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Twelve days of Christmas Part II – French hens and calling birds

The third and fourth days of the twelve days of Christmas see three french hens and four black birds – allusions of close EU connections from the 16th Century- and how an early morning awakening in D R Congo brought to mind the welcomeness of the third day’s gift. Continue reading

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Bridenapping – a new twist on an ancient patriarchal art

  Today’s Independent has a piece by Emily Duggan in which she reports on the existence of a scarcely reported phenomenon of bridenapping in over 17 different countries.¬† The UN spokesperson Aminata Tour√©, chief of the Gender, Human Rights and … Continue reading

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