"Dear Dr. Marlyn Tadros, This is to officially acknowledge the free website that your organization - Virtual Activism - offered to SWAPHEP. We are indeed grateful for this gesture, which has greatly enhanced our work and holds immense benefits to our NGO in the future. Once again, on behalf of the Board of Trustees, Board of Advisers, Management Committee and Staff of SWAPHEP, I thank you for this wonderful assistance. We wish you and the rest of the Virtual Activism team the very best in the year ahead."

-Hope E. Ogbeide. Director, SWAPHEP

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Inclusion of human rights in WSIS 2011 consultations

WSIS 2011 - GenevaVirtual Activism has participated in the WSIS online consultations that took place 15th October - 15th December 2010. We have succeeded in putting human rights and ICTs on the agenda for WSIS. [view our previous article on Human Rights and ICT]

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Libre Planet 2011

Marlyn Tadros attended the Libre Planet Conference 2011 which took place at Bunker Hill Community College in Boston, MA Saturday, March 19th 2011. Four NEIA students and alumni also attended: Shannon Lisowski, Steve Rudolfi, Jessica Waldrip and Irina.

The LibrePlanet project is a global network of free software activists organized into teams working together to help further the ideals of software freedom by advocating and contributing to free software.


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Conclusion of Conference on Role of Women In Peace-Building in Iraq

Executive Director Marlyn Tadros attended the International Conference on "The Role of Women in Peace-Building, Reconciliation and Accountability in Iraq”,  which was promoted and organized, in Erbil, Kurdistan-Iraq, 27-28 January 2011 by the International Alliance for Justice (IAJ) and No Peace Without Justice (NPWJ), in cooperation with the Foundation for the Future and the Westminster Foundation for Democracy, and with support from the Kurdistan Regional Government, the Government of Italy, the Iraqi Council of Representatives, and the Kurdistan Parliament-Iraq.

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All I learned about Tunisia was from... Twitterville?

Marlyn Tadros, PhD

“I am traveling, mother; blame is pointless. Lost on a road not of our making. Forgive me for disobeying you. Blame the times, not me. I am leaving and there is no return.”

Those were the tortured words written in a note by Mohammed Bouazizi, a young Tunisian man, living in the impoverished town of Sidi Bouzid before setting himself on fire. The evident despair of this young, poor and unemployed man from a hitherto unknown little village, in southern Tunisia sparked the Tunisian uprising that lasted two months and eventually led to the ousting of President Ben Ali, on January 14th, 2011.

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