December 2011

Happy Birthday, UDHR!

            Today is the 63rd birthday of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.  Happy birthday, honey! What an opportunity for people in the US to get to know you better.
            Occupy Wall Street, please meet Article 23: "Everyone has the right to work, to free choice of employment, to just and favorable conditions of work and to protection against unemployment."

Petition to Support the Afghan Women's Network

I have been working on women’s human rights for many years, most recently with the Centre for Secular Space, a new global think tank formed to oppose religious extremism, strengthen secular voices, and ensure that the rights of women, gays, and religious minorities don’t disappear from view in the rush to make peace with Islamic fundamentalists. Ever since stories started appearing about Karzai wanting to negotiate with the Taliban and the US backing him up, we have been worrying about what would happen to Afghan women.

Copyright © Meredith Tax 2010. All Rights Reserved.