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By Cendrine Marrouat | Using social media to promote global awareness

Documentary review: ‘Pink Ribbons, Inc.’

<i>We used to march in the streets: now you’re supposed to run for a cure, or walk for a cure, or jump for a cure, or whatever it is . . . the effect of</i> …

Breast Cancer

A brilliant letter against sexism

Almost two years ago, Jared Mauldin, a male engineering student at Eastern Washington University, sent a letter to <i>The Easterner</i>, the student …

paolaparedes

Book review: ‘Invisible Chains’ by Benjamin Perrin

“Human Trafficking is not a partisan issue of right and left but rather a critical question of right and wrong” – Benjamin Perrin, <i>Invisible Chains:</i> …

Slavery

The art of being yourself – A TEDx Talk by Caroline McHugh

I have just come across a wonderful TEDx Talk that is sure to brighten your day.<p>Caroline McHugh speaks about the beauty of being different, of …

Digital Love Letters for fathers who are incarcerated

Many of these men are also fathers—and their children have suffered greatly. The loss of a father to incarceration adversely affects children’s …

This was Louise's Phone

Victim or witness ?<p>Over the last couple of years, social networks and mobile phones have steadily gained importance in our lives, and along with them …

Internet Safety

This Newspaper Used an Algorithm to Play a Nasty Trick on Readers in Comments Section

A publication in Pakistan is taking an aggressive approach to stressing the importance of press freedoms—by helping readers better understand the …

From Horror to Hope: SCAO Education Fights Poverty in Cambodia

<i>Flipboard MagMaker Janette Leon-Speyer takes us inside an inspiring project in Cambodia and the Flipboard Magazines that help to tell the story of a home for street kids that’s making a big difference in some young lives.</i><p>In 2009 I visited Cambodia. Like everyone else, I was interested in going to …

Watch Men Struggle to Read Awful Tweets Directed at Female Sports Reporters

It’s not exactly a secret that <b>female sports reporters</b> are routinely mistreated on social media. Last summer, reporter <b>Julie DiCaro</b> wrote an …

Depression and Giving Up (or Admitting to Depression)

Depression … you old friend, you.<p>In some ways, I’ve spent years getting to this point. In others, I spent years avoiding this moment. In writing this …

Mental Health

Telling Thanksgiving's Story in a Vanishing American Language

A new film could be a vehicle for saving a dying American Indian tongue.<p>The saga of the first Thanksgiving at Plymouth Rock has been told, for the most part, in just one language: English.<p>The voices of the Native Americans who were there—speaking in their own languages—have usually been left …

Language

Paris attacks: 'I will not give you the gift of hating you'

Media playback is unsupported on your device<p>Antoine Leiris lost his wife Helene in the Bataclan theatre in Paris.<p>His Facebook tribute to his wife and challenge to her killers has since been shared thousands of times.<p>Mr Leiris read out the letter to BBC News in Paris.<p><i>Video by: Alice Doyard and</i> …

Cyberbullying Is Still an Issue on Social (Infographic)

Cyberbullying continues to rear its ugly head among teen users of social networks, and Rawhide offered some statistics showing just how prevalent the …

A Mohawk Woman Confronted Someone Wearing A Pocahontas Costume At An Ottawa Mall

“My people aren’t a movie character.” Update: She and the store owner are now in touch and will work together to create understanding about cultural appropriation.<p>Waneek Horn-Miller is a Mohawk woman and Canadian Olympian who works with Manitoba Mukluks to raise awareness about Native beadwork and …

Culture

Here’s how one woman is using Instagram to shame online pervs and creeps

We’ve all heard of the Rich Kids of Tehran Instagram account that flaunts the lifestyle of a shamelessly rich group of kids in Iran, or of playboy Dan Bilzerian, who shares snaps of his life of guns, cars, and half-naked models. There are many more such examples.<p>Instagram just passed 400 million …

Marketing

Prévention et sécurité routière : Save Kids Lives par Luc Besson | News | Agence Presse

« 09/10/2015 : le cinéaste-producteur tape très fort en terme de prévention routière à l’occasion de « l’International Walk to School Day », une …

Seven-in-ten people globally live on $10 or less per day

The urgency expressed by Pope Francis on global poverty and inequality is grounded in harsh reality. 4.4 billion people – 71% of the global …

Poverty

Earth has 3 trillion trees – study

BONN, Germany – There are about 3 trillion trees on Earth, roughly 422 for every person and 8 times more than previously estimated, researchers said …

How Connected Citizens Are Mobilising Social Movements

<i>This post is long overdue and has been sitting in my “must edit” file for a couple of months. The prompt to finish it has come from events in the</i> …

United Nations

The Friendship Bench Announces First Four Canadian Host Schools | The Friendship Bench

<b>Toronto, ON August 28th, 2015</b> – Canadian non-profit organization The Friendship Bench has selected the first four schools to host its student mental …

Tipping your server makes sexism worse, whether you intend to or not

If you have stepped anywhere near social media in the past few days, you have undoubtedly come across the viral post rightfully shaming a customer who wrote "LOL" on the tip line in lieu of an actual dollar amount.<p>Posts like these pop up often, with social media users lauding restaurant patrons who …

Sexism

Dear Men, Women Don’t Owe You An Explanation For Rejection

<i>By Emma Gray</i><p>Man gives attention to a woman. Woman expresses her lack of desire for said attention. Man immediately turns hostile.<p>Unfortunately, it’s …

Relationships

A Detailed Brochure for an 1855 Slave Auction Shows How People Were Sold as Property

This 1855 brochure for a New Orleans slave auction staged by the firm of J.A. Beard & May shows how dealers represented the personal qualities, work …

Black History

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Leads To Discovery Towards Cure

A year has passed since a friend tagged you in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. While scrolling through social media made the initiative seem like just …

Men who harass women on the internet are literally losers, study finds

Here’s a research finding that should surprise no one: The men most likely to harass women online… are the men most likely to have their own problems.<p>…

Violence against Women

This infographic was produced as part of UN Women's Beijing+20 campaign. For more on the campaign, visit: http://beijing20.unwomen.org/ Publication …

Meet the Turkish couple who spent their wedding day feeding 4,000 Syrian refugees

The couple who tied the knot in the Turkish province of Kilis in the Syrian border and invited 4,000 Syrian refugees to celebrate with them<p>A Turkish bride and groom decided to share their joy on their wedding day by inviting 4,000 Syrian refugees to eat with them and celebrate in the southern …

Refugees

Fast, Easy, Reliable Medical Care at Home and 24/7 Emergency Help

I woke up feeling sick and tired. My body was burning up and i was barely able to move around. I hit the MUrgency button and waited anxiously.<p><b>I was</b> …