Mary Robinson

Why Women Will Save The World

Angela Terry | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK
Angela Terry

all women everywhere I have a little daughter who always counts the number of girl superheros on telly. Unfortunately, female action heros are still outnumbered in children's cartoons however in real life this is happily not the case.


Grainne Gillis | Posted 08.11.2016 | UK Politics
Grainne Gillis

Today, I have hope. A person who grew up in the countryside of Ireland and yet may have unwittingly met two US Presidents understands that there are more things in heaven and earth than are dreamt of in our philosophy.To paraphrase Harvey Milk, for today, I 'gotta give [myself] Hope'.

When Citizens In The 'Nanny State Capital Of The World' Question The World Health Organisation, You Have To Sit Up And Listen

David Williams | Posted 21.09.2017 | UK Politics
David Williams

Recently, Australia had the dubious honour of being labelled the 'nanny state capital of the world.' While places around the world are dealing with ...

Healthy Historical Revisionism in Ireland, Britain and Kurdistan

Gary Kent | Posted 28.12.2014 | UK Politics
Gary Kent

Historical events linger across generations with sometimes lethal consequences but dispassionate revisionism with new insights, facts and reflections - good history in short - can scotch potent myths and consign running sores to the past, as has been the case with troubled Anglo-Irish relations, and could be for Kurdistan.

There's Something About Mary

One Young World | Posted 27.11.2014 | UK
One Young World

From supporting LGBT rights to fighting for climate justice, Mary Robinson has never been afraid to demand change.

Jimmy Carter Calls For Gaza 'War Crimes' To Be Investigated

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK

NEW YORK -- Former US President Jimmy Carter has decried Israel’s recent offensive against Gaza, saying Netanyahu’s state has created a “humanit...

A Practical Vision for Open Government

Francis Maude | Posted 10.02.2013 | UK Politics
Francis Maude

The movement for transparency and openness in government took decisive steps forward last week. As lead co-chair of the Open Government Partnership, the UK hosted the first ministerial level meeting in Britain of this growing international initiative. But this meeting wasn't just symbolically significant. We put in place key measures that will help move the OGP from fine words to accountable actions.

The Role of Women in the Fight Against Climate Change

Dr Nawal Al-Hosany | Posted 09.02.2013 | UK Politics
Dr Nawal Al-Hosany

All too often women are missing from key discussions on climate change yet we know that due to existing gender inequalities and development gaps, climate change ultimately places a greater burden on women.

Speaking the Truth to Power

Ilco van der Linde | Posted 12.01.2013 | UK
Ilco van der Linde

This weekend I was in Dakar (Senegal) to meet Mary Robinson and Angelique Kidjo. Kidjo is the most famous diva of Africa who has performed with global top artists like Alicia Keys, Carlos Santana and Peter Gabriel and who travels the world tirelessly to confront leaders with the truth on women.

The First Actresses: Nell Gwyn to Sarah Siddons Review

Neil Simpson | Posted 11.02.2012 | Home
Neil Simpson

Indeed there is no shying away from the parallels in this exhibition with so much modern entertainment. Celebrity worship is another human constant; and with celebrity, as any Hugh Grant or Steve Coogan knows, comes sex, obsession and the baying British press.