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May 2012 Blog Posts (539)

LEARN6 - Gender equality in education

This week I would like to share an amazing story with you! It is about a project of UNESCO which is focused on gender equity in education.

The UNESCO has created one year ago global partnerships for the education of girls and women…


Added by Evelyn Schwengler on May 31, 2012 at 4:58pm — No Comments


When i visited the the WomenWatch news feed the latest news was about a 20 years woman, called Emini, who lives in the so-called “House of Hope”, where woman can live (also with their children) for a certain period of time after leaving prison. Emini was originally sentenced to three years in prison from running away from her abusive…


Added by Sarah Lehneke on May 31, 2012 at 4:09pm — No Comments


holaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa, jajajajjaja

Added by Ignacio Martinez Enseñat on May 31, 2012 at 4:08pm — No Comments


eat many things, like meet, fish and other things

Added by Ignacio Martinez Enseñat on May 31, 2012 at 4:06pm — No Comments

Women in Gaza take aim at domestic violence

I´ve chosen an article about domestic violence against women in Gaza.

The article says, that there are still over 30% in the Gaza Strip that are exposed to (pysical) abuse in their homes, while there are 15% exposed to sexual abuse and nearly 75% exposed to pschological abuse, too.

The main reason for this - according to the report - is that, while the Israeli blockade halted imports and has cut jobs, the Gazan families have to survive with even less than before, which in the end…


Added by Nicolai Thomanek on May 31, 2012 at 1:12pm — No Comments


If I had the chance I would spend my money on women's health.
In addition I have found a video which I find very interesting
It is a disease that can be treated easily if enough money and doctors were available.

Added by Kathrin Hassler on May 31, 2012 at 8:37am — 2 Comments


This week we should choose a story from WomenWatch. I chose the story „HEALTH: Treat the mother - save the baby”

This story is about to save the mother’s health during pregnancy and that’s the key to the babies’ survival.

The traditional childhood killers - measles, pneumonia and diarrhoea - are all down; even where malaria is still rife, treated bednets are saving children’s lives. But as deaths from other causes drop, mortality in the first month of life looms ever…


Added by Kathrin Hassler on May 31, 2012 at 8:12am — No Comments

Egyptian votes and women's sad future

On May 23 and 24, 2012 Egypt started the first round of electing a new president. The article I dealt with is about women and their role in the revolution and in the votes taking place at the moment.

In Egypt's Arab Spring, women played an important role fighting for freedom and for their gender's rights on the streets and on the internet. But what happened afterwards? Did their efforts pay off in the end?

For a little moment it seemed as if things would change, but then the…


Added by Carina Maisel on May 30, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments

The future of money will be influenced by megatrends

A new study giving a taste of the future of money. Which megatrends influence the financial sector in the next few years? Following points will be very important:

1. Globalization

2. Emerging Markets: Here are mainly the BRIC-Countries (Brazil, Russia, India and China) to mention

3. Digital transformation: The financial sector is more dependent from technology renewal than other sectors.

4. Mobile Media and mobile lifestyle: In Year 2015 internet using will done 50% on…


Added by Timo Vrunwik on May 30, 2012 at 2:24pm — No Comments

Access to commodities when child birth

The internet article

http://www.unfpa.org/public/cache/offonce/home/news/pid/10804 of the UNFPA describes the reasons and possible solutions why still today more than 800 women and 20,000 children die every day caused by the lack of commodities in the situation of child birth. Also, cotraceptive methods to avoid unwanted pregnancy are treated in the article. Contraceptive methods like the condom are known but…


Added by Elena M on May 30, 2012 at 1:39pm — No Comments

IMAGINE6 - Mission 6: Helping a family out of poverty

My parents and I donated $30 in total for this project: http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/a-hundred-friends/

"This project empowers local women to tackle poverty, improves education, and fights daily difficulties in their lives to bring a brighter future by accessing to income-generating work."

Obviously I can't follow the flow of our donation and see its effect at first hand which is…


Added by Juanjuan Yin on May 30, 2012 at 1:32pm — No Comments

ACT6 - Mission 6: Income-Generating Project for Tibetan Craftswomen

Being born in China I felt the responsibility to look for projects supporting Chinese women. Scanning through all active projects I came across this one: http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/a-hundred-friends/

"Empowering a woman is empowering a family"

This projects aims to equip local textile craftsmen with the necessary items, who would then be hired to create traditional Tibetan textiles.…


Added by Juanjuan Yin on May 30, 2012 at 12:50pm — No Comments

ACT5 - Mission 5: Thermoelectric Power On Demand

I own an Ipod which is why seeing the word "POD" on this site http://www.kickstarter.com caught my attention. I briefly scanned the description and decided to support it by donating a dollar. What impressed me most is the idea of carrying renewal energy with me when I'm outside. Renewable energy concepts usually catch my attention since the earth is slowly running out of its natural resources. What people need most nowadays is to find out how to…


Added by Juanjuan Yin on May 30, 2012 at 12:17pm — No Comments

LEARN6 - women's and children's rights

I have read many articles of the UN gender equality newsfeed page. And I've finally decided on the article "American girls raise awareness and money to fight child marriage in four countries". Thousands of American girls between the ages of 13 and 18 years fighting against the marriage of children. These girls help the UN Foundation's Girl Up campaign in four countries, Ethiopia, Liberia, Malawi, and Guatemala.…


Added by Eugenia Hein on May 30, 2012 at 11:38am — 1 Comment

LEARN6 - Mission 6: Teen pregnancy

Teen precnancy

Teen pregnancy is one of Madagascar's severe issues. Girls as young as 12 or 13 years old get pregnant because they lack education and birth control. Often the birth comes with a lot of other difficulties such as travelling to far away hospitals, high death rates right after giving birth and post-birth infections leading to dangerous diseases and sometimes even death. UN Population Fund revealed that the Sofia region has one of the highest death rates in the country, with…


Added by Juanjuan Yin on May 30, 2012 at 11:18am — 1 Comment

"Complimentary Currencies"

My favorite solution is from the Futurist Douglas Rushkoff. He speaks about the alternative currency systems like "complimentary currencies".

In his article "Life Dollars: Finding Currency in Community" he speaks about "Life Dollars",an electronic currency used in the Pacific Northwest. Life Dollars are not exchanged for traditional currency. Instead, members of the Exchange earn credits by performing services or providing goods to one another.

Here is an example for such…


Added by Tatjana Vetcininova on May 30, 2012 at 9:58am — No Comments

Pandemic Flu

“There are a lot of special things about outbreaks, but most important is that they're unfolding events. Nobody really knows where they're going and, especially in the beginning, there's high outrage and high concern in the absence of knowing what the hazard is”

– D*** Thompson, Team Leader, WHO Pandemic and Outbreak Communication
this is a quote from the doc**ent.

Added by Taine kelly on May 30, 2012 at 4:59am — No Comments


the first episode for season two should be something to do with racism but I'm not good at writing so I didn't write a script

Added by Taine kelly on May 30, 2012 at 4:55am — No Comments

For Season 2 the evoke network should make one of the missions about racism in our world today, and should encourage famous people to join.

For Season 2 the evoke network should make one of the missions about racism in our world today, and should encourage famous people to join.


Added by Taine kelly on May 30, 2012 at 4:50am — No Comments

Economic Transaction

I made a new bank account and made a transfer to mums account which was new to me

Added by Taine kelly on May 30, 2012 at 4:33am — No Comments

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