Schickes und Schönes

Peace, if it ever exists, will not be based on the fear of war, but on the love of peace.

Herman Wouk (american novelist)

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Save Israa Al-Ghomgham, the Female Activist Saudi is Demanding to Execute!

Humaن Rights

Israa Al-Ghomgham, a female human rights defender from Qatif, is about to be sentenced to death under the watchful eye of the world.

In a first move of its kind by the Saudi prosecution, Israa was hauled before the notorious Saudi counter-terrorism court in Riyadh (Specialised criminal court), where the public prosecutor demanded that Israa be punished with the maximum punishment of the death penalty.

This would be the first time that the Saudi prosecution have EVER called for capital punishment against a FEMALE activist.

Israa’s trial and her charges

Israa is being prosecuted as part of a mass trial, along with 5 other men, including her husband.

israa6 Mass trial of Israa and five others, including her husband

Her trial commenced in August 2018, and followed 32 months of arbitrary detention. Israa faced her first court session without any legal representation. Following pleas for help by her father on social…

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Let us stand with Raif Badawi – as long as it takes

otium satis

Another year gone and the Saudi blogger Raif Badawi is still in prison. On 17 june he will have spent six years as a prisoner.  So far our hopes have been disappointed, that the ongoing reforms in Saudi-Arabia reach out to the prison of Dhaban where not only Raif Badawi but as well his attorney and brother in law, Waleed Abu al-Khair serve their  long and harsh prison terms.

No doubt, any step away from the restrictions that so long have hemmed in the lives of the people and most especially the women in Saudi-Arabia is an overdue relief and welcome. Another encouraging step certainly was the restrictions for the ever vigiliant and waspish religious police. On the other hand, it is galling, that while many of Raif Badawi’s demands are being fulfilled step by tiny step, their author still remains isolated behind bars.

From far away and out of…

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Giungendo all’essenza linguistica della parità di genere attraverso citazioni

«Al linguaggio viene riconosciuto un ruolo fondamentale nella costruzione sociale della realtà e, quindi, anche dell’identità di genere maschile e femminile: è perciò necessario che sia usato in modo non “sessista” e non privilegi più, come fa da secoli, il genere maschile né tantomeno continui a tramandare tutta una serie di pregiudizi negativi nei confronti delle donne, ma diventi rispettoso di entrambi i generi. »

Cecilia Robustelli

„Per «parità» non si intende «adeguamento» alla norma «uomo», bensì reale possibilità di pieno sviluppo e realizzazione per tutti gli esseri umani nella loro diversità. Molte persone sono convinte di ciò, eppure si continua a dire che «la donna deve essere pari all’uomo» e mai che «l’uomo deve essere pari alla donna» e nemmeno che «la donna e l’uomo (o l’uomo e la donna) devono essere pari»: strano concetto di parità questo in cui il parametro è sempre l’uomo.”

Alma Sabatini