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United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has pleaded to Indonesia to stop the execution of prisoners on death row for drug crimes. AFP PHOTO

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The pope wrote that the principle of legitimate personal defense isn’t adequate justification to execute someone. Photograph: Zuma/Rex

Obama becomes first president to visit US prison (US Justice Systems / Human Rights)

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US President Barack Obama speaks as he tours the El Reno Federal Correctional Institution in El Reno, Oklahoma, July 16, 2015 (AFP Photo/Saul Loeb)

US Death Penalty (Justice Systems / Human Rights)

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Woman who spent 23 years on US death row cleared (Photo: dpa)


"The Recalibration of Awareness – Apr 20/21, 2012 (Kryon channeled by Lee Carroll) (Subjects: Old Energy, Recalibration Lectures, God / Creator, Religions/Spiritual systems (Catholic Church, Priests/Nun’s, Worship, John Paul Pope, Women in the Church otherwise church will go, Current Pope won’t do it), Middle East, Jews, Governments will change (Internet, Media, Democracies, Dictators, North Korea, Nations voted at once), Integrity (Businesses, Tobacco Companies, Bankers/ Financial Institutes, Pharmaceutical company to collapse), Illuminati (Started in Greece, with Shipping, Financial markets, Stock markets, Pharmaceutical money (fund to build Africa, to develop)), Shift of Human Consciousness, (Old) Souls, Women, Masters to/already come back, Global Unity.... etc.) - (Text version)

… The Shift in Human Nature

You're starting to see integrity change. Awareness recalibrates integrity, and the Human Being who would sit there and take advantage of another Human Being in an old energy would never do it in a new energy. The reason? It will become intuitive, so this is a shift in Human Nature as well, for in the past you have assumed that people take advantage of people first and integrity comes later. That's just ordinary Human nature.

In the past, Human nature expressed within governments worked like this: If you were stronger than the other one, you simply conquered them. If you were strong, it was an invitation to conquer. If you were weak, it was an invitation to be conquered. No one even thought about it. It was the way of things. The bigger you could have your armies, the better they would do when you sent them out to conquer. That's not how you think today. Did you notice?

Any country that thinks this way today will not survive, for humanity has discovered that the world goes far better by putting things together instead of tearing them apart. The new energy puts the weak and strong together in ways that make sense and that have integrity. Take a look at what happened to some of the businesses in this great land (USA). Up to 30 years ago, when you started realizing some of them didn't have integrity, you eliminated them. What happened to the tobacco companies when you realized they were knowingly addicting your children? Today, they still sell their products to less-aware countries, but that will also change.

What did you do a few years ago when you realized that your bankers were actually selling you homes that they knew you couldn't pay for later? They were walking away, smiling greedily, not thinking about the heartbreak that was to follow when a life's dream would be lost. Dear American, you are in a recession. However, this is like when you prune a tree and cut back the branches. When the tree grows back, you've got control and the branches will grow bigger and stronger than they were before, without the greed factor. Then, if you don't like the way it grows back, you'll prune it again! I tell you this because awareness is now in control of big money. It's right before your eyes, what you're doing. But fear often rules. …

Saturday, May 5, 2007

Many women lagging in job market

Rita A. Widiadana, The Jakarta Post, Nusa Dua, Bali

Participants of the 12th Meeting of Women Parliamentarians on Sunday called for greater job security and economic welfare for women around the world.

The meeting, held as part of the 116th Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) assembly, which was officially opened Sunday in Bali, focused on the issue of job creation and employment security for women in the era of globalization.

Following the meeting, participants issued a statement which read, in part: "Globalization should benefit all countries and improve the welfare of people worldwide. It should also provide wider job opportunities and participation of women in economic as well as political activities."

More than 100 female members of world parliaments attended the meeting, which was chaired by Indonesian legislator Aisyah Hamid Baidlowi.

In a joint report prepared by Bolivian Elizabeth Salgueoro Carrilo and Osamah Abu Ghararah, a male Saudi Arabian legislator, globalization was said to have both negative and positive influences on and consequences for economic growth, job creation and employment.

"There are two sides of globalization. It can generate demands, opportunities and gains, but it also imposes new constraints and challenges," the report said.

Globalization requires economic and social adjustments, including in the labor market. New economic opportunities require new skills and knowledge management practices, which the majority of women in the world, especially those in poor countries, do not possess, according to the report.

According to the United Nations data, the majority of women in the global labor force are uneducated and lack skills. Nearly two-thirds of the estimated 876 million illiterate people in the world are women.

The data also show that women remain at the lower end of a segregated labor market and continue to be concentrated in a very few occupations with little or no authority. In addition, women generally receive less pay than men.

"Many people still associate globalization with unfair social realities. The process of globalization, many experts say, has led to a substantial deterioration of the employment situation and to job losses, presumably because of higher imports from developing countries," Carrilo and Ghararah said.

Most people are directly affected by globalization through their work and employment. "Gender-based discrimination in many developing and poor countries has become a real threat to women who must bow to the rules of their culture," the report says.

The number of female legislators in the world has increased significantly in the last few years. According to the IPU, the world average of women in all chambers of parliaments has reached an all-time high of nearly 17 percent, compared to only 11.3 percent in 1995.

In 2006, women won 1,557 out of 9,335 seats in parliaments worldwide. As of January 2007, there were more women serving as presiding officers of parliaments than ever before. Women House speakers were elected for the first time in the U.S., Gambia, Israel, Swaziland and Turkmenistan.

Besides issuing recommendations for countries to follow up on, the meeting of women parliamentarians also persuaded the IPU conference to impose administrative sanctions on state delegations that failed to include women parliamentarians as members.

"They will have their voting rights deducted in the upcoming sessions," said Aisyah Hamid Baidlowi.

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