Sweden Approves Same-Sex Marriage Legislation

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore A broad majority in the Swedish parliament Wednesday approved adoption of same-sex marriage legislation after a six-hour debate. Six of the seven parties in parliament had backed the proposal drafted by the Committee on Civil Affairs to introduce a gender- neutral marriage law. The proposal was approved by a 261 to 22 vote, with 16 abstentions.  (Read full story in Earth Times) AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img

Uganda to host global meeting on preventing mass atrocities

first_imgUgandan President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni delivers a speech during the launch of the National Dialogue committee in Juba, South Sudan May 22, 2017. Image courtesy: Reuters/Jok SolomunGovernment representatives, civil society organizations and experts from around the world will meet in Uganda on Wednesday to devise ways of preventing mass atrocities like genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity.Through a statement sent by the Ugandan government on Monday, over 200 delegates will convene for a three-day meeting under Global Action against Mass Atrocity Crimes (GAAMAC)“The states and civil society organizations representatives will work together to make prevention a reality at the local, national, regional and international level,” the statement said.Participants will exchange good practice and lessons learned from on-going experiences of prevention like early warning systems, prevention of hate speech, role of politicians.One key feature of the meeting will be the presentation of the Africa Working Group Manual on “Best Practices on the Establishment and Management of National Mechanisms for Genocide and Mass Atrocities Prevention,” the statement said.last_img read more