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5 brilliant women you should know

March is Women’s History Month. Here, we celebrate five women who made their marks in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). They continue to inspire the next generation of female space pioneers and scientists.

A Focus on Human Rights Can Deescalate Violence

On the occasion of Human Rights Day, noted human rights expert and Director of Harvard University's Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, Professor Douglas Johnson, spoke to Mosaiko about his work and the current state of human rights globally.

Countries Make Progress on Ending Exploitative Child Labor

In a blog post published on USAID's website on June 12, the annual World Day Against Child Labour, Bama Athreya, a senior specialist for labor and employment rights, said that in the late 1990s an estimated 250 million children were engaged in various forms of labor. In 2014, that total has dropped to 168 million.

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3rd Thessaloniki Pride

On June 20 and 21, Thessaloniki is welcoming for the third year the Thessaloniki Pride. Since this year, the city bears the title of European Youth Capital, the festival is part of the program and dedicated to-what else? - The youth.

Coming Out

Successful advocates for gay rights tells what it was like for them or their loved ones to come out of the closet and what would help the next LGBT generation to thrive.

Global Level of Press Freedom Still Falling

The global level of press freedom has fallen to its lowest level in a decade," says Karin Karlekar. Karlekar is the project director for the annual "Freedom of the Press" report produced since 1980 by Freedom House, a U.S.-based nongovernmental organization that conducts research on democracy, political freedom and human rights.

International Human Rights Report

"Some of the greatest accomplishments in expanding the cause of human rights have come not because of legislative decree or judicial fiat, but they came through the awesomely courageous acts of individuals," says Secretary of State John Kerry.

U.S. Anti-Violence Law Aims to End Child Marriage Worldwide

U.S. legislation signed into law March 7 renews and strengthens an almost 20-year-old law designed to prevent and respond to violence against women, but the 2013 version reaches beyond the U.S. population to the world at large in an attempt to prevent marriage of children under 18.

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Greeks Gone West

Beyond Silicon Valley: Entrepreneurship in Transitioning Economies - The Greek Story

Meet new U.S. Ambassador to Greece, David D. Pearce

Human Trafficking

Fourth of July, 2013!

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