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Wishing You a Green Christmas

I have always thought of Christmas time, when it has come round -- apart from the veneration due to its sacred name and origin, if anything belonging to it can be apart from that -- as a good time: a kind, forgiving, charitable, pleasant…
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International Migrants Day

On this International Migrants Day, here are some quotes from the Dictionary of Human Geography which I discovered while researching for my photo project "Where We Are." Immigration is one of the most significant cause of social change. Immigrants,…
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Day Sixteen: If You Could Send a Message

December 10, I have to give a farewell to the 16-Day of Activism Campaign to end gender-based violence. It was challenging to keep it up everyday and the few empty dates don't absolutely mean women who are (or were) victims of a violence were…
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Day Fourteen: Invisible Woman

Day fourteen of my contribution to the 16-Day Activism Campaign to end gender-based violence is a song I discovered while working on a slideshow for the Italian NGO Tam Tam D'Afrique. The song is taken by  Toni Blackman's poem Invisible Woman…
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Day Thirteen: Watch Out Rapists in Tahrir Square

A friend of mine today twitted an interesting piece I couldn't help but sharing on Balobeshayi. So this is entry #13 of the 16-Day of Activism Campaign to fight gender based violence. CAIRO, EGYPT— The area between the Hardee's and Pizza…
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Day Twelve: Sexualizing Women in TV

Since its invention the television has conveyed messages and information about our society. In some ways it has influenced how we look at women and men. Several reports have highlighted the difference in gender representation and presence in…
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Day Eleven: Active in London

For the ten of the 16-Day Activism Campaign to fight violence on women, I want to share the pictures of an unexpected silent protest taking place in St Martin's Place in London. This group of women were sitting at the Edith Cavell monument.…
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Day Ten: Field of Hope

This is how my day started: up after dawn, I tune on Aljazeera to start the daily injection of news. The first video on the live streaming is called Field Of Hope. Coming out of the speaker is an unfamiliar language mixed to some French. On…
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Day Nine: Gender-based Violence And Sport?

Have you ever thought about fighting gender-based violence through sport? I'm personally still a bit skeptical about the idea behind Girl Sport Guides but the idea that through sport girls can learn to be confident and speak freely is interesting.…