Domestic violence support in the Yukon, solar panel driveways, deterring youth gang crime in El Salvador
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In today’s edition of Squirrel News, we take a look at the plan to protect victims of domestic violence in the Yukon during the COVID-19 outbreak, the first solar pavement for use in residential driveways, and a non-profit organisation which steers vulnerable youth away from a life of gang violence in El Salvador.
Victims of domestic violence in the Yukon are being provided with free mobile phones in order to ensure access to support services
Health centres, shelters, and the Yukon Status of Women Council will give out phones equipped with internet and four months of free services to abused women, as well as those at risk of homelessness.
Source: Global Citizen
A tech company in Hungary has created the first solar pavement for use on residential driverways
The Budapest-based Platio aim to make solar power more accessible through their innovative new design.
A non-profit in El Salvador is deterring youths from entering the world of gang crime
Glasswing International have trained thousands of volunteers in order to show unemployed teenagers alternative lifestyles.
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation
An environmental crime hotline in Madagascar has lead to the rescue of trafficked tortoises
The relauched service allows residents to report environmental crimes, while avoiding the repercussions which often arise when filing such complaints with the authorities.
A South African theatre project is exploring collective solutions to saving the world’s oceans
KwaZulu-Natal’s Lalela uLwandle (Listen to the Sea) research and engagement projects promotes conversation around the crisis and encourages constructive solutions.
Source: The Conversation
A food rescue task force is ensuring that Canada’s most vulnerable residents have enough to eat during the COVID-19 pandemic
Food Rescue Alliance Canada is trying to eliminate hunger by redistributing food that would otherwise have gone to waste.
Source: Global Citizen
A new generation of environmental activists are protecting the Amazon rainforest
The young activists engage with indigenous peoples and tackle issues within the communities, such as poverty.
A small town in Virgina are delivering essential supplies via drones in order to protect couriers
Christianburg are trialling the idea as many residents are unable to leave their homes due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Hotels around the world are reopening as lodgings for health care workers
Luxury accommodation is being provided for workers on the front line in an attempt to minimise train travel and prevent the spread of coronavirus.
Source: The New York Times
A woman in India is fighting to preserve her country’s ancient calligraphy culture
Qamar Dagar’s conservation work also protects the livelihoods of Delhi’s remaining calligraphers.