The key idea of INERELA was to tap into the unique role and authority that religious leaders play in providing moral and ethical guidance within communities, using that to contribute in a productive way to the HIV response; their public opinions can influence entire nations.
In Bhopal, India, on 2 December 1984, toxic gas slipped into the wintry night from a chemical factory and travelled towards unsuspecting victims, most of whom were fast asleep. Thousands were killed. It was one of the worst chemical disasters of the modern age.
In Saturday’s Guardian, Katie Puckrik mused somewhat cynically on the “latest celebrity ruse”: not wearing makeup. She writes about her terribly trying adventure of not wearing makeup for a whole day, and reports how “self-consciously unglamorous” she feels.
I arrived in Washington DC yesterday to attend meetings before the International AIDS Conference, which starts on 22 July, and to report on them through this blog for the next couple of weeks. What many people do not know is that the US has been unable to host this particular conference since 1990 because of a travel ban on people living with HIV.
Tony Blair made a tentative return to politics last week as an advisor to the Labour Party. For a number of people on the left, including your humble servant, this did not sit particularly well. Many of us had hoped that under the stewardship of Ed Miliband the Labour Party would move beyond the privatisation and political cowardice of the “triangulation” years to a more confidently social democratic outlook
Much to the anger of student organisations across the country and the shame of red-faced Liberal Democrats, university tuition fees have gone up. But is this such a bad thing?
Born and raised in Tunisia, I was taught at a very early age how to praise education and knowledge. However, as in any developing country, resources for cutting- edge research are always limited. So, I knew that I had to leave and explore the world.
Mbungu Nlandu Ange lost his wife and children and his freedom when his village of Makombo, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, was attacked by men in army uniforms. That night, 321 people were brutally killed and another 250 were made captive to walk in a human herd in the African jungle for two months.
Recently, the head of the UK branch of G4S, the largest private security firm in the world, predicted that within the next few years an increasing amount police work will be allocated and outsourced to private security companies-like G4S.
Back in September 2011 a police raid on a travellers’ site in Bedfordshire uncovered a story that left many of us perplexed. It was revealed that a well-organised operation to turn rough-sleepers into modern-day slaves had been taking place.
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