Thursday, October 21, 2010

Yemeni Youth Celebrating of World Youth Day for Democracy

On Monday October, 18th, 2010 held in Sana’a Discussion symposium about “Advance Global Partnership to strengthen Human Rights” whereas four Yemeni CSOs organized the event “Health Development Foundation, Ebhar Foundation for Children and Creativity, Yemeni Voluntary Organization and House of Light Foundation” with support from Canada Fund for Local Initiative (CFLI) in Yemen.

Event held in Health Development Foundation’s place, the event cover “Human Rights Values and Defenders principles. As well as, the Use of Modern technology and social media to promote the defense of Human Rights, in addition of Youth’s role in raising awareness and solidarity on the challenges faced by democracy activists, young people around the world.”

It is worth mentioning that the World Youth Movement for Democracy celebrates the Oct, 18th “World Youth Day for Democracy”. The day which commemorates the young democracy activists around the world in their role in struggling for democracy and often face many problems and obstacles on the way to achieving it. In the same frame of this, the young democracy activists around the world have develop creativity and peacefully means in the face of undemocratic regimes in the world. Last year, the young activists implemented activities such as screening, symposiums, etc to express their globally solidarity in this day.

This year, the day has been made under the theme “Recognizing, young activists at risk”. In particular, we want to draw the World’s attention to the plight of young people who have been detained, or who face possible detention because of their activism in the countries such as (Cuba, Burma, Iran, Egypt, and Zimbabwe), where detention is used by regimes of those states to intimidate and punish activists.

Spoke both of Mr. Nabil Al-Khader, the Chair person of Ebhar Foundation for Children and Creativity about Human rights values and defenders principles and has been shared experiences of Ebhar Foundation for Children and Creativity in blogging while the symposium was facilitated by Mr. Hussein Al-Junied.

The event was attended by number of young activists in human rights, justice and blogging furthermore they shared their stories and experiences. Also they share number of cases that young activists been detained National, regionally and globally, Where all attendees agreed on the importance of these events.

Monday, October 11, 2010

House of Light Foundation released booklet “Survival Glossary”

In partnership with Hack/Hackers

House of Light Foundation released booklet “Survival Glossary”

Aden - in particular:

House of Light Foundation released, in partnership with Hack/Hackers, the “the Survival Glossary” that includes a number of the most essential words that are commonly used in the fields of journalism and internet which is classified as Road Map for both.

The booklet comes after an initiative achieved by Hack/Hackers to gather all terms and common words used in both journalism and internet. Then House of Light Foundation translated it into Arabic as it is vitally important to enrich the Arabic content and reinforce Arab journalism.

It is important to mention that Hack/Hackers is a group of people in the US, working to help others make a difference in their world. They do their best to bridge the gap between the two fields (journalism and internet) through illustrating and distributing information and obtaining stories to publish them, while House of Light Foundation is an independent non-governmental organization, that is launched from Aden city and aims to inspire and place a positive social change in the community through finding effective leaderships and build capacities along with development and its demands.

For interested people in getting a free copy of booklet, please click this link