China has been keen to prevent a much-discussed UN convention on crimes against humanity. But at the end of last year a medley of countries led by Bangladesh, Gambia and Mexico infuriated China and Russia by paving the way towards one in a committee of the UN- and they are gathering an unstoppable wave of support in the General Assembly.

The Taliban government last year barred girls from attending secondary school, making Afghanistan the only country in the world where there is a ban on education. Matiullah Wesa has continued to drum up support from locals for his organization which campaigns for schools and distributes books in rural areas.

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Chapter 5 - Power
THIS CHAPTER WILL DISCUSS 1. Theories that are relevant to the concept of power. 2. The "dimensions" of power, and research showing how these dimensions work. 3. Theories concerning how coalitions can form within groups. 4. The ways in which communication can affect people's judgments about power. 5. How beliefs about gender and race influence power, and ways to counteract these beliefs.

The Trap of Teaching People How to Treat You
Have you ever heard the phrase "you teach people how to treat you?" It's a common idea that many people believe to be true. The theory is that if you allow people to treat you poorly, they will continue to do so because you have taught them that it's okay. But here's the thing: this idea is a trap. It can keep you stuck in toxic relationships for far too long, and it can cause you to take responsibility for other people's behavior. The truth is that you cannot teach people how to treat you. You can set boundaries and communicate your needs, but ultimately, it's up to the other person to decide how they will treat you. I fell into this trap myself. I had toxic siblings who treated me poorly, and I believed that if I could just teach them how to treat me with respect, everything would be okay. But the more I tried to teach them, the worse things got. I realized that I was taking responsibility for their behavior. I was blaming myself for not being able to teach them how to be kind and respectful. But the truth is that it wasn't my responsibility to teach them. They were adults, and they were responsible for their own behavior. When I finally let go of the idea that I could teach them how to treat me, things started to shift. I set boundaries and communicated my needs, but I didn't try to teach them anything. I simply observed how they treated me and decided whether or not I wanted to continue the relationship. This is the key: observe how people treat you and allow that to teach you whether or not they are healthy and can stay in your life. If someone consistently treats you poorly, it's time to reevaluate the relationship. Setting boundaries is important, but it's not the same as teaching people how to behave. Your boundaries are for you, and they let others know what you will and will not tolerate. But you cannot control how others will behave, and you cannot force them to treat you with respect. The trap of teaching people how to treat you can also lead to a never-ending cycle of trying to teach someone a different way to behave. You may think that if you just find the right words or the right approach, the other person will finally understand and change their behavior. But in reality, this rarely works. People change when they are ready to change. It's not up to you to force them to change, and it's not your responsibility to teach them how to behave. The only thing you can control is how you respond to their behavior. If you find yourself in a toxic relationship, it's important to remember that you cannot teach the other person how to treat you. You can set boundaries and communicate your needs, but ultimately, it's up to the other person to decide how they will behave. The trap of teaching people how to treat you is a common one, but it's important to recognize it and avoid it. Instead, focus on observing how people treat you and making decisions based on that. It's not your responsibility to teach anyone how to behave, but it is your responsibility to take care of yourself and make decisions that are in your best interest.

Overall, 1,483 unique allegations were reported against 1,539 police officers – or 0.7% of the workforce. There were 1,177 cases of alleged police-perpetrated violence, including sexual harassment and assault, reported between October 2021 and April 2022, according to data from the National Police Chiefs’ Council.

Supporters include international lawyers and high-profile political figures including Shirin Ebadi, Iranian Nobel Peace Prize laureate; Fawzia Koofi, the first female deputy speaker of the Afghan Parliament; and Benafsha Yaqoobi, a commissioner on the Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission.

... but even there seems to be a lot room for improvement: The Economist’s glass-ceiling index measures the role and influence of women in the workforce across mostly richest countries.

Criminologist Betsy Stanko and a team of more than 50 scholars investigated why less than 3% of rapes reported in the UK in 2020 had resulted in charges being brought, and why this percentage almost halved in 2021. "If [the police] thinks that the problem with rape is that it’s mostly regretful sex, then there is no leadership or commitment to change," she says.

US voters are strongly in favor of policies that protect abortion, an investigation finds. 62 percent of voters believe abortions should be legal under most circumstances, including 85 percent of Democrats, 67 percent of Independents, and 36 percent of Republicans, Data for Progress finds.

McDonald's, KFC, and Carrefour, among others, sell meat produced with soybeans linked to human rights violations in Paraguay, including pesticide poisoning, forced displacement of Indigenous peoples, and even deaths, a report has found. The original article in Spanish can be found here:

In a letter by nearly 200 organizations and experts, the authors detail how some 22 million women and girls of reproductive age live in states where abortion access is now either banned or inaccessible. Here is the letter (pdf):

> Medieval texts, from Islamic medical treatises to Christian books of miracles, reveal surprisingly varied and complex experiences of blindness. But when medieval scholar Jude Seal experienced visual impairment themselves, they gained an even deeper understanding of the lives that they were studying. H/T [](

Worryingly, nearly all of these deaths are preventable. Solutions are complex, a current report says. But it also points the inequalities seen both between and within countries when it comes to access to high-quality and respectful care, and the importance of sexual and reproductive rights and women’s autonomy, including access to safe abortion.

A Q&A with Kamal Quadir, founder of bKash, a financial services company, most recently valued at $2 billion in 2021.

Right wingers have political correctness - essentially it’s patriotic correctnese
cross-posted from: > Ex Dixie chicks were canceled for opposing a war that right wingers supported**___**

The largest governing body in winter sports, the International Ski and Snowboard Federation (FIS), is itself sponsored by Audi. 90% of Audi's cars produced in 2021 were petrol or diesel driven. Other sponsors include fossil fuel companies, including Gazprom and Equinor, and airlines, including British Airways and SAS.

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