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Elizabeth Jacyshyn-Owen

Egypt’s first female judges, Colombia’s anti-machismo hotline, alpaca therapy for the elderly

Egypt’s first female judges, Colombia’s anti-machismo hotline, alpaca therapy for the elderly

In today’s edition of Squirrel News, we’re talking about a landmark moment for women’s rights in Egypt, Colombia’s violence prevention hotline aimed at challenging machismo, and how care home residents in Germany are benefitting from alpaca and llama therapy.

Ireland pilots basic income scheme for artists, green social prescribing, Philly bans minor traffic stops

Ireland pilots basic income scheme for artists, green social prescribing, Philly bans minor traffic stops

In today’s edition of Squirrel News, we’re talking about the launch of a basic guaranteed income scheme for artists and art workers in Ireland, an increase in the number of “nature on prescription” initiatives in the UK, and Philadelphia becoming the first US city to ban traffic stops for minor violations in an attempt to tackle racial profiling.

Cancer treatment breakthrough, clean environment declared human right, world’s fastest EV charger

Cancer treatment breakthrough, clean environment declared human right, world’s fastest EV charger

In today’s edition of Squirrel News, we’re talking about a groundbreaking trial which has successfully destroyed cancerous tumours in terminally ill patients, the UN’s recognition of access to a clean and healthy environment as a fundamental right, and the upcoming rollout of the world’s fastest electric car charger.

World’s first malaria vaccine, Philadelphia’s tree ambassadors, saving Hawaiian Sign Language

World’s first malaria vaccine, Philadelphia’s tree ambassadors, saving Hawaiian Sign Language

In today’s edition of Squirrel News, we’re talking about the WHO’s approval of the first malaria vaccine for children across Africa, pro-tree campaigners who are lobbying for green canopy cover in their districts, and how one woman is passing Hawaiian Sign Language to a new generation.

Prison-based book clubs, trans women win seats in German parliament, school mental health sick days

Prison-based book clubs, trans women win seats in German parliament, school mental health sick days Books

In today’s edition of Squirrel News, we’re looking at a non-profit organisation which operates book clubs and writing workshops in prisons across the US, a historic victory for the LGBT+ community in German politics, and a new bill in Illinois that will allow students to take up to five mental health days off school.

Paying addicts to stop using, restoring vision through gene therapy, self-defense for grandmothers

Paying addicts to stop using, restoring vision through gene therapy, self-defense for grandmothers

In today’s edition of Squirrel News, we’re talking about a bold approach to treating drug users in California, a gene therapy breakthrough restoring vision to patients, and how an initiative in a Kenyan slum is protecting its grandmothers from sexual violence.