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Online Gender-Based Violence: A Brief Introduction

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Gender-Based Violence, based on the words we can already tell what it is. So, according to unhcr.org, Gender-Based Violence refers to harmful acts directed at an individual based on their gender. The UNHCR emphasizes that the harmful act to an individual based on their gender is rooted in gender inequality, the abuse of power, and harmful norms. Gender-based violence (GBV) is a serious abuse of human rights and a life-threatening health and protection issue, as the era of the internet comes in, it appears to be Gender-Based Violence comes to the online platform as well. Just like real-life Gender-Based Violence, Online Gender-Based violence mostly happens on girls and women.

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World Oceans Day: How to be Responsible Marine Tourist

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On the 8th of June, we celebrate World’s Ocean Day. Many people talked about the waste going to the ocean, but there are not many talks about the coral in the ocean, although it’s crucial to our ecosystem, marine ecosystem to be specific. Not only is it important to the ecosystem, but also it attracts tourists. Divers dive to see the beauty of our underwater world. It gives income to the local people where the sea is located no matter what. If the coral is damaged, no one would want to see that and it will affect local people’s economy as well, sooner or later we will also feel the effects environmentally.

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SOS: Creating Solution for Food Waste Problem

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In a life where there are a number of people who have to starve and can’t afford to eat, it’s pathetic to see how much food waste is being thrown away. According to FAO, around one-third of food produced on a global scale is lost in the production phase or wasted which is equal to 1.3 billion tons. It could be enough to feed every undernourished individual in the world. 

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Europe Day 2021: Celebration in Indonesia

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Happy Europe Day!

Europe Day is held every year on May 9th to celebrate unity and peace in Europe. This year marks the 71st anniversary of the Schuman Declaration when French Foreign Minister Robert Schuman set out a speech about his idea for the new political form in Europe which was the beginning of the creation of the European Union (EU). 

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Girls Support Girls in Education, Economic and STEM Webinar

Workshop

, (Nona Au Waling)

The COVID-19 pandemic affected the way we do things drastically, it forces us to adapt over this new reality and it compelled us to move forward and progress.  In this pandemic situation, here in Act Global we are continuing to work on creating webinars and workshops online. We simply believe, our action to create an online webinars or workshop will make changes and make the world a little bit different. So, on 27 March 2021, Act Global designed a webinar entitled “Girls Support Girls in Education, Economic, and STEM” which invites speakers from three different fields.

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Girls, Legally Blonde Movie Shows Us Why Our Solidary Matters

Film Review

, (Mening Lestari )

Have you watched Legally Blonde? For those of you who don’t know, Legally Blonde is a romantic and comedy movie released in 2001. Several scenes of this movie are also the inspirations for Ariana Grande’s music video titled Thank U Next. The main characters in this film include Elle Woods (Reese Witherspoon), Vivian Kensington (Selma Blair), and Warner Huntington III (Matthew Davis).

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The Moment of Lift: The Moment of Reflection

Volunteer's blog

, (Nevy P)

“I think it’s great if women want to stay home. But it should be a choice, not something we do because we think we have no choice.”

            Melinda Gates is well known as the wife of Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft, not only that, she is also a philanthropist, businesswoman, and global advocate for women and girls. Reading her book, The Moment of Lift has really increases my awareness and reflects on what many women have been suffering from. And here is why?

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Why Invest in Women is the Key to Reducing Climate Change?

Volunteer's blog

, (Nevy P)

Gender equality has not received attention as a key to reducing climate change so far. And most people don’t aware that climate change impact women the most, impact women more than men. But why? First, in developing regions, most people don’t understand clearly what discrimination based on gender that women must face. With this reason, we are from Act Global did an online survey to get to know people’s knowledge about this matter, then we specialized the survey into the climate change/environment aspect.

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