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By Cendrine Marrouat | Using social media to promote global awareness

Interview with Cathy Lander-Goldberg, founder of The Resilient Souls Project

Cathy Loander-Goldberg hails from St. Louis, Missouri. This photographer, educator and psychotherapist is the author of a workbook for girls that …

Privilege explained in 90 seconds

The most powerful lessons can often be taught in the simplest of ways.<p>Want an example? Watch the video below. You will discover how a high school …

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> …

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 …

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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 …

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 …

Advertising Industry

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 …

Feminism

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 …

Linguistics

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

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: Mohamed Madi, Alice Doyard and Maarten Lernout</i>

Terrorism

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 …

Internet Safety

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>"I walked up to the woman and all the parents waiting in line ... and I was like, 'What she is wearing is really offensive. I want you …

Cultural Appropriation

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 …

Feminism

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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 …

Geography

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> …

UNHCR

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Sexist men who abuse women on Facebook and Twitter are compensating for their own poor performance, 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 …