Documentary Photography

Documentary photography is a vital tool to communicate an injustice, a social problem, or other current issues.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

International Women's Day!!!!

Happy International Women's Day to all women around the world!!!!
International Women's Day (8 March) is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. In most countries, International Women's Day is a national holiday.

Why is this important; Old pioneers of women's rights activists (Formerly known as Suffragettes) campaigned for women's right to vote, and they achieved it. Our generation has successfully campaigned for the right for equality, and we’re making progress. Our Children are constantly campaigning for the right for freedom, and they will not achieve it without our support. The first International Women's Day event was run in 1911, This day honors the work of the Suffragettes, celebrates women's success, and reminds us that inequities still exist and MUST be redressed.

Happy International Women's Day: Today marks 100 years of struggle and success.

Educate a woman you educate a NATION!!!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Briefing on the UN Mapping Report at US Congress in DC

Rayburn House Building, US Capitol, Washington DC

A panel of several non-profit organizations, human rights and advocacy groups briefed an audience made of US congressional staffers, Congolese-Americans, members of catholic clergy.... Congolese and Rwandan diplomats in Washington, Congolese - US residents, the press, college interns and students...on the importance of the UN Mapping Report in order for Congress to make a plea to the Obama cabinet to press the Congo's leadership, along Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda and many other states, to establish responsibilities on the aftermath of the massive rape, invasion of Congo's territory and the genocide. This Panel "called for Justice" in the face of violations of human rights and crimes against humanity committed, as reported, between 1993 and 2003. Next step, a hearing will be called by Congress where members of this panel will testify before Congress... (to be continued) 
Mr. Claude Gatebuke, on the panel lived the tragedy and survived the genocide. 
What an honor to be among other like minded people taking ACTION for humanity and JUSTICE!!!!