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The United Nations

The Organization of the United Nations is the largest international organisation and in fact includes almost all the states existing on the planet. There are currently 192 member states. The seat of the UN is in New York and the current Secretary General is the South Korean Ban Ki-Moon..

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Citizenship

Citizenship means the shared political belonging of those living in the same state and all this belonging involves in terms of rights and duties.

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Enlightenment

In the strictest sense Enlightenment means the cultural movement of philosophical origins that spread through Europe after the beginning of the 18th Century until the French revolution and that is characterised by trust in reason and its clarifying power.

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Democracy

In the Greek polis the meaning of the term “democracy” implied the government of a vast majority of the people, the “plebs”, as opposed to the aristocracy.

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Refugees

Transnational migrations and global interdependence challenge the liberalism of western countries, which is becoming increasingly national and less universal.

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Reset
A month of ideas.
Giancarlo Bosetti Editor-in-chief
Association for dialogue and intercultural understanding
Resetdoc Videos
IT Friday, 30 September 2011

My experience in changing the untouchable: women's rights in Muslim societies

Nouzha Guessous, Moroccan activist

Many women were in the front lines of protests during the Arab spring, says the feminist Nouzha Guessus, co-promotor of the Mudawana, the new progressive Moroccan family law. Moroccan women have fought against authoritarianism and lack of freedom, for democracy and to improve the economic situation, but now they are afraid that the right to an equal treatment and the right to be citizens will be once again forgotten. Nouzha Guessous speaks to Resetdoc during the Istanbul Seminars 2011.


Filmmaker: Nikolai Eberth
Producer: Nina zu Fürstenberg

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