NADIA MURAD: A YAZIDI VOICE AGAINST SLAVERY

by Rene WADLOW

Nadia Murad

Nadia Murad, now a United Nation Goodwill Ambassador on Trafficking of Persons, is the co-laureate of the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize.  In 2014 when she was 21, she and her neighbors in a predominantly Yazidi village in the Simjar mountainous area of Iraq were attacked by the forces of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).  These forces were following a pattern of targeted killings, forced conversions to Islam, abductions, trafficking of women, sexual abuse and slavery.

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“THE CULTURE OF PEACE: A CREDIBLE PATHWAY TO SUSTAINING PEACE”

Selected Quotes:
“Peace must be made Real and tangible in daily existence of daily individual in need.”
“Rougly 100 magnats have large major of wealth and exacerbates malnutrition and extreme poverty.”
“According to calculation 4.408 billion people are direct victim of inequalities and exclusion around world.”
“It is estimated that in the next 10 years, 10 trillion dollars will be invested in the weapon.”
“Recent sources mention the possibility of there even being 15000 nuclear weapons principally controlled by major global power.”
“Peace us an imperative for the survival of the Mankind. It represent the deepest aspiration of men and women through the world”.
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THE RIGHT TO PEACE: WOMEN AND YOUTH THROUGH CULTURE

First Ladies High-Level Forum
at the #UNGA 73rd Session
INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE –
SDG#16 | 21 SEPTEMBER 2018

 

I was privileged being a keynote speaker at the First Ladies High-Level Forum in correlation with the #UNGA73 First Ladies High-Level Forum along with the celebration of the International Day of Peace in New York City on Friday, September 21, 2018.
The presented title of my speech is: “WE HAVE A PROBLEM… AND, THE SOLUTION…”

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2030 BM SÜRDÜRÜLEBİLİR KALKINMA HEDEFLERİ VE SİLAH ÜRETİMİ 

ARAŞTIRMA YAZISI | Bölüm I  –  Naci KAPTAN
BM’ye üye olan ülkeler, daha iyi bir Dünya, daha sağlıklı, mutlu insanlar ve yaşanabilir  bir çevre,  için bir araya gelerek,  aşağıda özetini verdiğim SÜRDÜREBİLİR KALKINMA HEDEFLERİ (BM ve TÜRKİYE  2030 SÜRDÜRÜLEBİLİR KALKINMA HEDEFLERİ “İstediğimiz Gelecek” (The Future We Want) için, BM Genel Kurulu nezdindeki tüm üyeler, ortak bir karar çıkarttılar ve 2015 yılından itibaren ise bu amaçla BM nezdinde ve ülke ve bölge kapsamında çalışmalara başlanmıştır.
‘Sürdürülebilir Kalkınma’ kavramı ise ilk kez, 1987 yılında Dünya Çevre ve Kalkınma Komisyonu’nca hazırlanan Brundtland Raporu’nda “Bugünün gereksinimlerini, gelecek kuşakların gereksinimlerini karşılama yeteneğinden ödün vermeden karşılayan kalkınma” olarak tanımlanmıştır.*1*

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“RURAL AND URBAN ACTIVIST TRANSFORMING WOMEN’S LIVES”

#TIMEIsNOW: RURAL AND URGAN ACTIVIST TRANSFORMING WOMEN’S LIVES |
International Women’s Day
Dated: Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Venue: GA Hall,UNHQ, New YorK
The Event is organized by UN WOMEN Under this year’s theme, Time is Now: Rural and Urban Activists Transforming Women’s Lives, events around the world will capture the vibrant work of activists and their mobilization for change.
Report & Photos by SHIRISH BOHARA, The Light Millennium, Youth
NGO Rep. to the United Nations Department of Public Information

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“EN BÜYÜK MOTİVASYON KAYNAĞIM ATATÜRK”

Bilim insanı Canan Dağdeviren BM’de konuştu:
EN BÜYÜK MOTİVASYON KAYNAĞIM ATATÜRK
 Yazan: Naci KAPTAN
Harvard Genç Akademi Üyeliği’ne seçilen ilk Türk Dr. Canan Dağdeviren, 11 Şubat Uluslararası Bilimde Kadın ve Kız Çocukları Günü’nde Birleşmiş Milletler’de (BM) bir konuşma yaptı. Dağdeviren konuşmasında, En büyük motivasyon kaynağım Atatürk dedi.
11 Şubat Uluslararası Bilimde Kadın ve Kız Çocukları Günü dolayısıyla BM Ekonomik ve Sosyal Konsey salonunda düzenlenen ‘Barış ve Kalkınma için Bilimde Eşitlik ve Denklik’ temalı iki gün süren toplantılar düzenlendi. [Read more…]

#UNESCO SCIENCE FOR WATER SDG 6

#SCIENCEforWATER: Effective Solutions for Achieving SDG6 and Water-related Goals and Targets of the 2030

Joint #UNESCO AND JRC (EC Joint Research Centre) Information Session with participation of the President of the General Assembly at the United Nations Conference Room# 5, NYC (Feb. 20, 2018).
In the context of the International Decade for Action: Water for Sustainable Development (2018 – 2028), the meeting informed Member States on the collective contributions of UNESCO and JRC to the Implementation of SDG 6 and other water-related goals and targets.

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1000 KORKAĞA 60 YILLIK BİR HAYAT HİKAYESİ

Nermin Abadan Unat

Nermin Abadan Unat’ın hayatına sığdırdıklarını kırpın 1000 korkağa 60 yıllık hayat hikâyesi çıkar

Yazar: Naci KAPTAN
ALMANYA’YA göçün 50. yılında, göç olgusunu küresel ve ulusal anlamda kavrayabilmek için Nermin Abadan Unat’ın Bitmeyen Göç -Konuk İşçilikten Ulus Ötesi Yurttaşlığa kitabını mutlaka okumak gerekir.
Kitabın başındaki Teşekkür’de çalışmasının özelliğini vurguluyor:
Bu kitap, 1963’ten bu yana Türk kadın ve erkek emekçilerin yeni bir yaşam kurmak üzere izledikleri sıkıntılı yolları anlatmak, karşılaştıkları güçlükleri açıklamak, oluşturulabilecek politikaları önermek, davet edildikleri, seçtikleri, gittikleri ülkelerin hukuki, siyasi, sosyal ve ekonomik önlemlerle mevzuatlarını belirtmek amacıyla yazdığım kitap ve makalelerin, Türkiye içi ve dışı alan araştırmalarının bir özetidir.
Kitap bunun ötesinde, uluslararası göçün küreselleşme süreci karşısında almış olduğu yeni biçimler, oluşturduğu yeni kavramlar ve kuramların yorumudur. Kısaca, ömür boyu sürdürdüğüm bilimsel çalışmalarımın sentezidir.” [Read more…]

WOMEN AT THE PEACE TABLE ~ WOMEN AS PEACEMAKERS

by Rene WADLOW*
Seeing with eyes that are gender aware, women tend to make connections between the oppression that is the ostensible cause of conflict (ethnic or national oppression) in the light of another cross-cutting one: that of gender regime. Feminist work tends to represent war as a continuum of violence from the bedroom to the battlefield, traversing our bodies and our sense of self. We glimpse this more readily because as women we have seen that ‘the home’ itself is not the haven it is cracked up to be. Why, if it is a refuge, do so many women have to escape it to ‘refuges’? And we recognize, with Virginia Woolf, that ‘the public and private worlds are inseparably connected: that the tyrannies and servilities of one are the tyrannies and servilities of the other.’  (Cynthia Cockburn, Negotiating Gender and National Identities)

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Referendum in Turkey should not be conducted under a “State of Emergency” in which Turkish Citizens’ lives and “Right to Choose” are under attack

The Light Millennium Organization, associated NGO with the United Nations Department of Public Information since 2005, sent out this  OPEN LETTER  with the following subject: “Referendum in Turkey should not be conducted under a “State of Emergency” in which Turkish Citizens’ lives and “Right to Choose” are under attack” initially on March 6, 2017,  New York to:

H.E. Mr. Antonio Gutierrez, Secretary General of the United Nations;
H.E. Mr. Peter Thomson, President of the United Nations General Assembly
H.E. Mr. President of the United Nations Security Council, United Kingdom (March) and United States (April 2017)
H.E. Mr. Jeffrey Feltman, Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs
H.E. Mr.  Frederick Musiiwa Makamure Shava, United Nations Economic and Social Council
H.E. Mrs. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of the UN-Women
H.E. Ms. Christina Gallach, Under-Secretary of the United Nations Department of Public Information,
The Member States of the United Nations,
Mr. Massimo Tommasoli, Permanent Observer, International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance
Specialized Agencies:
Mr. Filippo Grandi, the 11th United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees,
Director of the UNICEF;
Director of UNESCO
and

[Relevant] Intergovernmental Organizations of the United Nations:

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