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From #MeToo to #RiceBunny, The Good Friday Agreement & more

Published Date: 10 April 2017

Each week, the SIX team will be sharing their favourite pieces of reading. The content will be organised thematically, and each piece will tie to work that is currently being undertaken by the organisation. Enjoy!

Social enterprise

Julie Munk: Collaborating across borders to solve global healthcare issues

Global Health Corps – an organisation that recruits and trains young people from around the world in the hope that they will become the healthcare leaders of tomorrow. (via The Guardian Labs, April 2018)

#MeToo

Sophie Monaghan-Coombs: From #MeToo to #RiceBunny: how social media users are campaigning in China

Sexual harassment is particularly prevalent in China's education system and victims of harassment and abuse, inspired by the global Me Too movement, are beginning to expose the perpetrators. This piece looks at how women in China are creatively circumventing censorship that shuts down conversation about sexual harassment through the use of emojis. (via The Conversation, February 2018)

Cities

Duncan Collins-Adams: 'It belongs to all of Sarajevo': reopened cable car lifts city out of the past

The siege of Sarajevo turned leisure spot Mount Trebević into a deadly sniper position. Can the reopening of its famous gondola ride finally heal old wounds? (via The Guardian, April 2018)

Data

Sophie Monaghan-Coombs: Short Cuts

An exploration into what is particular about the Cambridge Analytica revelations that generated so much outrage, while citizens are exposed to similar misuses of data and 'harvesting' techniques constantly. (via London Review of Books, April 2018)

The Good Friday Agreement  

Duncan Collins-Adams: The Good Friday Agreement belongs to the people, not the politicians

Why it is the people of Northern Ireland, who suffered so much harm and loss, who are the real champions of the 20 year old peace agreement. (via The Conversation, April 2018)