Plusieurs avancées des droits des LGBTI en 2016

Par : Vladyslav Semendyayev Cette année, le monde a connu plusieurs avancées des droits des LGBTI (lesbiennes, gais, bisexuels, transgenres et intersexuels). Les Nations Unies ont nommé un tout premier Expert Indépendant pour la protection contre la violence et la discrimination, basées sur l’orientation et l’identité sexuelles. De plus, parmi les sportifs qui ont participé aux… Lire la suite Plusieurs avancées des droits des LGBTI en 2016

This zero-waste pop-up in Brooklyn will help you live a sustainable lifestyle

While we all agree that we produce too much waste (about 4.5 pounds per day per person in the United States), few of us have truly adopted a waste-free lifestyle on a daily basis. A lot of times, it’s simply because we don’t have enough information and haven’t been educated about ways to reduce waste.… Lire la suite This zero-waste pop-up in Brooklyn will help you live a sustainable lifestyle

Student creates first synthetic retina for the visually impaired

A synthetic, soft tissue retina developed by a 24-year-old student could offer fresh hope to visually impaired people. Until now, all artificial retinal research has used only rigid, hard materials. The new research, conducted by Vanessa Restrepo-Schild, a researcher at Oxford University, is the first to successfully use biological, synthetic tissues, developed in a laboratory… Lire la suite Student creates first synthetic retina for the visually impaired

This 74-year-old lady is using her time, money & energy to educate underprivileged children

What do you think you will be doing in your Seventies?  At 74 years of age, Snehlata Hooda is busy running and managing a school for the underprivileged children. With over four decades of experience teaching at the Delhi government school, Gaurav Maa as she is fondly referred to says, “social work is in my… Lire la suite This 74-year-old lady is using her time, money & energy to educate underprivileged children

Saudi women will no longer need men’s permission to seek education & health care

Saudi Arabia is slowly – but surely – starting to join the modern world in terms of gender equality Though the kingdom is still one of the most gender segregated nations in the world, Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud announced that women will finally be allowed to work, study, and seek health… Lire la suite Saudi women will no longer need men’s permission to seek education & health care

Teen invents bra that could detect breast cancer

After almost losing his own mother to the disease, this Mexican teen has patented a bra that can detect early signs of breast cancer. 18-year-old Julian Rios Cantu is the designer of the Eva bra: a brazier with biosensors inside the lining that can moderate the temperature, texture, blood flow, and coloring of a woman’s… Lire la suite Teen invents bra that could detect breast cancer

India unveils ambitious plan to make every single car electric by 2030

In a bid against the hazardous air pollution plaguing the country, the energy minister of India has announced that they will be making sure that every car in the nation will be electrically-powered by 2030. The Indian government will be assisting the renewable automotive industry for the next two to three years, until the market stabilizes. Officials… Lire la suite India unveils ambitious plan to make every single car electric by 2030

A major event to celebrate Montreal’s role in advancing human rights

Concordia University’s Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies (MIGS), Amnesty International Canada, the United Committee of Armenian Organizations of Quebec and the Raoul Wallenberg Centre for Human Rights, are joining forces to organize Rights City/Montréal, ville des droits humains, a major event on May 26 and 27 to celebrate Montreal’s role in advancing… Lire la suite A major event to celebrate Montreal’s role in advancing human rights

New Delhi bannit les sacs en plastique

La capitale indienne vient de bannir l’usage des objets en plastique à usage unique. Un présage optimiste pour l’avenir du pays en matière de lutte contre la pollution de l’air et des océans. Au début de l’année, un jugement rendu par le Tribunal national pour l’écologie indien (NGT) est entré en effet. Son contenu est… Lire la suite New Delhi bannit les sacs en plastique

Brossard investit dans le covoiturage

La Ville de Brossard s’associe à une startup québécoise pour lancer un projet-pilote destiné à inciter ses citoyens à adopter le covoiturage. Le projet-pilote s’appuie sur l’offre de Netlift, une startup québécoise qui permet de jumeler des conducteurs et des passagers afin qu’ils puissent partager des trajets, en fonction des horaires qui leur conviennent. Par exemple,… Lire la suite Brossard investit dans le covoiturage