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· October, 2013

Stories about Ideas from October, 2013

Negahamburguer's Street Art Raises the Self-Esteem of Brazilian Women

Artist Negahamburguer works to spread messages of love in São Paulo for women that live in conflict with themselves because of their bodies.

Halloween Costume with Chinese Character

From Fiji to Italy, Global Eco-Tourism Communities Blossom

TribeWanted has developed a model for self-sustainable eco-retreats that are co-funded by members and operated together with locals at a growing number of worldwide locations.

VIDEO: “No Woman, No Drive” Stuns Saudi Arabia

Today, October 26, was the day Saudi activists chose to protest against the driving ban on women in the Kingdom. As social networks were buzzing under increasing number of reports...

VIDEO: The Human Cost of Development in India

A proposed steel plant is threatening the homes and livelihoods of residents in Jagatsinghapur, India. Activists are fighting an uphill battle against the governments and company behind the project.

Grenada: Remembering the Revolution

Thirty years ago this month, former Prime Minister Maurice Bishop was executed by a firing squad. It was the beginning of the end of the People's Revolutionary Government in Grenada.

The Guardian's (Mis)guide To Japanese Sex Trends

"Japan's under-40s appear to be losing interest in conventional relationships," said The Guardian. "Millions aren't...dating, and increasing numbers can't be bothered with sex." Not so fast, said Japanese netizens.

This Weekend at Developing Latin America 2013 Apps Challenge (Part II)

This past weekend has been very productive for Developing Latin America Apps Challenge. Here we bring you the second part of the compendium of what happened.

Gulf Cities: Cultural Capitals of the Arab World?

UAE commentator Sultan Al Qassemi argues that “some of the cities of the Gulf were transforming into cultural capitals of the Arab world as the traditional capitals of Baghdad, Cairo,...

This Weekend at Developing Latin America 2013 Apps Challenge (Part I)

This past weekend has been very productive for the Developing Latin America Apps Challenge. Here we bring you a brief summary of what happened in some of the participating countries.

Walk in a Homeless Person's Shoes via Twitter

October 17 was the international Day for the Eradication of Poverty. Four groups, the Abbé Pierre Foundation, France Inter, Génération réactive et la Fondation Agir contre l'exclusion de Seine-Saint-Denis decided...

Dandin.me: Encompassing the Emerging Talent in the Middle East

October 10 saw the official launch of Dandin.me, a novel independent platform whose founders are based in Egypt. Abdel-Rahman Hussein, one of the people behind Dandin.me, explains what it aims...

Here's An Effective Way To Change Bangladesh: Community Building Via Facebook Group

With 5.6 million users (September 2013 Data) Facebook is very popular in Bangladesh. Badrud Doza reports that a Facebook group and a TV show titled ‘Aamrai Bangladesh’ (We are Bangladesh)...

On Blog Action Day, Thousands of Blogs on Human Rights

Bloggers around the world, including Global Voices contributors, are highlighting this year's #BAD13 topic: human rights.

Brazil and Germany Debate ‘Democracy in the Digital Era’

Experts and scholars from Germany and Brazil will get together at a symposium to discuss Democracy in the Digital Era [pt] from October 17 to 18, 2013 in Salvador, the capital...

Across Rivers, Atop Mountains: A Constituency Unreachable via Internet

As a youth party representative in the Philippine Congress, Mong Palatino visited remote and impoverished communities in need of far more than an internet connection.

Media Factory Accepting Applications for New Media Projects in Latin America

Media Factory, a startup accelerator focusing on “the business of online news and journalism”, is accepting applications from journalists who want to create a digital news outlet in Latin America, as...

Is Japan Ready to Host the Paralympics?

Ayako Yokota and Ryan Ball take a look at the facilities and technological solutions for people with disabilities in Japan.

India's Women Take on Fear and Sexual Violence in “Action Hero”

The game is meant to tackle the fear that many Indian women have toward their cities because of rampant sexual harassment.

Underwear Bombardment on North Korea?

A Swedish underwear brand launched a ridiculous Ad campaign entitled ‘Weapons of the Mass Seduction’ that pledges to drop 450 pairs of free underwear to the country voted the most in the poll on...

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