine Sibande, National Coordinator for Coalition for Prevention of Unsafe Abortions, hailed the passing of the bill.

"This is a very progressive bill in terms achieving real gender equality. It is also very significant in terms of promoting and protecting women's rights.

"For the first time in Malawi, we have, in very substantive manner recognised that every person has a right to adequate sexual and reproductive health including the right to access sexual and reproductive health services and the right to choose whether or not to have a child. We are among champions in the world where we can walk shoulders high telling the world that gender is entrenched in the law in our country," Sibande said.

He said Malawi will shine at this year's 57th Session on Status of Women, which starts from March 1. —Additional reporting by Daniel Nyirenda.

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