Dr. Hawa is an amazing Somali woman who has provided displaced Somali refugees for years inside Somalia by providing medical treatment, food and a place to live among other things. When all the other ngos have been forced to leave the country she has stayed behind and kept on taking care of the refugees.
Nataša Kandić; Serbia-based human rights advocate who has documented abuses throughout the wars in Croatia, Bosnia, and Kosovo. She has crossed frontlines to document atrocities, provided legal aid to victims, and been a leading figure in establishing the truth of Serbian war crimes.
Fascinating post about WWII brothels in Hawaii: "Jean O’Hara, spearheaded a strike which lasted three weeks in July 1942, demanding the basic human rights of American citizens. The prostitutes pointed out that their work was vital to the war effort, and they had already collectively purchased 132,000 dollars in war bonds..."
Norway will reduce its aid to Afghanistan next year due to lack of progress on combatting corruption and violence against women. "We are deeply concerned about the widespread violence against women in Afghanistan," said Foreign Minister State Secretary Torgeir Larsen. Norway had pledged 750 million crowns ($126 million) a year to Afghanistan through 2017, but will reduce that to 700 million crowns next year. What do you think of this funding cut?