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"jane hathloul" Discussed on The President's Inbox

The President's Inbox

03:16 min | 10 months ago

"jane hathloul" Discussed on The President's Inbox

"This injustice helps explain why before the online metoo movement could offer both anonymity and strength in numbers so few women were willing to come forward to name but was plainly happening. All around us so delivering justice for survivors requires a functioning and balanced legal system. One that protects certainly the rights of accused but then also protects the rights of survivors and is free from discrimination and stereotypes about women and as a first step we recommend that governments need to ensure that adequate legal protections are in place in every country three years into this movement an astounding fifty countries. Still have no prohibitions on sexual harassment in the workplace and even where there are laws prohibiting sexual abuse on the books too often. they're written in a way that prevents justice for women so the us has an important role to play through diplomacy with foreign assistance programs in working to change some of those laws around the world. Megan are there any specific policy changes. It will be high on your to do list. And you like to see the biden administration tackle. I like to always say that. All activists know a key question in policy is. Show me the money you know. It's essentially an unfunded mandate right if we if we say who ray for girls and women they deserve to have equal rights and we don't actually then change how we deliver international assistance right now. Less than one penny of every dollar of global foreign assistance goes to women's organizations organizations working on women's rights which seems perilously low considering. We're talking about half the population. There's been a big move to actually start to change how. Us aid funds. This kind of work. A lot of resources right now. Go through really large contractors. You know. there's been a big push to try to change that so that more local leader driven organizations use the women that are in the community. They know the context trusted. They're not going anywhere when a contract dry up they're going to be there there for the long haul there. A great bet the best bang for the buck is to really invest in these women yet. We don't do it you know. And so that's gonna require some reform. And i would just say in terms of countries that i write about in the middle east north africa region. You know when. I think about the regime in egypt or even you know. Recently we had high level officials in dc from the kingdom of saudi arabia. You know we haven't really done enough as americans to try to link some of our military assistance and other aid to human rights issues particularly around women's rights rate. So you know maybe we need to have some tougher conversations and really think about some some conditionality of aid to make sure that for example women in saudi arabia that were advocating for the right to drive art jailed and tortured as was alleged in the case of jane. Hathloul or like we write about in the book. Egypt activists like mohsin hasan continued to be on travel ban. You know her assets were frozen and she was actually officially charged with the irresponsible attempt to liberate women. This is literally a formal charge that was entered against her. Lo and behold the biden administration continues to give substantial aid to the cc resume. So there's a place here to negotiate. We don't pretend that there aren't other geopolitical concerns that are obviously critical importance with both of those countries that i just talked about. But there's certainly some space to start to change how we do business and try to put women's rights more into the.

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"jane hathloul" Discussed on PRI's The World

PRI's The World

08:55 min | 1 year ago

"jane hathloul" Discussed on PRI's The World

"We have come here to let you know that change is coming whether you like it or not. Can we turn this around. Have no other option. The only option we have succeeded. What we do now and in the next few years will profoundly affect the next few years. So how much can. China's new carbon market help fight climate change. The world's a customer took a dive into that and has this report. A carbon market generally means that every molecule of carbon that leaves the smokestack has a tiny price tag on it they have a pretty singular goal says carbon market expert yen chin call. The market is a the market based mechanism aiming to reduce emissions reduce carbon emissions in most countries of carbon markets. The government sets a cap on carbon emissions. I e the power industry or manufacturing and then companies can buy or trade credits but altogether. They have to stay under an emissions limit. China's market is different. There's no cap. The focus is on the efficiency of power plants. The priority is that to improve the overall efficiency of the coal fleet to make the overall initial factor to decline as of this month. China's carbon market covers some two thousand power plants in china mostly coal inefficient coal fire power plants now have to buy credits if officiant plants have credits to sell. It's a baby. Step not likely to be closing down coal plants in the near future. China's seems to be starting very softly with with not very strict to targets. China is still building in planning new coal fired power plants whether the carbon market can interrupt that trajectory will depend on whether that first baby step turns into something more haiphong legion arlene sunny shed dot offering to president xi jinping announced in september that the country will reach peak emissions by twenty thirty and net zero emissions by twenty sixty to get their coal historic engine of china's economic growth needs to be phased out as the rules are now the new carbon market won't shrink the coal industry but if the rules change it could says you von lou china energy expert with bloomberg. I believe china will gradually tighten up the the rose like the price of carbon or limiting the total amount of emissions rather than just focusing on efficiency will definitely keep on watching how fast and how tight china can change the rules so now. The chinese government has a toll and any day they wanna make it more effective and efficient. It can be done overnight. Other carbon markets like the one in european union also rolled out slowly and we're eventually made restrictive enough to reduce emissions that something leash war with greenpeace. China hopes will happen in his country. Diversifies dion the twos data garment. Come us he said. There are indications that china wants to make big moves to clean up its power sector just this week. The government announced its considering boosting renewables to cover forty percent of the country's electricity by twenty thirty in the real life is eight needs to accelerate Moving away from coal. There's increasing international pressure to do that. Here's the un secretary general antonio gutierrez speaking to chinese university students. Last summer that he's such inga's clean coal and cultural. They have no place in any rational recovery plan. There's also the question of whether the market could help with the transition to renewables leash. War with greenpeace says a higher price on carbon would make renewable energy more financially attractive. I i have no doubt that the speed and the momentum that we have said over the past that kay this regard to win that solar development will will continue. The question is can we do it faster. That's that's the only question says the carbon market could be used to speed up that process. China's carbon market currently covers power plants that account for fifteen percent of the world's carbon emissions government officials. Say they plan to expand the market in the next five years to cover around eighty percent of china's co two emissions. That's a fifth of the world's whatever the chinese government decides to do in terms of its interventions into environmental protection can have overnight very significant impact on the planet is an environmental policy expert at nyu shanghai. He says the sheer scale of china's carbon market and the power of its government is a double edged sword. The market could be used to surveillance and control members of industry in ways. That are harmful or unfair. And there's the issue of transparency. China doesn't have a stela track record of being transparent with its own data so overall i think the idea of carbon market can only work if there is a robust monitoring reporting and verification system. Next month china will release. Its next five year plan and that will likely provide information about the role of the carbon market will play in reaching the country's nets goal for the world. I'm ana customer. She done nothing except champion. A woman's right to drive a car. But yesterday saudi arabian activists widow. Jane hathloul was released after a thousand and one days in prison. Family members and international human rights groups have been calling for her release and an end to her alleged torture. Al hathloul was arrested in two thousand eighteen for leading a campaign to grant women the right to drive in saudi arabia. Dr best mamani joins me. Now she's a professor of political science at the university of waterloo canada. Welcome to the program. How significant is this Lujan al hathloul release from jail. Well it's just wonderful news to be honest with you. I think so. Many of us were worried for her. She's a wonderful person. And i think certainly the fact that She's finally been released is a great thing. But they're still a lot of concern about her situation. And i think there's going to be a large discussion. And hopefully she'll be able to at some point talk about the really the suffering she endured. I mean the photo of her after release. It's joyous smile. But how does login even start to rebuild life after trauma like this. There are allegations of torture during your time in jail. So i think the rebuilding process for her is going to be significant. Certainly of course the the trauma being imprisoned I think there was abuse That may have been sexual nature as well torture from looking at the picture. She's clearly thinner. She has gray hair now and i met her five years ago with not a not a single gray hair on her head and i mean there's definitely a beaming smile in the photo. And that's because she's with her her parents but she still separated from her siblings of course many of which are outside the country and ex husband. You know there was a falling out of of a marriage because of the so. I think there's there's a lot of pain and suffering. I'm sure aside from her parents. You have a sense of what her support system in. Saudi is no i think She's certainly under a some sort of gag. Order not to speak to people and i suspect House arrested is a part of that. So she's not gonna have free movement in any way She has a wonderful family parents. Who are very supportive And have been really behind her from from day one of her activism. they're really quite impressive. People dutchwoman. Let's get to the bigger picture. We know that crown prince of saudi arabia mohammed bin salman sees himself as a reformer. What impact could james release have on the internal politics of saudi. Arabia haven't been really wants to take this as a win. A certainly i think if it wasn't for the biden administration coming in. I don't think we would have seen her release unfortunately so elections matter as they say but one of the things that i think her story will be told hush hush i think many people are discussing it online and certainly social media buzz there some very interesting hashtags and saudis twitter to talk about all these kinds of issues there still a lot of great discontent at the same time. Unfortunately hamad bin salman is seen as reformer in some way internally. He's opened up the country culturally. And and certainly you know. Put down the conservative or religious police which is a welcome news for young people. So you know. I think she she would be to be honest with you and more popular of saudi arabia than inside saudi arabia. But that's partly because of kind of nationalist propaganda that has permeated much of saudi society today..

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Loujain al-Hathloul, Saudi women's rights activist, released from prison

PRI's The World

03:08 min | 1 year ago

Loujain al-Hathloul, Saudi women's rights activist, released from prison

"Done nothing except champion. A woman's right to drive a car. But yesterday saudi arabian activists widow. Jane hathloul was released after a thousand and one days in prison. Family members and international human rights groups have been calling for her release and an end to her alleged torture. Al hathloul was arrested in two thousand eighteen for leading a campaign to grant women the right to drive in saudi arabia. Dr best mamani joins me. Now she's a professor of political science at the university of waterloo canada. Welcome to the program. How significant is this Lujan al hathloul release from jail. Well it's just wonderful news to be honest with you. I think so. Many of us were worried for her. She's a wonderful person. And i think certainly the fact that She's finally been released is a great thing. But they're still a lot of concern about her situation. And i think there's going to be a large discussion. And hopefully she'll be able to at some point talk about the really the suffering she endured. I mean the photo of her after release. It's joyous smile. But how does login even start to rebuild life after trauma like this. There are allegations of torture during your time in jail. So i think the rebuilding process for her is going to be significant. Certainly of course the the trauma being imprisoned I think there was abuse That may have been sexual nature as well torture from looking at the picture. She's clearly thinner. She has gray hair now and i met her five years ago with not a not a single gray hair on her head and i mean there's definitely a beaming smile in the photo. And that's because she's with her her parents but she still separated from her siblings of course many of which are outside the country and ex husband. You know there was a falling out of of a marriage because of the so. I think there's there's a lot of pain and suffering. I'm sure aside from her parents. You have a sense of what her support system in. Saudi is no i think She's certainly under a some sort of gag. Order not to speak to people and i suspect House arrested is a part of that. So she's not gonna have free movement in any way She has a wonderful family parents. Who are very supportive And have been really behind her from from day one of her activism. they're really quite impressive. People dutchwoman. Let's get to the bigger picture. We know that crown prince of saudi arabia mohammed bin salman sees himself as a reformer. What impact could james release have on the internal politics of saudi. Arabia haven't been really wants to take this as a win. A certainly i think if it wasn't for the biden administration coming in. I don't think we would have seen her release unfortunately so elections matter as they say but one of the things that i think her story will be told hush hush i think many people are discussing it online and certainly social media buzz there some very interesting hashtags and saudis twitter to talk about all these kinds of issues there still a lot of great discontent at the same time. Unfortunately hamad bin salman is seen as reformer in some way internally. He's opened up the country culturally. And and certainly you know. Put down the conservative or religious police which is a welcome news for young people. So you know. I think she she would be to be honest with you and more popular of saudi arabia than inside saudi arabia. But that's partly because of kind of nationalist propaganda that has permeated much of saudi society today.

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"jane hathloul" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio

Democracy Now! Audio

08:12 min | 1 year ago

"jane hathloul" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio

"Welcome to democracy now democracy now dot org the quarantine report. I'm amy goodman democratic house. Impeachment managers have released shocking video. Never seen before from inside. The capitol during the chinese worry six insurrection showing lawmakers as well as vice president mike pence scrambling to evacuate as violent trump supporters which just yards away that's described trump as the insider in chief and said he was quote singularly responsible for inciting his supporters bhai spreading the big lie that the election was stolen. This is house impeachment manager stacey plastic of the virgin islands speaking at the senate trial donald trump over many months cultivated violence praised it and then when he saw the violence his supporters were capable of he channeled it to his big wild historic event. He organized january six the same people that just organized a rally resulting in substantial violence and made absolutely sure this time these violet rally-goers wouldn't just remain in place. He made sure that those violent people would literally march right here to our steps house. Impeachment managers also revealed that on january. Six trump sent out a tweet attacking vice president pence minutes. After senator tommy cover ville of alabama told the president on the phone that pence had been evacuated from the capital due to the riots. Democrats also revealed. Protest organizers did not initially have a permit to march from their rally site on january six but the white house intervened to make sure people could march to the capital. We'll have more on the impeachment trial after headlines and speak with journalist. John nichols in georgia. The attorney of fulton county has opened a criminal investigation into donald trump's quote attempts to influence the administration of the two thousand twenty jour-jour general election district attorney. Funny willis has asked state authorities to preserve all records tied to the effort. To overturn joe. Biden's victory georgia on january. Second trump asked georgia's secretary of state the republican brad ravensburger to quote find eleven thousand seven hundred eighty votes. The exact number of votes he needed to win in another call. Trump urged investigator in raffin spurs office to quote. Find the fraud. Georgia's secretary of state's office has launched. Its own probe into trump's calls to state officials the biden administration's announced plans to partner with new york and texas to build five new large cove nineteen vaccinations sites and communities of color hit hardest by the pandemic dr marcela nunez smith is chair of biden's covert nineteen equity task force. This is a perfect example of our equity. Were coming to life and this is a model for the potential. We have to do this well across the country through the new vaccinations sites being announced today. We're taking the response directly to the communities. That need it most. this comes as the. Us death toll has topped four hundred. Seventy one thousand by far the highest in the world more than half of all. Us cova deaths have occurred since november first. A new report in the lancet medical journal finds forty percent of all. Us cova deaths could have been prevented. Meanwhile the centers for disease control and prevention is our recommending people. Wear two masks such as surgical mask with a cloth mask. On top to reduce exposure the world health organization is recommending. The use of the oxford zanuck vaccine for all adults some european countries have objected to giving the vaccine to people over sixty five the guardian reports. The decision opens the way for the united nations backed kovacs program to start shipping doses to lower income countries across the world. Saudi women's rights activists. Jane hath lou has been released after being locked up for nearly three years in a saudi prison. Her sister posted a photo of her wednesday with caption reading lou. Jane hathloul at home after one thousand one days in prison unquote under the terms of her. Release half lou is barred from leaving saudi arabia and prohibited from discussing her time in prison where she was reportedly subjected to electric shocks waterboarding flogging and sexual assault lucina has was arrested may two thousand eighteen. After leading a movement to lift a ban on women drivers to overhaul the male guardianship system in saudi arabia. President biden spoke with chinese president. Xi jinping on wednesday for the first time since taking office the call came on the same day biden visited the pentagon which has just launched a new military task force focused on china when you take on the dangerous and opportunities of emerging technologies enhance our capabilities in cyberspace ensure that we are positioned to lead a new era of competition from the deep sea to outer space. And we need to meet the growing challenges posed by china to keep peace and defend our interests in the indo pacific globally earlier. This week china criticized the biden administration for deploying two aircraft carriers to the disputed south china sea to carry out military drills protests are continuing in burma for six straight day to condemn the military coup that ousted burma civilian leadership including aung san suu. This comes as burma's military junta has unveiled plans for sweeping cyber-security law in a move to crackdown on free. Speech online on wednesday president biden imposed sanctions and permits military leaders. Military must relinquish power seized and demonstrate respect for the world the people of burma as expressed in their november eighth election in news from tel aviv. The israeli cabinet has approved. Nearly three billion dollar arms deal with the united states to buy f thirty five and f sixteen warplanes chinook helicopters refueling planes and thousands of bombs and advanced armaments. Meanwhile in the west bank israeli forces have demolished the palestinian bedouin. Village of kiribati com. Foca for third time this month on monday israel confiscated nine tenths that how sixty one people including thirty three children. Israel also demolished five livestock enclosures palestinian activists abdullah abu grandma condemned. Israel's demolition policy has been completely razed and complete demolition for a clear purpose to evict the residents dislocate them from their lands that are for tile vast special which is our future and the future of the residents here was the full loans. Couldn't walk the moon up and media news. A columnist with the guardian newspaper says he was fired after writing. A sarcastic tweet criticizing. Us military aid to israel nathan robinson who edits the journal. Current affairs had written for the guardian since two thousand seventeen but his column was discontinued after the editor. In chief of the guardian. Us criticized a twitter. Post of robinson's mockingly claimed all. Us spending bills must include money to buy weapons for israel. The guardian has denied. Robinson was fired saying it regularly reviews its lineup of columnists. The us on average gives us real three point. Eight billion dollars in military aid every year larger than any other country.

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