The Importance of Girls’ Education

There are currently 31 million girls of primary school age that are not in school. A girl who is living in third world countries is more likely to be sexually abused than to attend high school, and 1 in 9 girls in the developing world are married before the age of 15. There are 4 million more girls out of school than boys and 3 countries have over a million girls not in school. There are 774 million illiterate people in the world, and over two-thirds are female.

Educated women have a greater chance of escaping poverty, living healthier and more productive lives, and raising the standard of living for their children, families, and communities. These and many more are some of the valuable reasons why we should all support education for girls. The time has come to speak out and fight for our girls education.

SDG14 – Life Below Water

What does sustainable development mean?

Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present, without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

The goal I stand for the most, and that’s the goal about life below waternumber 14. The goal aims to preserve and use marine and marine resources in a way that promotes sustainable development. Underwater life is one of the UN’s 17 Sustainability Goals, which the world has agreed on. The major challenges that need to be addressed to preserve marine life is plastic waste, global warming and the grate damage corruption and illegal fishing do.

The world is dependent on the ocean! It`s home to a vast amount of different living organism, fish and animal. Both animal and human depend on the sea as a huge food source, and many people have jobs that depend on life in it. 

It is our responsibility to keep the oceans safe and clean. So, we can live on this planet together, instead of killing it.

Press freedom in Brazil

As in the US, Brazil has a regional press rather than a national one. Even the top Rio papers are a little parochial; elsewhere, newspapers are the best mediocre but are always valuable for listings of local events. Brazil is one of Latin America’s most violent countries for the media. With threats, physical attacks during demonstrations and murders. Brazil is the 105th country in the World Press Freedom Index from 2019. The ranking has settled since last year with -3.

Journalists are often killed in connection with their work, in most cases, these reporters, radio hosts, bloggers or other information providers were covering stories linked to corruption, public policy or organized crime in small or mid-sized cities, where they are more vulnerable. People came with hate speeches, disinformations, violence against journalists and disrespect for human rights after Jair Bolsonaro was elected as president in October 2018. That created a shady era for democracy and press freedom in Brazil. Medias ownership continues to be very intense.

In 2019 there have not been any journalists killed yet, but to this day there have been 42 journalists that got killed in Brazil. The latest one that got murdered was Abadullah Hananzai, a video journalist. On April 30, 2018, he was killed in a double suicide bomb attack. This happened in Habul, Afghanistan. And left over 25 dead, among them were at least nine journalists including Hananzai. The confidentiality of journalists’ sources is always under attack and many investigative reporters have been subjected to abusive judicial proceedings.

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