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"Climate justice should not be a privilege. It's a fundamental human right." - Sylvia Wu, legal coordinator at Greenpeace Taiwan [1/11] Chinese girl with medium-length hair smiling
“My name is Sylvia Wu. As a legal professional, I aspire to use my legal knowledge to bring about positive changes.

In February of 2021, we filed the first climate litigation in Taiwan, Greenpeace East Asia and others v. Ministry of Economic Affairs. [2/11]
I worked closely with the individual plaintiffs, local NGOs, and our project team to urge the government to be more ambitious in climate change law amendments and to challenge the rigid judicial system. [3/11]
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 03/16/2022…
The Homemade Air Purifier That’s Been Saving Lives During the Covid-19 Pandemic…
#COVID19, #AirPurifier
‘Traumatised and terrified, with nowhere else to go’: huge numbers of people stuck at US border…
#USMexico, #AsylumSeekers, #BorderCrossing
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For #InternationalWomensDay, we share highlights from our online class with @marthasjones_ & @_cierrajade_ and curriculum workshop on "Vanguard: How Black Women Broke Barriers, Won the Vote . . ."

Watch video on link below and find related resources.…
In curriculum workshop yesterday on Vanguard, facilitator Ursula Wolfe-Rocca asked:
"What argument is Dr. Jones making in the title? What is she saying about Black women’s activism?"

Answers included: "At forefront, not on the side, nor an afterthought."

What would you say?
Teachers shared ideas for introducing women in Vanguard to their students.

One teacher said: "Pull excerpts from the book & have students decide who would 'mentor' who from each century given their tactics & strategies & causes." Or, "In whose footsteps are you walking & why?" Teachers in Zoom squares, many holding a copy of Vanguard boTeachers in Zoom squares, many holding a copy of Vanguard bo
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An #InternationalWomensDay thread: Here are just a few of so many stories that we’ve been honored to write, highlighting Lawrence women over the past year. 🧵

Many of these, and many future stories, will come from this team:
If you’ve ever visited the Kansas Capitol, you might have assumed the adolescents you encountered were taking a field trip or paging for a state legislator.
Georgia Blackwood, a Lawrence High student, crushes that presumption.
Free State High School social worker, @LHSTrackField head coach and “Super Townie” Audrey Trowbridge weaves her life experiences into empowerment lessons for Lawrence youth.
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As we wrap up #InternationalWomensDay, a reminder that women belong in all spaces where decisions are made—incl. the AG's office.

Women Dem AGs are delivering for their communities, so let's celebrate their work AND #ElectMoreWomen up-and-down the ballot this Fall.

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DAGA co-chair @KathyJenningsDE is committed to keeping the people of Delaware safe — which is why she is going after straw gun purchases and getting them out of dangerous hands before it’s too late. 2/…
NY's Attorney General @TishJames proves time & again that no one is above the law, and no one can bully her out of doing her job as the People’s Lawyer.

From former presidents to the NRA, AG James will go toe-to-toe with anyone who would break the law. 3/…
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[THREAD] 🧵The Role of Women in the event of Karbala 🥀
1) Delivering a message

The Sermons of Zaynab (a), Umm Kulthum, and Fātimah bint al-Husayn (a), and their conversation with people upon their return, as well as accounts of women about what transpired in Karbala, all highlight their role in communicating the message of Ashura.
2) Participation in battle

Some women participated in the Battle of Karbala. They inflicted some harm to the enemy, and some were injured or even martyred. E.g. Umm Wahab, the wife of ‘Abd Allāh ibn ‘Umayr al-kalbī, the daughter of ‘Abd Allāh ibn ‘Afīf…
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It’s #InternationalWomensDay, and I’m thinking about the women who’ve had my back, but also the ones who haven’t. I’d like to share with you two stories about casual cruelty from other women through the lens of my wrongful conviction. One of them has a twist ending. /🧵
I’m not a huge fan of murder mystery thrillers (shocker, I know). But I’m even less a fan when Foxy Knoxy pops up as shorthand for “weirdo slutty killer” in fiction, like it does in the latest book by Paula Hawkins, author of the #1 NYT bestseller The Girl on the Train.
“There was something about that girl, something off. Weaselly. Pretty, sharp-toothed. Sexually available.” Those lines are from Hawkins’ book Slow Fire Burning. Here’s the full paragraph. To be frank, reading that felt shitty. I’d like to take you through a close reading of why.
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On #IWD2022, we hope leaders will address how the pandemic has threatened to reverse progress in #GenderEquality by widening gender gaps that already exist in employment, education & gender-based violence, according to our new study in @TheLancet

🔗… IHME celebrates Internation...
According to our study, political and social leaders can address the gender gap by implementing programs that focus on supporting girls & women returning to school, ensuring women’s growth and empowerment in years to come #InternationalWomensDay2022
For #IWD2022, Emmanuela Gakidou, @luisaflorr, @JosephRFriedman expand on the aforementioned @TheLancet study about the #COVID19 pandemic worsening gender gaps in:

📚 education
💼 employment
‼️ gender-based violence.

Read more in @ThinkGlobalHlth ⤵️…
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A new Missouri bill would prohibit women leaving the state to get an abortion.

If this style of legislation is somehow found legal, it would have a huge impact in a post-Roe v Wade world.…
In Texas, where Roe might as well not exist, half of the state’s abortion patients cross state lines or request abortion pills from Aid Access, an overseas service that sends pills in the mail while sidestepping U.S. abortion laws.…
And yes, this is obviously unconstitutional.

But so is a six-week abortion ban (for now). Ask a Texas abortion patient how those Constitutional right are working out.
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Today is #InternationalWomensDay. We are thinking of the women in Coffee Creek, Oregon's only women's prison.
65% of the women in a relationship at the time of arrest reported experiencing abuse in their relationship. Image
69% of the women said that trauma led to their involvement in the criminal justice system. Image
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#InternationalWomensDay Black women have endured knowing the torture, maiming and death of their children. It took 100 years, but Congress FINALLY passed an anti-lyching bill, named after Emmett Till.

His mother, Mamie Till, knew that pain too well.
Thank you to former Black Panther and Congressman Bobby Rush whose persistence and refusal to quit got this bill across the finish line.



Born in Chicago, Illinois, Till lived with his mother, Mamie Till. His father, Louis Till, died while serving in the U.S. Army in Italy in 1945. In the summer of 1955, Till went to visit with his 64-year-old great-uncle Mose Wright and family.
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Ah, #InternationalWomensDay. The pink videos from companies hiding sexual harrassment cases. The token wimmin at forums (with sponsors that deny proper maternity leave). The politicians failing to define the word "woman". The cupcakes. The enamel-destroying sickliness of it all.
Apropos of the above, for #InternationalWomensDay, sure stick a pink bow on it, give the girls a few cupcakes, and tomorrow we can get back to the real business of ignoring and gaslighting sex-based discrimination and violence.
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This #InternationalWomensDay, women’s rights are under attack as part of a far-right backlash happening in the U.S. and abroad.

This holiday began with the resistance of socialist women, an outgrowth of the labor movement. We need the power of that legacy now as much as ever
If you are not a woman, please take the occasion of #InternationalWomensDay to acknowledge and encourage the strong and inspiring women in your life—but please also do more that that.

Commit to being an ally in the fight, for example, to preserve the right to reproductive choice
Whoever you are, whatever your strengths and limitations, wherever you are, you can find some way to contribute to the fight against the surging right-wing tide that is adversely affecting women, LGBTQ folks, racial and ethnic minorities, the disabled, and workers.
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On #InternationalWomensDay I reflect on how every generation of women in my family have faced Russian oppression and violence.
Here is my Great-grandmother Feodeosiia--ripped from her home and exiled to Siberia to starve under Stalin's "kulakization" policies. She would not let them see her cry.
My baba Antonina (on right) who lived under Soviet repression and fled across the killing fields of Europe with her daughter Ludmilla and son Oleh and husband.
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On #InternationalWomensDay, we're thinking about the amazing women entrepreneurs and researchers who have shared their time and thoughts with @BioAgePodcast over the past year.

🧵: Here's what they've been up to since!
Episode 2: Unlocking animal biology to fight disease in humans — @ashleyz413, @faunabio

Since then, Fauna Bio has raised $9 million to expand comparative genomics platform for novel target discovery

Episode 3: Giving our best friends more time — @celinehalioua, Loyal

Since then, Loyal raised a $27 million Series A and expanded the team dramatically. (Oh, and Celine was in Forbes 30 under 30!)

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As we draw the curtains on this year's #InternationalWomensDay, it dawned on me that I haven't written my unborn daughter any letter this year as I would.

Hopefully, Twitter is around long enough for her to be able to quote this tweet 18 years from now with a meme.

**before you read this letter, play this playlist…
I owe you presence. I'll give you in abundance.
If you choose to do music, I'll be seating at the front row at your every recital.

If you dump music and choose soccer, you'll see me at the stands every Saturday during practice, cheerleading.
You can be everything you want to be
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Also for #InternationalWomensDay , re-upping this piece I wrote a few years ago about the double standards women face professionally:…
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Protesters against gender violence have left their imprint on Mexico City's streets and monuments.

On #InternationalWomensDay, they are expected to do it again.

@riostlorena reports: Image
Last September, in the middle of a roundabout along Mexico City's Paseo de la Reforma, feminist activists installed a wooden carving of a woman raising her fist to the sky.

Around it are the names of victims of Mexico's epidemic of violence against women Image
La Glorieta de las Mujeres que Luchan, or the Roundabout of the Women who Fight, is what activists now call this prized location.

It has become a flashpoint in the ongoing feminist uprising that has transformed the Mexican capital Image
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Happy #InternationalWomensDay to all the powerful women fighting to make the world a kinder, more #sustainable place each day.

In honor of @womensday, here are a few pieces written by amazing women of various backgrounds—journalists, investigators, doctors, and beyond. Image
Cows don't just naturally make #milk but must be impregnated and give birth in order for lactation to occur, and calves must be routinely removed for that milk to be rerouted for human consumption.

@JessLReid explores cruelty in the #dairy industry:…
On September 21, 2021, thousands of #dolphins were killed in the Faroe Islands.

Former @seashepherd crew member and current Head of Investigations at @vivacampaigns, @lexrigby reflects on the tragedy:…
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I think the rise of women in white collar crime (Chitra Ramakrishna, Chanda Kocchar) is a far greater indicator of women's equality than women achievers. It's only when women are free to be as culpable as men we've got somewhere. discard the goody two shoes woman boss trope.
women try too hard. this whole women achievers thing is a set up so you quantify in terms of profit why you should be given some respect. if a woman says eff your respect. im going to live as I choose to, she's sidelined. wake up. you're being rewarded for complying.
by all means achieve. by all means accept praise. but if the set up is that the more you rise within a patriarchally defined framework the more you will be rewarded, ask what that rising will require of you. who set the rules. who will be pleased and do the awarding?
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🧵It's #InternationalWomensDay and given the uptick in media coverage of #digitalsleuths: Let’s talk about representation in open source research!

When we use open sources to report on war, whose voices, experiences are we amplifying?

#Russia #Ukraine #OSINT #OSINTUkraine
Like most groups, @amnesty is publishing analysis partly based on open sources from #twitter as well as Telegram, Facebook, VKontakte, etc. For us the focus has is on possible war crimes.

E.g. this thread by the Crisis Evidence Lab ↓
Social media is a critical source (great!) but it privileges certain types of violence. Violence that is less spectacular e.g. dehydration, starvation, lack of access to medical supplies and electricity, or racism.

HT @bobtrafford 🙏🏻…
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Since we’re talking about pay on #InternationalWomensDay my best pay disparity story comes from the NY Observer. When I was editor in chief, my salary was $125k. I’m told that my successor Ken Kurson (who you may remember from his presidential pardon re: cyberstalking) made $350k
And even then I had far more journalism experience than Ken. And frankly, I’m a far better editor. Though like this, that’s not really a high bar:…
*with things like this
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Happy International Women's Day, ladies!

Sharing some headlines affirming that being a woman means something. Not anyone can claim this powerful title of female.
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