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  2. paoladegliesposti

    u2 song of the day

  3. paoladegliesposti

    If I read the Bible today..

    Wisdom 6:12 Wisdom is bright and unfading. She readily appears to those who love her. She ' s found by those who keep seeking after her.
  4. Manohlive

    If I read the Bible today..

    Love one another.
  5. Manohlive

    2019 Subscription - Subscribers Gift

    I like how they worded when this year's gift would start happening. Unless I'm way off track, it was Spring but they left it open either way. I thought that was smart and respectful of subscribers' voiced frustrations. Part of me hopes and thinks this is going to start May/June. A bigger part of me hopes it goes well when it does-the better they get it right than rush it mentality which I've read other Zootopians post when we've been waiting for for a past U2 event. I've been listening to the first two tracks from online uploads. I'm very happy with how great they sound, even with YouTube. It's nice to be able to hear them even though I do not resubscribe for a few weeks.
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  7. padawanbeck84

    Have to Count - the new and improved one :P

    44, 904 - Happy counting as our internet is finally back on For some reason, it hadn't been working since Friday!
  8. cristiu2

    2019 Subscription - Subscribers Gift

    Still no news on anything yet... No down-undertour announcement, no dvd-news, no fanclubcd-news. In the meantime the Rolling Stones keep releasing blurays, dvd's , cd's etc. etc.. I'm convinced there will be solid and great releases, but why the long wait... Or surprise once more....
  9. CorkVegan

    If I read the Bible today..

    Colossians 3:13 (KJV) 13 Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye.
  10. CorkVegan

    u2 song of the day

  11. tan_lejos_tan_cerca

    The Action Thread Part Two

    #MondayMotivation
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    The Action Thread Part Two

    2.1k GIRLS AND WOMEN These powerful activists are at the frontlines of gender equality 8 March 2019 8:48AM UTC | By: JANE EAGLES ADD YOUR NAME Take action for women everywhere EmailSign Share on Facebook Save on Facebook Share on Twitter Share by Email This IWD, we’re passing the mic to African activists who are doing incredible work for gender equality. Together, they’re standing by a bold demand to world leaders, urging them to make real progress. Get to know more about the fantastic co-signers backing this demand, including our spokeswomen! Spokeswomen: Melene Rossouw Melene became an Attorney in the High Court of South Africa in 2009. In 2017, she founded the Women Lead Movement to educate, empower, and inspire women. They lead social change in their communities through human rights and leadership training. The movement also shows women how to publicly campaign and hold the government accountable for the promises they make to their citizens. Dr Marlene-Joannie Bewa Dr. Marlene-Joannie Bewa is an accomplished HIV/AIDS advocate from the Benin Republic. She founded the Young Beninese Leaders Association, a youth and women-led organisation. This program has trained more than 3000 girls and women on sexual and reproductive health, leadership, and entrepreneurship. She is also a “Goalkeeper for the Goals” for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Wadi Ben-Hirki Wadi Ben-Hirki founded the Wadi Ben-Hirki Foundation when she was 17 years old. The foundation seeks to impact marginalised and disadvantaged communities through humanitarianism and activism. The charity organisation runs many campaigns, mostly in Northern Nigeria. She serves on the African Leadership Institute Youth Advisory Board and was the Special Guest from Africa at the 2018 Y20 Summit. Lola Omolola Lola Omolola is the founder of FIN, a private Facebook group that connects nearly 1.7 million women from across the world. She began the group in 2014, searching to create a virtual support network with other Nigerians after Boko Haram kidnappings. The group quickly grew into a hub for women’s issues, offering its members a safe outlet to discuss the struggles they face and connect with other women who share those experiences. Samira Haruna Sanusi Samira Haruna Sanusi is a Sickle Cell Awareness advocate and WASH advocate. She is the founder of the Samira Sanusi Sickle Cell Foundation, which builds awareness and supports hundreds of people with medical bills. She’s also the co-founder of WAFSLI Nigeria (Water for Sustainable Living). She is the author of S is for Survivor, a memoir about her personal experiences with Sickle Cell Anaemia. Togola Hawa Séméga Journalist Togola Hawa Séméga is on a mission to provide the young people of Mali with informative news and unite them. She achieves this with a creative mix of journalism, rap and humour. Kunafoni, her website and WebTV series, gets young people involved in social issues while also building their confidence. Dieynaba Sidibe Dieynaba is Senegal’s first female graffiti artist. She uses her art to show solidarity and highlight the issues women face. Health and access to education are some of the issues she’s covered through her art. Naomi Tulay-Solanke Naomi Tulay-Solanke is the Founder and Executive Director of Community Health Initiative. This non-governmental organisation in Liberia provides reusable and affordable health products for women and girls, empowering them to take control of their reproductive health. She’s also launched PADS4GIRLS, which trains women to produce sanitary pads. Chmba Ellen Chilemba Chmba is the Founder and Executive Director at Tiwale, a youth-led organisation supporting Malawian girls and women. She started Tiwale at 17 to end the vicious cycle of child marriage through economic and educational opportunities. Tiwale has supported over 250 women so far! Fridah Githuku Fridah Githuku is the Executive Director of GROOTS Kenya, a national grassroots movement led by women. The movement gives grassroots women visibility and decision-making power in their communities. They have invested in nearly 3,500 women-led groups across Kenya, sparking local, human-led change. As an Equal Measures 2030 partner, Fridah is passionate about the role of land rights in achieving gender equality. Aya Chebbi Aya Chebbi is an award-winning Pan-African feminist. She is the founder of the Youth Programme of Holistic Empowerment Mentoring, coaching the next generation of positive change agents. She’s also the founder of the Afrika Youth Movement, one of Africa’s largest Pan-African youth-led movements. She is the first African Union Youth Envoy and the youngest diplomat at the African Union Commission Chairperson’s Cabinet. More Co-signers: Lydia Charles Moyo, TV and Radio Presenter at Femina Hip TV Elizabeth Wanja Ngeth, Kijiji Afrika Olaoluwa Abagun, Founder of Girl Pride Circle Mercy Abang, United Nations Journalism fellow Karimot Odebode, ONE Champion Dr. Stellah Wairimu Bosire, Executive Director of the Kenya Medical Association Dolapo Olaniyan, Founder of The UnCut Initiative Scheaffer Okore, Chief of Trade & Investment for the Pan African Chamber of Commerce Diana Ninsiima, Senior Program Manager & Gender Lead at DOT Tanzania Salimatou Fatty, a GPE youth advocate and founder of the Salimatou Foundation for Education Mildred Ngesa, Head of Communications for FEMNET Memory Kachambwa, Executive Director for FEMNET Mama Koité Doumbia, Chair Member for FEMNET Julie Cissé, Coordinator for GIPS WAR Dr. Tlaleng Mofokeng, one of the 120 under 40 for the New Generation Leaders in Family Planning Mylene Flicka, a Women’s Rights Writer Mercy Juma, Broadcast Journalist and winner of the Michael Elliott Award for Excellence in African Storytelling Oluwaseun Ayodeji Osowobi, Founder of the Stand to End Rape Initiative Amina Abdulazeez, ONE Champion Hauwa Liman, Founder of Inspire for Impact Linet Kwamboka, CEO of DataScience LTD Saran Keïta Diakite, President of Malian Advocacy Group on SDGs Sagara Saran Bouare, President of Women in Law and Development Maimouna Dioncounda Dembele, Human Rights Activist Mariam Diallo, Director of the Association for Women’s Leadership and Development Nana Toure, Secretary General of the Sahel Youth Network Valérie Traoré, Executive Director of Niyel Imameleng Masitha, Communications and Advocacy Officer for The Sexual and Reproductive Justice Coalition Refilwe Ledwaba, Founder of the Girl Fly Programme in Africa Foundation Martha Muhwezi, Senior Programme Coordinating Officer for the Forum for African Women Educationalists Anta Fall Basse Konté, Director of the Forum for African Women Educationalists Senegal Danedjo Hadidja, President of APAD and an International Women’s Health Coalition partner. Françoise Kpeglo Moudouthe, Founder of feminist blog Eyala Nana Semuah Bressey, nurse Want to stand in solidarity with these activists? Add your name to the open letter here.
  13. paoladegliesposti

    If I read the Bible today..

    Matthew 12:33 Either consider the tree good and its good fruit,or consider the tree rotten and its fruit rotten. A tree is known by its fruit.
  14. tan_lejos_tan_cerca

    The Action Thread Part Two

    What is it like to live with HIV in Zambia? Hear first hand from Connie, a longtime (RED) ambassador. https://www.red.org/reditorial/life-in-africa-hiv-aids?fbclid=IwAR1j53B6UeqhaAC0en1mffGtEY995S5LVE0-UUDid9oi-fs2YL2Dmx5-TiQ
  15. paoladegliesposti

    u2 song of the day

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  17. peterferris8

    Have to Count - the new and improved one :P

    44903 - Feeling empty and defeated after a horrible Easter Sunday shift at work today. I don't know why I keep having these episodes of just feeling terrible about everything, and it scares me.
  18. tan_lejos_tan_cerca

    The Action Thread Part Two

    Happy National Tea Day! 🙌#NationalTeaDay brings up a vital question! 🚨What is the secret to a perfect brew? 😉 Let us know.Find out more about #MencapTeaParty: https://bit.ly/2oT2Om3
  19. tan_lejos_tan_cerca

    The Action Thread Part Two

    By Joe McCarthy and Erica Sanchez NOV. 20, 2018 14 WATER & SANITATION World's Water Could Become Scarce if the Amazon Rainforest Is Destroyed The world is already facing a severe water crisis. Why Global Citizens Should Care Access to water is a fundamental human right that’s being threatened by climate change and environmental degradation. The United Nations’ calls on countries to make clean water access universal. You can join us in taking action on this issue here. The Amazon rainforest is home to 10% of the world’s species, generates 20% of global oxygen, and creates half of its own rain through an intricate water cycle dynamic. It’s a natural system that’s a world unto itself — and it faces potentially catastrophic levels of deforestation under the new administration of Brazil’s president-elect Jair Bolsonaro, who has vowed to allow industrial interests to have more access to the forest. If that happens, the effects would be felt far beyond Brazil. In particular, countries around the world could face droughts and water shortages, according to National Geographic. Take Action: Urge Governments And Businesses To Invest In Clean Water And Toilets That’s because the Amazon influences global rain patterns and is itself a major source of water. The push and pull of the water cycle throughout the 2.125 million square mile forest creates a “giant flowing river in the sky,” Nat Geo reports, which eventually feeds rivers and lakes around the world. The Amazon is also a major carbon sink and its ongoing absorption of greenhouse gas emissions helps to mitigate global warming and climate change. As temperatures rise, precipitation patterns get skewed — some countries receive more rainfall, while other get less. This is already playing out in the world as many countries face increasingly dry conditions, which undermines agricultural systems and leads to water shortages. These effects are expected to be felt as far as away as Africa and North America, Nat Geo reports. Read More: Brazil Federal Court Blocks President’s Effort to Open Amazon to Gold Mining If the Amazon continues to decline, it could enter a dangerous feedback loop, where chainsawed trees release greenhouse gas emissions causing temperatures to rise and the forest to dry, weakening the water cycle, and causing further drying. Earlier in the year, a study showed that the Amazon is very close to reaching this point and could even resemble a desert within the next few decades. The world is already facing a severe water crisis. More than 30% of the global population is unable to access clean drinking water and the UN estimates that more than 5 billion people could be affected by water shortages by 2050. Read More: 10 Pictures of How People Get Water Around the World A large part of this problem is due to mismanaged natural resources. In Latin America, Africa, and Asia, for example, most rivers are compromised by pollution from industrial runoff, the UN reports. Further, 80% of global wastewater and sewage is discharged directly into bodies of water, rendering it unsafe. Around two-thirds of forests and wetlands, which are essential to cleaning and maintaining water supplies, have been lost or degraded. The continual damming of rivers throughout the world, which is common in Brazil, also disrupts water systems. Read More: Pope Francis Says Selling Water Is 'Incompatible' With Human Rights In various countries, water has become scarce. For example, Lake Chad has shrunk by 95% in recent decades, putting millions of people at risk of famine. In Shanghai, 85% of the city’s drinking rivers are too polluted to draw water from. Melting glaciers throughout Asia, meanwhile, could deprive millions of people of drinking water. Earlier this year, Cape Town narrowly averted becoming the first major city in the world to run out of water. Read More: Photos of Cape Town in Crisis as the City's Water Runs Out Emerging water insecurity could eventually lead to conflicts. Some analysts argue that the civil war in Syria was partially fueled by a devastating drought linked to climate change. The good news is that these consequences are not inevitable. If forests like the Amazon are protected rather then cut down, rivers are cleaned rather than polluted, and greenhouse gas emissions are curbed rather than released, then water sources could remain robust well into the future. TOPICSCurrent eventsWASHClimate changeDroughtWaterWater and sanitationForestAmazon rainforestWater shortagesagua potableRainforestRain patternsrecursos de la selva amazonicabosques y agua potableagua en el mundoselva amazonica
  20. tan_lejos_tan_cerca

    The Action Thread Part Two

    Here's What Pregnancy Looks Like Around Sub-Saharan Africa Authors: Jackie Marchildon and Olivia Kestin Paolo Patruno Health Nov. 20, 2018 40 Why Global Citizens Should Care Every day, hundreds of women and girls die from preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth. But there’s a movement of countries, companies, and charities attempting to fight for their lives. Take action here to protect vulnerable women and children around the world. An estimated 130 million babies are born every year around the world. That’s about 356,000 per day. Sadly, with all that new life comes a vast number of maternal deaths. About 830 women die from pregnancy- or childbirth-related complications every day — 99% of these deaths occur in developing countries, with more than half of them in sub-Saharan Africa, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Paolo Patruno, 46, is a social documentary photographer based in Bologna, Italy. In 2011, he started a long-term project called “Birth is a Dream,” a photo series that seeks to shed light on maternal health in sub-Saharan Africa. Take Action: The UK Pledged to Help Save 35 Million Lives! Let’s Celebrate — and Ask the Government to Keep It Up Patruno was working as a project manager for an NGO in Malawi when he met Rachel MacLeod, a senior clinical midwife who worked in the labor ward of the Bwaila Hospital, in Lilongwe, Malawi’s capital city. MacLeod introduced him to the issue of maternal health in Africa, and his series came to life. Patruno didn’t just want to snap a few photos — he became invested in raising awareness on what he considers to be an underreported topic. “The main issues that are behind this matter are the same [no matter where you are in Africa],” Patruno told Global Citizen. A midwife listens to a fetal heartbeat using a pinard horn while visiting a pregnant woman in Chankhungu health center. Chankhungu, Malawi Image: Paolo Patruno He said that circumstances — like rural versus city living — can play large roles in maternal care, but that when it came to maternal health issues, they remained the same across the African countries he visited. “What I realized is that this is really a social issue, rather than a health issue,” he said. The maternal mortality rate in developing countries was 239 per 100,000 live births in 2015, compared to just 12 in developed countries, according to the WHO’s most recent data. Africa has the world’s highest rate of adolescent pregnancy. Many girls in small villages drop out of school early, having had sexual relationships with young boys, and getting pregnant before the age of 18. Bakumba, Cameroon Image: Paolo Patruno Poverty, distance to health centres, lack of education, lack of services, and cultural practices all play roles in these statistics. “I think that the main root of this problem is not just the lack of doctors, the lack of hospitals or health centres,” Patruno said. “It’s mainly something that is coming from a cultural approach, tradition.” He gave the example of women being unable to leave their homes for a long period time. In rural areas, women need to be away from their homes for a few weeks if they choose to give birth in a health centre — it takes a number of days for them to reach health centres in the first place, and then they need to deliver and recover before heading back. A mother holds her new baby after a gruelling childbirth and several hours of labor. Bukavu, DRC Image: Paolo Patruno For many women, this is just not possible as they are the primary caregivers at home and many also tend to their family’s agricultural needs. He also explained that some men don’t want their partners to deliver with male health workers, which poses a big problem as many doctors are men. Many women therefore avoid visiting health centres to deliver their babies, which increases the chances of maternal or infant mortality. Women giving birth in rural villages are most at risk. Since women have to take care of home duties and other children, they sometimes decide to have home deliveries, rather than going to hospitals or health centers. Chibabel, Mozambique Image: Paolo Patruno In other cases, women do visit health centres but they have negative experiences, and so they choose not to return for their next pregnancies. Given that women in developing countries have more children on average, their lifetime risk of death due to pregnancy is much higher, and so a decision not to return to a health facility for future pregnancies could have dire results. In Uganda, for example, Patruno said he followed a traditional birth attendant (TBA) and one of her patients was a midwife who opted to have a home birth instead of giving birth in the hospital where she worked. Pregnant women have to work, taking care of house and family duties almost until the day of delivery — providing water and carrying heavy cans. Kampala, Uganda Image: Paolo Patruno It’s difficult to improve maternal health issues, according to Patruno. He said many organizations try to tackle this from the wrong angle, relying too much on a medical or health-based approach when it’s much more complex than that. The Global Financing Facility (GFF) essentially aims to avoid doing just that. By working with governments and on-the-ground initiatives, the GFF helps prioritize interventions across the full health spectrum, but by addressing areas like nutrition, education, social protection, and gender, rather than just looking for the most obvious answer. “The education approach is mainly the best way, because if you can educate a girl, maybe you are able to educate a woman after — and even a family,” the photographer said. “It’s much more easier to say, ‘OK, we provided an ambulance, we provided ... an incubator, we built a new unit, we provided beds — rather than to approach the problem … To educate … To go to the local community …” Midwife Mestwote takes the blood blood pressure of a pregnant woman through an outreach program in a rural area. Jinka, Ethiopia Image: Paolo Patruno Patruno has seen firsthand the limits of financial or technical support. In one health centre in Ethiopia, the workers couldn’t use the modern ambulances they had been provided because they had broken down and the staff didn’t have the means to fix them. In another, health workers relied on bulb lamps instead of incubators because they were broken, too. “I wanted to use my photography as a tool,” he said. “I wanted to focus on this project to let people know … this is a problem. Women are dying.” Patruno referenced maternal mortality rates — more than 300,000 women die every year in Africa due to childbirth and pregnancy-related issues. “That is much more than a war, that is much more than [terrorism] … but people don’t know and so that’s why I was very interested to focus on this matter,” he said. “The problem is not solved.”
  21. tan_lejos_tan_cerca

    The Action Thread Part Two

    Por Joe McCarthy y Erica Sanchez 17 DE ABRIL DE 2019 33 MEDIO AMBIENTE El 'efecto Attenborough' está causando que la contaminación plástica se reduzca Las celebridades tienen un papel único en la reducción de residuos plásticos. Por qué es importante para los Global Citizens El plástico contamina los ecosistemas marinos en todo el mundo, causando daño a varias especies. Los Objetivos Mundiales de las Naciones Unidas piden a los países que protejan el medio ambiente. Puedes unirte a nosotros para tomar medidas sobre este tema aquí. En el último episodio de la serie Blue Planet II de Sir David Attenborough, el icónico ecologista ha dirigido su atención al creciente problema de los residuos plásticos. El episodio mostró que los pajaros ya se alimentan de trozos de plástico, las costas están cubiertas de contaminación y los ambientes marinos de todo el mundo llenos de desechos plásticos. A lo largo de la serie, Attenborough instó a los espectadores a ser más sostenibles, y sus esfuerzos parecen haber dado sus frutos. Un nuevo informe de GlobalWebIndex muestra que las personas en los Estados Unidos y el Reino Unido redujeron su uso de plástico de un solo uso en un 53% en los últimos 12 meses. Los autores atribuyen la pronunciada disminución al "efecto Attenborough". Actúa: Firma ahora 1 punto United StatesUnited KingdomGermanyCanadaAustraliaAfghanistanÅland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAmerican SamoaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBoliviaBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBruneiBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCabo VerdeCambodiaCameroonCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo (the Democratic Republic of the)Cook IslandsCosta RicaCôte d'IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands [Malvinas]Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambia (The)GeorgiaGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuamGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and McDonald IslandsHoly See [Vatican City State]HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIranIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKuwaitKyrgyzstanLaosLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedoniaMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMarshall IslandsMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMicronesia (the Federated States of)MoldoviaMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorth KoreaNorthern Mariana IslandsNorwayOmanPakistanPalauPalestine, State ofPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalPuerto RicoQatarRéunionRomaniaRussiaRwandaSaint BarthélemySaint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth KoreaSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyriaTaiwanTajikistanTanzaniaThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited States Minor Outlying IslandsUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuelaVietnamVirgin Islands (British)Virgin Islands (U.S.)Wallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabwe "Esta es un área donde el poder de las celebridades realmente se puede utilizar para el bien", dijo a Global Citizen, Bill Levey, CEO de Naeco, una compañía que fabrica alternativas plásticas sostenibles. “En el caso de Attenborough, ha estado informando sobre temas científicos durante décadas, se ganó el respeto de los científicos y, a esta edad, ahora tiene un tipo de aura paterna y majestuosa”. "Realmente creo que este es un problema que solo puede beneficiarse de tener una voz fuerte y potente", agregó. GlobalWebIndex encuestó a 3.833 personas en los Estados Unidos y el Reino Unido y encontró que el 82% prefiere los envases sostenibles para los productos que compran en la vida cotidiana y el 66% es más probable que confíe en marcas que se comprometen a ser más sostenibles. La gente también se ha inspirado en la tendencia de Attenborough a seguir su propio consejo. Durante el rodaje de Blue Planet II, su equipo recogió cada parte de la basura que encontraron en el océano. En el último año, la lucha contra la contaminación plástica ha cobrado impulso en todo el mundo. Más de 60 países han tomado medidas para restringir la producción y el consumo de plástico, las grandes empresas multinacionales han invertido en alternativas y los ciudadanos han encabezado la limpieza de los océanos. Pero las celebridades podrían ser clave para hacer que el movimiento se generalice, según explicó Levey. "Cualquier persona con muchos seguidores puede usar su plataforma para ayudar a crear conciencia sobre los efectos de nuestro uso del plástico en el medio ambiente", dijo Levey. "En el mundo de hoy, hay muchas celebridades que tienen seguidores muy específicos y tienen la capacidad de llegar a personas que de otra manera no podrían escuchar sobre estos temas", agregó. Varias celebridades se han convertido en defensores de la causa en los últimos años. La actriz Emma Watson usó un vestido hecho de botellas plásticas recicladas para el Met Gala 2016, la cantante de R&B SZA creó una línea de ropa que recicla residuos de plástico en los océanos, y el actor Adrien Brody se ha convertido en uno de los principales defensores de la lucha contra el uso de sorbetes de plástico. Durante más de una década, Attenborough ha mostrado el esplendor de la Tierra y ha advertido sobre su posible declive. No es de extrañar que cuando le dio a la gente algo tangible que pudieran hacer para ayudar al planeta, reducir el plástico, lo aceptaron. Y ahora el movimiento que ayudó a crecer está impulsando un cambio fundamental a nivel legislativo. El gobierno del Reino Unido actualmente está consultando con expertos en plástico para desarrollar políticas para mejorar las tasas de reciclaje y reducir la producción de plástico, según Geoff Brighty, el director técnico de Plastic Oceans. "Realmente ha cristalizado en la mente del gobierno que la conciencia pública se ha movido a un lugar donde ya no queremos que esto suceda, está afectando nuestras vidas, no queremos que afecte a nuestros ecosistemas", dijo Brighty. TEMASCurrent eventsPlastic pollutionPlasticOceansPlastic wasteMarine environmentscontaminacion plasticaSir David Attenboroughoceanosalternativas al plasticoreduccion de residuos plasticos COMENTARIOS
  22. tan_lejos_tan_cerca

    The Action Thread Part Two

    Dear world leaders, protect the environment!
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    The Action Thread Part Two

    #HappyEaster to all the peeps celebrating!
  24. tan_lejos_tan_cerca

    The Action Thread Part Two

    By James Hitchings-Hales and Carmen Singer NOV. 20, 2018 42 ADVOCACYGIRLS & WOMEN This 14-Year-Old Went Straight to the Police When Her Parents Tried to Force Her to Marry Here’s how girls like Mestawet Mekuria are empowered to control their own lives. Why Global Citizens Should Care The UN’s Global Goals call for an end to all gender violence — including the elimination of forced marriage. Nevertheless, 12 million girls around the world are married before the age of 18. You can join us by taking action here to achieve the Global Goals. Mestawet Mekuria dreams of becoming a teacher or doctor when she grows up. But as a 14-year-old girl in Ethiopia, she found her future under threat from the very people who were supposed to help her realise her ambitions. Her parents attempted to force her to marry. But she wasn’t having any of it. Take Action: Sign This Petition to #LeveltheLaw and Empower Girls and Women Around the World “I went to the police station when my parents told me that I am getting married,” Mekuria told UNICEF Ethiopia. “I had learned about child marriage and its consequences in our school’s girls’ club,” she said. “I told my parents that I do not want to get married. But they refused, and that is when I ran to the police station.” It came as a surprise to Mekuria when her parents were arrested and imprisoned for a fortnight. The minimum marriage age in Ethiopia is 18 — but laws are rarely enforced, and she thought her mum and dad might just get a warning. Indeed, Mekuria lives in the Amhara region, where 56% of girls are married before the age of 18, according to the 2011 Ethiopian Demographic Health Survey (EDHS). It took the intervention of village elders to eventually make peace between Mekuria and her parents, but now everything has returned to normal — way better than normal, actually. “My parents now understand about child marriage and its consequences,” Mekuria said. “They are no longer angry with me.” Mekuria is one of 20 girls rescued from child marriage in the last two years at Ayti Primary School in northern Ethiopia — and if you’re from Britain, you helped make it happen. The girls’ club that taught Mekuria about the issue was supported by UK aid — the lifesaving money spent by the Department of International Development (DfID) to end extreme poverty before 2030. Now, partly thanks to UK aid, Mekuria is free to focus on her aspirations for medicine or teaching. Read More: Married at 3, Divorced at 7 — Two Ethiopian Girls Share Their Story Specifically, UK aid money was used to support the UNICEF-UNFPA Global Programme to Accelerate Action to End Child Marriage, which in turn worked with the Bureau of Women and Children Affairs (BoWCA) to set up clubs like these all over the Amhara region in 2015, according to UNICEF Ethiopia. The clubs empower young girls by offering life skills training, information about their rights, and even reaching out to families to change attitudes often rooted in traditional beliefs and values. And it works: a BoWCA trainer told UNICEF Ethiopia that it helped 106 girls escape child marriage in 2016 and 55 in 2017. Globally, over 650 million women alive today were married as children. See UNICEF USA's other Tweets Twitter Ads info and privacy In July 2014, the UK hosted the world’s first Girl Summit with the intention of ending forced marriage and female genital mutilation (FGM) within a generation. It was there that Ethiopia pledged to end both by 2025. But it’s an uphill struggle. The EDHS reports that 65% of women aged 14-49 in Ethiopia have undergone FGM, while two in five girls will be married before their 18th birthday. It’s difficult to prosecute child marriage too: Ethiopia has no working system to register births, deaths, or marriages, according to Girls Not Brides, so it’s incredibly difficult to prove that a girl is actually underage. Read More: This Incredible Former Child Bride Persuaded Her Country to Ban Child Marriage Child marriage has painful consequences for society as a whole. It’s not just girls like Mekuria who suffer — it can contribute to trap entire communities in poverty indefinitely as it limits economic progress. When girls marry young, they’re more likely to drop out of school; more vulnerable to gender violence; less likely to get a job; at greater risk of poor health, FGM, and pregnancy complications. “Child marriage is a harmful practice, and I want girls to continue with their education like me,” Mekuria said. “I have seen my classmates quit school because they are married. I always tell my friends in my village about child marriage, and I will continue to do so to others”. View image on Twitter 19 people are talking about this Twitter Ads info and privacy TOPICSGender EqualityChild MarriageDfIDUK AidEthiopiaUNICEFWomen and GirlsForced MarriageUNFPA
  25. spongebob

    REDZONE TERRIBLE EXPERIENCE

    😂 Think ive done enough moaning for now. 😝
  26. CorkVegan

    If I read the Bible today..

    "Then God said, "I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food." Genesis 1:29
  27. Manohlive

    u2 song of the day

    My Easter Sunday U2 song of the day. This is one song to me even though it's two. Happy Easter, Everyone. 🐇
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