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  randomcameraguy / © alex felipe      Project : Childrens Rehabilitation Center            10 photos
CRC webpage: http://members.tripod.com/~childrehab/home.html

Children's Rehabilitation Center (Philippines):

The CRC provides psycho-social therapy for children and parents that are victims of state violence.  The Philippines is one of the worlds most corrupt counties (taking over the #1 spot from Indonesia for Southeast Asia) and it's government is anything except a government for the people.

The current Gloria Macapagal Arroyo (GMA) administration is actually doing worse for human rights than the dictator Pres. Marcos for the length of time she's been in office.  According to a recent UNICEF book ('Uncounted Lives: Children and Women in Conflict in the Philippines') over 200,000 women and children have been victims of military atrocities since GMA came to power in 2001.

According to respected human rights watchdog 'Karapatan,' the GMA regime (from 1 Jan to 31 October 2007) is accused of:

Extra-Judicial, Summary or Arbitrary Executions… 68 // 209 in 2006, [Total: 887 (since 21.1.01)]
Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances… 26 // 78 in 2006, [Total: 185]
Torture… 29
Illegal Detention… 116
Forcible Evacuation or Displacement... 7542

Karapatan 2007 Human Rights Report: http://stopthekillings.org/stknpv2/files/karapatan_2007hr_report.pdf

UN Special Rapporteur Philip Alston confirmed much of this in his 2007 report and clearly points the finger at the government.  To download his final report please visit: http://stopthekillings.org/stknpv2/?q=resources/60/alston%E2%80%99s-final-report-rp-extrajudicial-killings

The above numbers dipped for 2007 (and will probably continue to remain low for the first few months of 2008) most likely because of increased international attention and the visit of a UN Special Rapporteur.  In early 2008 the Philippines, which ironically sits on the UN Human Rights Commission, is due for a periodic human rights review.
Open on: 17/02/2008   Completed le 29/02/2008  Favorite : 2

  Designsoul / © Sarolta Gyoker      Project : Morning Wine            6 photos
I took these shots in September, 2007, on the second floor of the Main Market Hall (Nagycsarnok) in Budapest, early in the morning when the stalls started to open. Much to my surprise at the start of the day, I found many older men savouring a beer-sized glass filled with white wine to the brim. Most of them didn't mind me taking these shots.
Open on: 11/11/2007   Completed le 08/01/2008  Favorite : 2

  eleparc / © Eric Le Parc      Project : - La Très Grande Bibliothèque -            19 photos
François Mitterand 's contribution to posterity is the development of the East side of Paris. In that respect, one of his major architectural projects apart from the Bastille Opera House, the Grande Arche, the Grand Louvre has been the relocation of the French National Library, known as TGB, standing for Très Grande Bibliotheque.

Let me introduce you to this somewhat new area of Paris, mostly unknown to regular tourists.
Open on: 07/11/2007   Completed le 11/03/2008  Favorite : 2

  stevev1 / © Steve Viscot      Project : Tibetans            20 photos

This project will feature the Tibetan people,monks and pilgrims both inside Tibet and those living in exile in India.

What's happening in Tibet?
To find out about the current situation then these links may help you. Help save this unique & wonderful country by writing to your government representative before it's to late.
http://www.racefortibet.org 
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/asia/article3551219.ece 
http://www.savetibet.org/news/index.php
http://www.studentsforafreetibet.org/
http://www.sftuk.blogspot.com/ 
http://www.phayul.com/ 
http://www.freetibet.org/march2008.html 
http://www.tibet.com/ 
http://www.tchrd.org/ 



Open on: 21/07/2008   Completed le 04/09/2008  Favorite : 3

 
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