Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in Uganda

In Uganda, members and fellows of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists are supporting the development of the health system in a number of ways. This support ranges from developing systems and processes, training local health...

Obstetric fistula is a hole in the birth canal caused by prolonged labour without prompt medical intervention, usually a Caesarean section. The woman is left with chronic incontinence and in most cases a stillborn baby. The smell of leaking urine, faeces or both, is...

International Day to End Obstetric Fistula

Obstetric fistula is one of the most serious and tragic injuries that can occur during childbirth. It is a hole between the birth canal and the bladder or rectum caused by prolonged, obstructed labour without treatment. The condition typically leaves women...

Biodiversity Is Us!

Zoos and aquariums have decided to take the lead in getting people to act to preserve biodiversity, which is shrinking at an alarming rate. The World Association of Zoos and Aquariums' "Biodiversity is Us" project is timed to support the...

International Day for Biological Diversity

The International Day for Biological Diversity (or World Biodiversity Day) is a United Nations–sanctioned international day for the promotion of biodiversity issues. It is currently held on May 22.[1] The International Day for Biological Diversity falls within the...

World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development

The World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development is a United Nations–sanctioned international holiday for the promotion of diversity issues. It is currently held on May 21.[1] The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed this holiday due to UNESCO's...

International Day of Families

The International Day of Families is observed on the 15th of May every year. The Day was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in 1993 with resolution A/RES/47/237 and reflects the importance the international community attaches to families. The International Day...

CPJ International Press Freedom Awards 2015 – Overview

The 2008 film funded by the National union of Journalists (NUJ) on the increasing surveillance of journalists covering protest in the UK. The film highlights the increasing issues around press freedom in the UK, that has seen photographers...

Agenda for Philosophy for Children Level 1 (June/July 2017)

An Introduction to Philosophy for/with Children (P4/wC) 2 Day Training Course 27 June & 11 July in Yeovil Start: 09:00 End: 16:00 Sapere-accredited* Level 1 Course Course trainer – Flick Dunkley, for GLADE * Participants will receive Level 1 accreditation after...

World Press Freedom Day

The United Nations General Assembly declared May 3 to be World Press Freedom Day[1][2] or just World Press Day to raise awareness of the importance of freedom of the press and remind governments of their duty to respect and uphold the right to freedom of expression...

International Workers’ Day

International Workers' Day, also known as Labour Day in some countries, is a celebration of labourers and the working classes that is promoted by the international labour movement, socialists, communists or anarchists and occurs every year on May Day (1 May), an...

“A Day’s Work”

90 minutes before he was killed on his first day of work as a temporary employee, 21-year-old Day Davis texted a picture of himself to his girlfriend, excited for their future. Day’s sister now searches for answers, as an investigation...

World Day for Safety and Health at Work

In 2003, the International Labour Organization (ILO), began to observe World Day in order to stress the prevention of accidents and diseases at work, capitalizing on the ILO's traditional strengths of tripartism and social dialogue. This celebration is an integral...

Pieter Colpaert – The World is Open…

SuperMinds 2013 There is an entire new generation coming up. Instead of worrying a lot about intellectual property rights, they find it more important to be able to share, re-use and remix. Are we going to stop this new generation and teach...

What is intellectual property?

Intellectual Property (IP) expert Richard Etienne explains the basic fundamentals of IP and how these intellectual property rights (copyright, patents, trade marks and design rights) can protect your creation. © Mr IP 2011 music: © Nujabes...

Laws that undermine creativity

Clip from an interview with Cory Doctorow for my forthcoming documentary on surveillance, privacy and censorship issues called "Orwell Upgraded". For news and progress updates, just sign up for the newsletter on the website, or follow on...

World Intellectual Property Day

World Intellectual Property Day is observed annually on 26 April.[1] The event was established by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in 2000 to "raise awareness of how patents, copyright, trademarks and designs impact on daily life" and "to celebrate...

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