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pulitzercenter:

A third of a million Peruvians make their living from gold mining, but illegal tactics and deforestation methods are damaging the environment and inflicting health risks on the local population.
"After years of ignoring the frantic gold rush fouling the Amazon forests of southeastern Peru’s Madre de Dios region, the government has launched a no-mercy campaign to crush it,” former Pulitzer Center grantee Nick Miroff reports for the Washington Post.
In 2011, senior producer for the Pulitzer Center Steve Sapienza reported on the dangerous conditions faced by small-scale miners in this region. His work is featured in the Pulitzer Center e-book Tarnished: The True Cost of Gold.

pulitzercenter:

A third of a million Peruvians make their living from gold mining, but illegal tactics and deforestation methods are damaging the environment and inflicting health risks on the local population.

"After years of ignoring the frantic gold rush fouling the Amazon forests of southeastern Peru’s Madre de Dios region, the government has launched a no-mercy campaign to crush it,” former Pulitzer Center grantee Nick Miroff reports for the Washington Post.

In 2011, senior producer for the Pulitzer Center Steve Sapienza reported on the dangerous conditions faced by small-scale miners in this region. His work is featured in the Pulitzer Center e-book Tarnished: The True Cost of Gold.

unicef:

Last year, over 700 million underage girls were married - 250 million were under 15. Child marriage is particularly widespread in in Southern Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. Let girls be girls - say no to child marriage! http://uni.cf/1lfFtFA

unicef:

Last year, over 700 million underage girls were married - 250 million were under 15. Child marriage is particularly widespread in in Southern Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. Let girls be girls - say no to child marriage! http://uni.cf/1lfFtFA

huffingtonpost:

Acid Attack Survivors Pose For Photo Shoot, Show Us What ‘Beautiful Really Means’

They may not bear the features of typical models, but their beauty is undeniable.

Five Indian acid attack survivors boldly posed before the camera recently to shed light on their plight and to help fulfill their dreams

Learn more about their stories and see more of their photos here. 

(Source: Rahul Saharan, Stop Acid Attacks)

halftheskymovement:

They have spent years hiding their faces in shame. But united, they bravely stepped forward for an empowering fashion shoot. Rupa, Rita, Sonam, Laxmi and Chanchal are survivors of horrendous acid attacks, which have become very common in their native India. 

They wore clothes designed from a line called Rupa Designs — whose creator is one of the survivors. “I always wanted to be a designer but after the attack there was a pause in my life. I was so insecure and embarrassed by my scars, I used to cover my face with a scarf,” said Rupa, 22.

Rupa teamed up with Stop Acid Attacks, which works extensively with survivors, helping them back into society and to feel self-worth. Together, the group has created a project called Chhaon, a support center that gives acid attack survivors a clean, safe and comfortable environment while they receive medical aid. Chhaon has also become a meeting house where survivors chat, sing, dance and laugh.

Read more via New York Daily News.

yahoonews:

Coal mining In the Punjab

Workers at this mine in Choa Saidan Shah dig coal with crude pick axes, break it up and load it onto donkeys to be transported to the surface. Employed by private contractors, a team of four workers can dig about a ton of coal a day, for which they earn around $10 to be split between them.

The coalmine is in the heart of Punjab, Pakistan’s most populous and richest province, but the laborers mostly come from the poorer neighboring region of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. (Reuters)

Find more news related pictures on our photo galleries page.

(Source: yahoonewsphotos)

medievalpoc:

nationalpost:

Poor father sells all his land so 13-year-old daughter can enroll in microbiology master’s program in India
In a country where many girls are still discouraged from going to school, Sushma Verma is having anything but a typical childhood.
The 13-year-old girl from a poor family in north India has enrolled in a master’s degree in microbiology, after her father sold his land to pay for some of his daughter’s tuition in the hope of catapulting her into India’s growing middle class.
Verma finished high school at 7 and earned an undergraduate degree at age 13 — milestones she said were possible only with the sacrifices and encouragement of her uneducated and impoverished parents.
“They allowed me to do what I wanted to do,” Verma said in an interview, speaking her native language of Hindi. “I hope that other parents don’t impose their choices on their children.” (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

It’s my hope that in the future, women of color will be able to forge careers in STEM without the necessity of sacrifices or financial hardship. Sushma Verma’s accomplishments can hopefully light our way forward.

medievalpoc:

nationalpost:

Poor father sells all his land so 13-year-old daughter can enroll in microbiology master’s program in India

In a country where many girls are still discouraged from going to school, Sushma Verma is having anything but a typical childhood.

The 13-year-old girl from a poor family in north India has enrolled in a master’s degree in microbiology, after her father sold his land to pay for some of his daughter’s tuition in the hope of catapulting her into India’s growing middle class.

Verma finished high school at 7 and earned an undergraduate degree at age 13 — milestones she said were possible only with the sacrifices and encouragement of her uneducated and impoverished parents.

“They allowed me to do what I wanted to do,” Verma said in an interview, speaking her native language of Hindi. “I hope that other parents don’t impose their choices on their children.” (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

It’s my hope that in the future, women of color will be able to forge careers in STEM without the necessity of sacrifices or financial hardship. Sushma Verma’s accomplishments can hopefully light our way forward.

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disgustinganimals:

Look at these two schmucks. Conspiring against their owners? 

WHAT ARE THEY PLANNING?!

I just love this

(Source: lepipehd)

لا تسمح لأحد أن يعاملك كحانة يأتيك لينسى و ينساك حين يفيق