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  5. Skip to content Go to ONE.org home 356 CULTURE This is how Nelson Mandela’s legacy continues to inspire the world 18 July 2017 2:18PM UTC | By: GUEST BLOGGER By Megan Gieske Every year on July 18th, people across the globe celebrate Nelson Mandela’s birthday and contributions to the world by spending 67 minutes — representing the 67 years he fought for human rights during his lifetime — making a difference in the lives of others. Mandela began campaigning for the rights of all South Africans in 1942 and continued the fight as a human rights lawyer and, later, as a prisoner for freedom on Robben Island. He went on to become an international peacemaker and the first democratically elected president of South Africa. His life has been an inspiration to the world. The Nelson Mandela Foundation asks that we “Take action. Inspire change.” — and people are taking the call to heart. Here’s how communities are celebrating Mandela Day this year: South Africa Family and friends gather together and look back on what has been done and forward to what will be done, making every day a Nelson Mandela Day. Gugulethu, South Africa Ntombi brings the spirit of Nelson Mandela to her community by starting gardens in people’s homes, educating students on proper nutrition, and sharing with visitors to her country the abundance of Africa. She says, “If you ever [need] joy in your life, give without expecting any returns. The joy of other people is fulfilling to the heart.” Langa, South Africa Siviwe says, “When you think you have nothing to give that is when you should give.” He is celebrating his birthday, July 18th, along with Nelson Mandela by bringing volunteers to paint colourful murals on the dark grey walls of local townships and bringing educational “iThuba” or opportunities in Xhosa to the underprivileged schools. Accra, Ghana Students put on a drama performance on the fight for freedom in South Africa. Yaounde, Cameroon Secondary school students watch an education film on becoming “Mandela’s friends” by inspiring change in their community. Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso Donation ceremonies were held for orphanages to have food, medicine, and school supplies. Jakarta, Indonesia Female leaders gather to host a summit on gender equality. Windhoek, Namibia Girls at a Muay Thai club studied self-defense and encouraged themselves to help the world find solutions to end violence against women and girls and protect human rights. Here are a few ways you can give back this Nelson Mandela Day: Learn more about Nelson Mandela and his mission by watching Nelson Mandela’s Life Story with friends Inspire understanding and community by getting to know someone from another culture or background Join us and support girls’ education Join the fight against extreme poverty Name Email Post/zip code Country Select country Afghanistan Åland Albania Algeria American Samoa Andorra Angola Anguilla Antigua and Barbuda Argentina Armenia Aruba Australia Austria Azerbaijan Bahamas Bahrain Bangladesh Barbados Belarus Belgium Belize Benin Bermuda Bhutan Bolivia Bosnia and Herzegovina Botswana Bouvet Island Brazil British Indian Ocean Territory British Virgin Islands Brunei Bulgaria Burkina Faso Burundi Cambodia Cameroon Canada Cape Verde Cayman Islands Central African Republic Chad Chile China Christmas Island Cocos Islands Colombia Comoros Cook Islands Costa Rica Côte d'Ivoire Country of Sint Maarten Croatia Cuba Curaçao Cyprus Czech Republic Democratic Republic of the Congo Denmark Djibouti Dominica Dominican Republic Ecuador Egypt El Salvador Equatorial Guinea Eritrea Estonia Ethiopia Falkland Islands Faroe Islands Fiji Finland France French Guiana French Polynesia French Southern Territories Gabon Gambia Georgia Germany Ghana Gibraltar Greece Greenland Grenada Guadeloupe Guam Guatemala Guernsey Guinea Guinea-Bissau Guyana Haiti Honduras Hong Kong Hungary Iceland India Indonesia Iran Iraq Ireland Isle of Man Israel Italy Jamaica Japan Jersey Jordan Kazakhstan Kenya Kiribati Kosovo Kuwait Kyrgyzstan Laos Latvia Lebanon Lesotho Liberia Libya Liechtenstein Lithuania Luxembourg Macau Macedonia Madagascar Malawi Malaysia Maldives Mali Malta Marshall Islands Martinique Mauritania Mauritius Mayotte Mexico Micronesia Moldova Monaco Mongolia Montenegro Montserrat Morocco Mozambique Myanmar Namibia Nauru Nepal Netherlands Netherlands Antilles New Caledonia New Zealand Nicaragua Niger Nigeria Niue Norfolk Island North Korea Northern Mariana Islands Norway Oman Pakistan Palau Palestine Panama Papua New Guinea Paraguay Peru Philippines Pitcairn Poland Portugal Puerto Rico Qatar Republic of the Congo Reunion Romania Russia Rwanda Saint Barthélemy Saint Helena Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint Lucia Saint Martin Saint Pierre and Miquelon Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Samoa San Marino São Tomé and Príncipe Saudi Arabia Senegal Serbia Seychelles Sierra Leone Singapore Slovakia Slovenia Solomon Islands Somalia South Africa South Korea South Sudan Spain Sri Lanka Sudan Suriname Swaziland Sweden Switzerland Syria Taiwan Tajikistan Tanzania Thailand Timor-Leste Togo Tokelau Tonga Trinidad and Tobago Tunisia Turkey Turkmenistan Turks and Caicos Islands Tuvalu U.S. Virgin Islands Uganda Ukraine United Arab Emirates United Kingdom United States Uruguay Uzbekistan Vanuatu Vatican City Venezuela Vietnam Wallis and Futuna Yemen Zambia Zimbabwe Share SHARE ON FACEBOOK SAVE FOR LATER SHARE ON TWITTER AUTHOR GUEST BLOGGER 18 July 2017 2:18PM UTC TOPICS CULTUREEDUCATION Join the Conversation Comment Guidelines Related Articles The Maasai brand is valuable — and it should belong to the Maasai people Join #GirlsCount and enter to win great prizes! 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  7. HOME WHO WE ARE WHAT WE DO RESEARCH NEWS BLOG WHAT'S HAPPENING WHAT'S HAPPENING WHAT'S HAPPENING ARCHIVE My Department would like to thank U2 and The Ireland Funds for their philanthropic donation which has seed funded this remarkable initiative, and to also thank the Local Music Education Partnerships who have provided, and will continue to provide, 50% funding to ensure its success into the future. - Jan O’Sullivan TD, Minister for Education and Skills ← return to blog 17/08/2017 Opportunities for Brass Musicians at Music Generation Cork City In partnership with Barrack Street Band, Music Generation Cork City runs a dynamic brass, wind and percussion programme in schools and youth settings throughout Cork City, offering group instrumental learning, musicianship, and ensemble participation from beginner to advanced, in school and community concert bands. In addition, this holistic community music education programme offers exciting annual opportunities for musical learning including Summer Band Camps, large-scale improvisatory projects such as Bold as Brass 2015, and the collaborative residential intensive Brass Off, as part of the national Music Generation network. Music Generation Cork City is currently seeking brass musicians who are interested in becoming part of this youth music phenomenon, to support the next generation of brass musicians in Cork City and beyond. Tutors are required in Trumpet, Cornet, Tenor Horn, Baritone, Euphonium, Trombone, Tuba and French Horn. Suitably qualified candidates are invited to submit a CV to musicgencorkcity@corketb.ie. Ideal candidates will have appropriate qualifications in music and/or music teaching, and should demonstrate a high degree of relevant skills and experience in musical performance and teaching. Experience in group teaching and working within community concert band settings would be desirable, in particular working with training, junior and youth bands. A high degree of motivation, flexibility and commitment to facilitating high quality, innovative music learning within community settings is essential. For further details please email: aida.whooley@corketb.ie The closing date for receipt of applications for is 5pm, August 30th 2017. A selection process and interviews will be held in early September. For more information about Music Generation Cork City programmes and events contact: Mags O’Sullivan, Coordinator, Music Generation Cork City Music Generation Cork City, Cork Education and Training Board, 21 Lavitt's Quay, Cork City T: +353 021 4907186 E: musicgencorkcity@corketb.ie musicgenerationcorkcity.com Ireland's National Music Education Programme. A Music Network Initiative, co-funded by U2, The Ireland Funds,The Department of Education and Skills and Local Music Education Partnerships HOME WHO WE ARE WHAT WE DO RESEARCH NEWS BLOG MEP LOGIN SITEMAP SEARCH © Music Generation DAC. All Rights Reserved. Registered in Ireland No. 491331. Charity Reg. No. CHY 19679. NCH Building, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2. Telephone: +353 1 4758454 Disclaimer | Cookie Privacy & Policy pixel design
  8. Tonight our founder and Voluntary CEO, Adi Roche, will attend the very special 'Rose Ball' as part of the Rose of Tralee International Festival. Tomorrow night, a fun-filled parade will line the streets of beautiful Tralee, which Adi will attend and welcomes all past and future Roses to walk with CCI and our Tralee Outeach Group. A special message of 'Good Luck' to the Kentucky Rose of Tralee, Martha Mortell, whose parents were stalwart volunteer before their move to the USA. The Rose of Tralee has been a powerful force of change and good and we would like to wish everyone at the festival the best of luck. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G0TWQTVPk_Q Hope Dont Get Wasted -
  9. Issues About Take Action Campaigns Rewards Global Citizen Festival Community Partners Awards Videos Store About Us Search Global Citizen is a community of people like you People who want to learn about and take action on the world’s biggest challenges. Extreme poverty ends with you. Learn more Bill Gates Just Donated Roughly $4,600,000,000 to Charity 4 Dutch Airports to Become 100% Renewable By Next Year, in Big Win for the Planet This Is How Much Less a Black Person Will Earn in the UK Than a White Colleague Bill Gates Just Donated Roughly $4,600,000,000 to Charity 4 Dutch Airports to Become 100% Renewable By Next Year, in Big Win for the Planet This Is How Much Less a Black Person Will Earn in the UK Than a White Colleague Bill Gates Just Donated Roughly $4,600,000,000 to Charity 4 Dutch Airports to Become 100% Renewable By Next Year, in Big Win for the Planet This Is How Much Less a Black Person Will Earn in the UK Than a White Colleague FINANCE & INNOVATION AUG. 17, 2017 These 10 Iconic Designs Show How Creativity Will Save the World They sum up 2017 so far. By Imogen Calderwood Flickr/Gustave Deghilage From “PussyHats” to the Refugee Flag, 2017 has shown that images and objects have serious horsepower in activism and protest across the world. Now, the Design Museum in London has released a 60-strong list of nominations for this year’sBeazley Design Awards and, in its 10th year, it’s proving to be more politically charged than ever. In an age of unrest and resistance, designers have been looking to the news for inspiration, producing innovative products to help make the world a better place. READ MORE: 9 Innovations That Show Clean Energy Can Look Good and Save the Environment, Too “There’s a lot of very tough stuff in there. It feels like there’s a particular weight on this year’s exhibition,” Glenn Adamson, curator of the Design Museum’s award nominee exhibition, told CNN. “But it’s great to show how design can make a difference.” Global Citizen campaigns to achieve the Global Goals, including Global Goal No.9 for Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure. You can take action here . Here are 10 of the nominees from across the design categories — products, transport, graphics, fashion, digital, and architecture — that sum up the best and the worst of 2017 so far. 1. The PussyHat Embed from Getty Images From an innocent knitting pattern to a global phenomenon, the PussyHat hit off in a big way. Designers Krista Suh and Jayna Zweiman posted their knitting pattern for a hat with cat ears, following President Trump’s remarks about grabbing women "by the pussy." By the day after the president’s inauguration , women across the world were sporting one, and it quickly became “a symbol of support and solidarity for women’s rights and political resistance,” according to the Design Museum. 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Upcycling the Oceans The Upcycling the Oceans project, by Ecoalf, aims to remove the marine waste from the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea, and use it to create a new 100% recycled material. Recycling rubbish from the oceans is proving to be a popular theme of this year, with Adidas also jumping on the bandwagon to create an “ ocean shoe ,” among other items . Another great product on the list making use of environmental problem is AIR-INK, by Graviky Labs — the first commercially available ink made from air pollution. 3. Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture Embed from Getty Images This museum in Washington D.C., by Adjaye Associates, is the culmination of a decades-long struggle to recognise the importance of the black community in the social fabric of American life. Inaugurated by President Obama in September 2016, it houses galleries and theatre space, and resonates deeply with America’s “longstanding African heritage.” READ MORE: How This 4-Ingredient Protein Could End Global Hunger Once and For All 4. ‘Finding Her’ This poster campaign, by Japanese agency IC4 Design, was used by the UN to highlight the lack of women in the workplace in Egypt — where just 23% of the workforce is female. It focusses particularly on male-dominated industries: politics, science, and technology. The “Where’s Wally” style poster challenges its viewers to find a woman, with a caption: “Finding women in technology shouldn’t be this hard.” While we’re on the subject, Emojis of professional women, has also been nominated for an award. Bearing in mind women under 30 are the most frequent users of emojis, it’s about time we saw the arrival of the cartoon female doctors, teachers and builders . 5. Campaign for Remain Well, it wouldn’t be 2017 without some mention of Brexit, would it? Wolfgang Tillmans’ series of posters, T-shirt designs, and campaign images urged Britons to vote to remain in the EU. The designs were distributed by Tillmans, but were also available to download for free on his website. It targeted young voters in particular, with slogans such as “Say you’re in if you’re in.” 6. Refugee Nation Flag Featuring a thin, black stripe across an orange background, the flag for the first-ever Olympic Refugee Team was, heartbreakingly, inspired by a lifejacket. The flag’s Syrian designer, Yara Said, was herself displaced and had to come to Europe on a boat — a journey that killed 3,500 people last year alone. READ MORE: India’s New Roads Are Made With Recycled Plastic 7. Nike’s Sporting Hijab The Nike Pro Hijab , which is set for release in spring 2018, will finally give Muslim female athletes the chance to pursue their ambitions with compromising their religious beliefs. According to Nike, the impetus of the sporting hijab can be traced “to an ongoing cultural shift that has seen more women than ever embracing sport.” 8. Saydnaya: Inside a Syrian Torture Prison A harrowing interactive 3D installation, this recreates Saydnaya, a Syrian torture prison near Damascus. It was created, by Forensic Architecture and Amnesty International, through the memories and descriptions of people who survived the prison, as part of a campaign to allow independent monitoring of detention centres. READ MORE: This High-Tech Bangle Alerts Pregnant Women in South Asia to Toxic Fumes 9. Avy Search and Rescue Drone The overall winner of the Beazley Design Award for 2016, was Ikea’s flat-pack refugee shelter. And this year the push to create innovations that will save the lives of, or relieve conditions for, refugees struggling to reach Europe is just as strong. The Avy Search and Rescue Drone is designed to help refugee boats crossing the Mediterranean. It’s capable of flying long distances, of detecting vessels, and of dropping life jackets, buoys, food supplies, medication, and communication devices. Along the same lines, Refugee Text is also nominated. It’s an SMS service that provides refugees with practical information and live updates on policy changes. 10. Lending Library of Protest Banners Artist Aram Han Sifuentes began making protest banners for social justice in her Chicago apartment, following the 2016 presidential elections. Now, she has created a space to teach people how to make their own banners. “Banners are a way for me to resist what is happening in the United States and in the world. It is a way to put my voice out there and not stay silent,” said Sifuentes . Nominations for the Beazley Designs of the Year will be on display at the Design Museum in London from October 18. A winner will be selected in each category and the overall winner will be announced on January 25 2018. TOPICSActivism, refugee crisis, Refugee flag, social innovation, London, Beazley Design Award, Design, Social Activism Imogen is content writer & editor at Global Citizen UK. A former global news journalist, Imogen has been flitting from Australia to Spain to India since graduating from the University of Warwick. She's also trying to read all the Booker Prize winners, so wish her luck because there are loads. Conversation Sign up to receive alerts about the world's biggest challenges. Sign up What's Trending In Finance & Innovation FINANCE & INNOVATION Bill Gates Just Donated Roughly $4,600,000,000 to Charity By Phineas Rueckert Aug. 15, 2017 That brings his grand total to over $35 billion since 1994. Read More FINANCE & INNOVATION 4 Dutch Airports to Become 100% Renewable By Next Year, in Big Win for the Planet By Phineas Rueckert Aug. 15, 2017 The Netherlands’ four airports consume the amount of energy equivalent to that of 60,000 households. Read More FINANCE & INNOVATION This Is How Much Less a Black Person Will Earn in the UK Than a White Colleague By James Hitchings-Hales Aug. 16, 2017 We need to talk about the ethnic pay gap. Read More ABOUT Who We Are Impact FAQ Contact Us Jobs JOIN THE CONVERSATION Privacy Terms & Conditions © 2012-2017 Global Poverty Project, Inc All Rights Reserved × Global Citizen Global Citizen FREE - In Google Play VIEW
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  11. The Irish World Academy at the University of Limerick will host 'Sing Yourself Better' on Sept 27th - a special event including concerts and presentations showcasing research on Arts and Health at the Academy, and the launch of a report on Singing, Health and Wellbeing. Presented in association with the Music Therapy Dept at the Academy, the Arts & Health Research Cluster, the Association of Irish Choirs and the RTÉ lyric fm Choir of the Year Competition.
  12. Issues About Take Action Campaigns Rewards Global Citizen Festival Community Partners Awards Videos Store About Us Search Global Citizen is a community of people like you People who want to learn about and take action on the world’s biggest challenges. Extreme poverty ends with you. Learn more A 10-Year-Old Rape Victim in India Just Gave Birth, Highlighting India's Serious Problem With Violence Against Girls Malala Is Going to Oxford University! This Collection of Maternity Wear for 12-Year-Olds is the Fashion Line the World Shouldn’t Need A 10-Year-Old Rape Victim in India Just Gave Birth, Highlighting India's Serious Problem With Violence Against Girls Malala Is Going to Oxford University! This Collection of Maternity Wear for 12-Year-Olds is the Fashion Line the World Shouldn’t Need A 10-Year-Old Rape Victim in India Just Gave Birth, Highlighting India's Serious Problem With Violence Against Girls Malala Is Going to Oxford University! This Collection of Maternity Wear for 12-Year-Olds is the Fashion Line the World Shouldn’t Need GIRLS & WOMEN AUG. 17, 2017 Taylor Swift Just Donated to Sexual Assault Survivors in a Big Way After Groping Trial Here’s why that matters. By Phineas Rueckert Brought to you by: CHIME FOR CHANGE Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP After winning a token $1 settlement in her sexual assault case against former radio DJ David Mueller on Monday, “Fearless” singer Taylor Swift announced that she would donate to “multiple organizations that help sexual assault victims defend themselves.” Today, Swift announced the first organization that she would be donating to, People Magazine reports, and it’s run by a friend and fellow actress: Mariska Hargitay. It’s called the Joyful Heart Foundation, and it works to heal sexual assault victims through workshops and advocate for justice for survivors. Embed from Getty Images Take Action: Stop Sexual Violence in Conflict and Emergencies for the Yazidi Community While the exact size of the donation was not specified, the CEO of the Joyful Heart Foundation, Maile M. Zambuto, called it an “extremely generous financial investment in the movement to end sexual violence.” Swift’s announcement comes three days after her attacker was found guilty of assault and battery for groping the singer at an event in 2013. “I acknowledge the privilege that I benefit from in life, in society and in my ability to shoulder the enormous cost of defending myself in a trial like this,” Swift said Monday after the trial. “My hope is to help those whose voices should also be heard.” Embed from Getty Images Read More: Mariska Hargitay’s Powerful New Film ‘I Am Evidence’ Puts Sexual Assault Survivors First The actress is certainly putting her money where her mouth is. And she’s not the first. The Joyful Heart Foundation, founded in 2004, has received nearly $150 million in donations, and serves 18,500 people through its healing programs, according to its website. The organization also advocates for the testing of rape kits, which often are backlogged in courts across the country — preventing assault victims from securing justice against their abusers. According to the Joyful Heart Foundation’s “End the Backlog” initiative, there are currently more than 175,000 untested rape kits across the country. Global Citizen advocates against sexual violence against women around the world, including the #LevelTheLaw campaign, which urges governments to update their laws relating to rape, sexual violence, and abuse. Swift, for her part, is playing a big role in helping victims of sexual assault, abuse, and domestic violence to become “fearless” fighters for change. 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 TOPICSSexual Assault, Charity, Domestic Violence, Taylor Swift, Rape Kits Phineas Rueckert is a writer at Global Citizen. He graduated from Macalester College with a degree in Political Science and International Studies, and spent the past year teaching English in Toulouse, France. He is originally from Brooklyn, New York. Conversation About Our Partner CHIME FOR CHANGE is a global campaign founded by Gucci in 2013 to convene, unite and strengthen the voices speaking out for girls and women around the world. The campaign uses innovative approaches to promote gender equality. Co-founded by Beyoncé Knowles-Carter and Salma Hayek Pinault, CHIME FOR CHANGE works with a coalition of partner organizations, including the Kering Foundation, Facebook, and Hearst Magazines. Sign up to receive alerts about the world's biggest challenges. Sign up What's Trending In Girls & Women GIRLS & WOMEN A 10-Year-Old Rape Victim in India Just Gave Birth, Highlighting India's Serious Problem With Violence Against Girls By Tess Sohngen|CHIME FOR CHANGE Aug. 17, 2017 The girl is still unaware that she was ever pregnant. 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  13. GIRLS AND WOMEN These 10 anti-woman laws will shock you 30 March 2017 3:02PM UTC | By: CLEA GUY-ALLEN JOIN Join the fight against extreme poverty EmailJOIN Less than a month ago we celebrated International Women’s Day! This year’s theme was #BeBoldForChange and called on global citizens to advocate for a more equal, gender inclusive world. Even though there are so many incredible people working towards a more equal, gender inclusive world, there are still plenty of places around the globe where women are not granted the same rights as men. The organisation Equality Now is dedicated to make discrimination against women history, and tracks laws – including the 10 listed below – that discriminate against women and works to help change laws and attitudes. These laws range from the absurd to the horrifying, from not allowing driving to legally permitting abuse in certain cases. 1. Women can be kidnapped In Malta, if a man who abducts a woman intends to marry her, his sentence is automatically reduced. If the man marries his victim after the abduction, he is subsequently exempt from any and all prosecution and punishment. A similar law is in place in Lebanon, where a man who commits a rape or kidnapping cannot be prosecuted if he marries the victim after the crime. 2. Women are forbidden to drive In countries such as Saudi Arabia, it is illegal for women to receive driver’s licenses. In 1990, a Fatwa on Women’s Driving Automobiles was declared, for fear that men and women would use cars for secret rendezvous and would tempt both parties into committing lewd behaviour. 3. Women inherit less than their brothers Different versions of this law exist in various countries. In Tunisia, women only inherit half of what their brothers do. 4. Men receive less punishment for “honour killings” This law has come under intense fire in many different countries. In Egypt, a man who kills his wife upon discovering her in an act of adultery is automatically given a lesser sentence than for other forms of murder. In Syria, a man who murders his mother, sister, or wife due to catching them in an “illegitimate sexual act” can receive no more than seven years in prison. Until 2009, there were no legal ramifications for this crime in Syria. 5. A woman’s testimony counts for half of that of a man’s In Iran, a woman’s testimony in court is less valuable than that of a man in cases such as adultery. In most of these cases, there must be testimony from at least double the amount of women as there are men. In cases where the punishment may be severe, a minimum of two men and four women must testify. 6. Husbands have more rights than their wives In Israel, divorce depends solely on the will of the husband. Half a world away in Mali, a 2011 law upheld the man’s status as head of the household and mandates a wife’s obedience to him. It also declared that women must wait three months to get remarried after a divorce or death; men have no such restriction. 7. Men can choose where women work In countries such as Cameroon and Guinea, men have more of a say in where their wives will work than the women themselves. For example, in Cameroon, a husband may prohibit his wife from taking a job in a different trade or profession than him if it is in the best interest of his marriage and children. Cameroon is one of 18 countries where women cannot get a job if their husbands feel it is not in their family’s interest. 8. Women can be beaten Unfortunately, laws such as this are not uncommon–in fact, 46 countries have no laws protecting women from domestic violence. 9. Women cannot perform physical labor In China, women are forbidden from working in mines, and more broadly are prohibited from performing physical labor or work that female workers “should avoid.” In Russia, a similar law stops women from partaking in hard, dangerous, or unhealthy trades. This sweeping law includes many different types of jobs, from frontline firefighting to sailing – 456 types of work in total! 10. Women cannot pass on citizenship in the same way as men Even in the United States, men and women are viewed differently under the law. A child born out of wedlock to a foreign mother and American father has a gruelling process to becoming an American citizen, and there are more requirements to meet if the mother is not a US citizen and the father is. At least 22 countries do not allow married women to pass citizenship to their children as fathers can and 44 countries do not allow married women to pass citizenship to their spouses as married men can. For a complete list of anti-women laws by country, visit Equality Now’s website. And to join the campaign for girl’s education, head to #GirlsCount. Via ONE