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    Hope you are having fun, dmway. The Head and the Heart are coming to Madson, WI., on Sept 15. It works perfectly for all their other shows I'm going to see in September. Madison is a great city for GA because people are very chill. At least four of their shows now in September. I'm anxiously waiting for Snow Patrol-under three weeks and counting. The only time I've seen them was when they opened for U2 360. .
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  6. dmway

    What concert are you seeing next?

    Hello from The Beacon Theater! Here is the trippy backdrop for tonight’s show! 😎
  7. dmway

    What concert are you seeing next?

    Very crowded at the exhibit even on a Thursday afternoon! The displays center on the 50s, 60s, and 70s, but at least one iconic 80s guitar is present (no, it’s not The Edge’s). More (much) later...
  8. tan_lejos_tan_cerca

    The Action Thread Part Two

    NEWS: 18 Apr 2019 A HISTORIC HUMAN RIGHTS VICTORY – MISHA HAS HAD HIS RIGHTS RESTORED! 18 Apr 2019 It is with great pride and joy that we share the wonderful news that Misha “The Cobbler” has had his rights restored as a result of a journey that has lasted his entire life. Misha is the first person who has progressed through all stages of CCI’s Restoration of Rights Programme, which has a strong focus on education and skill-building. This is a historical precedent for not only our programme, but for people in institutions throughout Belarus. Misha is blazing a trail and his future is now full of opportunity. Most importantly, it is a future of freedom. This is a massive victory for the human rights of so many vulnerable children and young adults, who have inherited both the medical and socio-economic fallout for Chernobyl. CCI will continue to support Misha in his transition from institutionalised life to one of liberty within the community. Misha was abandoned at birth because he was born with a cleft palette and hair lip. He came into CCI’s care when we began to work in Vesnova Children’s Mental Asylum, where he was placed as a child. CCI worked directly with the Director of Vesnova and the Dept. of Social Protection in Mogilev to secure a place for Misha in the Community House in Glusk, from which he has demonstrated as his ability to live independently within the community. Misha is a skilled cobbler and his strong work ethic has enabled him to grow a business in his local town, which will provide him with an independent income to support himself. Misha has travelled to the loving Coleman family in Castlebar, Co Mayo on CCI’s Rest and Recuperation since 2008. Congratulations Misha and thank you to our supporters who believed in Misha, and so many others like him.
  9. tan_lejos_tan_cerca

    The Action Thread Part Two

    Congrats Bill Gates & Melinda Gates for earning the #1 spot on Fortune's 2019 World's Greatest Leaders list! Gates Foundation http://fortune.com/longform/bill-melinda-gates-worlds-greatest-leaders/?utm_campaign=fortunemagazine&xid=soc_socialflow_twitter_FORTUNE&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social&fbclid=IwAR0naNOSkwmWSgvi_r1Laf7dVkrwEjzcF_5Od-pjit-uHui5amEm_7PESRs
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    The Action Thread Part Two

    By Erica Sanchez MARCH 8, 2019 31 HEALTH These Are the Top 10 Healthiest Countries in the World According to the Bloomberg Healthiest Country Index. Why Global Citizens Should Care The United Nations aims to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all by 2030. While many countries around the world have made progress, access to health care and a healthy lifestyle remain out of reach for too many people. You can join us in taking action on this issue here. It’s official: Spain is now considered the healthiest country in the world. According to a study of 169 nations released last month, Spain now ranks at the top of the Bloomberg Healthiest Country Index with 92.7 points out of 100. There’s a range of reasons: public health care, the Mediterranean diet, life expectancy, smoking habits, lower rates of obesity, environmental conditions, and access to safe drinking water. Spain also has a higher life expectancy for newborns, and life expectancy is 83 years old. "Primary care is essentially provided by public providers, specialised family doctors and staff nurses, who provide preventive services to children, women and elderly patients, and acute and chronic care," according to the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies 2018 review of Spain, noting a decline the past decade in cardiovascular diseases and deaths from cancer, according to EL PAÍS. View image on Twitter See Catedra Metropol's other Tweets Twitter Ads info and privacy Researchers also believe that the secret is the local diet: “A Mediterranean diet, supplemented with extra-virgin olive oil or nuts, had a lower rate of major cardiovascular events than those assigned to a reduced-fat diet, according to a study led by the University of Navarre Medical School,” the Bloomberg Index stated. The other top countries in the ranking include Italy (second), Iceland (third), and Japan (fourth). Globally, in North America, Canada ranks 16th, the United States ranks 35th, and Mexico ranks 53rd. In the United States, life expectancy dropped because of the opioid crisis and overdose deaths. Cuba is five spots above the United States and the only nation that high in the ranking that is not classified as “high income” by the World Bank. In Latin America, Chile and Costa Rica are among the healthiest countries, while in Asia, Japan and South Korea are the leaders. The unhealthiest nations in the ranking, meanwhile, are sub-Saharan economies, as well as Haiti, Afganistán and Yemen. You can find the top 10 rankings below, and more about the Bloomberg Healthiest Country Index here. The Top 10 Healthiest Countries in the World 1. Spain 2. Italy 3. Iceland 4. Japan 5. Switzerland 6. Sweden 7. Australia 8. Singapore 9. Norway 10. Israel TOPICShealthy countryBloomberg Healthiest Country Indexhealthiest country in the worldspain COMMENTS
  11. tan_lejos_tan_cerca

    The Action Thread Part Two

    By Sushmita Roy APRIL 17, 2019 FINANCE & INNOVATION Ashton Kutcher Is Fighting Online Child Sexual Abuse With Backing From a $280 Million Fund Thorn is one of eight recipients of funding from the Audacious Project, a TED-backed fund. Why Global Citizens Should Care Online child sexual abuse disproportionately affects young girls and is frequently driven by poverty. While the crime against these children may occur online, the devastating effects of this exploitation are real. Join the movement to end all forms of sexual and gender-based violence here. Ashton Kutcher’s nonprofit, Thorn, aims to eliminate online child sexual exploitation, including trafficking. The organization has already helped to identify thousands of victims, and on Tuesday it became one of eight organizations to receive money from the Audacious Project, a $280 million TED-backed fund. Thorn, founded in 2012 by actor and tech investor Ashton Kutcher and actress Demi Moore, partners with tech companies to build products that help identify, track, and erase child sexual abuse material on the internet. "Child sexual abuse obviously is a human crime, but the internet is introducing this entirely new dynamic," Julie Cordua, the CEO of Thorn, told Business Insider. "Now you can find entire chat rooms and places where there are people who will convince you that this type of behavior is OK." Take Action: Tell World Leaders to Redouble Their Efforts By Amending Laws to Prevent Sexual Violence ActĂșa: Firma 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 RicaCĂŽte 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 RicoQatarRĂ©unionRomaniaRussiaRwandaSaint BarthĂ©lemySaint 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 En asociaciĂłn con: Equality Now yCHIME FOR CHANGE With the added funding, Thorn aims to build and expand Spotlight — its web-based tool, which is now used by law enforcement officers in almost all US states and in parts of Canada — and a new product called Safer. "Time is of the essence and capital helps us move faster. The funding allows us to internally build faster," Kutcher wrote in an email to CNN Business. "This is no longer a blind unintended consequence of the democratization of information ... We need to make it a priority." Kutcher and Moore first learned about the extent of child sex trafficking after watching a documentary on the issue in Cambodia, where children account for one third of the the country's sex industry, estimated to total 40,000 to 100,000 people. After digging deeper into the issue, they realized the story wasn’t much different at home in the United States. Human trafficking is the fastest growing crime in the world. In 2014, children comprised 28% of detected victims. In the US alone, the human trafficking hotline registered 14,117 calls about potential victims and 5,147 cases last year. Read More: Two South African Teens Create Groundbreaking Schoolbag That's Also a Light Source In an effort to highlight the gravity of the issue, Kutcher testified before Congress at a hearing on about combating modern slavery in January 2017. Addressing the constitutional right to pursue happiness, he spoke about the injustices victims of human trafficking face. “The right to pursue happiness for so many is stripped away, its raped, its abused, it’s taken by force, fraud or coercion, it is sold for the momentary happiness of another,” he said. According to Thorn’s user survey, Spotlight has already cut down on 63% of critical search time and has helped identify 31,197 victims of human trafficking — 9,380 of them children — and 10,496 traffickers in the past three years. The company has its sights set on even greater impact. Cordua imagines a future where companies will be rewarded for eliminating abuse materials from their online platform. Safer, which helps companies eliminate sexual abuse material from their platforms, is currently being beta tested by image-hosting sites Imgur and Flickr. The company plans to scale Safer and to eventually charge for the tool to help make the organization’s funding and work more sustainable, CNN reported. TOPICSChild AbuseSex TraffickingChild TraffickingTechOnline AbuseAshton KutcherHuman trafficking
  12. tan_lejos_tan_cerca

    The Action Thread Part Two

    GIRLS & WOMEN Netflix Just Announced a Zambian Superhero Series Featuring Four Female Leads In efforts to bring more content from Africa, Netflix introduced its first African cartoon series. Why Global Citizens Should Care: Historically, women of color have been underrepresented in the media. But things are gradually changing. Movies like Black Panther, Moonlight, and A Wrinkle in Time are putting people of color at the center of Hollywood’s storytelling. As the success of Black Panther has already shown, superhero movies with strong black female characters are powerful wins for equality and representation. Take action here to join the movement to promote equality and help end discrimination. For decades, classic superheroes like Spiderman, Superman, and Batman have shared these two traits — they are white and male. But Netflix’s new animated production, Mama K’s Team 4, aims to break free from the stereotypical superhero mold. In keeping with its latest effort to include more content from the African continent, Mama K’s Team 4 will be the first African children’s series to feature on the streaming service. The show follows four teenage girls who live in a futuristic version of Lusaka, Zambia, and are on a mission to save the world. According to Variety, the story is written by Zambian screenwriter Malenga Mulendema, designed by the Cameroonian artist Malcolm Wope, and produced by South African animation studio Triggerfish. Take Action: Empower South African Kids With Digital Literacy ActĂșa: Tweet 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 RicaCĂŽte 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 RicoQatarRĂ©unionRomaniaRussiaRwandaSaint BarthĂ©lemySaint 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 En asociaciĂłn con: Vodacom Group The announcement of the new show comes not long after Netflix introducedits first-ever original African TV series called Queen Sono. Last month, Netflix also releasedThe Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, a film based on the true story of a young boy who dropped out of school and built a windmill that saved his village from disaster. “In addition to giving African writers a global platform on which to be heard, we are excited to present this powerful and entertaining new animated series that brings Malenga’s incredible and unique vision to life on Netflix,” Melissa Cobb, vice president of original animation at Netflix, said in a press release. “Mama K’s Team 4 has the potential to give a whole new generation of African children the opportunity to see themselves on screen in the powerful, aspirational characters they look up to,” she added. Image: Courtesy of Netflix Read More: 'I Am Not for Sale': New Anti-Slavery Campaign Encourages Women to Build a Life in Nigeria Mulendema was one of the eight winners of the Triggerfish Story Lab contest, a talent search conducted across the African continent by the Walt Disney Company and Triggerfish. Mulendema said she was inspired to write an African superhero story based in Zambia because of the lack of representation in media that she witnessed growing up. The writer said never saw a cartoon character who looked like her or came from a world that resembled her native Zambia as a child. “In creating a superhero show set in Lusaka, I hope to introduce the world to four strong African girls who save the day in their own fun and crazy way,” she said. “Most importantly, I want to illustrate that anyone from anywhere can be a superhero.” TOPICSEqual Representationpeople of colorNetflixSuperheroWhat to watchwomen of color COMMENTS
  13. tan_lejos_tan_cerca

    The Action Thread Part Two

    "After 10 years of constant sexual assault, I couldn't take it anymore."
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    The Action Thread Part Two

    MEDIO AMBIENTE Estos supermercados estĂĄn reemplazando envases de plĂĄstico por hojas de plĂĄtano El sudeste asiĂĄtico lucha con niveles extremos de contaminaciĂłn plĂĄstica. Por quĂ© es importante para los Global Citizens En respuesta a los crecientes riesgos ambientales, los gobiernos y las empresas estĂĄn comenzando a reducir la producciĂłn y el consumo de plĂĄstico. Los Objetivos Mundiales de las Naciones Unidas exigen a los paĂ­ses que inviertan en sistemas econĂłmicos sostenibles. Puedes unirte a nosotros para tomar medidas sobre este tema aquĂ­. Los supermercados en Tailandia han comenzado a envolver vegetales en hojas de plĂĄtano para reducir los envases de plĂĄstico, segĂșn publicĂł Vice. El desarrollo se documentĂł por primera vez en una publicaciĂłn de Facebook el mes pasado que mostraba espĂĄrragos, pimientos y pepinos envueltos en hojas de plĂĄtano verde en la secciĂłn de productos frescos del supermercado Rimping en Chiang Mai, Tailandia. Desde entonces, otros supermercados en el paĂ­s y en Vietnam tambiĂ©n han comenzado a experimentar con este empaque natural. Los bananos son comunes en toda Tailandia y pueden producir hojas de hasta 2.7 metros de largo. Las personas de todo el mundo ya los utilizan para cubrir varios tipos de alimentos, y su robustez los convierte en una forma ideal de empaque para productos frescos que se venden rĂĄpidamente (al ser biodegradables, no pueden permanecer en el estante durante meses). Este cambio hacia materiales ecolĂłgicos es parte de un creciente movimiento hacia desechos cero en todo el mundo que busca eliminar los desechos no biodegradables y reducir significativamente la cantidad de desechos en general que se envĂ­an a los vertederos y contaminan los ecosistemas. AdemĂĄs de las hojas de banano, muchas marcas se estĂĄn deshaciendo de las bolsas de plĂĄstico reemplazandolas por papel y bolsas biodegradables hechas de almidĂłn de maĂ­z, yuca y algas. Estas inversiones estĂĄn impulsadas por la creciente conciencia en todo el mundo sobre el problema de la contaminaciĂłn plĂĄstica, especialmente en paĂ­ses de todo el sudeste asiĂĄtico. Desde 1950, los seres humanos han creado 8.3 mil millones de toneladas mĂ©tricas de plĂĄstico, mĂĄs del 75% de las cuales se han desechado. Cada año, aproximadamente 8 millones de toneladas mĂ©tricas de plĂĄstico ingresan a los ocĂ©anos, dañando a los animales marinos que van desde las ballenas hasta el coral. Los seres humanos tambiĂ©n son vulnerables a los residuos plĂĄsticos y absorben decenas de miles de microplĂĄsticos cada año a travĂ©s del aire, el agua y los alimentos. Tailandia es el hogar de algunas partes del rĂ­o Mekong, que, junto con otros siete rĂ­os en Asia y dos en África,representa el 90% de todos los desechos plĂĄsticos que ingresan a los ocĂ©anos del mundo. En Malasia, los lugares ilegales de quema de plĂĄstico han aparecido en todo el paĂ­s durante el año pasado, contaminando el aire en diferentes pueblos y ciudades con gases nocivos. Las fĂĄbricas surgieron despuĂ©s de que China dejĂł de importar chatarra de plĂĄstico de paĂ­ses occidentales, como Estados Unidos y CanadĂĄ, que comenzaron a enviar su chatarra a otros paĂ­ses. En 2018, Malasia importĂł 754,000 toneladas de residuos plĂĄsticos y el paĂ­s no tenĂ­a la capacidad de reciclaje para procesar estos residuos de manera segura. Tailandia, por su parte, prohibiĂł la importaciĂłn de la mayorĂ­a de los plĂĄsticos el año pasado despuĂ©s de que se inundĂł con basura peligrosa y difĂ­cil de reciclar. El intercambio de envoltorios de plĂĄstico de un solo uso por hojas de plĂĄtano ayuda a eliminar una forma importante de residuos plĂĄsticos. El siguiente paso serĂ­a introducir alternativas plĂĄsticas para todos los demĂĄs productos que se encuentran en los supermercados, lo que podrĂ­a significar una revisiĂłn completa de cĂłmo se almacenan y administran las tiendas de comestibles. Pero las tiendas sin plĂĄstico no son inconcebibles: los mercados de desperdicio cero se estĂĄn volviendo mĂĄs comunes, lo que demuestra que el reinado de los plĂĄsticos de un solo uso podrĂ­a terminar. TEMASCurrent eventsPlasticSupermarketplasticoThailandPlastic packagingBanana leavesBananaGrocery storessupermercados sin plasticotailandia COMENTARIOS
  15. tan_lejos_tan_cerca

    The Action Thread Part Two

    Nothing is more gratifying than seeing a young empowered female pay it forward and enable other young people to become leaders ⭕ 📱
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    The Action Thread Part Two

    WATER & SANITATION 6 Young Women Fighting for Water Access Around the World “Empowering women is critical to solving the water crisis.” Why Global Citizens Should Care Women risk their lives on a daily basis to provide water for their communities. Access to clean water and sanitation for all must be achieved by 2030. You can join us and take action on this issue here. When a young girl or woman spends most of her day collecting water for her family or looking for a place to use the bathroom, she can’t fit much else into her schedule. Women collectively spend 200 million hours per day finding and collecting water, which puts them at risk of sexual abuse, disease, and missing out on school. “This time-consuming process leaves little time for education or income-generating activities, exacerbating existing issues of poverty and gender inequities,” Heidi Rickels, executive director of the organization Freshwater Project International, told Global Citizen. World Water Day is March 22, when everyday people and activists are coming together to leave no one behind in the effort to guarantee safe, clean water for all. Fetching water is one of the many chores that fall on women because of genderd norms and traditions. Marginalized communities, including people with disabilities, refugees, and women, are often discriminated against the most while trying to secure the basic necessity. Pregnant women without water access are especially vulnerable — they can suffer infections and pass them on to their children. Take Action: How Much Do You Know About The World's Most Vital Resource? “Empowering women is critical to solving the water crisis,” Rosemary Gudelj, senior adviser of public affairs at the nonprofit organization Water.org, told Global Citizen. Using social media or attending local advocacy events are just a couple of ways to educate each other on the world water crisis, a spokesperson at Water Mission, an organization implementing safe water solutions around the world, told Global Citizen. If you want more ideas for how to take action, here are six women working on the crisis who you should know. 1. Georgie Badiel Embed from Getty Images Fashion model Georgie Badiel spent three hours fetching water as a young girl in Burkina Faso, where almost half the country lives without clean water, she told Forbes. When her sister became pregnant and still needed to wake up in the middle of night to get water, she was inspired to do something about it. Badiel launched the Georgie Badiel Foundation in 2015, which has made water accessible to over 100,000 people by building wells in local communities in Burkina Faso. The foundation also trains women to restore wells in their communities and educates students on menstrual hygiene management. In 2016, Badiel also co-wrote the educational children's book The Water Princes about her experience growing up without clean drinking water. “Right now my biggest dream is to provide access to clean water to every person in my country Burkina Faso. I created this social project Georgie Water that will give back to the cause,” Badiel told Forbes. 2. Stella Bowles A school science project led Stella Bowles to test water samples from LaHave River in Nova Scotia, Canada, where she was always told she couldn’t swim, according to Green Matters. The 14-year-old found fecal matter and didn’t understand why straight pipes, which dump water from home toilets into waterways, were being used. Bowles posted her discovery on Facebook and put up signs near the river notifying her community. Her efforts garnered national attention and prompted the government to announce a $15.7 million in funding to clean up the river. “I hope it can show them that your age shouldn’t put a limit on what you can do,” Bowles told CBC. “Age is just a number.” Bowles’ book My River: Cleaning Up the LaHave River, which she co-wrote about her experiences, comes out in September 2019. See StellaofLaHave's other Tweets Twitter Ads info and privacy Read More: American Photographer Mustafah Abdulaziz Highlights Global Water Crisis in Pictures 3. Autumn Peltier Autumn Peltier, 13-year-old water advocate from the Anishinaabe tribe of Canada, addresses the event to launch the International Decade for Action titled “Water for Sustainable Development 2018–2028." Image: Manuel Elias/UN Photo Autumn Peltier started educating the public on why many Indigenous people living in Canada lack access to clean water at a young age. Inspired by her aunt, who walked the Great Lakes educating people on water conservation and Indigenous water rights, the teen started talking at community events about the importance of protecting Canada’s water at just 8 years old, according to the BBC. After advocating for water protection at the UN General Assembly, and meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Peltier isn’t slowing down anytime soon. The 2016 International Children’s Peace Prize nominee told the BBC, "I want to be prime minister or minister of environment." See Beyond 4walls's other Tweets Twitter Ads info and privacy 4. Ramona Kasavan Growing up in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, Ramona Kasavan saw how menstruation stops people from going to school and working because they lack access to menstrual hygiene education, hand washing facilities, and waste management. When people don't have access to clean water and soap, they can't manage their periods safely and with dignity and become susceptible to disease. Kasavan wanted to prevent young girls and women from entering child marriages, suffering violence and health complications, and living in poverty. Kasavan launched the sanitary pad and menstrual health education company Mimi in 2013 to empower girls. “The problem was about creating accessibility and that’s what the business does,” she told Global Citizen. In several rural communities in South Africa, 56% of water carriers are women, who miss out on work while carrying out the task. The company gives women in disadvantaged areas the opportunity to build sustainability and sell Mimi sanitary pads. Mimi’s low-cost sanitary pads have also helped32,500 girls go to school. View image on Twitter See Ramona Kasavan's other Tweets Twitter Ads info and privacy 5. Varshini Prakash Embed from Getty Images Varshshini Prakash grew up in Boston, but her grandparents are from Chennai, India. In 2015, Chennai’s highest rainfall caused a massive flood — and flooding, when exacerbated by climate change, is making water availability less predictable. While an undergraduate student at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Prakash became involved in the climate movement. “My nightmares are full of starving children and land that is too sick to bear food, of water that poisons that which it should heal, and of seas that are ever more creeping on our shores,” she said during a speech she gave at a climate change protest in Washington, DC, in 2018, according to the New Yorker. Prakash co-founded the Sunrise Movement that year to protect environmental resources like water, and air by promoting solar energy and creating sustainable jobs. The youth organization has raised less than a million dollars since it started and is currently advocating for the Green New Deal, a policy which proposes to keep public water clean by reducing greenhouse gases, and restoring waterways. View image on Twitter 105 people are talking about this Twitter Ads info and privacy 6. Mari Copeny Eight-year-old Mari Copeny known as “Little Miss Flint” waves as she is acknowledged by President Barack Obama at Flint Northwestern High School in Flint, Mich., May 4, 2016. Image: Carolyn Kaster/AP At the age of 10, Mari Copeny wrote a letter to US President Barack Obama, requesting a meeting to discuss the Flint water crisis. Lead piping has caused a deadly water crisis since 2014 in Flint, Michigan. Obama went to visit Copeny’s hometown, where nearly 100,000 residents of the majority-black, low-income population were exposed to dangerously high lead levels in the water. Humanitarian crises like Flint disrupt the schooling of 75 million children, but Copeny wants to see her peers continue their educations. View image on Twitter 143 people are talking about this Twitter Ads info and privacy “Anyone can change the world no matter how small you are,” she toldFortune. Since meeting Obama, Caponey has donated more than 1,000 backpacks and school supplies to children in her city using the hashtag #PackYourBackChallenge. The campaign paved the way for Caponey to land the role as the youngest Women’s March Youth Ambassador, and work with the Nations’ Girl Up Initiative. TOPICSWater and SanitationActivistsMari CopenyWorld Water Day COMMENTS
  17. padawanbeck84

    Have to Count - the new and improved one :P

    44, 898 - Educated counting after a day of staff training.
  18. illumination70

    What Good Thing Happened To You Today (Continued)

    I made some cookies using a different recipe which is the kind they use at Double-tree hotels.
  19. pain_18_

    u2 song of the day

    Cedars of Lebanon
  20. tan_lejos_tan_cerca

    The Action Thread Part Two

    197 CULTURE You should add this Rwandan documentary to your watchlist 10 December 2018 10:43AM UTC | By: ONE SIGN THE PLEDGE Sign the pledge: We’ll do whatever it takes to end AIDS EmailAdd your name Share on Facebook Save on Facebook Share on Twitter Share by Email Written by ONE Campus Zaza Rising is a short documentary film narrated by Christine, an entrepreneur, teacher and mother who runs an all-female bakery in Zaza, Rwanda. In the film, Christine speaks about the role gender plays in her community. It’s often assumed that girls aren’t capable of work, and Christine shares how her parents used to cry because they never bore a son. To challenge the stigma around gender, Christine worked hard to sell produce and earn an income that could support her through college to get a degree in economics. After graduating she was still confronted by the ways that stigma and poverty affect the women in her community. So she decided to further challenge these myths about women and work by hiring ten HIV-positive single mothers from her community to run a bakery. Together, the women bake bread in a safe-space cultivated by Christine that encourages the women to openly share with each other and also enables them to make economic achievements as a unit. She emphasizes that when you work together, you have a higher power. Despite Christine’s efforts to be a role model and to offer her employees opportunities for growth, issues like the health of her employees threaten the success of her business. To date, the bakery has lost three of its employees to AIDS and paid for the funeral costs because the women’s families had rejected them due to their health status. Moments like these are still too common in many places around the world, which is why ONE’s work towards ending extreme poverty includes treating preventable diseases through actions such as ensuring that world leaders maintain their funding commitments to the Global Fund. So what does Christine need to ensure the success of her business and the future of the women who run it? Her solution is education and we can’t agree more. Lack of access to quality education, especially among girls, is preventing millions of people from escaping the cycle of extreme poverty. Christine’s bakery moves beyond selling bread — now, its goal is to raise enough funds for its seven employees to go through an intensive business education program. Interested? Learn more about Christine, the bakery and her work here! Sign the pledge: We’ll do whatever it takes to end AIDS This World AIDS Day, we are turning our outrage into action and putting our leaders on notice: AIDS isn’t done. And neither are we. We’re committed to joining the global fight against AIDS and we’ll do what it takes to end the epidemic for good.
  21. spongebob

    REDZONE TERRIBLE EXPERIENCE

    Thanks for that, good to hear you got a decent resolution to your problem, I think customer service in America means a lot more, they sound like they go out of their way to help it seems and are willing to look into complaints unbiasedly. Customer service at Manchester arena seems to consist of one woman who thinks she is some sort of shield , blocking any complaints from going further, I'm not great on the phone and would have probably lost the plot if I spoke to her but my wife did eventually get through and she repeated the same rubbish intoxicated blah blah . She had obviously never looked into the complaint other than maybe looking at some journal that security must write up for refusing people entry. God forbid checking into it with other security or even cctv and seeing she was wrong. I feel it's a total stitch up she wont let it go further and wont give us the emails of anyone senior to her. I have even asked her for the head of security email for SMG Europe (the owners of the arena) It's a big cover up to either to protect a power crazed security woman, or to protect their security being made to look bad, Not entirely sure why but customer service has failed too so as you say that's two instances where they have not provided decent service. I wouldn't mind but I'm not even expecting a refund or anything, a simple apology..... and maybe a promise that they will look into retraining certain staff so this doesn't happen to others.........................and my tickets that i paid for sent to me ( i collect them) Although I know now I will never see these 😱
  22. CorkVegan

    u2 song of the day

  23. tan_lejos_tan_cerca

    The Action Thread Part Two

    Today is the day! 🚛🚑 A special humanitarian aid truck will leave Kilkenny today bound for vulnerable children and families in the Chernobyl affected regions of Belarus lead by volunteer extraordinaire, Jim Kavanagh of the Chernobyl Kilkenny Outreach Group. The aid delivery has been collected and co-ordinated by our Kilkenny Outreach Group, with support from our Cork Outreach Group. They will be accompanied by our Dental Team, pioneered by the 2017 National Volunteers of the Year Mary and George Sugrue from Tralee chernobyl children Int outreach as well as Roscommon Rose 2018 - Eimear Reynolds...who is returning to volunteer less than 2 months after initial volunteering with CCI and Rose of Tralee International Festival! The team will travel through nine European countries before arriving at its final destination in Belarus.. Safe journey to this incredible volunteer team and we look forward to seeing the impact of your incredible contributions once again! Thank you for everything!
  24. ardy_beld

    U2 cartoon

    A new U2 cartoon by Ardy Beld (PLEASE DO NOT ADD PERSONAL INFORMATION SUCH AS EMAIL OR PHONE NUMBERS-Mod Edit). For more band cartoons visit: http://bandcartoons.com/
  25. CorkVegan

    Favourite tour of the last 4 years?

    I been thinking about this and for me it has to be I+E in 2015. That was such a freewheeling tour with an ever changing set list. Sure there was a solid framework of songs that were constant but otherwise they could play anything. Then the surprise of the songs they chose... "Two Hearts Beat As One," "October," "In God's Country," "The Crystal Ballroom," and so on. Add to this the surprise guests who would come onstage... Bruce, Gaga, Jimmy Fallon, The Roots, Panti Bliss, Imelda May. You didn't know what the night would bring. But having said all that the E+I show in Newark 2018 really stands out for me and is up there with the original JT 1987 show as best I've seen U2. But we're talking about entire tours here so I'll stick with I+E for the reasons stated above.
  26. tan_lejos_tan_cerca

    The Action Thread Part Two

    And off they go! You can follow them on their journey on this link https://cargodefenders.server93.com:443/
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