Redefining masculinity in Australia, crowdfunding streetlights, refugee integration scheme
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In today’s edition of Squirrel News, we’re talking about a series of workshops helping Australian men better understand their emotions, a community-led campaign to install solar-powered streetlights, and a refugee resettlement initiative which actively involves communities of colour.
Tomorrow Man seeks to help Australia’s men and boys better understand their emotions
The organisation aims to challenge behaviours of toxic masculinity through a series of workshops, with over 62,000 men having successfully completed the programme.
Source: BBC News
A community-led organisation has crowdfunded solar-powered streetlights
After the neighbourhood’s streetlights were removed by the city in 2012, Soulardarity began advocating for energy democracy, with the newly installed lights also providing free community wi-fi.
Source: Next City
Refugee resettlement initiatives are increasingly involving communities of colour
With many support schemes taking a largely white and faith-based approach, a growing number are actively involving people who share the same background and language as the new arrival.
Source: Prism Reports
New study suggests life expectancy is the same for HIV positive and negative persons
The research published in the Annals of Internal Medicine states that there is no longer any major difference in terms of life span between those with the condition and those without.
Source: HIV Plus Mag
China has officially eliminated malaria
The World Health Organization has officially certified China as malaria-free after a long-term education and awareness campaign.
Source: Science Mag
Walmart unveils low-cost insulin for those without health insurance in the US
The retail giant’s announcement means that those unable to afford traditional insulin – which costs on average as much as $5,700 annually – will still have access to the lifesaving medication.
Spain defines all non-consensual sex as rape in win for campaigners
Based on a “yes means yes” model, the law brings Spain in line with a number of European countries and comes as part of a sweeping reform that aims to toughen sexual violence laws.
Two contraceptive pills become available over the counter in Wales
The reclassification of the pills means that they can be accessed through pharmacies rather than GPs, with consultations provided upon request.
Source: Wales Online
Bye bye BMI: Pinterest bans weight loss ads in first for major social networks
Advertisements promoting diets or slimming products and that idealise certain body types will be removed from the platform.
Source: The Guardian
“High-impact” wildlife projects aim to restore natural habitats across England
Funding for offshore kelp forest, butterflies, beavers and wetlands will help address the ongoing climate crisis, among a wide variety of other schemes.
Source: The Guardian