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Have You Ever Heard About Female Genital Mutilation?

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For many of us, it is very common to talk about male circumcision, in fact in Indonesia where the majority of people are Muslims, it is something that is celebrated. But have you ever heard about it from a female? Yes, female genital mutilation (FGM) is something that is still widely practiced, the WHO aspire to end FGM by 2030, and by doing so will have a ripple effect on the health, education, and economic advancement of girls and women, UN Secretary-General, António Guterres said.

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Peatlands and and Its Role to Prevent Climate Change

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Peatlands play an important role to prevent climate change. Over the past 10,000 years, peatlands have absorbed an estimated 1.2 trillion tonnes of carbon dioxide, having a net cooling effect on the earth. Peatlands are now the world’s largest terrestrial long-term sink of atmospheric carbon-storing twice as much carbon as the biomass of the world’s forests. (Parish et al., 2008). Predictions by the Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change (IPCC) in 2020 of significant changes in global temperature and rainfall regimes have significant implications for peatland ecosystems. In many cases, the predicted changes are expected to harm peatlands and exacerbate the rate of degradation and release of stored carbon.

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Celebrating World Mental Health Day: Your Feelings are Valid

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A couple of years ago, I read ‘Man’s Search Meaning’ by Viktor Frankl. It is quite a famous book, I think. If I am not mistaken, the book was about a man who survived the tragic event of the concentration camp during Hitler’s reign. The writer wrote this book according to his nightmare experience in the horrible tragedy. The fact that he survived, the writer found that no matter how bad the body can be tortured, as long as the mind is conscious and finds the reason to carry on, the life will go on.

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Game Industry in Indonesia

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Game, a word that is quite familiar in the ears of people of all ages. Game is synonymous with various forms of games that can be played by people of all ages. Usually games are played on a gadget or a certain set of tools, both offline and online, aka connected to the Internet.
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A Brief Insight on Study and Live in Belgia

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Last week, on Saturday, September 25th, 2021, we delivered a session to talk and to get an insight on what and how it feels to study and stay in Belgia. We managed to create this event because Winy Maisarah agreed to share with us her journey. We gathered almost sixty people to ask Kak Winy to uncover her secret why she ended up in Belgia and living her dream. 

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How bad are the effects of Climate Change in Human Health?

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Global climate change comes with an increase in the earth’s temperature. it has the potential for direct and indirect impacts on the environment and public health. Some of the direct impacts that occur are heatwaves and extreme winters. The severity of these health risks will depend on the ability of public health and safety systems to prepare for these changing threats, as well as factors such as an individual’s behavior, age, gender, and economic status.

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5 Things You Need to Consider Before Getting Carried Away Toward Fast Fashion

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Can you recall how many times you usually buy new clothes in a year? How much do you pay for those garments? How many pieces that you actually wear? Is there any of them that ends up being stacked and untouched in your wardrobe? Some of you might’ve been able to immediately visualize the answer to all those questions. Whether or not you’re feeling guilt-tripped reading this, views in regards to fashion will never be out of date as time progresses. So now, let’s go along with a deeper understanding and encircling the fashion industry, how much it has changed and how did we end up being overpowered by the current unavoidable capital movement–fast fashion.

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Country Series – Netherlands, The Land of Windmills

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We dedicate this month to speak about countries all over the world. But too bad, we can not cover all the countries and nations for only 4 weeks of sessions. It is because according to the United Nations, there are 195 nations and countries in the world. So, do accept our apologies for not covering up other interesting countries over these four we have been chosen. 

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Country Series – Germany, The Country of Poets and Thinkers

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Germany, is a country in Western Europe. This country is known for its advance technology, makes it one of the top destination for Indonesian students to continue their education in the field of technology and engineering. In fact, Germany is also known as “Das Land der Dichter und Denker” or the country of poets and thinkers. As the third blog of our countries series we will talk about Germany!

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Country Series – Belgium, The Battlefield of Europe

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In the spirit to strengthen our knowledge and understanding about nations and its people, we drew this blog series about countries in the world. Knowing other nations and its people could enhance the social cohesion and raise a better cultural relation to this world community.

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