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Emma Watson Gender equality is your issue too Date: Saturday, September 20, 2014 Speech by UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson at a special event for the HeForShe campaign, United Nations Headquarters, New York, 20 September 2014 [Check against delivery.] Today we are launching a campaign called “HeForShe.” I am reaching out to you because I need your help. This is the first campaign of its kind at the UN: we want to try and galvanize as many men and boys as possible to be advocates for gender equality. I was appointed six months ago and the more I have spoken about feminism the more I have realized that fighting for women’s rights has too often become synonymous with man-hating. For the record, feminism by definition is: “The belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities. I started questioning gender-based assumptions when at eight I was confused at being called “bossy,” because I wanted to direct the plays we would put on for our parents—but the boys were not. Why is the word such an uncomfortable one?
How do eyes work & how do glasses help us see? The Blind Astronomer of Nova Scotia Tim Doucette is legally blind, yet he sees the stars better than most people. A childhood diagnosis of congenital cataracts forced doctors to remove Doucette's lenses and widen his pupils. That left the amateur astron... Why do some people have seasonal allergies? If you've ever experienced watery eyes, sneezing, runny nose, itchy throat, and other allergic reactions during springtime, or you haven't but you know someone who has, this beautifully animated TED Ed by Eleanor Nels... This is What Outer Space Does to Your Body NASA astronaut, engineer, and former football player Leland Melvin explains how the human body changes when it leaves the confines of Planet Earth. The benefits of a good night’s sleep – TED Ed Sleep to remember! What are those floaty things in your eye? Have you ever seen something small and strangely transparent float into your field of vision? How do wounds heal & how do scars form? What happens when we get cut and bleed?
How To Control Your Computer With Your Phone 'Let us pick up our books and our pens, they are the most powerful weapons' | Malala Yousafzai This is a transcription of the speech that Malala Yousafzai gave to the United Nations on 12 July 2013, the date of her 16th birthday and "Malala Day" at the UN. In the name of God, the most beneficent, the most merciful. Honorable UN Secretary General Mr Ban Ki-moon, respected president of the General Assembly Vuk Jeremic, honorable UN envoy for global education Mr Gordon Brown, respected elders and my dear brothers and sisters: Assalamu alaikum. Today is it an honor for me to be speaking again after a long time. Being here with such honorable people is a great moment in my life and it is an honor for me that today I am wearing a shawl of the late Benazir Bhutto. I fully support UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in his Global Education First Initiative and the work of UN Special Envoy for Global Education Gordon Brown and the respectful president of the UN General Assembly Vuk Jeremic. Dear friends, on 9 October 2012, the Taliban shot me on the left side of my forehead.
Gravity Sketch VR software for creative professionals launches beta testing platform A beta version of a virtual-reality programme that gives designers the option to draw and manipulate 3D objects has launched. The Gravity Sketch software, which was first unveiled last year, allows designers to draw, edit and manipulate forms in three dimensions as opposed to on a screen. Since the product was announced, it has been tested among 50 artists and designers that use virtual reality (VR) in their work. Having fixed the majority of bugs and glitches, the company has finally put the application live on the Steam Early Access website for beta testing – trialling in the final stages of development – from the general public. "Unlike other artistic VR creation tools, Gravity Sketch is focused on workflow for creative professionals and bases the creation of geometry in non-destructive solid modelling," said co-founder Oluwaseyi Sosanya. "Designers, architects and engineers can create quick 3D mock-ups of ideas and seamlessly bring them to more complex CAD software."
Girls' Education In this lesson, students will explore the importance of educating girls and examine the barriers that keep girls out of school—all the while learning to become advocates for education.Studying the girls' education movement can shine a recent, relevant perspective on a range of issues covered in U.S. History, including women's suffrage and gender studies. Such study also provides an opportunity for students to learn about women's rights leaders like Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Clara Barton and Eleanor Roosevelt.This lesson uses the story of gender rights activist Malala Yousafzai. On October 9, 2012, Malala was riding the school bus home when Taliban militiamen shot her. Malala was already a well-known advocate for girls' education in Pakistan, which has one of the worlds' lowest rates of school enrollment for girls. Malala survived the cold-blooded attack and has continued to advocate heroically for her fellow countrywomen and girls around the world.
The Burka Avenger Of Pakistan - "Justice, Peace And Education for All" By Nikolai Fomich Pakistan has a new superhero – the Burka Avenger. Mild-mannered school teacher Jiya was orphaned as a child and raised by a Kabaddi master named Jan and his wife. The concept was created by British-Pakistani singer-songwriter and pop musician Haroon, developed by the production company Unicorn Black and has now become Pakistan’s first original animated series (excluding Captain Safeguard, a cartoon which exists to do little more than sell Safeguard soap). The Urdu-language show first aired July 28 on channel Geo Tez in Pakistan with the tagline “Justice, Peace and Education for All.” The series will feature Burka Avenger battling all kinds of evil, from henchmen with rockets and corrupt politicians to robots and ghouls. It’s easy for shows like this to devolve from children’s entertainment into PSA announcements, but if the first episode is indicative, there’s enough humor and action (with just a touch of superhero angst) to keep it interesting. Related Posts None found
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Lisa Kristine: Photos that bear witness to modern slavery | Talk Subtitles and Transcript I'm 150 feet down an illegal mine shaft in Ghana.The air is thick with heat and dust,and it's hard to breathe.I can feel the brush of sweaty bodies passing mein the darkness, but I can't see much else.I hear voices talking, but mostly the shaftis this cacophony of men coughing,and stone being broken with primitive tools.Like the others, I wear a flickering, cheap flashlighttied to my head with this elastic, tattered band,and I can barely make out the slick tree limbsholding up the walls of the three-foot square holedropping hundreds of feet into the earth.When my hand slips, I suddenly remember a minerI had met days before who had lost his gripand fell countless feet down that shaft. As I stand talking to you today,these men are still deep in that hole,risking their lives without payment or compensation,and often dying. I got to climb out of that hole, and I got to go home,but they likely never will, because they're trapped in slavery. My interpreter told me their stories. This is Manuru.
Songs about Class, Poverty, and Economic Justice Songs about Classism and Poverty Submit a song! Allentownperformed by Billy Joel from the album The Nylon Curtain (Purchase from Amazon.com) about the constraints of growing up in a steel working town: "Well we're living here in Allentown And they're closing all the factories down Out in Bethlehem they're killing time Filling out forms, standing in line" Another Day In Paradiseperformed by Phil Collins from the album But Seriously (Purchase from Amazon.com) about insensitivity of people towards the problem of poverty: "She calls out to the man on the street 'Sir, can you help me? Argon Millperformed by Si Kahn from the album In My Heart (Purchase from Amazon.com) about the closing of a mill and the subsequent effect on resident's lives: "And the only tune I hear Is the sound of the wind As it blows through the town Weave and spin, weave and spin" Coming of the Roadsperformed by Judy Collins from the album Fifth Album (Purchase from Amazon.com) about the lure and power of greed: Mr.