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2. Holocaust in Yemen caused by Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Senegal, Sudan, Somalia, Qatar, Morocco, US, France, UK, Canada, Australia,Germany
#Yemen #CrimesAgainstHumanity #WarCrime #Holocaust #YemenCantWait #YemenHolocaust #WorldHypocrisy
1. Holocaust in Yemen caused by Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Senegal, Sudan, Somalia, Qatar, Morocco, US, France, UK, Canada, Australia,Germany🤨👇🏼
By @JaneFerguson5
1. Four year old Ikram was in a hospital in #Sanaa this month. One of the many, tiny casualties of the disastrous war in Yemen. Thanks to @NickKristof for helping with this!
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Long Reads Sunday #37.

Some weeks, LRS is aaaaall news. This week, however, the crypto community came *hard* with research, analysis, and debate so thoughtful you’ll hope the bear market never ends. 🔥

Carve out some *serious* time for this. Thread👇
2/ On the topic of the bear market, one of the commonly held sensibilities of the past year is that while users might not be flocking to crypto, developers are. @cburniske argues here that it’s because “can’t be evil” matters more to them.
3/ Turns out, this sensibility about devs is correct. According to some amazing new research from @ElectricCapital, the number of devs working on public coins has doubled in 2 years - more than 4k devs contribute code to 2.8k projects.
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Morrison’s idiotic statement about gender equity - that women shouldn’t succeed at the expense of men - matches his previous comments about wealth inequality. This is his ideology - we shouldn’t help the vulnerable if it hurts those better off. A thread👇🏻
In fact these statements tell you all you need to know about Morrison’s political priorities. In a nutshell, he sees progressive policies as a threat to the entitlement of the already well-off. He sees progress as a bad thing as he wants to maintain the status quo.
This ideology impacts every single policy area. He wants the unemployed punished and the NewStart allowance hard to get because he sees welfare as a burden on richer tax payers. He doesn’t want the vulnerable ‘hurting’ the well off.
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Today, Trump lied(again)about his hypocritical, fake support for women on International Women’s Day.

Let’s take a walk down memory lane, revisit a few of the ways Trump & his regime has, in his own words, “respected” & “honored” women over the past 2 years…


🔹19 Women Have Accused Trump of Sexual Harassment, Abuse and Rape—nothing’s been done
🔹The Pussy grabbing quote
🔹Said Women Who Receive an Abortion Should be “Punished”
🔹Immediately Reinstated the Global Gag Rule
🔹Supported His GOP Sexual Assault Buddies in Office
🔹Limited Women’s Access to Abortion by Reshaping Title X—TWICE
🔹Reshaped Title X to Limit Women’s Access to Birth Control claiming “Religious Liberty”
🔹Rolled Back and sabotaged the ACA’s Birth Control Mandates
🔹Banned word Fetus from the CDC
🔹Mocked #MeToo Movement
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@WendyWokoma @AskAwayHealth @WHO Thank you for those ideas!
Simple, but practical and EVERYONE can adopt.

So we are done for tonight!
Of course the conversation doesn’t end here. We know that gender inequality affects a woman’s economic state and impacts her health.
@WendyWokoma @AskAwayHealth @WHO If women are poorly represented at decision making, will our real needs be met?
It’s important to note that gender equality does NOT disrespect any man - rather it allows for harnessing of the potential in women to be used to allow development for the benefit of all.
@WendyWokoma @AskAwayHealth @WHO That was such an informative session.
Thanks to our speaker @WendyWokoma for the insightful look at this topic & to everyone who’s joined in the conversation - we appreciate you!

#IWD2019 #BalanceForBetterNaija #InternationalWomensDay2019 #AskAwayHealth
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Told “minorities could not learn how to use the cameras” (@nytimes, "When Women in Film and TV Were Looking for That Union Label"), Jessie Maple Patton took the union to court and became the first African-American woman to become a member of @IATSE Local 644 in 1975. (1/4)
In the union, Maple worked as an assistant and operator for several TV stations in New York including WABC, WCBS and WNBC. In 1974, Maple and her husband Leroy Patton started their own production company and began to produce short docs. (2/4) #InternationalWomensDay #IWD2019
In 1981, Maple produced “Will,” the first feature-length independent film produced by an African-American woman. She went on to direct the feature “Twice as Nice” and has been featured in such documentaries as “Sisters in Cinema” (2003) and “Women Behind the Camera” (2007). (3/4)
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#BalanceForBetter THREAD: For too long, women in our province have faced barriers to work, unequal pay and high levels of violence.
On #IWD2019 I’m so proud of the concrete steps that @RachelNotley and our government have taken to make REAL, positive change for women.
Steps like:
Creating the first standalone Ministry for the Status of Women in the country.
Proclaiming May as Sexual Violence Awareness Month.
Increasing supports for survivors of sexual violence + increasing funding for women’s shelters. #IWD2019
We passed Safer Spaces legislation allowing Albertans experiencing domestic violence to break a lease and flee their homes. This helped over 400 people in the first year after it was passed.
We covered the cost of abortion pill so it is free to all women who need it. #IWD2019
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@AskAwayHealth Thanks @AskAwayHealth team and great work on the campaign today!

#IWD2019 is a great opportunity to showcase the powerful potential of womanhood in our generation & I’ve been excited learning fantastic things women have been doing all day.

#BalanceForBetterNaija #AskAwayHealth
@AskAwayHealth I’m priviledged to be joined by brilliant 21st century amazon @WendyWokoma who will be sharing her thoughts & experiences while we tackle issues around #GenderEquality in #Nigeria.First, introductions!

#IWD2019 #BalanceForBetterNaija #InternationalWomensDay2019 #AskAwayHealth
@AskAwayHealth @WendyWokoma Please welcome @WendyWokoma; who is an avid health promoter particularly of Women & Adolescent health because ‘they are pivotal to the sustainable growth and development of any economy’.

#IWD2019 #BalanceForBetterNaija #InternationalWomensDay2019 #AskAwayHealth
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Welcome everyone to AskAwayHealth’s #IWD2019 tweet chat!

Today our host @SylviaKK chats with guest speaker @WendyWokoma looking at what #GenderEquality means in Nigeria and other issues affecting Women.

Follow all Qs using the #BalanceForBetterNaija and share your thoughts.
All day on our TL we shared thoughts on #genderequality, challenging stereotypes; discovering women who have beaten the status quo with strength in womanhood.

Lots of progress has been made, but there is still so much to do in the quest for #BalanceForBetterNaija. Let’s begin!
Our host @SylviaKK is an experienced Family Health practitioner & advocate for basic healthcare awareness as an empowerment tool. Founder, @AskAwayHealth, she mentors young career women to develop their greatest potentials.

Welcome, Dr Sylvia.

#IWD2019 #BalanceForBetterNaija
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The most extraordinary of women get all the (deserved) praise. Many of us, however, are mediocre, and the world is a cruel place for women who haven’t extraordinary brilliance, resilience, or persistence. We need a world for that works for those women, too #iwd2019
Much like mediocre men can coast, women need to be able to be mid in peace as well. Even those hashtag-amazing among us have off-days at work or home, and a more just world will see us not punished nearly as cruelly for our slip-ups. #iwd2019
I’ve been thinking about Billie King, who had to win a man Bobby Rogan (or whatever his name was) for women’s tennis to be taken seriously. But what if she’d lost? That would’ve put hundreds more women generations ahead back. Why should that be? #iwd2019
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To celebrate #InternationalWomensDay and further push this year’s theme #BalanceForBetter, we asked leading women across different sectors how their industries have evolved in accommodating women over the years. #IWD2019 #WomenWithWings
We join the rest of the world in celebrating women and taking actionable steps towards having a gender-balanced world. #IWD2019 #WomenWithWings #InternationalWomensDay #BalanceForBetter
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We are lucky to work with incredibly talented female photographers here at WIRED. This #InternationalWomensDay, we’re featuring the work of some of the women who have inspired us over the past year 1/ #IWD2019
Leah Kennedy captures stunning aerial photos of Australia's salt lakes.

"I wouldn't say I've purposely gone out of my way to exclude humans... it just seems to be what I gravitate towards. It adds a surreal aspect to the images, which appeals to me." 2/
Dee Williams is based in Brooklyn, and she shot the Schomburg Center’s Seventh Annual Black Comic Book Festival.

"The main purpose of my work is to highlight and tell the stories of marginalized groups, specifically those of the African diaspora." 3/
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Happy #IWD, folks. Today, @jkenney & @Alberta_UCP will to try to tell you they love women, they support women, they defend women. Let’s revisit the short 2 yr history of the party and their action on women’s issues - because we all know that actions speak louder than words #ableg
One: @JasonNixonAB, UCP House Leader fired a woman for speaking up about sexual harassment. Nixon was her boss and he fired her for speaking out. #MeToo
Two: Every single member of the @Alberta_UCP caucus walked out on a historical bill to protect women while they access healthcare. They walked out not once, not twice, not five times, BUT TWELVE TIMES while MLAs debated legislation.
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“There was a time, not too long ago, when a young woman headed one of the largest networks of Syrian activists working against the Assad regime.” That woman is Razan Zaitouneh. #InternationalWomensDay
Razan Zaitouneh believed in the universality of freedom and human rights, but it was only through very local battles that she thought such values could acquire life and meaning. #InternationalWomensDay #IWD2019 #Douma4
Razan Zaitouneh had raised chants against the #Assad family when, for most Syrians, the mere mention of the president or his father was reason enough to shudder with fear. #Douma4
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@Inspiringchang Let me start by appreciating the first lady, pastor Sumbo Adeoye for having me. It is indeed a great opportunity. #InspiringNewDimension #IWD2019 #BalanceforBetter
@Inspiringchang Just as pastor Sumbo said behind every glory there will always be a story. #InspiringNewDimension #IWD2019 #BalanceForBetter
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(1/7) The Oil and Gas industry worldwide traditionally is not female friendly. In recent years, a few females have broken the glass ceiling within the industry e.g. Senator Daisy Danjuma - Executive Vice Chairman SAPETRO, #IWD2019 #WomenWithWings #InternationalWomensDay Image
(2/7) Mrs. Folorunso Alakija - Group Executive Vice Chairman Famfa Oil, Uju Ifejiaka – Chairperson Britannia – U Nigeria Limited. There is also Yemisi Ayeni - immediate past Managing Director of Shell Closed Fund Pensions Administrators Limited. #IWD2019 #WomenWithWings
(3/7) As we celebrate the International Women’s’ Day I congratulate the Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria on its new Nigerian Code of Corporate Governance 2018, Sect 2.4 which states as follows:
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(1/3) Women in Nigeria are not shying away from offering insights and ideas that are being heard in the media. We have powerful women in media paving the way in content creation and production.
#IWD2019 #WomenWithWings #InternationalWomensDay Image
(2/3) We have women participating and being more vocal in interviews, high profile panel discussions, speaking engagements & debates.
To encourage this, we must make use of the powerful platforms and voices that we have to prioritize women’s rights and
#IWD2019 #WomenWithWings
(3/3) gender equality issues in media, disrupt stereotypes and biases, and ensure that we take positive steps towards gender-balanced media coverage.

@DidiAkin, Award-winning Journalist on gender-balance in the media industry.
#IWD2019 #WomenWithWings #InternationalWomensDay
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This week, the Danish Justice Minister called for new legislation in Denmark that recognises the simple fact that sex without consent is rape.

But this didn't happen by chance.

It resulted of some brilliant campaigning & advocacy
2/10. On Tuesday, rape survivors & activists took the stage in front of an invited audience of 200 journalists, politicians, judges & police officials for the launch of a "bombshell report" revealing Denmark’s “rape culture” & endemic impunity for
3/10 The report - the culmination of months of research - identifies key barriers to justice for rape survivors as flawed laws as well as widespread harmful myths & gender stereotypes. Cultural change is needed but "legislation carries culture" so changing the law was the target.
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For #IWD2019, we'd like to highlight how our members, alongside @BhamUniUnison and the other campus trade unions, are standing up for women's rights @unibirmingham #UoBWomen
For years, we've been campaigning for @unibirmingham to do the right thing and become a Real #LivingWage employer. This move would significantly benefit women, who are disproportionately represented in low paid work on campus #IWD2019 #UoBWomen
We're currently negotiating with @unibirmingham to support #PeriodPoverty and make sanitary products freely available to staff and students #IWD2019
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08/03 is the International Day of Women's Rights.
Some #fiercewomen did not have the rights we have today, but they went ahead & challenged the society by doing #science!
⤵️15 profiles of women from the card game by @cunterview #WomensRights #STEM #IWD2019
Hypathia was a philosopher, astronomer, and mathematician, who lived in the 4th century BC in Alexandria. The first documented woman mathematician, she may have been the first "witch" to have been executed because of her intellectual endeavor. #WomenInSTEM…
Maria Gaetana Agnesi was a mathematician, philosopher, theologian, and humanitarian, who lived in Milan in the 18th century.
She was the first woman to write a mathematics handbook and be appointed as a mathematics professor at a university! #WomenInSTEM…
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this #IWD2019 op-ed is fucking savage and I love it.… via @themoko
i ❤️ that this was written by a former corporate comms person
a beacon of light for a day that's been so skillfully co-opted by corporate feminism
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On this #IWD19, I’d like to share one major experience that shaped my career. It was early in my banking career and I’d been working on a major project which came to a successful end when I was informed that I would be moving to a newly formed team... /1 #InspiringNewDimension
...under the leadership of a female senior colleague who most people had described as cold and hard. So my first thought was fear and trepidation, it turned out to be the turning point of my career, she was a very thorough boss who pushed me beyond limits #inspiringNewDimension
It was the days before all these buzzwords but I suffered from what is now called “impostor-syndrome”, that many women feel. And she reversed this, and continued to give me visibility beyond my peers in other units. We worked very hard and it paid off. #inspiringNewDimension
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6 hal kodrati perempuan: Haid, hamil, melahirkan, nifas, menyusui, keguguran. Memberikan hak mereka utk bekerja dan berekspresi tanpa memahami hal2 tersebut adalah omong kosong.

Wahai perempuan, kalian tak sendiri berjuang utk ini. Banyak pria yg peduli.

Perempuan kuat. Sangat kuat. Dalam tekanan budaya, dunia kerja, keluarga. Tetap senyum utk suami dan anaknya. Menerima semua beban dan menjalaninya. Luar biasa.

Perempuan kuat. Sangat kuat. Menghadapi kekejian yg susah dibayangkan. Diam saat dipukul krn mengkhawatirkan masa depan anak jika bercerai. Belum menghadapi pandangan sekitar saat menjanda.

Melawanlah jika memang perlu dilawan. Kini banyak aliansi menemanimu.
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On #InternationalWomensDay let's talk about Williamina Fleming (1857-1911).

#IWD2019 Williamina Fleming (1857-1911)
Williamina was born in Dundee, the daughter of a carver and gilder with premises in the Nethergate. She left school when she was 14 and became a pupil-teacher.

In 1877, Williamina married James Orr Fleming, an accountant and fellow Dundonian. She worked as a teacher for a short while, before the couple emigrated to America (specifically Boston, Massachusetts) when Williamina was 21.

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