WE MUST NOT FORGET
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - Taliban gunmen in Pakistan shot and seriously wounded a 14-year-old schoolgirl who rose to fame for speaking out against the militants, authorities said.Malala Yousufzai was shot in the head and neck when gunmen fired on her school bus in the Swat valley, northwest of the capital, Islamabad. Two other girls were also wounded, police said.
"Every day an Afghan girl is abused, raped, has acid thrown on her face and mutilated. Yet no one remembers or acknowledges these girls," Elay Ershad, who represents the nomadic Kuchi people in Afghan parliament, told Reuters.
Echoing concerns of other prominent Afghan women, Ershad said the government took no real interest in women's rights, instead using the issue for political gain and currying favor with Western backers, a claim Kabul has dismissed as untrue.
President Hamid Karzai has repeatedly condemned Yousufzai's shooting, even using it to address women's rights in his country: "The people of Afghanistan ... see this attempt not only against (Yousufzai) but also against all Afghan girls," he said last week.
- Bangladesh, often cited as a model of progress in achieving the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), appears to be sliding backwards when it comes to dealing with violence against women (VAW).
Police statistics and assessments by non-government organisations (NGOs) working to establish women’s rights show that there is in an increasing trend in VAW.
According to police records, while there were 2,981 cases of dowry-related violence in 2004, the figure has already hit 4,563 in the first nine months of 2012. Also, where there were 2,901 rape cases recorded in 2004, the figure for the current year, up to August, stands at 2,868.
Bangladesh, has an area is 144,000 sq km including 10,090 sq km of water. This is one of the most vulnerable places to climate change. The poor depends on what they can grow and like many of the poor Asian countries they are greatly affected by climate change. In our studies on how we can assist, we find over population as one of the causes of poverty and we see this as an extreme challenge to meet the needs for assistance.
If we are to be ready, it must be for Pre-Deployment and Government training of local and National sections.
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Shahidul Alam, Bangladeshi photographer, writer and founder of Pathshalaand the South Asian Institute of Photography, said of the photo: “This image, while deeply disturbing, is also hauntingly beautiful. An embrace in death, its tenderness rises above the rubble to touch us where we are most vulnerable. By making it personal, it refuses to let go. This is a photograph that will torment us in our dreams. Quietly it tells us. Never again.”
The PIFO WORLD Project is a movement for Human Rights around the World. "Peoples Involvement For Order".
All over the World People are standing up and saying NO MORE. We now stand together for the poor and the rights to basic needs of Human Dignity for all people around the world. We speak against the Evil that does harms and we educate and point to this evil as something that must be reconised and changed.
We say no more to our curtures and religions that has been highjacked for people who search for Power and self needs.
We are a People who cares and has love for one another. Together we speak as one Voice and we seek Change and the ability to serve for the Greater Good.
The PIFO Project Invites you to be part of this movement.