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EHHR Campaign: ‘One pair of shoes for a month’ Week 2

On December 2, a member of the Sama Team decided to support the EHHR Barefoot Campaign and to wear one pair of shoes every day for a month. First week was all about snow, this week it was about freezing (literally) and a homeless man. Jessica shares with you her second week wearing the same pair of shoes. “My first week was difficult because I had to wear my leather boots while it was snowing; I would have given anything for a pair of Moon ...


We Want Peace: The Clock Is Ticking on Sudan

We enjoy listening to Emmanuel Jal music and we already mentioned him in Twitter Sunday: Favorites Tweets @EmmanuelJAL. We published two of his videos on ‘En Route To Sudan’: A Message to President Obama(Emmanuel Jal, Sudan Freedom) and A campaign for peace in Sudan. Jal is a committed artist and he founded GUA Africa which mission is to work with individuals, families and communities to help them overcome the effects of war and poverty in ...


EHHR Campaign: ‘One pair of shoes for a month’ Week 1

Last week on December 2, one of us decided to support the EHHR Barefoot Campaign and to wear one pair of shoes every day for a month. A week has past and Jessica now shares with you her first week wearing the same pair of shoes. And we can tell you, it wasn’t that ‘easy’! “Cold. Cold. Cold. Very cold. This week was so cold, my leather boots and my feet suffered a lot! I have never seen so much snow in Paris for years and it was ...


da-eYe will go barefoot against poverty on Dec.10, will you?

We mentioned it in our first post about the Barefoot Against Poverty campaign: Max Dana was working on something: one of her character will become a barefoot warrior against poverty… This morning she unveiled on her Blog the mysterious character: da-eYe will go barefoot against poverty on December 10 and he invites you to do so and to spread the word! PS: Don’t miss our update on our ‘One pair of shoes for a month’ challenge next ...


EHHR Barefoot Campaign: ‘One pair of shoes for a month’

Ten days ago we posted about the Every Human Has Rights and CIVICUS new campaign: Barefoot Against Poverty. By going barefoot against poverty, the campaign invites us to take a first step for human rights, thinking about people who barely have food to put on their table, let alone shoes to put on their feet. Simple, effective, easy to understand and easy to do. Back to when all started for us. In 2008, Max Dana supported the Every Human Has Rights ...


World AIDS Day: Prevent, Treat and Support

Today is World AIDS Day. A day dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection. According to Wikipedia, AIDS has killed more than 25 million people between 1981 and 2007, and an estimated 33.2 million people worldwide live with HIV as of 2007, making it one of the most destructive epidemics in recorded history. Despite recent, improved access to antiretroviral treatment and care in many regions of the world, the ...


EHHR: Barefoot Against Poverty on December 10th!

International Human Rights day on the 10th of December 2010 marks the 62nd anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Since the Sama Gazette is online and because Max Dana supports Every Human Has Rights (read more about the “60 Signers for the 60th Anniversary” Initiative) we never missed the date and this year, CIVICUS launches a new campaign: Barefoot Against Poverty. About the campaign (more on official website): This year, ...


Sama Gazette Special Edition: En Route To Sudan

We announced it before Summer break and we mentioned it in September: we have been working on several new sections and special editions on the Sama Gazette. The first one of these new ‘rendezvous’ has launched today and is titled: En Route To Sudan, an online resources for everything concerning Sudan. Since the Sama Gazette is online, we have published many articles about the situation in Sudan. We closely follow organizations and ...


The Sudan Freedom Walk 2010 in Washington, DC

We have a great interest in Sudan. We published many news about the country, about organizations and actions aimed to raise awareness and also support aid workers in the field. In our last Twitter Sunday post dedicated to i-ACT, we invited you to support 100 Days of Action for Sudan: The Referenda Countdown; today we wanted to talk about Sudan Freedom and The Sudan Freedom Walk 2010 which goal is ‘to fight for democracy and freedom from genocide and ...


World Peace Day and the Millennium Development Goals

Today is World Peace Day. According to Wikipedia, in 1981 the United Nations General Assembly declared, in a resolution sponsored by the United Kingdom and Costa Rica, the third Tuesday of September (the opening day of regular sessions of the General Assembly) as the International Day of Peace devoted to commemorating and strengthening the ideals of peace. Tuesday, September 21, 1982, was the first occurrence of the International Day of Peace. We are not ...






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