Category: Social Justice

Climate Change Has a Devastating Impact On Girls, Yet They Are Excluded From The Conversation: New Research

Climate Change Has a Devastating Impact On Girls, Yet They Are Excluded From The Conversation: New Research

As world leaders, scientists, business leaders and climate activists, including 16-year-old Greta Thunberg, converge in Madrid this week for the 2019 UN Climate Change Conference (COP25), a new report has revealed girls’ rights are being ignored in national climate strategies and policies. The study, titled Girls’ Rights in Climate Strategies, was launched today at COP25 by...

Why Empowering Women Is Essential For Sustainable Development and Health

Why Empowering Women Is Essential For Sustainable Development and Health

In the last few decades, female education rates have improved globally but economical, social and reproductive inequality is still stifling women and girls across the world. This doesn’t just impact women, it’s a global problem. This is also particularly an issue for indigenous women, women of colour and trans women, which requires the most attention...

The Most Important Issue Facing Australia? New Survey Sees Huge Spike in Concern Over Climate Change

The Most Important Issue Facing Australia? New Survey Sees Huge Spike in Concern Over Climate Change

While most Australians still view the economy as the most important issue facing the country, a new survey released today shows climate change is rapidly becoming a major concern, as well. Now in its 12th year, the Scanlon Foundation survey is the largest- and longest-running poll tracking public opinion on social cohesion, immigration, population and...

Economics Nobel 2019: Why Banerjee, Duflo and Kremer Won

Economics Nobel 2019: Why Banerjee, Duflo and Kremer Won

The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2019 (commonly known as the Nobel Prize for Economics) has been awarded to Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer “for their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty”. Through the award, the Nobel committee recognised both the significance of development economics in the...

Climate Change is Expected to Hit the World’s Poorest Nations Hard. Here’s What Three of Them Are Doing About It…

Climate Change is Expected to Hit the World’s Poorest Nations Hard. Here’s What Three of Them Are Doing About It…

Flash floods, forest fires, drought, melting glaciers, rising sea levels, earthquakes… you’d think all of these have something to do with the end of the world prophecy as read in the bible but no. These are the results of activities performed solely by man and if you connect the dots of these catastrophic events it...

Why Climate Change is a Serious Public Health Threat

Why Climate Change is a Serious Public Health Threat

Writer’s note: Sorry this post may seem depressing, but I’m aiming for it to educate and empower you all. Keep learning, have informed conversations and fight for change. It is also a call for health systems and professionals to integrate and collaborate with climate adaptation and resilience. With the global climate strikes showcasing millions of...

Where’s the Ethnic and Racial Diversity in Australia’s Green Community?

Where’s the Ethnic and Racial Diversity in Australia’s Green Community?

Note: This letter was originally published in our weekly newsletter and is being republished here. Hey guys, The other day, after noticing that an event lacked ethnic and racial diversity and representation in its panellist mix as well as in its advertising and marketing, my first thought was, “Here we go again…”.  But I took a deep...

New Study Finds Amazon Rainforest Fires Gets 93% Less Coverage on Cable News Than the Notre Dame Cathedral Fire

New Study Finds Amazon Rainforest Fires Gets 93% Less Coverage on Cable News Than the Notre Dame Cathedral Fire

According to a new study, cable news is failing to cover the massive and globally-catastrophic fires in the Brazilian Amazon rainforest. The study from nonprofit media watchdog Media Matters for America, found that cable news channels – MSNBC, CNN and Fox News – provided nearly 15x more coverage of the Notre Dame Cathedral fire earlier...

Female Power: Why Gender Equality in Business is Essential for a Sustainable Future

Female Power: Why Gender Equality in Business is Essential for a Sustainable Future

The topic of gender equality brings up a lot of interesting discussions, from what gender equality is defined as, to the topic of sexual harassment disguised a jokes. The topic is an evolving beast that requires more than “a female on the brochure” approach. As a 28-year-old female, I’ve had over 10 years of good...