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Entries by Craig and Marc Kielburger from 07/2011

Rioters Are Rebels Without Responsibility

| Posted 07.06.2011 | Canada

In North America, a sweet 16 bash, getting a driver's license, or earning a high school diploma defines the transformation to adulthood. Pretty mundane and uninspiring. Without formalized rites of passage, it's no wonder children create their own in order to prove they can take on the world.

Amnesty Marks 50 Years of Advancing Freedom

| Posted 07.15.2011 | Canada

As near as 15 years ago, says Alex Neve, secretary general of Amnesty International Canada, it would have been "a pie in the sky dream" for Moammar Gadhafi to be indicted by a united front of governments. It's a stark reminder for Canada to "stand on guard" and oppose crimes against humanity.

Water Can Be a Bridge to Peace in the Middle East

| Posted 07.20.2011 | Canada

As history shows, water scarcity can provoke military clashes. Hence the urgent need for groups like Friends of the Earth Middle East. As Palestinian director Nader Al-Khateeb told Time magazine: "War will not generate water. But peace can."

Safe Spaces Can Break India's Sex Trade Cycle

| Posted 07.30.2011 | Canada

To look into the eyes of a beautiful, pregnant teen girl and hear her say matter-of-factly that her unborn child has already been sold into prostitution is gut-wrenching to the very core. That's why safe spaces are vital.