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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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05/10/2015 - Generation Girl speaks out about what women really want in 2015 (From Herald Scotland).

IT is a global gathering being held for the first time in the UK featuring the most powerful and inspiring women on the planet, ranging from Hollywood actresses to politicians, super-models to Queens, women who have faced down Islamic extremists and acclaimed writers and artists.
Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will be among those taking part in the Women in the World Summit in London next Thursday and Friday, alongside high-profile names such as actors Nicole Kidman, Meryl Streep and Carey Mulligan, model Cara Delevingne and Jordan’s Queen Rania.
The conference aims to give a platform to women of influence and explore issues facing women and girls today.
This year’s theme is “Generation Girl”, which aims to champion those who are treading “unchartered waters” and inspiring the next generation. One of those featured is Mhairi Black, who became the UK’s youngest MP when she was elected for the SNP in May’s election. She will talk about her journey from “chip shop to Westminster”.
Scottish singer and songwriter Nina Nesbitt will also be talking about body confidence and the pressures of being in the public eye.
Publishing legend Tina Brown, founder and CEO of Women in the World, which was set up in 2009, said there was a surge in feminism in the UK with more women in parliament and the founding of the Women’s Equality Party.
She added: “Women are stepping into the limelight and wanting to talk about these things.”
Here we look at some of the issues which will be discussed at the Women in the World Summit.
Body confidence
The speakers for this discussion session includes Scottish singer/songwriter Nina Nesbitt, psychoanalyst Dr Susie Orbach and model Chantelle Winnie, who has the condition vitiligo, which causes white patches to develop on the skin. They will discuss body confidence and how social media magnifies the desire to look perfect. Nesbitt, who released the single ‘Selfies’ in 2014, said: “Social networks have made it easy for us to express ourselves, but also to live our lives through a kind of 'fake reality'.”
Sexual violence
A panel including a doctor from Iraq and a representative from the Iraqi Parliament will discuss the “dangerous and desperate race” to save Yazidi women from the sexual violence of Daesh - otherwise known as Islamic State. People from Iraq’s Yazidi ethnic group have been targeted by Daesh, which views them as ‘pagan infidels’. In August 2014, the terror group attacked Yazidi villages in Iraq: it is estimated thousands have been massacred and as many as 5000 to 7000 women and girls have been enslaved by Daesh, with reports of systematic rape, torture, forced marriage and selling of women and girls as sex slaves.
The Women’s Equality Party, co-founded by comedian Sandy Toksvig, was formed in March this year to tackle the inequality which women in the UK face “at home, at work, in politics and in public life”. Co-founder and president Catherine Mayer will be interviewed by author Kathy Lette on why now is the time to tackle issues such as women occupying the lowest-paid jobs, low conviction rates for sexual assaults and domestic abuse and a lack of female representation in the boardroom.
Playwright and novelist Bonnie Greer and journalist and documentary film-maker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, who was the first Pakistani to win an Oscar, will discuss if modern feminism can “slay misogyny” in 2015. Barrister Charlotte Proudman, who was labelled a “feminazi” after she accused a lawyer of sexism over a message sent on LinkedIn complimenting her on her “stunning picture” will also be talking about this issue.
Women and sport
The fastest growing sport in Britain today is girls’ football. Eniola Aluko, who is one of England’s top strikers and plays for Chelsea Ladies, will talk about her career and inspiring a new generation of young women to take up the sport. She put her job as a sport and showbiz lawyer on hold to become a full-time footballer and take part in this year’s Women’s World Cup, in which England secured third place. Statistics show men play more sport than women, and women’s participation in sport declines with age.
Child sexual abuse
The Jimmy Savile scandal and subsequent police investigations has brought the issue of child sexual abuse into the spotlight in recent years. Latest figures show that in Scotland there were 3,742 sexual offences against children under 18 recorded in 2013-14, including rape, sexual assault and grooming – which was a ten-year high. The number of recorded sexual offences against children in England and Wales has also risen by a third. One victim who was abused by a teacher twenty years ago will share her story at the summit.
Child marriage
Afghan rapper Sonita Alizadeh will share her experience of narrowly escaping a forced marriage at the age of 14. She uses her music to challenge cultural norms and wrote a song called ‘Brides for Sale”. Child marriage is widespread in many developing countries and can have consequences including depriving children of education and health risks associated with early sexual activity and childbirth. It is estimated there are 70 million child brides worldwide, who married before the age of 18.
Women leaders
While there is much talk of women’s “empowerment”, one topic which the Women in the World summit will scrutinise is whether this will result in many more women leaders in the future. Currently figures show that although women make up just over half of the population, only 30% are MPs. Women also account for only around a fifth of FTSE 100 company directors.
The recent image of three-year-old Aylan Kurdi lying drowned on a beach in Turkey triggered an outcry around the world and brought the human cost of the refugee crisis into sharp focus. Around half of the refugees globally are women and there are concerns over issues facing women in refugee camps such as sexual violence and human trafficking. Mervat Alsman, a Syrian refugee who has just arrived in the UK, will share her story at the summit.
Malala Yousafzai became known around the world after being shot in the head by a Taliban gunman in 2012 for speaking out about the rights of girls to education. She later became the youngest winner of the Nobel Peace Prize at the age of just 17. Her mother Toor Pekai Yousafzai will speak publicly for the first time at the summit, together with her husband Ziauddin Yousafzai.

17/09/2015 - Letter from Abdalla Kurdi, father of Alan Kurdi.

Dear friends, 
There is very good information about the situation in Syria and more generally in the Near East.  The region is involved in a local and international power struggle. Our Syrian homeland has become a focus of this struggle, in which there is now neither security nor economic stability. This is the reason that people have packed up, leaving the country of their fathers and grandfathers for other countries, in hope of finding security and a humane life.

The victims of such a power struggles is always the civilian population. For reasons both of political and economy security, I like so many blameless others have thus been forced to leave my homeland. I initially fled to another area of Syria and from there abroad, where I became the victim of smugglers and people traffickers, those who profit from other people's unfortunate fates. The price was too high. I have lost my wife and both of my children. And yet my tragedy is not the first and will not be the last. It is likely that hundreds of families have been extinguished in the same way.

I am now back in the land of my ancestors, and will remain here with the graves of my children and my wife. This earth is soaked in the blood of martyrs who have defended Kobane. I am writing this letter together with a representative of the democratic self-organisation of Kobane founded by those who have defended this city against the humanity's enemies. Before the eyes of the world, in the 21st century, people have been slaughtered, and women and girls dragged away.

Dear friends, I do not want anyone from this region, whether Kurd, Arab, Assyrian or Armenian, to go through what I have gone though. And yet, historically, these people have gone through far worse than I have. Who among them does not remember the genocide of the Armenians, Assyrians and Jews in the twentieth century? An important step on the road away from an ideology which opposes the value of humanity, is that we live together in collective self-administration, in democracy and in brotherhood.
I am sending this letter from Kobane, the city which has lived through war for four years. It was and still is a target of ISIS and other groups such as the al-Nusra Front and Ahrar al-Sham. Eighty per cent of the buildings, institutions and infrastructure have been raised to the ground, not only in Kobane but also in the surrounding villages and provinces. There is no longer any standard of life, only the will of the population, bound to the earth of their fathers and grandfathers. Resistance, however, does not fill bellies, nor heal the injured, and the children can no longer go to school. We want to live in freedom in our homeland, upon our earth. Please, help us! 

Many thanks that your governments have taken in thousands of refugees. That is a great act of humanity - but is it a permanent solution, ladies and gentlemen? We love our homeland, as you love your country. We would not emigrate and leave our homeland, if it were not that terrorist violence has forced us to do so. Only the democratic self-administration and our institutions, such as the YPG (People's Protection Units), protect us and try to support us in carrying out the daily necessities of life. We beg of you to recognise such self-administration as part of Syria's future, and to build a new, free society with it. It would be of great help to me and my people, as well as other ethnic groups who live in this self-organisation. In this way we can contribute to the ending of the human tragedy in my homeland.
I am grateful also for your sympathy for my fate. This has given me the feeling that I am not alone. An essential step in ending this tragedy and avoiding its recurrence, is support for our self-organisation.
Along with our democratic self-adminsitration, I send my greetings and thank you for your attention.

Abdalla Kurdi, father of Alan Kurdi

Anwar Muslim, Representative of the democratic self-organisation

Kobane, 12.09.2015

02/07/2015 - Conference in the French Senate.

GNRD has organised onTuesday July 2th a conference in the French Senate, hosted by French Senator Jean Marie Bockel to present the report of the mission  about women’s rights in Kurdistan.
Were attending the meeting :
Mrs Simen Mohamad : representative ofor three district in Rojava part of Syria ( Kobane,Jazire, Afrin).
Anne Marie LIZIN : Honorary Speaker of the Belgium Senate, Head of the mission and Member of GNRD ‘s board
Rhodi Melleck : Kurdish National Congress representative in Brussels
Robert Pingeon : Consultant and experts about Kurdistan
Khaled Issa : French PYD representative in Paris
Patricia Lalonde : co-Author of the report, Member of GNRD-Women’s consultative Council
Pishko Shamsi : Geneva UNHCR Kurdish Expert 
And some experts and journalists.
During this meeting, members of  the GNRD’s mission in Kurdistan have pointed out the importance of women’s rights in the Kurdish region eventhough there are still  some  differences between the Syrian Kurdish side and the Iraki one.
French Senator Jean-Marie Bockel congratulated the members of the mission for their work and conclude the meeting by insisting on the important role the Kurds have in fighting Daesh and by the necessity to bring women in the post syrian conflict talks.

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