travelstoke:

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travelstoke:

ขอยืนหันหลังเท่ๆ เป็นพรีเซนเตอร์แบรนด์ Northface เสียหน่อย กับสโลแกน ” Never Stop Exploring ! ” 😁

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halftheskymovement:

In late June of 2013 in the town of Busia in Kenya, a girl was gang-raped on her way home from a funeral and left to die. The international cry for justice on her behalf unleashed a torrent of information concerning mishandled cases of sexual violence in Busia.
This case drew national and international attention, bringing to light the horrendous obstacles that survivors of sexual violence in Busia must overcome in order to seek justice through the criminal justice system. 
But, not all hope is lost. Organizations including Equality Now and The Coalition on Violence Against Women (COVAW) are working to garner even more widespread support to force officials to arrest and prosecute rape suspects. In Addition, “the attorney general, director of public prosecution and the chief of justice have launched procedures to facilitate implementation of the Sexual Offences Act, geared towards combating the high incidence of sexual violence in the country.”
Read more via Thomas Reuters Foundation.

halftheskymovement:

In late June of 2013 in the town of Busia in Kenya, a girl was gang-raped on her way home from a funeral and left to die. The international cry for justice on her behalf unleashed a torrent of information concerning mishandled cases of sexual violence in Busia.

This case drew national and international attention, bringing to light the horrendous obstacles that survivors of sexual violence in Busia must overcome in order to seek justice through the criminal justice system. 

But, not all hope is lost. Organizations including Equality Now and The Coalition on Violence Against Women (COVAW) are working to garner even more widespread support to force officials to arrest and prosecute rape suspects. In Addition, “the attorney general, director of public prosecution and the chief of justice have launched procedures to facilitate implementation of the Sexual Offences Act, geared towards combating the high incidence of sexual violence in the country.”

Read more via Thomas Reuters Foundation.

nprfreshair:

The group Boko Haram is part of a new generation of Islamist extremists. It was founded in 2002, but few Americans were aware of it until April when it kidnapped more than 200 girls after raiding a school in northeastern Nigeria and threatening to marry the girls off or sell them as slaves. Some of the girls escaped, but many are still missing.
Journalist Alex Perry wrote a recent cover story for Newsweek about the group and the new e-book The Hunt for Boko Haram: Investigating the Terror Tearing Nigeria Apart, published by Newsweek. He says Boko Haram doesn’t have logical reasons for the atrocious acts it commits.
In today’s interview he tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross whom Boko Haram targets when it posts gruesome videos of killings on YouTube: 

They’re quite grandiose. They imagine that they’re speaking to the world, they imagine that they’re speaking to the president of the U.S., and the reality is that they’re really only speaking to the people [who] are immediately around them.
The uncomfortable problem that that sets up for Western campaigners who, very naturally expressed concern for the girls [who] were kidnapped, is that these guys were looking for attention. And with the “Bring Back Our Girls” campaign that went viral on Twitter … and [how it] got people involved from Angelina Jolie to the president of Nepal [Ram Baran Yadav] to Malala [Yousafzai] — the girl from Pakistan [who gained prominence after being shot in 2012 by the Pakistani Taliban for campaigning for girls’ education] — to whoever — well, that gave Boko Haram the kind of attention for which it only could ever have dreamed of.



Image: HARUNA UMAR/ASSOCIATED PRESS via Mashable 
April, 21. 2014. Security walk past burned government secondary school Chibok, were gunmen abducted more than 200 students in Chibok, Nigeria.

nprfreshair:

The group Boko Haram is part of a new generation of Islamist extremists. It was founded in 2002, but few Americans were aware of it until April when it kidnapped more than 200 girls after raiding a school in northeastern Nigeria and threatening to marry the girls off or sell them as slaves. Some of the girls escaped, but many are still missing.

Journalist Alex Perry wrote a recent cover story for Newsweek about the group and the new e-book The Hunt for Boko Haram: Investigating the Terror Tearing Nigeria Apart, published by Newsweek. He says Boko Haram doesn’t have logical reasons for the atrocious acts it commits.

In today’s interview he tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross whom Boko Haram targets when it posts gruesome videos of killings on YouTube: 

They’re quite grandiose. They imagine that they’re speaking to the world, they imagine that they’re speaking to the president of the U.S., and the reality is that they’re really only speaking to the people [who] are immediately around them.

The uncomfortable problem that that sets up for Western campaigners who, very naturally expressed concern for the girls [who] were kidnapped, is that these guys were looking for attention. And with the “Bring Back Our Girls” campaign that went viral on Twitter … and [how it] got people involved from Angelina Jolie to the president of Nepal [Ram Baran Yadav] to Malala [Yousafzai] — the girl from Pakistan [who gained prominence after being shot in 2012 by the Pakistani Taliban for campaigning for girls’ education] — to whoever — well, that gave Boko Haram the kind of attention for which it only could ever have dreamed of.

Image: HARUNA UMAR/ASSOCIATED PRESS via Mashable 

April, 21. 2014. Security walk past burned government secondary school Chibok, were gunmen abducted more than 200 students in Chibok, Nigeria.

flavorpill:

There is always an endless supply of new books and articles on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, but if you’re looking for a little more information, different angles and points of view, these books might be helpful places to start.

flavorpill:

There is always an endless supply of new books and articles on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, but if you’re looking for a little more information, different angles and points of view, these books might be helpful places to start.

givology:

unicef:

“I told my parents I would not get married now; I am too young for that. I would not be able to continue my study if I get married.” 

Kalpona was 12 when her parents arranged for her to marry a man more than twice her age. A few days before the wedding, they agreed to let her continue with school instead.

In Bangladesh, 65% of girls are married as children. Pledge your support for ending child marriage within a generation:http://uni.cf/GS14

Givology recognizes that opportunity costs are a big factor that prevents children from attending school and urges you all to show your support for combating such factors in the developing world.

givology:

unicef:

“I told my parents I would not get married now; I am too young for that. I would not be able to continue my study if I get married.”

Kalpona was 12 when her parents arranged for her to marry a man more than twice her age. A few days before the wedding, they agreed to let her continue with school instead.

In Bangladesh, 65% of girls are married as children. Pledge your support for ending child marriage within a generation:http://uni.cf/GS14

Givology recognizes that opportunity costs are a big factor that prevents children from attending school and urges you all to show your support for combating such factors in the developing world.

halftheskymovement:

Twenty-nine women were found slaughtered Saturday inside of an apartment where they allegedly worked as prostitutes on Baghdad’s east side. This execution is viewed not only as an attack on the women’s line of work, but as an attempt by the local Shia militia group who allegedly murdered them to assert their dominance in the area.  
Officially, the investigation is still taking place, but many Iraqi’s believe it is obvious who committed the crime, and why: “Iraqis say that it was likely carried out by Asaib Ahl al-Haq, an Iranian-backed Shia militia group that operates openly in Zayouna. There is no proof that it is responsible for the killing Saturday, but few Iraqis doubt that it is capable of such violence.”
Read more via The Daily Beast.

halftheskymovement:

Twenty-nine women were found slaughtered Saturday inside of an apartment where they allegedly worked as prostitutes on Baghdad’s east side. This execution is viewed not only as an attack on the women’s line of work, but as an attempt by the local Shia militia group who allegedly murdered them to assert their dominance in the area.  

Officially, the investigation is still taking place, but many Iraqi’s believe it is obvious who committed the crime, and why: “Iraqis say that it was likely carried out by Asaib Ahl al-Haq, an Iranian-backed Shia militia group that operates openly in Zayouna. There is no proof that it is responsible for the killing Saturday, but few Iraqis doubt that it is capable of such violence.”

Read more via The Daily Beast.

mistymorningme:

Elegant Egret Silhouette at Sunset - Little Corona, Corona del Mar State Beach, CA © Daniel Peckham
This egret landed in front of me on a cool rock partway out into the ocean and stood there as if watching the sunset. By this point the sun had already set, but the colors kept getting more and more vibrant. This photo was taken last Sunday at Little Corona, Corona del Mar State Beach, CA.

mistymorningme:

Elegant Egret Silhouette at Sunset - Little Corona, Corona del Mar State Beach, CA © Daniel Peckham

This egret landed in front of me on a cool rock partway out into the ocean and stood there as if watching the sunset. By this point the sun had already set, but the colors kept getting more and more vibrant. This photo was taken last Sunday at Little Corona, Corona del Mar State Beach, CA.

"Those seething with so much rage and xenophobia that they’d hurl ugly epithets in the faces of children fleeing bloody violence in Central America bring shame to the whole nation. But the response of mainstream America hasn’t been much better. The media’s characterization of what’s going on at our southern border as a “crisis,” politicians pointing fingers at one another and Washington’s refusal to provide the resources necessary to care for a small wave of refugees — not to mention the bipartisan push to send them back home — is just as shameful when one considers the context.In June, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) reported that in 2013, the global population of refugees from war and persecution hit 51.2 million — exceeding 50 million for the first time since World War II.Half of them were children.The vast majority were “internally displaced persons,” homeless people within their home countries. Many live in fetid refugee camps run by underfunded NGOs, where they face continuing privation and abuse."

America’s Response to Child Refugees Fleeing Bloodbaths Is to Take Terrible Care of Them and Send Them Back | Alternet (via alexsegura)

It would be great if my fellow Americans could see the humanity in these children who are trying to find safety and refuge in a country that, until recently, was a reliable beacon of hope for the world.

(via wilwheaton)

morethanphotography:

Next Generation by tchebotarev

morethanphotography:

Next Generation by tchebotarev

ponderation:

Glacier Crevasse by Cory Marshall 
I rappelled down into one of the crevasses in the Eiger Glacier and took a shot of the amazing blue ice.

ponderation:

Glacier Crevasse by Cory Marshall

I rappelled down into one of the crevasses in the Eiger Glacier and took a shot of the amazing blue ice.

(via sublim-ature)

creativetravelspot:

Sri Meenakshi Temple, Anaikkal, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India

creativetravelspot:

Sri Meenakshi Temple, Anaikkal, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India

creativetravelspot:

Temple — Bhubaneswar Orissa, India

creativetravelspot:

Temple — Bhubaneswar Orissa, India

creativetravelspot:

Elephant “driver” to Amber Fort, Jaipur, India

creativetravelspot:

Elephant “driver” to Amber Fort, Jaipur, India