Ces femmes qui font bouger l’Afrique
Pour mon premier article en français sur ce Blog (car tout le monde ne parle pas anglais), j’ai décidé de mettre en avant les femmes africaines. J’ai récemment lu sur SlateAfrique un article intitulé Les six femmes les plus influentes d’Afrique et qui fait le portrait de six femmes d’influence sur le continent Africain. Elles ... More
da-eYe will go barefoot against poverty on Dec.10, will you?
I have been supporting Every Human Has Rights Campaigns since 2008. It started with the ’60 Signers for the 60th Anniversary Initiative’ I launched on November 24, 2008. My first post about it explained why I decided to ‘go public’ by creating an original piece of art for the campaign. Six months after that, the 60 Signers for the ... More
Sudan, Burma, Congo… The power of carrot and stick: reductio ad absurdum?
I have expressed my humble opinion about Sudan, Burma, Congo and other issues on many occasions on this blog, looking at the root causes and trying to explain them with simple words. I have close friends working in local organizations in France but also abroad, and it is always rewarding to discuss with experienced people. For the “60 Signers for the 60th ... More
International Human Rights Day 2009: Every Human Has Rights
It has already been a year. Time goes by so fast… The “60 Signers for the 60th Anniversary” Initiative is already a year old but it is like it was yesterday. It was a great experience and I had the opportunity to meet with very interesting people. The heads of the organizations who signed the initiative such as: Mary Robinson (Member of The ... More
Darfur, Congo, Burma: is ‘good will’ enough?
The plights in Darfur, Congo and Burma are different on many aspects but the initiatives launched by organizations (human rights, humanitarian, etc) all have the same goal: help the people living in danger and provide them assistance when needed. As you may already know, I truly think Tall oaks from little acorns grow, nevertheless I am not naive and I know ... More
60 Signers for the 60th Anniversary Initiative fulfilled!
Last November, I launched the ’60 Signers for the 60th Anniversary Initiative’ on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, to support the Every Human Has Rights Campaign initiated by The Elders. As you may have easily noticed, the landmark U.N. document is still not fully respected around the world. This ... More
Will 2009 be better or only ‘less worse’ than 2008?
Yes, I know, I am late. Well, not yet. Before writing this post, I read the one I posted last year, on December 31st 2007: Tall oaks from little acorns grow and nothing has really changed since then… I mentioned the plight in Darfur, Aung San Suu Kyi in Burma, and several crisis (environment, food, economics…) threatening us. And I am afraid to ... More
Every Human Has Rights: 60 Signers for the 60th Anniversary
December 10th marks the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and a series of events will take place -almost- all around the world. More than ever, human rights and fundamental freedoms have to be respected but sixty years after the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was signed at Palais de Chaillot in Paris in 1948, the ... More