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Nyepi, A Day of Silence

, (Trisna Darma Putri)

Pinanggal Apisan Sasih Kedasa marked as  Hindu New Year Day based on Lunar calendar (Caka). Pinanggal Apisan mean 1st date, Sasih mean month, and Kedasa mean 10. Which means the first date in ten month. That’s the new year known as Nyepi. Once a year in Bali, we celebrate Nyepi. Nyepi or a day of silence usually falls around March every year.

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A Story of Women for Education in COVID-19 Pandemic Era

Volunteer's Blog

, (Asa Onsai)

The COVID-19 pandemic has indeed made many changes worldwide, especially in terms of the education system. Many students have to learn at home independently and can only carry out learning activities using information technology, the internet.

The pros and cons of learning from home are still being debated in society. I’ve heard grievances from some parents that I know, about their difficulties doing teaching-learning of their children at home for some reasons.  Some do not understand the lessons that must be given to their children, and some feel burdened because they can’t afford to buy devices (laptop/cellphone) for learning needs. Besides, Some children also complained that they could no longer play with their classmates and felt bored just at home.

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From Idea to Start-up: Things You Must Pay Attention To in Building a Start-Up

Workshop

, (Mening Lestari)

Which team do you choose, Nam Do San or Han Ji Pyeong? If you are familiar with this team, you certainly know about the Korean drama series which is quite emotional, Start-Up. This drama focuses on the struggles of young people in creating their start-ups wrapped in a love triangle story that touches the hearts of the audience.

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Design Your Life Story Workshop

Workshop

, (Trisna Darma Putri)

Throughout 2020 Act Global held regular workshops and webinars online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are so excited to announce both will be back in early 2021 with different topics and speakers. Last Saturday afternoon The 20th of February, Act Global ran an online workshop program about ‘’Design Your Life Story’’ in collaboration with Bali Soul Society, a community that focused on mental health, psychological wellbeing and self- development.

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Enjoy the New Experience in Watching Digital Concert

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, (Written by Pudak Sari, translation by Nevy Pangestika)

Starting from the founder and partner (Lolot Band manager) conversation about planning and the desire to hold a virtual concert and make new breakthroughs in the Indie music scheme, Cokorda Ngurah Junirath aka Cokrah succeeded in presenting a social media platform called Konserku with a special feature of live streaming concerts using the ticketing system.

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The Moment of Lift: The Moment of Reflection

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, (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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Verbal Sexual Harassment: Uncomfortably Normal Thing in Our Society

Volunteer's blog

, (Mening)

Sexual harassment has become normal in our society. This is indicated by the increasing number of women victims of sexual harassment in Indonesia. According to the National Commission on Violence against Women, sexual harassment cases ranks third after rape and sexual abuse. This data is still classified as an iceberg phenomenon because there are still many women who do not report the abuse they experienced. Then what about men? Although cases of sexual harassment against men do not surface, it does not mean that men are free from sexual harassment.
Do you know about sexual harassment case of online ojek (motorcycle transportation service) drivers?

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

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, (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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Boys Thoughts About Sexual Harassment

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, (Mening)

We have heard a lot about verbal harassment cases that occur in everyday life. Most cases that rise to the surface experienced by girls. However, this does not rule out that boys can also be victims of sexual harassment. Therefore, we also asked male respondents some questions about their opinions regarding this issue. What do they think are harassing words and how they react when they hear those words.

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Girls Thoughts About Sexual Harassment

Volunteer's blog

, (Mening)

“Stop exaggerating, it just a joke”. 

“I said that as a compliment, you should be happy about that”.

Have you ever heard words like that every time your friend or you receive words that make you feel sexually harassed? Some words that refer to sexual things are usually meant to tease or get closer to other people. These habits are understandable when entering a normal conversation. Although it is considered normal, there are still many girls who claim that this habit makes them uncomfortable. Most of them also claimed that they did not dare to confront directly to prevent conflict in a social circle.

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