Anyway, our own Supreme SJW is inflating her bubble for 2019On the other hand, no problem increasing your carbon footprint at the request of one of the multiple wives of a wealthy man. And no need to speak to the media about it, unless you're a man.Never too young to lead, never too old to learn | Presentation Sisters Union North East Ireland
We must not succumb to fatalism or despair in 2019 | The Elders
Mary Robinson said:
“<...> We need to puncture the vanity and delusions of those leaders – mostly men, it must be noted – who believe that individual nations can shape the global order to their liking through brute force or bullying, without any consideration for human rights or social justice.
<...> including equality for women and girls, <...>
We also need to be vigilant in upholding the values and standards of truth, integrity and decency across public life, including political and media discourse. When powerful men dismiss critical reports as “fake news” and defame independent journalists as “enemies of the people”, this is a mortal threat to all our freedoms which must be vigorously resisted.
Because this matter is terribly private. Apart from the global broadcast of the "assessment" that a named individual is a loon who can't be let out on her own.
Apart from that single fact, its all a private family matter.
The Phoenix does comment about this a lot in this week's issue. It also lists the big investments the Al Maktoum family have here: thousands of acres in stud farms, redevelopment of the Curragh, multi-million sponsorship of Irish horse racing, the business Emirates airline brings to Dublin airport, various strongly-related trade missions to Dubai, favourable balance of trade: exports of €1 billion to them compared to imports of €100 million from them. It's no wonder criticism from the media is fairly muted.
The Phoenix also mentions how the family foundation built the Clonskeagh Mosque/Centre and how UAE money still funds it (opened by Robinson herself in 1996). No effort was spared in trying to get the imam of Clonskeagh's son, Ibrahim Halawa, returned (though others like Eanna Cochlain in the Philippines were quietly ignored).
Before this broke, I can't say I was aware of the earlier disappearance of Princess Shamsa. That casts Robinson's involvement here in a much worse light tbh.
I think you'll find that vegans have no official stand on FGM for the same reason as the NSPCA haven't, or for that matter the IRFU, or the or Rathmines & Rathgar Musical Society. By your logic they are all guilty of complacency on FGM.
Has Mrs Robinson been asked whether her foundation received money from Dubai?
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http://www.un.org/en/events/femalegenitalmutilationday/Female genital mutilation (FGM) comprises all procedures that involve altering or injuring the female genitalia for non-medical reasons and is recognized internationally as a violation of the human rights of girls and women.