Posted 8 months ago

I took action to help save Marius! Your petition has a significant impact; there is more pressure on the Danish Zoo to reconsider killing Marius!

SAVE A LIFE!

Posted 8 months ago

Save Marius the giraffe from the bolt gun NOW

Save Marius- Save the poor giraffes! This is unethical act committed by the Danish zoo!!

Posted 9 months ago

oxfamgb:

We’ve been busy creating the Good Enough to Eat Index, the first of its kind that compares data from 125 countries on everything from food quality to food prices. The Netherlands comes out on top, while Chad is named as the worst place to eat.

Reblog this if you agree that everyone deserves to have enough food to eat

Posted 9 months ago

unicef:

Long considered the hardest place in the world to eradicate polio, India is now well on its way to being declared polio-free.

Learn more about Polio HERE

Watch UNICEF’s video playlist discussing Polio HERE

Good way to start the Year :0

Posted 9 months ago
beautiful-vsangels:

Jasmine Tookes at Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2013 Ready-to-Wear Collection

beautiful-vsangels:

Jasmine Tookes at Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2013 Ready-to-Wear Collection

Posted 11 months ago
If we tolerate torture of others, our children may one day be next.
Posted 11 months ago

intamunu:

The international forces from Central Africa are in charge of disarming Bangui, Central African Republic. During the disarmament process, they turn everything up side down in order to find weapons in hope to make the capital a more secure place. 

Camille Lepage / Hanslucas.com

After hearing stories about the civil war in Somalia, Bosnia and Idi Amin’s genocide in Uganda as I was growing up, I had animosity towards guns and any means used to kill and torture innocent people. I used to imagine diffrent ways the police/ military would resolve the issue or weapon ownership by ordinary people and self interest groups; coincidentally the above picture captures perfectly how i pictured them hanting down guns.

We must push for regulated arms control, I would also go as far as saying BAN ARMS TRADE. The only reason I take this extreme view, even though I may agree that mobilizing security forces would help  protect civilians. I believe most states do not have full monopoly over their weapons and the security forces; military are not autonomous from elites or other non state actors who easily access the weapons to fulfil their political and economic goal.  Hence, both the state and security forces poor management of arms, the effort  of disarming all citizens and minimizing or banning weapon distribution to states has a better impact on society.

Posted 11 months ago
Posted 1 year ago

fotojournalismus:

More than 29 million people enslaved, according to new report

More than 29 million people around the world are living in slavery, according to the first index to attempt to measure the scale of modern-day slavery on a country-by-country basis. (The International Labour Organization estimates 21 million people worldwide are in forced labour.) The index, published by the Walk Free Foundation on Thursday, ranks 162 countries and identifies risk factors for enslavement and the government responses.

How did the researchers define modern slavery when they were estimating prevalence country by country?

Slavery is the possession and control of a person in such a way as to significantly deprive that person of his or her individual liberty, with the intent of exploiting that person through their use, management, profit, transfer or disposal. Usually this exercise will be achieved through means such as violence or threats of violence, deception and/or coercion.

In 2013, modern slavery takes many forms, and is known by many names: slavery, forced labour or human trafficking. Whatever term is used, the significant characteristic of all forms of modern slavery is that it involves one person depriving another people of their freedom: their freedom to leave one job for another, their freedom to leave one workplace for another, their freedom to control their own body.”

The research found that around 10 countries hold about 70% of the world’s slaves. India has the highest number of people enslaved in absolute terms, approximately 14 million, almost half the total worldwide. China has 2.9 million enslaved and Pakistan is third, with an estimated 2 million.

Among the countries with the highest percentage of modern slavery per capita, the West African nation of Mauritania was the worst offender. According to the report, up to 20 percent of Mauritania’s population of 3.7 million people are enslaved, many through a hereditary system.

Head over to Global Slavery Index's website to see the interactive map of modern slavery around the world.

Photos :

1. Fatima, a Bangladeshi migrant working as a low-paid prostitute in a central Calcutta brothel, was sold into the profession by her husband in collusion with a prostitute at the brothel where she now works. Though India ranks fourth on this list, it’s also the country with the highest number of people enslaved in the world. (Majority World/UIG via Getty Images)

2. Pakistani brick makers gather freshly moulded bricks ready for firing at a brick kiln in the outskirts of Lahore. Modern slavery in Pakistan is primarily characterized as bonded labour. (Roberto Schmidt/AFP/Getty Images)

3. Eleven trafficked children were arrested by the police at the border between Burkina Faso and Ivory Coast. They were going to be exploited in cocoa plantations in the south of Ivory Coast. Enslaved women and children in Côte d’Ivoire are often subjected to forced labour and sex work. (Veronique de Viguerie/Getty Images)

4. A grandmother holds up pictures of her lost granddaughter, who she believed was forced into prostitution as a sex slave. In Nepal, modern slavery practices include forced labour and sex work. (Jonas Gratzer/LightRocket via Getty Images)

Posted 1 year ago

madametoutnnoire:

 

French Elle 12July 1993 - Brandi Quinones by Friedeman Hauss

LOVE IT!!