The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes. 
Sir Winston Churchill

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You'll also notice that a new movement was freshly created. This new movement is called "POURHUY" and has the will to offer a new alternative to the authorities in office. We are working on various friendly activities with some people sharing the same love for our city, they wish to offer you funny cultural events and amazing social actions.

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Dear friends,
Hocrint has done a fantastic job during the last days in New York (Pekin+15) and the women’s day in Paris, focusing on honour crimes and forced marriages at the highest level.
The colloque in France was the first on this matter.
Who are we ?
Specialists and individuals involved to fight the honour crimes and forced marriages in all countries concerned in the world.
What is HOCRINT ?
A computerized connection, sending information to the members of the network.
Any of you may add informations.
In sending it to We will put it on the hocrintnet via Mrs Anne-Marie Lizin.
Where are we ?
In Paris ( 6 place Saint Germain des Près 75005 PARIS France ) and all over the world

Download the press release 23/04/2012

Dear Friends,
We are delighted to inform you that the Youth Against Human Trafficking facebook page has now been officially published!

This page was created in response to the feedback we have been receiving throughout the years from young people of 15-24 years’ wanting to become more involved in raising awareness and taking action against this illicit trade and terrible violation of human rights.
We hope that Youth Against Human Trafficking will therefore be their platform to express themselves and share their thoughts about ending human trafficking. We also hope that through this page, young people will be able to organize the activities they wish to explore by using the communication channel they like best: social media.
The youth have always been an important component of our activities since the creation of End Human Trafficking Now (EHTN) in 2006. We have tried to integrate a young people’s section in all our events and will continue to do so in the future. This is not only a two-way learning experience but also an opportunity to hear what young people have to say, and take their thoughts and concerns on board.
We look forward to seeing how young people will use this facebook platform to promote peace, human security and zero tolerance to human trafficking. To these activists of today and leaders of tomorrow, we would like to reiterate the following message:
“This page is for YOU to SPEAK OUT against human trafficking! So please invite all your friends and make change happen!!”
With best regards,
Senior Advocacy & Communications Manager
End Human Trafficking Now

With Malala Yusafzai and her father, at their place, in Birmingham.

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13/05/2014 - A book on the story of International socialist.

A new book, written by Pentti Väänänen, is telling the story of the International Socialist and the efforts for palestine-Israel peace process. You will see the actions of mrs Lizin, during the 1980 years, on this matter.
This book is called "Purppuraruusu ja samettinyrkki" in finnish which means "The Purple Rose & the Velvet Fist".

Link : Pentti Väänänen

12/10/2012 - The Nobel Appeal.

The award of the Nobel Peace Prize to the European Union is an acknowledgement that reminds us what it has achieved on the continent. It is also an appeal to continue and overcome the present crisis.

After the Second World War, the second civilian European conflict which set the planet on fire, Europe was a ruined continent and both victors and the vanquished only had before them an exit from history which would now be written without them. Men of inspiration like Churchill, Schuman, Adenauer, de Gasperi and many others decided to offer their people a different logic from the warring attitude of the past by weaving indissoluble solidarity, the consequences of which have been peace, stability and a return to prosperity.

67 years after the fighting ceased Europe is now the wealthiest continent on the planet and whatever the differences are between peoples and nations, no one even thinks about settling these by force.

Now there are rules, procedures and institutions where those differences are debated - it is true that this sometimes takes time and developments are slow - but the obligation is there to overcome them. It appeared to be an impossible exercise but this example helped overthrow the Greek, Spanish, Portuguese and Eastern Communist dictatorships, bringing democracy back to 180 million Europeans. The European example is considered by all of the continents, in Asia where territorial conflict causes tension, in Africa where ethnic disagreement sets the pace for so much strife and in other places where the modernity of the European idea, its use of solidarity and dialogue are often the only counterweights to traditional behaviour founded on power struggles.

This Nobel Prize is well deserved.

It is also an appeal however. Europe has been struck by the world crisis all the harder because it is incomplete. In a bid to respect various national identities it is now hesitating to take the next step forwards, notably to offer its citizens genuine economic and social prospects to emerge from the crisis. Economic, budgetary and fiscal union is self-evident but governments are finding this difficult because it affects the very heart of the States' competences. A European budget worthy of the name, Fiscal Union, a Single Common Economic Policy are the answers to the present crisis. In a way Europeans now face a challenge similar to the one they had to rise to just after the Second World War.

If they want to count in the 21st century, if they want to remain in the global race, they can do it by assuming their dimension as a continent, the only thing that is pertinent today. This is the message sent out by the Nobel Committee which is encouraging them to take that step forward.

The progress achieved since 2007 in terms of the economic governance of the Union is significant but inadequate. There has been a series of effective patches, skilfully applied to the old shell which cannot take anymore. In order to sail on troubled waters in this century we need to make a qualitative leap which a new safe, more unified vessel would offer us, firstly from an economic point of view with the rest following suit.  

If Europe takes this route, offering a solution to the crisis, which it can achieve, then the citizens will support it again. This appeal has been sent out to the people and their leaders. Continue and rise to the challenge!

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Jean-Dominique GIULIANI

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27/07/2012 - Reporting on Reuters : Women campaigners demand sex equality at the Olympics.

Women campaigners demand sex equality at the Olympics
By Belinda Goldsmith
LONDON, July 25 (Reuters) - Women's rights campaigners called on Wednesday for an end to sex discrimination at the Olympics, urging the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to ensure there are equal numbers of sports and medals for men and women.
Representatives from various European women's groups met in London for a symbolic burial of the Olympic Charter, saying its principles of condoning any form of discrimination and upholding equality of men and women had been decimated.
Annie Sugier, spokewoman for the International League of Women's Rights, acknowledged progress has been made with all countries to have female athletes on their teams at London for the first time and women boxers making their debut, ending the last all-male sport at the summer Games.
But she said at the London Games, starting Friday and running until Aug. 12, women are competing in 30 fewer events than men and only 132 gold medals are available to women compared to 162 for men.
"It is clear that more needs to be done as there is still gender discrimination at the Olympics," Sugier told Reuters.
"The Olympic Games play a critical role in building a better world and are more than just a sports competition. This is the one place in the world where there are no borders and one law for all and that can lead to change in society."
The demonstrators, uniting under the banner "London 2012: Justice for Women", drafted seven demands to be included in a letter delivered to all IOC members on Wednesday.
The list included having the same number of medal events for men and women, ensuring women held 50 percent of positions in leading sports bodies, and enforcing neutrality in sport by banning the wearing of political or religious symbols.
An IOC spokeswoman told Reuters that there had been a real momentum towards gender equality in sport over the past 30 years with statistics showing that more women were taking part.
"As a general rule, the IOC strives to ensure the Olympic Games and the Olympic Movement are universal and non-discriminatory, in line with the Olympic Charter and our values of respect, friendship and excellence. National Olympic Committees (NOCs) are encouraged to uphold that spirit in their delegations," she said.
"We would hope that London will see the highest percentage of female participation in history," she added.
Anne-Marie Lizin, honorary president of the Belgian Senate, said it was disappointing the IOC had allowed some countries, including Saudi Arabia, to only allow female athletes to compete if they covered themselves up.
At the Beijing 2008 Olympics, 14 countries had veiled women.
"We want all women in all countries of the world to have access to sport, to be able to complete and have the possibility of coming to the Olympics - and to wear what they want," said Lizin.
The demonstrators called for women's sports to be given the same profile as men's sports, citing the medal ceremony for the men's marathon as a key example.
IOC President Jacques Rogge presents the gold medal to the men's marathon winner but not to the winner of the women's race.
"It is outrageous that the IOC president will present the gold medal for the men's marathon but not for the women's," said human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell of the Peter Tatchell Foundation. "Discrimination against women is particularly acute at the Olympics."
However, Britain's Women's Sport and Fitness Foundation (WSFF), a charity that aims to make women active and confident, praised the London Olympics for being the most women-friendly to date with women outnumbering men on the U.S. and Canadian teams.
Sue Tibballs, CEO of WSFF, said her organisation has launched a Twitter hashtag, #gogirl, to build support for the British women athletes.
"There is an important point to be made. Female role models are essential to inspire young girls to be more active, particularly in a culture that tells them that it is more important to be thin than fit," said Tibballs. (Reporting by Belinda Goldsmith; Editing by Patrick Johnston)

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