WfC empowering their fellow
countrywomen. (Photo: WfC)

Sources
Women for Change
Women in Touch newsletter
IPS report

Women for Change (WfC, focal point of Social Watch in Zambia) has been working for months to increase the participation of citizens, women and men, in the campaign towards the general elections to be held next September.

Protest in Athens, May 25 (Photo:
Christina Kekka/Creative Commons)

Sources
KOPIN

KOPIN newsletter
Hellenic Platform for Development

The Hellenic Platform for Development has lost half of the dozen non governmental organisations that used to integrate it. Many of them had to shut down due to the lack of finance to maintain their staff and to continue their operations, warned KOPIN, national focal point of Social Watch in Malta, which expressed its solidarity with that network.

(Photo: Associated Press)

Sources: IPS, Al Jazzeera, Los Angeles Times

Thousands poured into the streets of Rabat, the capital of Morocco, on Sunday Jun. 5 and also in Casablanca to condemn the death of a protester and to demand the country-wide government crackdown on peaceful demonstrations reaches an end. The protesters are part the February 20 Movement, led largely by young people demanding pro-democracy reforms and an end to government corruption and repression – as well as an end to poverty and inequality.

Minister René Castro.
(Photo: Costa Rican
Government)

Source InDepth News Report 

South-South cooperation “is meaningful and effective in terms of regional integration and unity in global negotiations. In relation with civil societies, the conventional North-South split is fast becoming meaningless after the 'Arab Spring'," Social Watch co-ordinator Roberto Bissio pointed out at a high level conference in the European Parliament in Brussels.

Gay parade in Krakow years ago.
(Photo: Krakow Informer)

Sources: New Poland Express, Associated Press report on LezGetReal website.

A parade against homophobia was sabotaged by skinheads and neo-nazis in the southern Polish city of Krakow on May 22nd resulting in violent attacks and one hospitalised person, reported New Poland Express online weekly magazine. 

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