Posts Tagged ‘ orphans ’

Ukraine needs a ‘Marshall Plan’ say academics

Jan 4th, 2014 | By

We are calling on our governments and international organisations to support Ukrainians in their efforts to put an end to a corrupt and brutal regime and to the geopolitical vulnerability of their country. Ukraine needs a European Marshall-like plan that would ensure its transformation into a full democracy and society with guaranteed civil rights. In elaboration of a new policy towards Ukraine, we propose to draw a distinction between the Ukrainian government and Ukrainian society. While the former must be treated with a maximum of strictures, the latter deserves a maximum of support.

The day we become silent about things that matter

Jan 1st, 2014 | By

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The ongoing media examination of how Jimmy Savile could have abused children over so many years raises many questions about the willingness of those close to him to speak out.  Those who tried, it seems,…

Putin’s Orphans

Dec 29th, 2012 | By

As we now know from recent news bulletins, Russia’s Vladimir Putin has blocked US couples from adopting Russian children. Not because Russian children are considered at risk in the USA, but in a tit-for-tat diplomatic move following US bans on Russian human rights violaters.