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An Honor to be a Woman in India

“The man, who was born to a woman and doesn’t respect a woman, has no right to live in this world.” – Prof. M.S.Rao. Dear leaders, It is an honor to share some thoughts on women who constitute approximately half of the Indian population. You are the force behind India! You are the power of India! You are the real leaders of this great country! Several revolutions are successful with your active support. You have transformed the Indian society amazingly by working from behind scenes. Because you think what is…

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Women’s Day

I'm a painter who only paints the portraits of women! I've a portrait of: A woman who miles away, bare-footed under the blazing sun, walks And fetches the drinking water from a polluted pond! A woman pregnant who taking rest instead, Toils with men and feed her poor family; A woman who in the morning is raped by her master And in the night manhandled by the drunk husband But raises voice never, since she has been taught The husband is the mini-god while the master, the godfather! A woman…

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Scandal of Pregnancy Mortality

The “scandal” surrounding child-birth deaths. Who is letting women and our future generations down? The joy a woman feels when she first finds out she is pregnant is quickly surpassed by natural feelings of apprehension. Not only about the prospect of looking after a helpless, newborn baby, but more so,  fear about the birth, with one morbidly frightening question lying deep in an expectant mothers overactive imagination, “will I die during labor?” Surely these thoughts are insane, absurd and paranoid, as in the 21st century mother mortality during child birth…

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UN Influence, in Retracting Inequitable Laws, and China

Over the past decade China has implemented and promoted some highly progressive and commendable policies, which can be seen as a pragmatic response to China’s cooperation with the United Nations. An expansion in community-based methadone therapy and needle exchange program, showed China’s dedication to being in accordance with human-centered principles. Most recently was China’s announcement that it is to lift the ban on restricting HIV positive travelers into the country, which particularly provides recognition of the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) dedication to promoting “equal and inalienable rights…

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UN Happy Birthday

The United Nations is 64 years old today. Happy Birthday UN, or is it not so happy?! The United Nations was established on 24 October 1945 by 51 States, today the UN has 192 member States; yet the UN Charter remains the same, the inexplicable veto powers of the Security Council remains the same, the internal workings of the organization remains the same heavily politicized and ceremonial, and the mode of operations in many of the UN organizations remains centralized, bureaucratic and outright dictatorial in many UN organizations. Please see…

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UN Regional Integration

The United Nations has five regional commissions that perform the critical function of bridging the gap between the UN headquarters in New York and the UN program delivery at the country level. The UN regional commissions perform the missing-link regional functions in order to remedy a traditional yet still challenging weakness in the UN, that is regional integration for social and economic development. However, the UN regional commissions have many challenges of their own; funding, coherence and coordination are among these challenges. We will review these challenges after a brief…

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UN Abortion Policies

At the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) that was held in Cairo in 1994, the international community agreed in paragraph 8.25 of the ICPD Programme of Action on a common position regarding abortion:  “In no case should abortion be promoted as a method of family planning. All Governments and relevant intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations are urged to strengthen their commitment to women’s health, to deal with the health impact of unsafe abortion* as a major public health concern and to reduce the recourse to abortion through expanded and…