Wednesday, August 14, 2002

Killing the wolves won't stop the problem. Stopping the hunters might.

Where have all the rhinos gone?

Monday, August 12, 2002

Cultural Prisons Around the World
"There is a holocaust happening around the world to women—you cannot say any longer you don't know." — Oprah

What's happening to women around the world is shocking...unbelievable...unimaginable.

In Jordan, Morocco and Syria, women who commit adultery can legally be killed by their husbands.
In Ethiopia, Lebanon and Uruguay, there are laws that will protect a rapist from prosecution, but only if he decides to marry his victim.
India, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea and Serbia still have laws allowing marital rape.
Women in Kuwait can't vote.
A wife in Israel can't seek a divorce without her husband's permission.
In Pakistan, three out of four women in jail are there because they were raped. Unless a woman can produce four male witnesses who saw the actual act of penetration—her rapist goes free.
In Bangladesh, authorities estimate three to five women each week are assaulted in what they call acid attacks.
In the poorest parts of India, girls—some as young as ten—are sold into prostitution, sometimes by their own families.

This information was taken from the Oprah Winfrey site.

Sunday, August 11, 2002

Sorry I have not been updating as often as I used to. I will be working on this page more starting next week. Right now I am just going to say that my focus is going to start including human rights issues as well as environmental.

I am also looking for someone who can help me change my layout a bit, I am not really satisfied by the way my link table is set up and I would like to be able to have a more interesting background.