Migrant domestic workers of various nationalities attend the launch of the first domestic workers union, at at the headquarters of the National Federation of Unions for Workers and Employees in Lebanon (FENASOL) in Beirut. There are an estimated 200,000 migrant workers in Lebanon, primarily from Sri Lanka, Ethiopia, the Philippines and Nepal. Many have their passports confiscated by their employers upon arrival in Lebanon and are locked up insides homes. (ANWAR AMRO / AFP)

Lebanon POW: 22 – 28 January

Social media are a catalyst for the advancement of everyone’s rights. It’s where we’re reminded that we’re all human and all equal. It’s where people can find and fight for a cause, global or local, popular or specialized, even when there are hundreds of miles between them. – Queen Rania of Jordan

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A baby is baptised during a mass ceremony in Tbilisi, Georgia. About 1,000 children were baptised by the Georgian Orthodox church during the 38th mass baptism ceremony at the country’s main cathedral, Holy Trinity. (David Mdzinarishvili / Reuters)

International POW: 20 – 26 January

The Bhagavad Gita–that ancient Indian Yogic text–says that it is better to live your own destiny imperfectly than to live an imitation of somebody else’s life with perfection.
– Elizabeth Gilbert.

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An Orthodox Christian dips into the icy waters of a pond in Moscow, Russia, during the celebration of the epiphany holiday – the day the spirit of God descended upon believers in the shape of a dove during Jesus’s baptism in the river Jordan. (Vasily Maximov / AFP - Getty Images)

International POW: 13 – 19 January

Don’t ever let somebody tell you you can’t do something, not even me. Alright? You dream, you gotta protect it. People can’t do something themselves, they wanna tell you you can’t do it. If you want something, go get it. Period. – Chris Gardner, from The Pursuit of Happyness.

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