Male doulas in Senegal, Zoom reunions for prisoners, simple fishing gear saves birds
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In today’s edition of Squirrel News, we’re talking about how Senegalese men set out to shatter social norms on gender, engaging prisoners in society via zoom, and visible fishing gear that protects birds.
Senegal’s male doulas set example for gender equality
Known as “Nijaayu Gox” or “godfathers”, these Senegalese men set out to shatter social norms by educating themselves on pregnancy and in turn reducing maternal mortality rates.
Simple change to fishing gear saves thousands of birds in Namibia
Birds that previously would have become tangled in baited lines appear to be scared off by coloured pipes.
U.S. first openly trans woman en route to be confirmed by Senate
In an increasingly inclusive cabinet, President-elect Joe Biden nominates Rachel Levine to be the assistant health secretary.
Factory produces electric car batteries that recharge in five minutes
Recharging electric vehicles could soon be as fast as those running on regular petrol or diesel.
European project develops robots to assist surgeons in Bulgaria
A collaboration between two medical universities and an institution for robotics aims to revolutionise surgical technology.
First Michelin star awarded to vegan restaurant in France
Origine Non Animal (ONA) received the esteemed award, and now stands as the first animal product-free restaurant mentioned in the Michelin Guide to France.
Community empowerment in fishery laws celebrated by conservationists
In empowering local community fishery councils (CCP), the government of Mozambique aims at extending the protection of its marine species.
Pink seesaws across US-Mexico border named Design of the Year 2020
Creators say they hope the work encourages people to build bridges between communities.
Prisoners participate in family reunions via Zoom during pandemic
In the U.S.A., incarcerated people can attend funerals as well as educational classes digitally, thanks to modern technology.
The Marshall Project
Sudanese welcome Ethiopian refugees to their homes in times of crisis
Close to the border of Ethiopia, residents of Hamdiyet open their homes to those fleeing from crisis.
The National News