Iran’s #MeToo movement, Coral transplants in Turkey, AI to protect elephants and humans
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Today’s edition of Squirrel News looks at the growth of the Iranian #MeToo movement, Turkey’s use of coral transplants to save its reefs, and AI that aims to harmonize shared living spaces between humans and wildlife.
Iran joins the #MeToo conversation
Since August last year, Iranian women have taken to the streets to share their experiences with sexual assault and violence. There is hope for it to grow into a broader movement against sexual violence across Iran.
Source: Al Jazeera
How coral transplants could rescue Turkey’s threatened reefs
Scientists are carefully moving the sea animals to new locations to save them from construction schemes.
Source: The Guardian
This new AI could save elephants and humans by preventing conflict
Human and elephant conflict has increased with growing populations. WildEyes AI promises to send out motion trigger alerts, be it human or wildlife activity to both stakeholders.
Burglars beware: tech pioneers aim to make South Africa’s townships safer
Innovative community alarm system provides a solution in places where violent crime and theft have become endemic.
Source: The Guardian
Despite not being able to vote, this woman is urging American citizens to
As an environmental justice organizer, Miriam Robles has managed to register her younger brother as a voter among others in the Latin community.
Mexico has backed its Sustainable Development Goals with a Bond
Mexico is the first nation to issue a bond linked to SDGs. The capital will be used to finance programs that are aligned in accordance with the UN’s SDGs.
Source: Planetary Press
Pro Voice, the initiative allowing women to have nuanced dialogue about abortion
The NGO, Exhale, aims to assist women in processing their emotions in regard to abortion. The non-partisan space prioritizes a judgement free zone, free of preconceptions and biases.
Source: We Are Not Divided
The voucher that revolutionised maternal health care in rural Uganda
The voucher is an affordable means of maternal healthcare that has benefited thousands of low-income households in Eastern and Northern Uganda.
Source: Solutions Journalism
As envisioned, Chuck Feeney has now given more than $8 billion to charity
The former billionaire has given all his money to charity for causes including education, human rights and social change.
This photo project captures how closely tied leisure is to feminism in India
‘Leisure is a feminist issue’ says Surabhi Yadav, whose photography project captures carefree moments of women around her.