UN, AU, Others Want Anti-Domestic Violence, Affirmative Action Bills Approved

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first_imgPartial view of women in the Mock Parliament of the Women Legislative Caucus of Liberia -Women Groups Grace ‘Mock Legislature’The United Nations (UN), African Union (AU), Swedish Embassy and Local Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) have requested the Liberian Senate and the House of Representatives to approve the Anti-Domestic and Affirmative Bills.The international organizations made the call yesterday in the Joint Chambers of the Legislature during a program marking the ‘Mock Session of Parliament’ of the Women Legislative Caucus of Liberia. The Program was supported by UN Women.The UN Resident Coordinator and Representative of the United Nations Development Program in Liberia Yacoub El Hillo urged the Liberian Senate and the House of Representatives to continue to lead in the global scene by making history and approve the Anti-Domestic and Affirmative Bills.Mr. Hillo said as of 1970, Liberia made the first history, with Madam Angie E. Brooks being the first and only African female President of the United Nations General Assembly. He said in 2005, Liberia made another history with the election of the first elected female President in Africa.“We believe Liberia can also make history again and pass this Anti-Domestic Violence and Affirmative Bills,” Mr. Hillo said.He added that the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which were created and piloted by Liberia, is being emulated by many other countries.UN Women Representative Madam Goreth Nizigama said the passage of the Domestic Violence Bill and Affirmative Action Bill will bring diversity and other comparative advantages that are required in leadership and governance.Madam Nizigama said evidence shows gender inequalities remain intertwined to poverty and impoverishment.“For example, according to the 2016 Human Development Report, of 188 countries assessed, Liberia ranks 177 on the Gender Inequality Index; Rwanda ranks 84, while Senegal ranks 120,” Madam Nizigama said.“It’s no gainsaying, we are trailing these sister countries on development and it will be good for all of us if we match up and I daresay pass them,” she added.For his part, AU Political Officer Prosper Addo said the Affirmative Action Bill will be a “good thing” for Liberia to enable the women, people living with disability and the youth to have shared in governance and it should not be a hindrance in legalizing laws against domestic violence.Swedish Ambassador to Liberia Madam Ingrid Wittersqvist said the Swedish Government will remain supportive of programs that would promote the equality of women and was proud to form part of a forum to encourage the lawmakers to approve the Domestic Violence Bill and the Affirmative Action Bills.Women in Peace Building Network and other advocacy groups of the youth, women, and people living with disabilities were in attendance.During the Mock Session of the Parliament of the Women Legislative Caucus of Liberia, Rep. Samuel Kogar served as the Mock Speaker, while 10 Representatives and Senators served as the Mock Parliament. They were the pro and con during discussions of the Anti-Domestic Violence and Affirmative Action Bills.The lawmakers included Rep. Rosana Schaack, the President of Women Legislative Caucus of Liberia, Sen. Peter Coleman, Rep. Moima Briggs-Mensah, Rep. Ellen Attoh, Rep. Rustonlyn Dennis, Rep. Matthew Zarzar, Rep. Francis Doepoh, Rep. Julie Wiah, Rep. Tibelrosa Tarponweh and Rep. Gunpue Kargon.Those for the con said the Affirmative Action Bill contravenes the Constitution and does not seek to represent the interest of a vast majority of Liberians, while others said the Bill, if approved, will help to empower women, youths and people living with disabilities in the House of Representatives.The Affirmative Action Bill has undergone five attempts to get gender equality legislation at the different levels of the political process.Partial view of women in the Mock Parliament of the Women Legislative Caucus of LiberiaIn 2005 there was an attempt to revise the Electoral Law; in 2009, it was under the caption of a Fairness Bill; in 2010 it was the Gender Parity Bill; in 2013, it was an Act to amend the elections law of Liberia; in 2014, it was included in the Constitution Review Process and known as the “Women’s minimum agenda for constitutional review; and in the latest attempt it is called the Equal Participation and Representation Bill of 2016 which is part of the Affirmative Action Bill.The Bill, among others, seeks to set aside 21 Legislative seats for women, youths and people with disabilities in addition to the existing 73 seats.On the Domestic Violence Bill, it has also been a long haul. Currently, Executive Order 92, which has been issued by former President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf on the eve of her departure, President George M. Weah is committed to passing into law as proclaimed during the European Development Days in Brussels.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) – Advertisement –last_img

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Architects weren’t meant to be “house pets for the rich,” he used to tell them, and that thought has certainly stuck with Rural Studio to this day.Rural Studio invites everyone to be a part of its 20th anniversary celebration and needs your support to reach its $160,000 goal by December 6, 2013. Adopt-A-20K is the Rural Studio online fundraising campaign that offers twelve adoption options from a 2×4 to a whole $20K House. A donation of any amount, received on behalf of Rural Studio by the Auburn University Foundation, helps to build a home for a family today and to educate the citizen architects of tomorrow. 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Selleney / TDO Architecture

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The single storey structure was designed within the parameters of the contractor’s workshop tools and working methods, using standard sheet sizes and easily transportable elements. The building was largely pre-fabricated and fixed together on site‪.Save this picture!Type PlanTDO’s intention was to use economic, widely available materials and detail them in a precious manner. As a practice they have experimented widely with birch faced ply, which the client was excited to explore further. This formed the principle building material.Save this picture!© Mark CocksedgeWorking closely with the contractor TDO were able to take advantage of their supply-chain efficiencies by choosing materials such as through-colour renders and GRP roofing. This was combined with extensive use of off-site construction to retain control over costs, wastage and environmental impact on site.Save this picture!© Mark CocksedgeThe design exposes the structural and framing elements to give the building ‘free detail’. With the skeleton exposed, the attention to structural alignments and junction details had a high priority in the design process. Save this picture!© Mark CocksedgeWindow frames on the south-eastern kitchen elevation are formed as deep fins to protect from southern sun and overlooking. The exposed structural grid aligns with the frames and oversails the external wall to form a shading canopy. Save this picture!© Mark CocksedgeThe north eastern living area elevation opens to the garden setting, and the exposed structural grid is accordingly set at 90º to that of the kitchen to reinforce this relationship. 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A couple visited the JYA office and shared their wish to build a house on a sunlit ground facing a cozy park in its south. With nice gentle smiles, they naturally displayed modesty and warmth. As to show their affection for people, they dreamed of a house that is ‘open to people’. To them, the house had both ‘internal’ and ‘external’ meanings: a place where their family and relatives get together and share lives as well as a space where their friends and neighbors casually come by and chat together. For that reason, they wanted spaces like open lounge or daecheong, a Korea’s traditional main floored room and wished to capture the characteristics of such open spaces in their new house.Save this picture!© Hwang HyochelAs such, our work started from imagining all the necessary spaces for the family. We first thought of a family room where people could meet one another, take rest, read books or play together or individually. The room would absorb sufficient sunlight and capture the view of a beautiful sunset as well as that of a little park and a hill in front of the house. Next was the spacious structure of the house that would allow family members to simultaneously engage in various activities. An ideal example of this was numaru, a balcony-like raised veranda that would give an enjoyably nostalgic and serene sentiment. Based on the numaru concept, we reinterpreted its spacial characteristics, captured them into inner space of the new house and started to unravel the rest of spaces.Save this picture!© Hwang HyochelIn turn, the family room was to be located at the center of the 2nd floor, along with a main bedroom and kids’ bedrooms on each side. It would act as a place that connects and disconnects parents and children. They would enjoy reading books from shelves that fully cover the wall or take a nap on a window bench facing south. At the center of the room, there is a staircase that leads to the 1st floor. The staircase creates a downward flow, divides the family room into big, small, wide and narrow spaces and further blocks any unnecessary gaze. Following the staircase down to the 1st floor, a kitchen and dining room that face a front yard come into sight.Save this picture!© Hwang HyochelThe most important spaces on the 1st floor are a kitchen, dining room and a small living room, all of which are connected to the front yard. The dining room leads to a small toenmaru, then to the front yard while a big wide door of the living room is linked to a daecheongmaru, a main floored room that captures the whole sight of the front yard. Such structure resembles that of Korea’s traditional front yard, making it possible to watch kids play in the yard and greet neighbors passing by. Children could play not only in the yard but also in the park right outside the house by simply going out through its side door. As such, this open yard would genuinely act as a place of play and exchange—at least to those joyful children.Save this picture!© Hwang HyochelThe house that embraces these spaces is built in a rather simple form. Its exterior is also finished with bricks in subtle color that reflects the modest taste of the client. Nonetheless, an exposed structure of its living room creates a dynamic diagonal line, interestingly adding different images to the house from different angles.Save this picture!© Hwang HyochelThe couple and their three sons who dreamed of a house ‘open to people’ encounter and exchange with a far more people than we expected. The three kids are all over the attic, the family room, the living room and the bathroom, and their new friends are welcome to the house anytime. The parents now spend more time in the house and meet more people more often.Save this picture!ElevationSave this picture!SectionAs a house would ‘resemble’ people who reside in it, we wanted build a house that resembles the client family—a simple modest house that warmly embraces and welcomes people. With sincere hope and no doubt, anything that has not yet been captured in the house will be eventually filled with the family’s fullness and richness of their daily lives.Save this picture!© Hwang HyochelProject gallerySee allShow lessAsia Pacific Youth Exchange Center of Fudan University / W&R GROUPSelected ProjectsHauser & Wirth Pop-up Bookshop / dongqi ArchitectsSelected Projects Share CopyHouses•Yongin-si, South Korea South Korea Projects “COPY” Photographs Year:  Manufacturers: Lunawood, Hanyang Tile, VEKA system window Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description Houses Area:  222 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” CopyAbout this officeJYA-RCHITECTSOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesYongin-siSouth KoreaPublished on February 24, 2018Cite: “Gwanggyo House / JYA-RCHITECTS” 23 Feb 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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