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Half the Sky: 30 songs / 30 days campaign

We support the Half the Sky Movement since 2010, we even created a tag for Half the Sky posts. On April 2010, La Moitié du Ciel, the French version of the original book was available in France; a few months later, Max Dana organized a discussion group: Half the Sky: Moving Individual Stories To Engage People. The Half the Sky Movement is launching a 30 songs / 30 days campaign, and legendary and emerging female musicians from around the world come ...


Fighting Back, One Brothel Raid at a Time

This is the new article by Nicholas D. Kristof. This is the story of forced prostitution, a Cambodian brothel and rescuing a very young girl. On Nick Kristof’s side, the great Somaly Mam, one of the several ‘Inspiring people’ from Inspiration to Action. Let’s start with some extracts of Kristof’s article: Somaly dedicates her life to battling forced prostitution, for she herself was sold as a child to a Cambodian brothel. ...


Sunday Roundup on Sudan and South Kordofan

Sunday Roundup is a rendezvous on Max Dana’s Blog. It sounds like our weekly Friday Digest which Max said it inspired her but we have to admit her news roundup is far more detailed than ours! You can also read this post on Max Dana’s Blog. When will international community take action? This is the question asked on Twitter by Susan Morgan, co-founder and the Director of Communications for Investors Against Genocide (I mention them here). ...


Sunday Roundup: Bahrain, Sudan, Physics…

Sunday Roundup is a rendezvous on Max Dana’s Blog. It sounds like our weekly Friday Digest which Max said it inspired her but we have to admit her news roundup is far more detailed than ours! You can also read this post on Max Dana’s Blog. The Bahrain Grand Prix will not go ahead. Many concerned people such as #Nicholas Kristof and Kenneth Roth tweeted this week about the upcoming Formula One Grand Prix expected to take place next October ...


Sunday Roundup: Abyei, WOZA, Rwanda, DSK

Sunday Roundup is a rendezvous on Max Dana’s Blog. It sounds like our weekly Friday Digest which Max said it inspired her but we have to admit her news roundup is far more detailed than ours! You can also read this post on Max Dana’s Blog. Today is International Day for Biological Diversity. The UN General Assembly expressed ‘its deep concern about the continuing loss of the world’s biological diversity, and reaffirmed the ...


Sunday Roundup: Osama Bin Laden, Food crisis

Sunday Roundup is a rendezvous on Max Dana’s Blog. It sounds like our weekly Friday Digest which Max said it inspired her but we have to admit her news roundup is far more detailed than ours! You can also read this post on Max Dana’s Blog.   “ Osama Bin Laden is dead. Al-Qaeda founder and leader died last Sunday in his Pakistan hideout at the hands of Navy SEALs. The mastermind behind the worst-ever terrorist attack on U.S. soil is ...


Sunday Roundup: Graffiti, Congo, Sudan, J. Stiglitz, J. Silva

Sunday Roundup is not a new rendezvous on the Sama Gazette but it is one on Max Dana’s Blog. Last Sunday she started this new series of posts about what caught her attention during the week. It sounds like our weekly Friday Digest which Max said it inspired her but we have to admit her news roundup is far more detailed than ours. We still have to learn a lot from her, we know that! So we decided to cross post it here. You can also read this post on ...


Half the Sky: Moving Individual Stories To Engage People

We have mentioned several times Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide  by Pulitzer-prize winning American journalists Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn. We also support organizations helping women all around the world such as Women for Women, CARE and many others. And we think Half the Sky is a great example of how a book can change people. The Sama Team has been invited to a reading group organized by Max Dana on ...


Father’s Day: make a donation in your dad’s name!

Father’s Day is an annual holiday that recognizes fathers and fatherhood. And unlike Mother’s Day which is celebrated on the second Sunday in May (May 8 this year) in the United States, in February in Norway, on May 30 in France and in Indonesia in December, Father’s Day is more widely celebrated the third Sunday of June. So we decided to celebrate Father’s Day and replace our weekly rendezvous Twitter Sunday with an article ...


Mother’s Day: Gifts, articles and mothers over the world

Mother’s Day is an annual holiday that recognizes mothers, motherhood and maternal bonds in general, as well the positive contributions that they make to society. In the United States, it is celebrated on the second Sunday in May (May 8 this year) but in Norway it was celebrated in February, in France it will be on May 30, in Indonesia in December… Every country its own date to celebrate Mothers. So we decided to celebrate Mother’s Day ...






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