Sunday, November 29, 2015

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women - 25 November

To raise awareness and trigger action to end the global scourge of violence against women and girls, the UN observes International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on 25 November. The 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence which follow (ending on 10 December, Human Rights Day) are a chance to mobilize and raise awareness.


On this International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women we say again:
It is not acceptable.
It is not inevitable.
It can be prevented.

Violence against Woman - Shame on You! Pull Your head in.

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This year, the UN Secretary-General’s UNiTE to End Violence against Women campaign invites you to “Orange YOUR Neighbourhood,” with the colour designated by the UNiTE campaign to symbolize a brighter future without violence. Organize events to orange your local streets, shops and schools!

Organizec your activities in the period between 25 November and 10 December, as per the schedule:

Date                                  Theme
Tuesday, 25 November                  Violence against Women and girls
Wednesday, 26 November              Education and Training of Women
Thursday, 27 November                 Women and Poverty
Friday, 28 November                     Women and Armed Conflict
Saturday, 29 November and
Sunday, 30 November                    Men and Boys in Action to #orangeurhood

Monday, 1 December                    Women and Health
Tuesday, 2 December                    Women and the Economy
Wednesday, 3 December               Women in Power and Decision-Making
Thursday, 4 December                   Mechanisms for the Advancement of Women
Friday, 5 December                       Women and the Media

Saturday, 6 December and Sunday,
7 December                                    Youth in Action to #orangeurhood
Monday, 8 December                     Women and the Environment
Tuesday, 9 December                     The Girl Child
Wednesday, 10 December              The Human Rights of Women

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Oman National Day - 18 November


44th National Day of the Sultanate of Oman.

His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bi Said, Sultan of Oman.

Another Reason

Soon after Vasco Da Gama's voyage round the Cape of Good Hope and to India, the Portuguese arrived in Oman, occupying the region from 1507. The Portuguese fortified Muscat as used the town as a port from which to protect their trade routes to India.

Unhappy with how they felt the Portuguese were exploiting their presence in Oman, the powerful Al-Ya’ribi clan agreed a treaty with the British East India Company to allow the British to have rights in their ports. This weakened Portuguese control in Oman, and on 18 November 1650, Imam Sultan Bin Saif led a rebellion that expelled the Portuguese from Oman and its ports.