Never A Dull Moment

Never regret anything, because at one time, it was exactly what you wanted.

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awkwardsituationist:

awkwardsituationist:

  • globally, 77,600,000 girls do not attend school
  • there are 33,000,000 fewer girls than boys in primary education
  • girls with secondary education are 6 times less likely to be married as children
  • a girl with 7 years of schooling in the developing world will have 2.2 fewer children
  • a child born to a literate mother is 50% more likely to survive past the age of 5
  • two thirds of the 775,000,000 illiterate adults, and 63% of illiterate youth, are female
  • literate mothers are twice as likely to immunize their children and send them to school
  • a girl who completes basic education is 3 times less likely to contract HIV
  • a girl earns 20% more as an adult for every additional year of education she receives
  • a nation’s GDP rises an average of 3% when 10% more its girls attend school
  • less than 2% of international development funds are specifically allocated to girls
  • school is not free in over 50 countries

photos: (1) malala yousafza before addressing the un; (2) joey l. of a school for the hamar tribe in ethiopia; (3) beawiharta in jakarta of students who risk life crossing a collpased bridge to get to school; (4) muhammed muheisen in pakistan; (5) altaf gadri of an unofficial school run for slum dwellers held under a bridge in new delhi; (6) paula bronstein of burmese refugees in thailand at a school in their refugee camp; (7) daniel leong mun sung in cambodia; (8) per anders pettersson, uganda; (9) lana slezic in afghanistan; (10) roberto schmidt in afghanistan, where acid attacks and poisoning of water by the taliban is on the increase at schools for girls. sources x, x

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sorryasylumseekers:

I am proud to be an Australian. Proud to be known for our ‘fair go’ attitude, our compassion and our support for the “underdog”. I am proud of our beautiful country and I am proud that this country is built from an amazing multicultural community, full of all the delights, traditions and flavours of a rainbow of countries. 
It is with sadness to say that I am ashamed of our treatment of asylum seekers. I am embarrassed to see people from my own country supporting a government’s decision to persecute and instil fear in people who have already suffered unthinkable trauma. So many people have unfortunately believed the untruths, the scare tactics and been drawn into thinking that for some ungodly reason that these human beings, people who have been forced to leave their homes and their loved ones, all for the sake of saving their lives … should be treated in such an intolerable way. 
I am proud to see that there are also so many, like myself, who are willing to stand up for these people and raise their voices. 
I am NOT my government. You are NOT alone. I stand with you. I HEAR your pain and I am SORRY. I believe one voice can make a difference. Here is MINE. I hope one day you can call Australia home and be treated with the same respect, dignity and compassion that every human being deserves. 
#NOTINMYNAME #NOTEVER

sorryasylumseekers:

I am proud to be an Australian. Proud to be known for our ‘fair go’ attitude, our compassion and our support for the “underdog”. I am proud of our beautiful country and I am proud that this country is built from an amazing multicultural community, full of all the delights, traditions and flavours of a rainbow of countries.

It is with sadness to say that I am ashamed of our treatment of asylum seekers. I am embarrassed to see people from my own country supporting a government’s decision to persecute and instil fear in people who have already suffered unthinkable trauma. So many people have unfortunately believed the untruths, the scare tactics and been drawn into thinking that for some ungodly reason that these human beings, people who have been forced to leave their homes and their loved ones, all for the sake of saving their lives … should be treated in such an intolerable way. 

I am proud to see that there are also so many, like myself, who are willing to stand up for these people and raise their voices. 

I am NOT my government. You are NOT alone. I stand with you. I HEAR your pain and I am SORRY. I believe one voice can make a difference. Here is MINE. I hope one day you can call Australia home and be treated with the same respect, dignity and compassion that every human being deserves. 

#NOTINMYNAME #NOTEVER

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out-to-nowhere:

Light The Dark
"Reza Berati, a 23 year old from Iran, lost his life in the most horrific way while under our care. It was in July last year that he made the perilous journey by boat to seek refuge in Australia and instead of finding safety, he endured a nightmare.
This Sunday, we can send a different message and shed a light on the unacceptable way we’re treating asylum seekers in our care.  Despite our Government’s best attempt to keep us in the dark, we’re going to light up the night. Australians will be gathering across the country, in homes, backyards, parks and churches to pay respects to those we’ve failed to protect and display the compassion and hope that we know Australians are capable of.” (x)

out-to-nowhere:

Light The Dark

"Reza Berati, a 23 year old from Iran, lost his life in the most horrific way while under our care. It was in July last year that he made the perilous journey by boat to seek refuge in Australia and instead of finding safety, he endured a nightmare.

This Sunday, we can send a different message and shed a light on the unacceptable way we’re treating asylum seekers in our care.

Despite our Government’s best attempt to keep us in the dark, we’re going to light up the night. Australians will be gathering across the country, in homes, backyards, parks and churches to pay respects to those we’ve failed to protect and display the compassion and hope that we know Australians are capable of.” (x)

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