This week, on Tuesday April 16th, 2013, Helene Laverdiere again raised issues related to the handling of Bill C-398 in the House of Commons. Parliamentary Secretary to Industry, MP Mike Lake, responds. This video is worth watching and the matter worth remembering. As the speakers go back and forth between English and French, English translation is provided.
April 5th marked the beginning of the last 1,000 days until the target date for fulfilling the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Established at the UN in the year 2000, signed by most developed states including Canada, the MDGs have been an inspiration and a reference point for global development ever since. We’ve made progress but there is more to be done including, of course, in sub-Saharan Africa.
The “160 Girls Project” in Kenya involves 160 girls, including AIDS orphans, originally aged 3-17 years, who suffered rape at the hands of family members, strangers and even the police. Working with the Equality Effect group, these girls are demanding justice from the Kenya government on constitutional grounds. On October 11, 2012, the first International Read more . . .
For reasons unknown, protocols for the Google feedburner program I’ve been using to keep track of subscribers and send out notices when new content appears on the site is on the fritz. People haven’t been getting the notices they signed up for. I apologize. I have been trying to work at the problem for a Read more . . .
Anybody interested in GRAN and the issues that affect the people of sub-Saharan Africa–particularly the grandmothers and orphans–will find news and views here on the GRAN website to supplement what they may be learning elsewhere. We post a variety of newsposts, including relevant videos, to keep us all in formed. Our Home Page always has Read more . . .
(The following is yet another more in depth summary of a recent and important journal article. Based on response to an earlier essay, we will incorporate articles like this from time to time and cross reference them under the new menu tab: LEARN MORE, where you will always be able to view the collection. Keeners Read more . . .
Why do the Brits so often find a way to make us chuckle while we’re learning? Here’s another British video, this time called What Has Aid Ever Done For Anyone? Apart from…
[What follows is an excellent essay--quite a bit more extensive than our usual fare on this site. Please let us know if you would like to see more of this kind of content on our site through the Contact Form here] Summary of an article in The Lancet, Volume 381, Issue 9861, Pages 103 – Read more . . .