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No-hijabs Facebook page draws international human rights award

When Iranian journalist Masih Alinejad posted a photograph of herself without a headscarf, she didn’t expect massive support — or that other Iranian women would follow.
from The Star.com on Feb 25, 2015.
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Indian railway minister promises a green, clean service

India's new railways minister Suresh Prabhu has called for environment-friendly measures to upgrade the network..
from Down to Earth on Feb 27, 2015.

Iraqi minorities targeted in bid to wipe out religious diversity

Minority communities in Iraq have been targeted by the Islamic State of Iraq and ISIS in order to remove them, says a group of human rights organisations.
from IILHR, MRG, NPWJ, UNPO on Feb 27, 2015.

Gaza rebuilding 'will take more than a century' at current rate

It could take over 100 years to complete building of homes, schools and health facilities in Gaza unless the Israeli blockade is lifted, warns a development charity.
from Oxfam on Feb 27, 2015.

Indian land amendment bill met by protests

Farmers and civil society groups protest in Delhi against a bill that removes safeguards in the land acquisition law passed by the previous government.
from Down to Earth on Feb 27, 2015.
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Terrorism – small dot in a larger picture

What is terrorism? What has nuclear weapons got to do with it? Why should we all be careful not to exaggerate the phenomenon of terror?
from TFF on Feb 27, 2015.

The urgent need to shift to Utility 2.0

The ability to continue catering to the needs of burgeoning urban populations while keeping sustainability goals in sight will depend to a large extent on how utilities evolve.
from Worldwatch on Feb 25, 2015.
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Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu and the rise of soleRebels

Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu, a young Ethiopian entrepreneur, created one of the world’s fastest growing footwear brands by betting on Decent Work.
from ILO on Feb 27, 2015.
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