Knowledge is Power is a campaign that wants to inspire peer-to-peer communication about the importance of education for young Roma in Hungary and empower them to excel. This project is also an excellent example of representing the Roma community in “another” and rarely seen way.
Approximately 9000 Meskhetians have been registered to receive repatriate status in their ancestral land, Georgia. Even though several external obstacles (e.g. governmental, financial and security issues) hinder their resettlement, some evidence suggests that human factors such as age have also impact on the decision of resettling in Georgia.
Charity event to help the Pearl Foundation
April 19 – Bálint house
The Pearl Foundation and Primary Art Institution works in one of the most deprived areas of Hungary, in Berettyóújfalu, to help children living in extreme poverty, aid the development of disadvantaged children to promote their integration with the Foundation’s complex program.
The Foundation’s goal is to provide creative opportunity, personal development with art training to an increasing number of children. In addition, the foundation works to further the cause of equal opportunities. What does all this mean in daily life? "Scholarship program, drug substitution, turning back on electricity meters, small garden program, excursion and camp for children, organize study circles. Furthermore provide food and school supplies, coordinate volunteer work or help to create a social web shop to sell the local women’s goods made by hand. " – said Nora L. Ritók, Founder of the Pearl Foundation.
The parade is not unlike most others. Floats, marching bands, dancers, and even horses fill the streets. Large crowds of families gather in the festive atmosphere, with young children on the shoulders of parents, hoping to have a good view of the guests of honor. But once these guests of honor begin to make their way down the street, it takes not even a moment to know the difference between this parade and any other. For almost every person marching in this parade is in blackface.
“Thailand´s relation between cheap child labour and the lack of Intellectual Property Protection”
Thailand’s textile Industry has a long history. Due to the low import tariffs and the imposition of the Bowring treaty, which forced Thailand to open the market to colonial powers, national textile industry emerged relatively late compared to other East and Southeast Asian countries. Unlike other Asian countries this time, Thailand managed to maintain effectively its independence during the colonial period, but was nevertheless still economically colonised. The country ratified the so-called “Treaties of friendship and commerce” with most occidental colonial powers like England, United States, France and Japan. The textile industry was established in 1936 when the Ministry of Defence established Siam Cotton Factory, in which cotton-wool making and weaving machines were introduced for military service purposes and contributed to a steady growing economy. After the first crisis in 1970´s, the government focused on an export-based foreign policy and started to open the market for the export of their nationally produced goods.