Failure is not an option

By: Jennifer Fierberg For the next two weeks numerous NGO’s, world government leaders and other groups will convene on the United Nations to negotiate the Arms Trade Treaty that failed to be reached in July 2012.This treaty has been in the making for six years. The goal of this treaty is to create a level playing field for international arms transfers by requiring all States to abide by a set of standards for transfer controls, which will ultimately benefit the safety and security of people everywhere in the world. These…

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Stand up for love to stop the use of child soldiers

By Jennifer Fierberg February 12, 2013, the world recognizes the International Day of child soldiers. Today, Child Soldiers are reported in 21 on-going conflicts around the world. Vision-GRAM International is an organization based in Canada and run by Congolese activists in order to stop the epidemic of children being forced into combat situations and provides them with education instead.  Vision GRAM-International serves at the international level with focus on children’s rights, women’s rights, small arms, human rights issues as well as conducting research on the issue conflicts in Africa, peace…

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