Archive for July 5th, 2021

05/07/2021

Modern Slavery: How Consumers Can Make a Difference

5 July 2021 (The Conversation)* — Few people want to buy products that involve the exploitation or enslavement of the workers who make them – but that’s exactly what most of us do on a daily basis.
05/07/2021

What Does Justice Mean for Indigenous Survivors of Genocide in Canada?

Human Wrongs Watch

By Brandi Morin*

The discovery of yet more graves of Indigenous children taken by the government for forcible assimilation has – at last – shocked the world | ESPAÑOL

Installation in Vancouver honouring the 215 Indigenous children whose unmarked graves were discovered in May | JSMimages / Alamy Stock Photo. All rights reserved

5 July 2021 (openDemocracy)* — Imagine if your child was ripped from your arms by police who were enforcing the laws of your oppressors; if the devil in the form of forced assimilation and colonisation, under the guise of church-run institutions, stole your children – and your flesh and blood were beaten, sexually violated, shamed and stripped of their identity; or if your child – or aunt, uncle, brother or sister – died from malnutrition, unsanitary living conditions or were murdered by their abusers. Imagine it as your beating heart ripped from your chest.
05/07/2021

States Have These 13 Duties When It Comes to Biodiversity and Human Rights

6 July 2021 (UNEP)* — Unprecedented biodiversity loss, pollution, climate change and the rise of zoonotic diseases have showcased the symbiotic relationship between humans and nature.

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Unsplash / Markus Spiske / 05 Jul 2021

The human right to a safe, clean, healthy and sustainable environment, as well as other human rights, can only be realized where biodiversity thrives and ecosystems are healthy.

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05/07/2021

Can a Plastic Bottle Be a Ticket to an Education? In India, Yes

Human Wrongs Watch

(UNEP)* — Deepika Hemrom’s parents pay her school fees with plastic. Not Master Card or Visa but actual plastic waste.

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Photo: Akshar Foundation / 16 Apr 2021

They are participating in a ground-breaking scheme in Assam, India, that allows low-income families to use single-use plastic in lieu of money to pay for private schooling.

Deepika’s parents are manual labourers and this unique payment method means the 13-year-old, who dreams of becoming a doctor, can access a quality education, which would otherwise be out of her family’s financial reach.

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