First success in youth activists’ climate lawsuit, slavery survivors turn leaders, cooperatives tackle violence
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In today’s edition of Squirrel News, we’re looking at young activists’ first success against 33 states at the European Court of Human Rights, survivors of slavery turning into role models, and how New Zealand communities collectively address domestic violence.
33 European states will answer to youth activists’ demand in climate lawsuit
The six youth campaigners filed a crowd-funded lawsuit against 33 European states, which will now be treated as a priority by the European Court of Human Rights.
Slavery survivors become community leaders in India
After surviving slavery in their youths, an initiative trains women to act as role models for young women prone to slavery and human trafficking in India.
Thompson Reuters Foundation
Multi-agency cooperation addresses domestic violence in New Zealand
In a collaborative approach by the Māori community, the government and agencies, the country reduces response times and increases effectiveness in its attempt to prevent domestic violence.
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Artificial intelligence could solve 50 year old protein problem
A London-based laboratory has seen significant progress in determining the shape of human proteins, potentially revolutionising medication and the treatment of genetic diseases.
The New York Times
‘Moving mountains’: How Pakistan’s ‘invisible’ women won workers’ rights
Home workers in Sindh province are celebrating new social security benefits, after being denied lockdown funding.
Seattle sewage spills by RVs of homeless people reduced by 50%
The city’s public utilities’ waste-pumping programme has set out to diminish illegal and accidental spillings, reducing the costs of illegal wastewater and improving lives of the homeless.
The Seattle Times
Grassroot initiatives in rural Kenya combat illegal deforestation
By incentivising sustainable farming, eco-tourism and beekeeping, the communities do not only provide additional income opportunities but also conserve their forests.
Thompson Reuters Foundation
Ancient form of millet farming empowers women in India
Sabala, a non-profit organisation, reintroduces millet farming in rural India, providing not only nutritional but financial and environmental stability.
Green Nobel Prize awarded to six environmental activists
The Goldman Environmental Prize, often seen as the “Green Nobel Prize”, was awarded to six grassroot environmentalists. Here are the winners and their achievements.
Michael Jordan opens first of two medical clinics to the uninsured and underinsured
The first 7 million dollar clinic will provide affordable primary as well as preventative care to those who otherwise could not afford it.