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    The Action Thread Part Two

    MEDIO AMBIENTE La Isla de Dominica lanza una de las prohibiciones de plástico más fuertes del mundo Prohibirá bolsas de plástico, utensilios, contenedores y más. Por qué los Global Citizens deberían preocuparse La contaminación plástica daña los ecosistemas marinos y terrestres y representa una amenaza para la salud de los seres humanos. Los Objetivos Globales de las Naciones Unidas hacen un llamado a los países para que reduzcan significativamente el desperdicio de plástico. Puedes unirte a nosotros para tomar medidas sobre este tema aquí. La nación isleña de Dominica prohibirá varios tipos de plásticos de un solo uso para 2019, según informó el primer ministro Roosevelt Skerrit, quien anunció la decisión en un reciente discurso . Una vez promulgada, será una de las leyes antiplástico más duras del mundo. Skerrit enmarcó la prohibición como un imperativo ambiental. "Dominica se enorgullece de ser la 'Isla de la Naturaleza.' Debemos en todos los sentidos merecer y reflejar esa designación", dijo Skerrit en un comunicado. "El problema del manejo de desechos sólidos afecta esa percepción y seguimos lidiando con ella". Actúa: 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 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 Aún se está formalizando una lista completa de artículos prohibidos, pero Skerrit dijo que al menos incluirá sorbetes de plástico de un solo uso, platos, tenedores, cuchillos y vasos y recipientes de espuma de poliestireno. Con una población de 73.543 habitantes, Dominica es 100 veces más pequeña que la ciudad de Nueva York, por lo que esta nueva ley no reducirá significativamente la contaminación global por plásticos. Pero refuerza el mensaje de que los plásticos de un solo uso están a punto de desaparecer. En los últimos años, más de 60 países han tomado medidas contra los plásticos de un solo uso. Algunos países se han enfocado en artículos específicos como bolsas de plástico, mientras que otros intentan crear sociedades más sostenibles y realizar una transición que vaya más allá del plástico. La ONU debatió las reglas para los desechos plásticos en ambientes marinos el año pasado, y el G7 propuso reglas similares en junio pasado. La fuerza impulsora detrás de este esfuerzo cada vez más coordinado es la creciente conciencia de la contaminación plástica en los océanos del mundo. A medida que las escenas de animales enredados fatalmente en redes de plástico y ríos con desechos de plástico se vuelven virales, la gente demanda acción política para enfrentar el problema. Image: WWF/Michael Gunther Para un país que depende de sus paisajes prístinos y paisajes acuáticos para el turismo, Dominica es muy consciente de los efectos negativos que vienen aparejados con el plástico y del atractivo de las alternativas sostenibles. "Nuestros espacios terrestres y marinos sostienen nuestra economía e impulsan nuestra competitividad", dijo Skerrit en su declaración. "Es por eso que desde hace mucho tiempo tenemos una tradición de respetar y preservar el medioambiente". Es por eso que este impulso para deshacerse del plástico es parte de una iniciativa de sostenibilidad más amplia. Además de pedir una prohibición de plástico, el primer ministro Skerrit también dijo que el país debe volverse resistente al clima invirtiendo en energías renovables y construyendo infraestructuras sostenibles. "Se le está pidiendo a este país y sus ciudadanos que emprendan un viaje de desarrollo hacia una Dominica más resiliente que beneficiará a esta y a las generaciones futuras", dijo Skerrit. "Debemos tomar ese viaje juntos. Mientras caminamos, debemos orar sin cesar; debemos trabajar sin cansarnos; debemos apoyarnos el uno al otro sin fallar". TEMASSustainabilityEnvironmentPlasticCurrent eventsPlastic banCaribbean IslandsDominicasustentabilidadmedio ambienteIsland nationClimate resiliencedominica resilientedominica sin plasticosplastico
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    The Action Thread Part Two

    Today is #YouthDay. We're celebrating all the young women and men fighting to make this 🌍 a better place.
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    The Action Thread Part Two

    “I’m inspired by the goodness in the world and when we go out our our way to help one another.”#ActivistPortrait #CampMars
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    The Action Thread Part Two

    245 CULTURE 3 reasons why (RED) and ONE are best friends July 30 2018 | By: SADOF ALEXANDER JOIN Join the fight against extreme poverty EmailJoin Everyone needs a fantastic friend by their side to achieve the impossible. Luckily, ONE has an amazing friend to change the world with! ONE and (RED) have certainly both accomplished some impressive feats. To this day, (RED) has generated over $500 million for the Global Fund to fight AIDS, TB, and Malaria. That money has impacted nearly 110 million people across 8 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa! ONE has also made a big impact through successfully advocating for life-saving aid and helping secure important laws, including the Land Tenure Law, which is empowering female farmers in Mali through land rights. Through increasing awareness of the Global Fund, (RED) helps ONE ensure government support for life-saving programs that the Global Fund provides. In short, their work helps us do our work. Here are 3 reasons why (RED) is our activist BFF: 1. We started as one organization We really have been friends for life! In 2002, Bono and Bobby Shriver founded DATA (Debt, AIDS, Trade, Africa). By 2006, it became clear that there was a need for the private sector to step up and generate more money to solve some of the world’s biggest issues — enter (RED)! Two years later, DATA became ONE. We haven’t looked back since! Recently, ONE and (RED) volunteers joined U2 for their eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE tour to spread the word on our fantastic causes. Together, volunteers educated concertgoers on the fight against extreme poverty and preventable disease. They even recruited new supports for both of our organizations! 2. We do things differently but share a common goal Twitter Ads info and privacy Differences make any friendship stronger. Luckily, our work compliments each other! ONE uses advocacy and campaigning to generate support for programs and policies that promote change and empower people to end extreme poverty worldwide. (RED) works with world’s biggest brands and companies to create unique products and services that, when purchased, trigger money that goes straight to the Global Fund to fight AIDS/HIV, TB and Malaria. Here at ONE, we pressure governments to do more to fight AIDS and end extreme poverty. Our work can be seen on local, national, and continental levels! From helping Eva get clean water from the Tanzanian government, to getting the Electrify Africa Act passed, ONE’s advocacy work can be seen in action across the continent. In short, ONE is policy-focused, while (RED) is funding-focused. Even though we do things differently, we have a common desire to make life-saving changes happen! 3. We work well together When we collaborate, there’s nothing we can’t accomplish. Recently, our Youth Ambassadors joined (RED) and their partner, Salesforce, at CeBIT, one of the world’s largest international tech conferences. Ambassadors from both organizations talked with visitors about the work each organization does. They even got new members to join ONE in the fight against extreme poverty at the (RED) pop-up zone. This kind of on-the-ground activism keeps both of our organizations going strong! Together, our friendship will help in ending extreme poverty and preventable diseases worldwide!
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    The Action Thread Part Two

    CULTURE 5 incredible poems from across Africa 21 March 2017 1:56PM UTC | By: GUEST BLOGGER JOIN Join the fight against extreme poverty EmailJoin By Maris Feeley It’s #WorldPoetryDay! Celebrate with us by enjoying these examples of incredible literature and personal expression by poets from across the African continent. 1. “Homeward” — Bassey Ikpi Bassey Ikpi, a Nigerian-born but America-raised poet, captures audiences with her spoken word ode to her grandmother in Homeward. Visiting her unfamiliar family, she laments, “It breaks my heart to realise that I can only love her clearly in English.” Ipki lets us into her uncertainty and struggles to find somewhere she can call home. 2. “Do not fear the past” — Zuhura Seng’enge “Do not fear the past. It is painful but it is real Blood was spilt and people died but love and unity had survived.” – Do not fear the past This poem is not only a reflection on history, but also a call to action for young Africans to reclaim it. Tanzanian poet Zuhura Seng’enge acknowledges the complicated past experiences of African countries, but maintains hope for the future. 3. “Bottoms Up!” — Ama Nuamah “To the children we call our future Who have no shoes to put on their feet Who have barely any food to eat Who believe in some unreal hope But still dare to dream Wild and free.” – Bottoms Up! A toast to optimists in bleak situations, Ama Nuamah’s poem embodies how bright minds can be trapped by lack of access to basic necessities. She’s based in Ghana, but as we’ve mentioned on the ONE blog before, obstacles to essential needs (such as electricity) affect many nations across Africa. Celebrating the strength of citizens working against such tough odds is so important! 4. “I am an African” — Puno Selesho South Africa’s complex social and political legacies have led to a diverse range of identities, an idea Puno Selesho works to address. She challenges the idea that there is only one way of being South African, and urges everyone to take pride in who they are. 5. “One” — Sage Hasson “Billions of people all struggling to [fulfill] seeming different agenda But we all are in pursuit of one collective destiny We all need just one One dream One day One hour One minute One second One moment.” – One Sage Hasson, of Nigeria, emphasises unity and focus in this poem. Maybe we here at ONE are biased towards this gem in particular, but no one can deny the powerful message of individuals coming together to make a difference for themselves and for others. Feeling inspired? Become a ONE member and join the more than 9 million people worldwide in the fight against extreme poverty and preventable disease.
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    The Action Thread Part Two

    At Chernobyl Children International, we believe that children belong in families. CCI is pioneering a movement to de-institutionalise children in Belarus whenever possible. When a child is institutionalised, he or she is often deprived of the opportunity to experience family life, feel like a full member of society and develop in a safe environment. Our long-term aim, through our De-institutionalisation Programmes, is to provide the social supports and education to ensure that every child has the opportunity to live in a loving home of their own, and that every person—regardless of physical or mental ability—can reach their full potential and be an active member of their community.
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    The Action Thread Part Two

    GIRLS & WOMEN 17 Girls Rescued From Child Marriage and FGM in Kenya A missionary brought the girls to refuge. Why Global Citizens Should Care Female genital mutilation (FGM) is a form of violence that stems from the cultural belief that a girl’s value lies in her virginity. You can take action here to call on world leaders to #LeveltheLaw and strengthen legislation to protect girls and women from violence. Seventeen girls, all between the ages of 10 and 14, escaped child marriage and female genital mutilation (FGM) in Kenya, by seeking refuge in a local school for deaf students, reports Standard Media. Kabarnet School for the Deaf and Blind Principal Salina Dilot said the girls, who hail from Tiaty in Baringo County, had been brought to the school by a missionary a week earlier. Take Action: Tell World Leaders to Redouble Their Efforts By Amending Laws to Prevent Sexual Violence Take Action: Sign Petition 1 point 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 In partnership with: Equality Now and CHIME FOR CHANGE “Now we are depending on well-wishers,” Dilot told Standard Media, noting that the school was not currently in session for the August holiday. “More assistance is required for us to continue hosting the girls.” Baringo Central Children’s Officer Irene Chepkwony also stated that her department was in talks to have an institution permanently host the girls and enroll them in classes. Police were conducting an investigation into those alleged to have been involved in having the girls cut, according to the report. Related StoriesJuly 26, 2018Somalia Will Pursue Its First FGM Prosecution After Death of 10-Year-Old Girl The story is the latest in a series of reports of young Kenyan girls seeking asylum from early marriage and FGM in academic centers. In June, the Star reported on 33 girls being housed at the Tangulbei boarding primary school after escaping FGM. The school was similarly congested by the new inhabitants at that time and called upon its community for financial support and donations. “We have tried to purchase some school uniforms and mattresses for the girls but more effects such as beds, shoes, and sanitary towels are still needed,” Tangulbei Women’s Network chairperson Mary Kuket told the media. Local officials have previously blamed the prevalence of FGM in rural areas of Kenya on lack of education and awareness. “We are aware the community is currently circumcising quite a number of girls in the bush, some have even graduated last year but no one from the grassroots has ever reported the vice,” said former Baringo county commissioner Peter Okwanyo at the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women at Kabarnet Museum last year. Related StoriesJuly 10, 2018Activists Rally Around India's Supreme Court Condemning FGM Nice Nailantei Leng’ete, an FGM activist who has helped more than 15,000 young girls avoid the practice and was hailed as one of Time’s Most Influential People this year, further explained the lifelong impact of female circumcision that she seeks to correct. “FGM, for Maasai, is a rite of passage from girlhood to womanhood. Women are not considered women unless they have gone through FGM,” Leng’ete told Ebony. “FGM in my community connects to girls ending their education, with child marriage, and with teenage pregnancies. A girl is 10 or 12 years old when she undergoes FGM. Then she’s told she’s a woman, and that means she’s ready for marriage, and that means she has children. They all go together.” TOPICSGender EqualityWomen & GirlsKenyaFGMChild MarriageFemale Genital Mutilation COMMENTS
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    The Action Thread Part Two

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    The Action Thread Part Two

    GIRLS & WOMEN Tim Hortons Is Putting Diaper-Changing Tables in All Men's Washrooms Across Canada Why don’t all restaurants have change tables in men’s and women’s washrooms? Tim Hortons has announced it will be adding change tables to their men’s washrooms after a dad of two was forced to change his son in a women’s washroom at one of the Quebec locations. Taking a baby to a restaurant can be a trying task on a good day, without the added chore of finding a place to change them when they need it. That’s exactly the sticky spot Chris Webb found himself in last week. His son Owen, who is 14 months old, needed to be changed — but the men’s washroom had no changing table for him to use. Take Action: Call on South Africa’s Minister of Labour to Enforce the Breastfeeding Code Take Action: Tweet Now 1 point 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 In partnership with: Grow Great This isn’t an uncommon case, as there aren’t many changing stations in men’s washrooms anywhere in Canada. Webb posted a series of tweets targeting the well-known company. The tweets called out Tim’s for humiliating him by forcing him to use the women’s bathroom in order to change his son. Webb said the staff went out of their way to help him out, but he pointed out that, in 2018, there should be change tables in all bathrooms. Related StoriesAug. 7, 2018Saudi Arabia Cancels Flights to Canada Over Tweet Supporting Women's Rights Activist There is no legislation that requires restaurants to provide changing tables in their washrooms, but it’s becoming a more common complaint. To only provide changing tables in women’s washrooms is essentially implying that it’s just women who need to change children. Not only is this problematic from a gender equality perspective, but it also alienates male caregivers. Twitter Ads info and privacy In response to Webb’s tweets, Tim Hortons released a statement to CBC on Monday. "Obviously as a family brand, we need to make accessible changing tables available for all of our guests. This is now standard in our new restaurant design that is rolling out across Canada," the statement to CBC says. Tim Hortons reached out to Webb to let him know that their locations across Canada will be revamped in coming years to include change tables in as many washrooms as possible, according to CBC. Related StoriesAug. 6, 2018Business News Site Covertly Erases Men From Stories to Highlight Sexism Webb’s comments sparked commentary on Twitter, with many parents sharing similar stories and thoughts on the matter. There are currently multiple online petitions calling on businesses to add change tables to all their bathrooms. Ontario legislation requires a change table in universal family washrooms in large, new buildings, but the country as a whole has a long way to go. Restaurants built prior to 2015 are exempt from this law, as are small ones, according to the Toronto Sun. TOPICSgender equalityCanadagenderTim Hortonsdiaper-changing tableschange tables COMMENTS
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    The Action Thread Part Two

    CIUDADANÍA “Los perros tenían más derechos” dice una sobreviviente de esclavitud A casi 17 años de haber escapado, Flor Molina cuenta su historia. Por Ramon Taylor Traducción: Erica Sánchez NUEVA YORK - "En este país, los perros tienen más derechos que usted". Esas son las palabras que un traficante de Los Angeles utilizó para deshumanizar a Flor Molina, una inmigrante de Puebla, México, después de mantenerla encerrada en una fábrica de costura en enero de 2002. Casi 17 años después de su escape, la historia de Molina es la de una sobreviviente que ha superado grandes obstáculos para convertirse en una defensora de las víctimas del tráfico laboral. Esta historia muestra también lo vulnerables que sigue siendo los inmigrantes en 2018. Recientemente la organización de defensa dedicada a la erradicación del tráfico mundial de personas, Free the Slaves, honró a Molina en la ciudad de Nueva York con el Premio Fashion for Freedom 2018, un tributo a su defensa de las víctimas del tráfico laboral y al "movimiento de consumo consciente" en la industria de la moda ética, según Allie Gardner, gerente de proyectos especiales de Free the Slaves. En una entrevista con Voice Of America, Molina dijo que el premio fue una oportunidad para honrar a otros sobrevivientes que "no pueden hablar". "Puedo hablar, entonces estoy aquí representándolos", dijo. Encerrada en la fábrica En ese primer invierno de California, Molina sufrió abusos verbales y físicos a manos de su "jefa", una mujer que describió a VOA como vieja y manipuladora. La "jefa" obligó a Molina a comenzar a contrabandear a los 26 años de edad en los Estados Unidos. En la primera semana de los deberes de Molina, su traficante decidió que arreglar el viaje y el alojamiento de Molina le estaba haciendo perder el tiempo, y que sería mejor si Molina dormía en la fábrica. Allí no había ducha y se le negó una muda de ropa. También se le prohibió salir o hablar con alguien más en el edificio. "Te quitan lo que te hace sentir bien por ti", dijo Molina, describiendo su experiencia. "Ella comenzó a tirar de mi cabello, pellizcándome, abofeteándome, haciéndome sentir mal sobre mi origen todo el tiempo. Haciéndome sentir que no tenía ningún valor". Desorientada y humillada, las primeras semanas de Molina en la famosa "tierra de los libres" consistían en una comida por día, turnos de más de 18 horas de trabajo y cero comunicación con su familia. Dormía sobre un colchón compartido en una pequeña sala de almacenamiento, junto a vestidos finamente diseñados que aparentemente valían más que su dignidad. Ver imagen en Twitter Información y privacidad de Twitter Ads "Mientras la esclavitud siga existiendo, corremos el riesgo de tener al esclavo al lado, que el esclavo sea la persona que nos está sirviendo. Y no creo que ningún estadounidense decente quiera ser parte de eso", dijo Middleberg. De sobreviviente a defensora Antes de irse de México, Molina sufría de depresión, debido a la muerte de su hijo recién nacido después de un embarazo de alto riesgo. Incapaz de pagar los gastos de hospital, determinó que encontraría la manera de cuidar a su madre y sus otros tres hijos. Se sintió atraída por una "oportunidad", que pensó que la ayudaría a cumplir su sueño de ser dueña de un negocio de costura. Al principio, ella le entregó sus documentos de identificación al traficante, "por su seguridad". Cuando las condiciones empeoraron en la fábrica, el traficante le advirtió que nadie creería su historia. Después de todo, ella era una latina indocumentada, y no conocía a nadie fuera de la fábrica. Después de pedir incesantemente permiso para asistir a la iglesia, combinado con gestos laboriosos para demostrar que "se merecía" la oportunidad, a Molina se le permitió salir. Nunca más volvió. Tras su fuga, Molina cooperó con las autoridades federales que ya estaban investigando esa fábrica de prendas de vestir. Le permitieron permanecer en los Estados Unidos bajo una visa T otorgada a ciertas víctimas de la trata de personas y miembros de la familia que reúnen los requisitos. Se involucró con la Coalición para abolir la esclavitud y la trata de personas (CAST) con sede en Los Ángeles y testificó en nombre de dos proyectos de ley separados: la Ley de Protección de Víctimas de Tráfico de California (AB 22), que convirtió el tráfico en un delito en California en 2005; la Ley de Transparencia en las Cadenas de Suministro de California de 2010 (SB 659), que exigía que los grandes minoristas y fabricantes que revelen sus esfuerzos "para erradicar la esclavitud y la trata de personas de sus cadenas de suministro directo". "Nosotros, como consumidores, tenemos una mayor responsabilidad porque somos nosotros los que pagamos los bienes", dijo Molina. "Tenemos que asegurarnos de que no haya esclavitud en la cadena de suministro". En 2015, el ex presidente Barack Obama nombró a Molina para el Consejo Asesor de los Estados Unidos sobre Tráfico Humano. Sus esfuerzos continúan hoy. En los Estados Unidos, se estima que 403,000 personas continúan viviendo en la esclavitud moderna, o 1.3 de cada 1,000 personas, según un informe de 2018 del Global Slavery Index. En todo el mundo, se estima que 24.9 de 40.3 millones de personas que viven en esclavitud moderna son víctimas de trabajo forzado. Ver imagen en Twitter Información y privacidad de Twitter Ads "Es el más empobrecido, el más estigmatizado y el más marginado, la gente que está en mayor riesgo y a quienes los traficantes luego explotan", dijo Middleberg. "Este es ciertamente el caso aquí en los Estados Unidos con inmigrantes indocumentados en este momento", agregó. "Merecen una protección especial". TEMASWomen & GirlsImmigrationHuman TraffickingCitizenshipModern Slaveryflor molina sobreviviente esclavitud COMENTARIOS
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    Home • News & Opinion • News New 'Realistic Positivity' report examines unexpected additional needs of children placed for adoption The challenge of supporting families when adopted children have unexpected additional needs. Adoption changes the lives of the children and families involved forever. Whilst providing nurturing new families for children can be extremely rewarding for adoptive parents, it also presents significant challenges. The pressure can multiply if a young child has additional needs that emerge after placement or that parents feel unprepared for. Families can struggle to cope with the extra demands of raising a child with special educational needs, disabilities or health problems. A new report by the Council for Disabled Children, part of the National Children’s Bureau, sheds light on the experiences of adoptive parents, and highlights the difficulty that professionals face in recognising, understanding and responding to the additional needs of young children placed for adoption. The vast majority of adopted children have been through the care system following abuse or neglect. They are more likely to have social, emotional and mental health issues and behavioural problems than their peers, and have lower attainment in school. The research, funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), explored how adverse early experiences impact on children’s health and development in highly individual ways and can make health issues or special educational needs, including common conditions such as autism, challenging to identify. Interpreting young children’s symptoms and behaviours is often further complicated by gaps in what is known about them and their family health histories, as a result of these children’s disrupted early lives. Accounts by parents and professionals published in ‘Realistic Positivity’ underline the dilemmas involved in sharing information about a child’s current and potential future needs with prospective adopters. While parents reported feeling that their child’s needs were downplayed during the matching process, professionals emphasised the uncertainty in what may be known and knowable about a child. Both indicated the need for honesty about what may lie ahead, without losing sight of a child’s strengths and potential. The report calls upon adoption agencies to ensure clear and open communication with prospective adopters about children, but also about the services and support available to families. During and after adoption, families may rely on a range of services delivered by different agencies. In Interviews with the Council for Disabled Children, parents and professionals emphasised the importance of responsive and well-informed social work teams, therapeutic providers, health services, early years settings, schools and voluntary agencies. They called for better coordinated multiagency responses centred on the needs of children and families. Some wanted post-adoption services to proactively offer support, based on the presumption that families will require help. Adoption can be a child’s first chance of a stable and supportive family life, so there is a lot at stake in making sure that adoptive parents get the help they need to make it work. But professionals often find it extremely difficult to assess a young adopted child’s needs, and whether additional needs are linked to traumatic early experiences or other health conditions. There is a lot that services can do to ensure families get the right support at the right time, and much of it involves better cooperation and communication. Christine Lenehan, Director, Council for Disabled Children The report, based on independent research commissioned and funded by the NIHR Children’s Policy Research Unit, stresses that the challenges facing adoptive families come against a backdrop of continued pressure on the budgets of local authorities and other service providers. It also explores perceptions of the Adoption Support Fund. Parents and professionals described the Adoption Support Fund, which funds therapeutic services for adopted children and their families, as a crucial lifeline. However, some expressed concerns about whether available resources could match expectations in the long term, and about services’ capacity to facilitate access to the ASF whilst supporting families directly. Drawing upon interviews and other research, the report identifies potential areas for improvement within the current system, and as policy changes are implemented. To read the report and view the practice briefing, click here. Tags Practice • Social Care • Whole Child • Education & Learning • Early Years SEND • News & Opinion • News
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