Up to date news links from RAWA.
Site of the Week
These are links that have all been highlighted as rabble-approved Site of the Week. It takes a special site to get such an honour, so take some time and look through them.
Some links may be out of date. The internet is a transient place.
RAWA is the oldest political/social organization of Afghan women struggling for peace, freedom, democracy and women's rights in fundamentalism-blighted Afghanistan since 1977.
Art can …evoke reverence for the dignity of every [person] and for the life of every animal, can make [people] ashamed of luxury, of violence, of revenge, or of using for their pleasure that of which others are in need; can compel people freely, gladly, and without even noticing it, to sacrifice themselves in the service of [others]. The task of art … is to make that feeling of…love of one’s neighbour … the customary feeling and the instinct of all [people].
– Leo Tolstoy, What is Art?
A public space where open and respectful discussion can be had about the politics, an
We are now living in a time when over 80% of people in Canada and around the world live in cities. We are seeing changes in the economy, environment and population.
Fair Vote Canada seeks broad multi-partisan support to embody in new legislation the basic principle of democratic representative government and ultimate safeguard of a free society: the right of each citizen to equal treatment under election laws and equal representation in legislatures.
We campaign for equal effective votes and fair representation at every level of government and throughout civil society by various means including lobbying legislators for electoral law reform, litigation, public education, citizens’ assemblies, and referenda.
Charlottetown, Summerside, Stratford and Cornwall each have their own Election By-laws and Elections PEI conducts the municipal elections in these communities. The office also oversees and trains returning officers for the municipal elections held in the smaller towns and 63 communities.
Please sign Amnesty's petition calling for Independent inquiry,
The G20 Research Group is a global network of scholars, students and professionals in the academic, research, business, non-governmental and other communities who follow the work of the G20 leaders, finance ministers and central bank governors. It is directed from the Munk Centre for International Studies at Trinity College in the University of Toronto, also the home of the G8 Research Group.
PovNet: Building an online anti-poverty community
PovNet provides online tools that facilitate communication, community and access to information around poverty-related issues in British Columbia and Canada. We work to collect relevant news and resources of use to advocates, community workers, marginalized communities and the general public.
You can learn about every aspect of the work PovNet does and view community feedback and photos in this PovNet Slideshow (PDF).
If you are interested in our history and what our community has to say about us, make sure you check out: