Comparison between Cyprus and Somalia, children and adults is nothing more but a coincidence in my news stream. Consider the two articles that appeared not next to each other, but near enough for me to group them here.
First, in incident in Cyprus, as reported by the Cyprus Mail.
AN ANNUAL festival in Anogyra village held to celebrate the honey and sesame sweet, pastelli, ended on a sour note on Saturday after three people were slightly injured in a fight over balloons.
Chairs and bottles were thrown in the fight between two families that resulted in four arrests and three people getting slightly injured.
Second, a little competition in Somalia, as reported by the Guardian.
An Islamist-backed radio station in Somalia has awarded assault rifles and hand grenades to the winners of a children’s Qur’an recital competition.
Andalus radio, which is run by al-Shabaab militia, said on Monday that the first prize was an AK-47 and £450. The runner-up received an AK-47 and £320, while the child who came third received two F1 hand grenades and £250. The three children also received religious books.
There goes my hope for the World Peace.
It’s been a while since I linked to the Big Picture blog. One of their recent posts thought struck a nerve. It was covering the world’s most dangerous countries for women. It’s difficult to imagine that these are not hundreds of years ago, but now !
Targeted violence against females, dismal healthcare and desperate poverty make Afghanistan the world’s most dangerous country in which to be born a woman, with Congo a close second due to horrific levels of rape. Pakistan, India and Somalia ranked third, fourth and fifth, respectively, in the global survey of perceptions of threats ranging from domestic abuse and economic discrimination to female foeticide (the destruction of a fetus in the uterus), genital mutilation and acid attack. A survey compiled by the Thomson Reuters Foundation to mark the launch of TrustLaw Woman*, puts Afghanistan at the top of the list of the most dangerous places in the world for women. TrustLaw asked 213 gender experts from five contents to rank countries by overall perceptions of danger as well as by six categories of risk. The risks consisted of health threats, sexual violence, non-sexual violence, cultural or religious factors, lack of access to resources and trafficking.