Have You Noticed A Guy Walking Around With Only 1 Finger Nail Polished? Image via – youtube.com If you see a man with one of his nails polished, it isn’t some trendy new style.
Rather, it has deep significance that is raising awareness and money, to battle sexual violence committed against children. The one out of five polished nails which men are encouraged to do for a week at a time, is symbolic of the 1 in 5 children who will be victimized by sex crimes in the course of their lives. This idea came to YGAP’S Elliot Costello, who came to Cambodia from his native Australia with Hagar International. It was there, that his life was changed forever, after he met a little girl named Thea. Elliot learned that 96% of sexual violence against children are perpetrated by men, which gave birth to a movement he established, called Polished Man. Majority of White Youth in US Supports Black Lives Matter: Poll. The Black Lives Matter movement against police killings in the U.S. has garnered more support among white youth, a new poll conducted by the Black Youth Project and the Associated Press said Monday, while adding that support among non-white youth has also increased.
RELATED:Gay Soccer Star Kneels in Solidarity with Kaepernick The GenForward poll says that 51 percent of white people between the ages of 18 and 30 “strongly” or “somewhat” support the anti-racism movement—a significant increase from 42 percent back in June. 400 Million Fewer Animals Were Killed Last Year Due To More People Opting For... While many vegans believe Meatless Mondays and other cutting-back-consumption campaigns don’t push enough of a paradigm-shift, others argue that these are crucial first steps towards a more compassionate world.
Given that around 93 percent of people still eat meat, it’s difficult to imagine that everyone will cease doing so anytime soon. A world that eats far less meat, however, is already on the way. Meat consumption has been steadily declining in the U.S. —by 10% per capita since 2007, in fact. In that year, for example, the U.S. raised and killed 9.5 billion land animals for food. “What that means is that compared to 2007, last year almost half a billion fewer animals were subjected to the torment of factory farming and industrial slaughter plants–and that’s despite the increase in the U.S. population,” Shapiro explains. “That’s more animals than are experimented on, hunted, used in circuses, puppy mills, and end up in animal shelters each year in the U.S. Via. The Ferguson Protests Worked.
Women in Mexico rally against rampant domestic violence. Dozens of women have demonstrated in front of Mexico's Interior Ministry in the capital to protest against domestic violence.
Congresswomen and activists in Mexico City on Monday lay on the ground imitating a crime scene with chalk outlines around their bodies, while chanting "gender alert in the State of Mexico". The "gender alert" was created in the city of Ciudad Juarez after reports of widespread violence against women. The initiative entails new funds to strengthen protection and help for the victims. The protesers called for the setting up of the "gender alert" mechanism in all municipalities across the State of Mexico, one of the country's 31 states.
UN officials has said Mexico ranks among the world’s 20 worst countries for violence against women. Newspapers routinely report "crimes of passion" or unidentified female body parts floating in sewage canals. "We have exceeded those figures by a lot, with nearly three times the number of female deaths. " Source: Al Jazeera and agencies. Catcallers to be Challenged by Anti-Harassment Cyclists - Bed-Stuy - DNAinfo.com New York. Brooklyn Movement Center BROOKLYN — Catcallers and street harassers are about to be challenged by a team of chivalrous cyclists.
Community organizing group Brooklyn Movement Center is launching its first “Anti-Street Harassment Bike Patrol” in Bed-Stuy and Crown Heights aimed at calling out people who hassle women on the street. Once a week, volunteers will bike in groups of four to intervene in situations sparked by unsolicited remarks. #SelfieWithDaughter Campaign In India Aims To Fight Stigma That Girls Don't H... As part of his continued efforts to curb rising rates of female feticide, India’s prime minister has urged parents to share selfies with their daughters on social media.
Up to 12 million girls in India have been aborted over the past 30 years in India, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi has turned to a social media campaign to help reduce the devastating figures. Taking a line from another local politician’s playbook, Modi called upon parents during his radio program on Sunday to share photos with their daughters, accompanied with words of love and appreciation, and vowed to retweet the images, CNN reported.
The #SelfieWithDaughter campaign was part of a larger effort to address the issue of female feticide. Back in January, Modi launched the Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao campaign, or Save the Daughter, Educate the Daughter, in hopes of elevating the way baby girls are viewed in his patriarchal society, Voice Of America reported. The goal is for the campaign to reach all segments of society.