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Respect the right of orphans to housing

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Respect the right of orphans to housing

Amnesty International calls upon Albania's central and municipal authorities to implement the right of adult orphans to priority with housing. Experience has shown that orphans, lacking family support, as adults risk poverty, social exclusion and in the case of young women in particular, sexual exploitation. Few adult orphans earn enough to buy or rent accommodation on the open market. They risk living on the margins of society unless active measures are taken by the authorities to integrate them into society. One such measure is to provide them with adequate housing..


By Amnesty International, USA.


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Village at 115 earns high marks for 'best practices' in design, planning

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Village at 115 earns high marks for 'best practices' in design, planning

Case Western Reserve University's Village at 115 continues to draw accolades. And not just from the undergraduate students who live in the two-year-old residential housing complex on the northeast end of campus. The Society for College and University Planning has awarded the university and its architect and design planner, Goody Clancy of Boston, its 2007 Honor Award for Excellence in Planning for a District or Campus Component. The national award is one of several the organization gives out to recognize best practices in planning for colleges and universities. Planning can entail academics, campus or master facilities, budget and financial resources, infrastructure or strategic initiatives.


By Case Western University,USA.


Housing Policy Resource.


How AAAS S&T Policy Forum Explores Privacy in an Era of Powerful Surveillance Tools

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How AAAS S&T Policy Forum Explores Privacy in an Era of Powerful Surveillance Tools

12 May 2007. This is the age of watching and being watched. Cameras and other sensors have become so small they can be embedded in door knobs and other places people don't notice, according to Daniel Sui, a specialist on surveillance technologies at Texas A&M University who spoke at the recent AAAS Science and Technology Policy Forum in Washington, D.C.


By AAAS, USA.


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