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Visitors take photos at the FDR Four Freedoms State Park's monumental stairs, painted in LGBTQ rainbow colors in celebration of World Pride on June 17, 2019, in Roosevelt Island, New York. The display, called "Ascend," commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising on June 28, 1969, when NYPD officers raided the Stonewall Inn, a small gay bar in NYC's Greenwich Village. At the time, homosexuality was illegal and cross-dressing was a crime. Police had the right to raid and close down bars if they had gay patrons, but that night the LGBTQ community decided to fight back, forever changing LGBTQ activism and American culture. See more from the week in pictures at the link in our bio.⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ (📷: Bebeto Matthews/AP) #citizenship #pride #pridemonth #lgbtq #newyork #worldpride #gayrights #sdg10 #reducedinequalities #sdgs #unsustainabledevelopmentgoals #photography #weekinpictures

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A raft operator pushes away from shore ferrying passengers to Guatemala, in Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico, at sunrise on June 18, 2019. The number of migrants taking rafts at the busy Ciudad Hidalgo crossing point appears to have decreased significantly in recent days amid fears of a pending deployment of the National Guard along the southern border. Migrants fleeing Central America's Northern Triangle region comprising Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala routinely cite poverty and rampant gang violence as their motivation for leaving. See more from the week in pictures at the link in our bio.⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ (📷: Rebecca Blackwell/AP) #citizenship #immigration #migration #migrants #centralamerica #mexico #immigrants #sdg1 #zeropoverty #sdgs #unsustainabledevelopmentgoals #photography #weekinpictures

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US Rep. Ilhan Omar holds hands with Valerie Castile, who paid the lunch debt of students at a Minnesota high school, at a press conference on the No Shame at School Act on June 19, 2019 in Washington, DC. "Across this country, students whose families are struggling to afford school meals are being singled out and humiliated at lunchtime," Omar said at the news conference. The bill, which is sponsored by Omar, will ensure that no child is shamed or goes without eating a school lunch due to a lack of money. In the press conference, Omar explained that the bill would ensure that schools don't use identification methods to single out students who can't afford their lunches or publish a list of children with outstanding debts, according to ABC. In 2018, School Nutrition Association reveled in its Operations Report that 75% of school districts had unpaid meal debt. See more from the week in pictures at the link in our bio.⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ (📷: Stefani Reynolds/Getty Images) #hunger #school #schoolunches #repIlhanomar #unitedstates #minnesota #noshameatschoolact #sdg2 #zerohunger #sdgs #unsustainabledevelopmentgoals #photography #weekinpictures @ilhanmn

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Not a single elephant has been poached over the past year in Mozambique’s Niassa wildlife reserve! Previously, thousands of elephants in the reserve were killed for their tusks to feed the underground ivory market, causing the area’s elephant population to decline by nearly 75%. This extraordinary achievement reflects major investments in surveillance and deterrence efforts throughout the park and the swelling of political support for elephant safety that has taken place in recent years. Mozambique’s President Felipe Nyusi has become personally interested in the protection of elephants and authorized an elite police unit to conduct patrols throughout the park and apprehend poaching suspects. Read more at the link in our bio.  (📷: Michael D. Kock / Wildlife Conservation Society/AP) #environment #wildlife #mozambique #elephants #poaching #conservation #africa

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People in India stand in line to fill vessels filled with drinking water from a water tanker in Chennai, June 19, 2019. Millions of people are turning to water tank trucks in India as house and hotel taps run dry in an acute water shortage caused by drying lakes and depleted groundwater. Some private companies have asked employees to work from home and several restaurants are closing early and even considering stopping lunch meals if the water scarcity gets worse. See more from the week in pictures at the link in our bio.⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ (📷: R. Parthibhan/AP) #wash #water #cleanwater #drought #india #chennai #sdg6 #cleanwaterandsanitation #sdgs #unsustainabledevelopmentgoals #photography #weekinpictures

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Team USA's Carli Lloyd celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the Women's World Cup Group F soccer match between United States and Chile at Parc des Princes in Paris, France, June 16, 2019. Lloyd scored twice in Team USA's 3-0 victory. Audited financial reports from the US Soccer Federation revealed that in the three years after the US women’s soccer team won the 2015 World Cup, the US women's matches generated more revenue than the men's games, according to the Wall Street Journal. Despite their success, on International Women's Day this year, the world’s most successful women’s soccer team demanded better work conditions and equal pay, arguing they’re paid less than male players at the same level. All 28 members of the US women’s soccer team filed a class-action lawsuit on March 8, suing the United States Soccer Federation for alleged gender discrimination. See more from the week in pictures at the link in our bio.⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ (📷: Alessandra Tarantino/AP) #womenandgirls #unitedstates #soccer #football #worldcup #paris #france #womensrights #equalpay #sdg5 #genderequality #sdgs #unsustainabledevelopmentgoals #photography #weekinpictures @carlilloyd

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A Sudanese supporter of Gen. Mohammed Hamdan Dagalo, the deputy head of the military council, holds her national flag as she attends a military-backed women's rally, in Khartoum, Sudan, June 20, 2019. Dagalo said the military has identified the perpetrators of the violent dispersal of a pro-democracy sit-in, which left hundreds dead earlier this month. While the high death toll is only now drawing international attention, Sudan has been in turmoil since President Omar al-Bashir, whose repressive administration ruled for nearly 30 years, was overthrown in a military coup in April after mass demonstrations. Discontent among the Sudanese people leading up to these clashes began last December when Bashir suddenly cut bread and fuel subsidies, upsetting the economy and making many unable to afford adequate food. The Sudanese pro-democracy protesters are mostly the country’s young population. The Sudanese Professionals Association — made up of doctors, health workers, and lawyers — have been handling the organization of demonstrations, but women stood at the forefront of the movement before the violence broke out. See more from the week in pictures at the link in our bio.⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ (📷: Hussein Malla/AP) #citizenship #sudan #protests #democracy #women #sdg16 #peacejusticeandstronginstitutions #sdgs #unsustainabledevelopmentgoals #photography #weekinpictures

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A Haitian woman carries her daughter as she waits to get the documents needed that allow them to stay in Mexico, in Tapachula, June 20, 2019. The flow of migrants into southern Mexico has seemed to slow in recent days as more soldiers, marines, and federal police deploy to the border under a tougher new policy adopted at a time of increased pressure from the Trump administration. Migrants fleeing Central America's Northern Triangle region comprising Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala routinely cite poverty and rampant gang violence as their motivation for leaving. See more from the week in pictures at the link in our bio.⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ (📷: Oliver de Ros/AP) #citizenship #immigration #migration #migrants #centralamerica #mexico #immigrants #sdg1 #zeropoverty #sdgs #unsustainabledevelopmentgoals #photography #weekinpictures

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People perform yoga on International Yoga Day at a base camp in Humhama, on the outskirts of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmi, June 21, 2019. Yoga enthusiasts across the world Friday took part in mass yoga events to mark International Yoga Day. See more from the week in pictures at the link in our bio.⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ (📷: Dar Yasin/AP) #health #internationalyogaday #yoga #india #namaste #sdg3 #goodhealth #wellbeing #sdgs #unsustainabledevelopmentgoals #photography #weekinpictures

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Have you met our newest Global Citizen pup? With an incredible 14/10 rating from @weratedogs, Bodie is now also an internet star! But all the newfound fame isn't holding Bodie back from celebrating Pride Month. He's using his new platform to support the rights of all LGBTI people, and he's encouraging everyone to take action for the LGBTI community. Take action in the link in our bio, or you can also find the link (and more adorable photos of Bodie) at @hellobodie 🌈🐶  (📷: @alexhayden16) #pride #pridemonth #lgbti #gcpups #globalcitizen #stonewall50

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A diver holds some waste he removed from the sea in the Basque village of Bermeo, northern Spain, June 8. People celebrated International Sea Day last Saturday in support and defense of the environment marine. Every year, more than 8 million metric tons of plastic enter the world’s oceans, and it's projected that, without course correction, there will be more plastic than fish in the ocean by 2050. See more from the week in pictures at the link in our bio.⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ (📷: Alvaro Barrientos/AP) #environment #worldoceansday #waste #plastic #pollution #oceans #marineconservation #marinelife #sdg14 #lifebelowwater #sdgs #unsustainabledevelopmentgoals #photography #weekinpictures

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An Indian worker splashes water on his face to cool himself on a hot summer afternoon in Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, India, on June 13. Severe heat waves have swept through northern and western parts of India with maximum temperatures soaring to 118 degrees Fahrenheit in some areas. The extreme temperatures have killed at least 36 people, with the country’s poorest bearing the brunt of the devastation. National disaster management officials said warned on Wednesday that the record temperatures were impacting more states than in previous years. New Delhi recorded its highest-ever temperature of 118 degrees Fahrenheit on Tuesday, while Churu, in the northwestern state of Rajasthan, saw temperatures reach as high as 123 degrees Fahrenheit. Many experts predict that, as climate change accelerates around the world, extreme weather events, such as heat waves, will keep getting stronger and more destructive, putting communities at risk. See more from the week in pictures at the link in our bio.⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ (📷:Rajesh Kumar Singh/AP) #environment #india #heatwave #weather #extremeweather #temperatures #summer #climatechange #globalwarming #sdg13 #climateaction #sdgs #unsustainabledevelopmentgoals #photography #weekinpictures

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Congratulations to the Toronto Raptors on winning the 2019 NBA Championship Finals! Raptor and NBA star Serge Ibaka (center) is a champion both on the court and off. A Global Citizen Health Ambassador, Ibaka has worked to support Congolese youth and launched a foundation focusing on education, health, and nutrition. Learn more about his great work at the link in our bio.  (📷: Tony Avelar/AP) #citizenship #sergeibaka #basketball #wethenorth #raptors #NBAFinals #NBA #champions @sergeibaka

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Ecuador just legalized same-sex marriage, making the Latin American nation the 27th country to allow same-sex marriage. Ecuador's decision has topped a landmark week for the advancement of LGBTQ+ rights around the world with Botswana decriminalized gay sex and Bhutan taking its first steps to do the same. "The victories we've witnessed in the last couple of weeks will improve the lives of millions of LGBT+ people around the world," said Mathias Wasik, director of programs at international LGBTQ+ rights group All Out. "We're witnessing an important moment in history as these victories will send out positive shockwaves across the world and inspire more activists to continue their fight for LGBT+ rights," he told the Thomson Reuters Foundation by email. These major milestones mark the 50th anniversary of the gay equality movement, which many say began with the Stonewall Riots in New York City in 1969. Pictured here, gay rights activists hold signs reading "Equal marriage" and "Love and let love" in Spanish as they await the decision on gay marriage outside of the Constitutional Court in Quito, Ecuador, on June 4. Read more about this historic decision at the link in our bio.⠀ ⠀ (📷: Dolores Ochoa/AP) #citizenship #lgbtq #gayrights #lgbtqrights #equality #pride #pridemonth

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NASA renamed the street block in front of its Washington, DC, headquarters to "Hidden Figures Way," in honor of the black women who were vital contributors to the US space program. Hidden Figures Way celebrates the work of three black mathematicians — Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Mary Jackson — whose work at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration during the 1960s helped send the US to the moon. Pictured here, Katherine Johnson sits at her desk at NASA Langley Research Center. Margot Lee Shetterly, author of the book "Hidden Figures," on which the 2016 Oscar-nominated film of the same name was based, encouraged those attending the street-naming ceremony to think beyond Neil Armstrong's historic moonwalk, and to honor the collective effort it took to achieve the Apollo 11 mission. "Hidden Figures is about taking off our blinders and recognizing the contributions of the unseen individuals who were there at the beginning of the story," she said. "And whose persistence and whose courage delivered us to where we are today." Read more about this story at the link in our bio.⠀ ⠀ (📷: NASA) #girlsandwomen #genderequality #representation #stem #womeninstem #womeninscience #nasa #katherinejohnson #dorothyvaughn #maryjackson #hiddenfigures

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Singer and Global Citizen John Legend wants dads to help out with diaper duty, but changing tables in men’s public bathrooms are hard to come by — because women have historically been the ones to shoulder the burden of childcare. The lack of changing tables in men's restrooms can make it more challenging for fathers to do their part, even when they want to. To encourage more equal parenting, diaper brand Pampers teamed up with changing table company Koala Kare to install 5,000 changing tables in men’s bathrooms across the US and Canada. The companies announced the initiative in a video featuring Legend and other fathers changing their babies on improvised surfaces, from pianos to car seats. The lack of changing tables in men's bathrooms first became an issue of hot debate after a photo of father Donte Palmer changing his son's diaper on his lap while doing a wall squat went viral. Palmer has since started the movement #SquatforChange, advocating for equal parenting to be more normalized. Pampers and Koala Kare will start installing tables in “high-need” locations first, specifically in public spots like parks and libraries in cities including Cincinnati, Dallas, and Detroit. Read more about the new initiative between Legend and Pampers at the link in our bio.⠀ ⠀ (📷: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Global Citizen) #citizenship #girlsandwomen #childcare #fatherhood #johnlegend #pampers #lovethechange

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When Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro was elected last year, he vowed to open up the Amazon rainforest to cattle, mineral, logging, and other industries — and, so far, his policies have exceeded even corporate expectations, according to the environmental news site Mongabay. As deforestation surges in Brazil, the country’s top regulatory bodies are being stripped of their ability to hold criminals accountable. In fact, since the beginning of the year, the country has seen the sharpest decline in fines for illegal logging in its history, despite record numbers of trees being cut down. Multiple agencies tasked with protecting the rainforest have had their leadership removed, preventing critical administrative duties from being carried out. Bolsonaro’s government has also created rules that activists say further impede these agencies’ ability to defend the rainforest. The Amazon rainforest is vital to the health of the planet and tens of millions of people directly depend on it for their livelihoods. The rainforest is also a critical carbon sink, meaning it absorbs excess greenhouse gas emissions in the atmosphere. It generates 20% of the world’s oxygen, regulates precipitation patterns, supports 10% of the world’s known species, and has yielded essential medical discoveries, among many other benefits. Read more about this alarming development at the link in our bio. ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ (📷: TK TKFelipe Werneck/Ibama/AP) #environment #amazon #amazonrainforest #rainforest #Brazil #jairbolsonaro #deforestation #climatechange⠀

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More than 100 people have been in killed in Sudan following a military crackdown on peaceful protesters last week. Since then, the government has intermittently blocked social media and shut down the internet, just as news of the clashes made international headlines. While the high death toll is only now drawing international attention, the country has been in turmoil since President Omar al-Bashir, whose repressive administration ruled for nearly 30 years, was overthrown in a military coup in April after mass demonstrations. Discontent among the Sudanese people leading up to these clashes began last December when Bashir suddenly cut bread and fuel subsidies, upsetting the economy, and making many unable to afford adequate food. Protesters had hoped for a peaceful transition to a democratic government to take place over the course of three years. But military forces have reneged on this agreement; instead calling for elections within the next nine months. Reports of military and paramilitary forces raping and firing indiscriminately at protesters continue to emerge. Read more about the unfolding crisis in Sudan at the link in our bio. ⠀ ⠀ (📷: AP Photo) #citizenship #sudan #democracy #protests #humanrights #politicalprotest

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Yuki Chidui, one of Japan’s top female sushi chefs, believes in the power of leadership, which is why she started a school to teach women how to successfully run businesses. In the wake of the global financial crisis of 2008, women were among the first to lose their jobs in Japan. In response, Chidui helped open Nadeshico Sushi in Tokyo, which employed women still affected by the crisis in 2010. The concept of Nadeshico, where all of the staff were women despite the male-dominated industry, was unheard of, but Chidui continues to fight to make women in the industry the norm. Sexist beliefs and myths about women have historically kept them out of the sushi-making process. Before becoming a chef at Nadeshico in her early 20s, Chidui worked in a sushi restaurant for six years, handling logistics because she wasn’t allowed to prepare the food. Nadeshico trains women over the course of two months to become sushi chefs at the restaurant. Now a manager, Chidui is taking the restaurant's education model one step further. This year, she opened and became the CEO of Nadeshico Sushi School, where she equips women with the skills they need to run successful sushi businesses. Read more about Chidui and how she is fighting workplace gender-based discrimination in Japan at the link in our bio. ⠀ ⠀ (📷: Courtesy of Yuki Chidu) #womenandgirls #education #girlsandwomen #tokyo #sushi #restaurants #womenempowerment #genderequality #workplacedescrimination #japan #nadeshico #restaurantindustry

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced this week that Canada will strengthen its commitment to safeguarding the environment by banning harmful single-use plastics — including bags, straws, and cutlery — as soon as 2021! The banning of single-use plastics is part of a global trend to reduce plastic waste: Kenya, Rwanda, and Morocco have all banned plastic bags, Taiwan has banned multiple single-use plastic items, and France banned plastic cups, plates, and cutlery back in 2016. Canada throws away 8 billion Canadian dollars’ worth of plastic material every year. Trudeau said his government will explore which items need to be banned and conduct research to determine the best way forward. Read more at the link in our bio. ⠀ ⠀ #environment #canada #plastic #plasticwaste #plasticpollution #sustainable #sustainability

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UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie meets with Ester Barboza, 17, in Riohacha, Colombia on a recent trip to meet with refugees displaced by the crisis in Venezuela. Ester has been blind since age 3 and fled Venezuela with her family due to lack of medical care. About 4 million people are estimated to have fled Venezuela in recent years — with more than a million crossing into neighboring Colombia — in what is now one of the fastest-growing refugee crises in the world. Jolie called on the international community to provide support to Peru, Ecuador, and Colombia, the three South American countries that are helping to house and provide assistance to many of the Venezuelan migrants fleeing their crisis-hit country on Saturday. “This is a life and death situation for millions of Venezuelans,” Jolie said in a statement. "The human response is to not turn a blind eye." Read more about Jolie's visit and the refugee crisis in Central America at the link in our bio. ⠀ ⠀ (📷: © Andrew McConnell/UNHCR) #citizenship #refugees #refugeecrisis #angelinejolie #unhcr #colombia #peru #ecuador #venezuela #crisisinvenezuela @refugees

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We’re down to the 10 final applicants for the 2019 Waislitz Global Citizen Awards – and we need your help! Go to the link in our bio to vote for your favorite organization to win the $50,000 Global Citizens’ Choice Award! 💵🗳️ Voting closes June 16.

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In a landmark ruling, Botswana's High Court decriminalized same-sex relationships, meaning it’s no longer a crime to be gay in Botswana. The unanimous decision was welcomed by the LGBTQ+ community in the southern African country and beyond. Same-sex relationships were previously criminalized under section 164 of Botswana's penal code, a law that remained on the books as a hangover of the colonial eral, and were punishable by up to seven years in prison. Announcing his ruling on Tuesday, Justice Michael Leburu said discrimination has no place in Botswana. “A democratic society is one that embraces tolerance, diversity, and open-mindedness," he said. In many parts of the world, LGBTQ+ people are still ostracized, attacked, and discriminated against. With this verdict, Botswana joins South Africa, Angola, Mozambique, Cape Verde, and São Tomé in decriminalizing same-sex relationships. Read more about this historic decision at the link in our bio.⠀ ⠀ (📷: Tshekiso Tebalo/AFP/Getty Images) #citizenship #botswana #lgbtq #gayrights #pride #pridemonth #humanrights #africa

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Ademilson Francisco dos Santos, 11, is from Vão de Almas, Goiás, Brazil, a community of 300 families. Ademilson, who is the youngest of seven children, embarks on an hours-long walk to school in the morning and then helps his father with farming and collecting native plants when he returns home in the afternoon. The family cultivates a number of crops ranging from rice and sweet potatoes to oranges and watermelons. Manihot, the brown root in the upper-right corner of the photograph, is a staple of Ademilson’s diet. Ademilson was photographed in Brasilia by Gregg Segal as a part of his project exploring the diets of kids around the world. For his new book, “Daily Bread,” Segal traveled to nine countries and asked families to help their kids record their eating habits over the course of a week. His team then invited the families to a studio, bought all the items mentioned in the food journals, and arranged a photo shoot. “The goal of this project is to further the conversation and stimulate reflection,” Segal said. “It’s photography as a reflection and a mirror, and for kids, I hope they ask themselves, ‘How does my diet stack up against these kids’ diets?’" Read our interview with Segal at the link in our bio to learn more more about "Daily Bread.”⠀ ⠀ (📷: Gregg Segal) #foodandhunger #dailybread #nutrition #photography #greggsegal #food #diet @greggsegal

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Beryl Oh Jynn is 8 years old and lives in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Her favorite dish is spaghetti with carbonara sauce, she told photographer Gregg Segal, who took captured this image of Beryl as a part of his project exploring the diets of kids around the world. Beryl also said she grows bok choy and spinach in her balcony garden and is not allowed to drink soda. For his new book, “Daily Bread,” Segal traveled to nine countries and asked families to help their kids record their eating habits over the course of a week. His team then invited the families to a studio, bought all the items mentioned in the food journals, and arranged a photo shoot. The vibrant stories these photos tell are woven together by the shared threads of foods that have crossed borders and entered the diets of children everywhere. “Globalization has had a huge impact on our diets and we’re seeing kids in faraway places eat in eerily similar ways,” Segal said. Read our interview with Segal at the link in our bio to learn more more about "Daily Bread.”⠀ ⠀ (📷: Gregg Segal) #foodandhunger #dailybread #nutrition #photography #greggsegal #food #diet @greggsegal

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Meissa Ndiaye, 11, lives across from a football stadium and an open-air market that sells everything from fresh fish to wedding dresses in Dakar, Senegal. Meissa was photographed by Gregg Segal as a part of his project, documented in his new book “Daily Bread,” which explores the diets of kids around the world. Segal traveled to nine countries and asked families to help their kids record their eating habits over the course of a week. His team then invited the families to a studio, bought all the items mentioned in the food journals, and arranged a photo shoot. Meissa, a devout Muslim and student at Quran School, told Segal that he loves goat meat and sweet foods like porridge, though in the week he kept the food diary, he ate very little meat. More often, he filled up on French bread stuffed with spaghetti, peas, or fried potatoes. Read our interview with Segal at the link in our bio to learn more more about "Daily Bread.”⠀ ⠀ (📷: Gregg Segal) #foodandhunger #dailybread #nutrition #photography #greggsegal #food #diet @greggsegal

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Kawakanih Yawalapatani, 9, from Brazil traveled 31 hours by boat, bus, and car to get to photographer Gregg Segal’s studio in Brasilia to take part in his project exploring the diets of kids around the world. Yawalapatani mainly eats fish, cassava, porridge, fruit, and nuts — a local diet that is steeped in history and rich in nutrients. “It takes five minutes to catch dinner,” Kawakanih told Segal. “When you’re hungry, you just go to the river with your net.” She’s one of the last Indigenous speakers of the Arawaki language where she lives in Xingu National Park, a protected Indigenous zone in the Amazon Rainforest that has come under threat since the election of President Jair Bolsonaro. “When she was born, her mother was determined to keep her language from going extinct, so [Yawalapatani] didn’t interact with anyone except a handful of people who were native speakers of the language,” Segal told Global Citizen. “She also speaks her father’s native language and Portuguese.” For his new book, “Daily Bread,” Segal traveled to nine countries and asked families to help their kids record their eating habits over the course of a week. His team then invited the families to a studio, bought all the food that was described in the food journals, and arranged a photo shoot. Read our interview with Segal at the link in our bio to learn more more about "Daily Bread.”⠀ ⠀ (📷: Gregg Segal) #foodandhunger #dailybread #nutrition #photography #greggsegal #food #diet @greggsegal

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In Mumbai, Anchal Sahani, 10, lives with her family in an 8-foot-by-8-foot aluminum hut on a construction site, and her dad makes $5 a day. Nonetheless, Sahani has an extremely healthy diet. “Her mother makes okra and cauliflower curries and she makes lentils and roti from scratch on the floor of their hut,” photographer Gregg Segal said. “She’s eating a pretty wholesome and traditional diet, and there’s not much in the way of junk food, because she can’t afford to.” Segal's project explores the diets of kids around the world. For his new book, “Daily Bread,” Segal traveled to nine countries and asked families to help their kids record their eating habits over the course of a week. His team then invited the families to a studio, bought all the food that was described in the food journals, and arranged a photo shoot. The result is a series of dazzling photos of kids lying on colorful backdrops surrounded by food, and they showcase the diversity of stories among the children. Read more from our interview with Segal at the link in our bio.⠀ ⠀ (📷: Gregg Segal) #foodandhunger #dailybread #nutrition #photography #greggsegal #food #diet @greggsegal

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Sugary cereal. Pepperoni pizza. Slices of white bread. Cookies. French fries. These are the staples of today’s globalized diet, in which local food traditions are increasingly supplanted by the processed shipments of multinational companies. That’s according to the photographer Gregg Segal, whose latest project explores the diets of kids around the world. For his new book, “Daily Bread,” Segal traveled to nine countries and invited families to help their kids record their eating habits over the course of a week. His team then invited the families to a studio, bought all the food that was described in the food journals, and arranged a photo shoot. The result is a series of dazzling photos of kids lying on colorful backdrops surrounded by food, and some of the photos showcase the diversity of experiences among the children. “The goal of this project is to further the conversation and stimulate reflection,” Segal said in an interview with Global Citizen. “It’s photography as a reflection and a mirror, and for kids, I hope they ask themselves, ‘How does my diet stack up against these kids’ diets?’" Read more from our interview with Segal at the link in our bio. ⠀ ⠀ (📷: Gregg Segal) #foodandhunger #dailybread #nutrition #photography #greggsegal #food #diet @greggsegal

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Angelina Jolie called on the international community to provide support to three South American countries — Peru, Ecuador, and Colombia — that are helping to house and provide assistance to many of the Venezuelan migrants fleeing their crisis-hit country on Saturday. “The situation here in Colombia, and in Peru and Ecuador, puts the debate and rhetoric on refugee issues in many peaceful countries, including my own, into humbling context,” Jolie said at a press conference in Maicao, Colombia. The actress visited with refugees in Colombia as part of her duties as Jolie, a special envoy for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). Approximately 4 million people are estimated to have fled Venezuela in recent years in what is now one of the fastest-growing refugee crises in the world. “This is a life and death situation for millions of Venezuelans,” Jolie said in a statement. "The human response is to not turn a blind eye." Read more about Jolie's visit and the refugee crisis in Central America at the link in our bio. ⠀ ⠀ (📷: © Andrew McConnell/UNHCR) #citizenship #refugees #refugeecrisis #angelinejolie #unhcr #colombia #peru #ecuador #venezuela #crisisinvenezuela @refugees

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Actress Ali Stroker just made history as the first person who uses a wheelchair to win a Tony Award! The 31-year-old won in the Best Featured Actress category for her role as Ado Annie in the Broadway musical “Oklahoma!,” just after performing the song “I Cain’t Say No.” At age 2, Stroker lost use of her legs due to a car accident, but continues to be mobile via wheelchair. Characters with disabilities in television, film, and stage productions are often portrayed by actors without disabilities. Stroker is recognized as one of the first performers with a disability to represent the disability community in entertainment. “This award is for every kid who is watching tonight who has a disability, who has a limitation, or a challenge, who has been waiting to see themselves represented in this arena — you are,” Stroker said. Read more about Stroker's historic win at the link in our bio.⠀ ⠀ (📷: Charles Sykes/Invision/AP) #citizenship #representation #disabilities #tonyawards #tonys #alistroker #actress #history

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NEW: Prime Minister @JustinTrudeau has a special message for Global Citizens on the heels of Canada's historic #THRIVE commitment at #WomenDeliver2019.⠀ ⠀ "To the over 36,000 members of the Global Citizen movement who took action on this campaign: we heard you and thank you..."

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Supporters attend a rally for a group of young people who filed a lawsuit saying US energy policies are causing climate change and hurting their future. The group faced a major hurdle Tuesday as lawyers for the Trump administration argued to stop the case from moving forward. The young people involved in the lawsuit are looking to press the government to stop the use of fossil fuels, claiming that the use of coal and oil is a violation of the young people Fifth Amendment rights to life, liberty, and property. According to the AP, the lawsuit says that the youth are more vulnerable to the effects of climate change, a claim that the American Academy of Pediatrics, 14 other health organizations, and nearly 80 scientists and doctors agreed with in documents filed to the appeals court. See more from the week in pictures at the link in our bio.⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ (📷: Steve Dipaola/AP) #environment #climatechange #youthactivists #activism #KidsvsGov #YouthvsGov #unitedstates #sdg13 #climateaction #sdgs #unsustainabledevelopmentgoals #photography #weekinpictures

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Palestinians attend Eid al-Fitr holiday celebrations by the Dome of the Rock shrine in Jerusalem, June 5, 2019. The holiday marks the end of Ramadan, the holiest month in Islamic calendar, when Muslims around the world refraining from eating, drinking, smoking, and sex from sunrise to sunset. See more from the week in pictures at the link in our bio.⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ (📷: Mahmoud Illean/AP) #citizenship #eid #eidalfitr #turkey #istanbul #ramadan #islam #muslim #holymonth #malaysia #photography #weekinpictures

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Liverpool's Mohamed Salah celebrates after scoring his team's opening goal during the UEFA Champions League Final between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium in Madrid on June 1, 2019. Liverpool beat Tottenham 2-0, claiming their sixth European title. Salah is one of the world’s most famous footballers, and he happens to be Muslim. Whenever Salah scores, he kneels down and performs his trademark sujood – a show of subservience – in celebration the goal. His immense popularity has seemingly led to an unexpected result: reports of Islamophobic hate crimes have fallen since he joined Liverpool. An academic paper from Stanford University’s Immigration Policy Lab researched whether Salah’s faith had influenced Islamophobia in Merseyside, the British county home to Liverpool Football Club. The paper, published on May 30, surveyed 8,060 Liverpool supporters, investigated 936 hate crimes from 25 police departments in the region, and examined 15 million tweets sent from football fans in the UK since Salah signed with the club. The results were positive: a 18.9% drop in hate crimes — while anti-Muslim tweets fell by half, from 7.2% to 3.4%. “The survey experiment suggests that these results may be driven by increased familiarity with Islam,” the paper stated. “These findings suggest that positive exposure to outgroup celebrities can reveal new and humanizing information about the group at large, reducing prejudiced attitudes and behaviors.” See more from the week in pictures at the link in our bio.⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ (📷: Felipe Dana/AP) #citizenship #unitedkingdom #uk #britain #liverpool #football #islamophobia #championsleague #mosalah #salah #sdg10 #reducedinequalities #sdgs #unsustainabledevelopmentgoals #photography #weekinpictures @mosalah

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A World War II reenactor holds the US flag as he stands at dawn on Omaha Beach in Normandy, France, Thursday, June 6, 2019, during commemorations of the 75th anniversary of D-Day. French President Emmanuel Macron and US President Donald Trump delivered speeches during a ceremony, honoring the bravery of the Allied troops that landed on the beaches of Normandy and doomed the Nazi occupation of France. According to the AP, in his remarks, Macron praised the courage of the soldiers, "to help men and women they didn't know, to liberate a land most hadn't seen before, for no other cause but freedom, democracy.” See more from the week in pictures at the link in our bio.⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ (📷: Thibault Camus/AP) #citizenship #worldwarII #wwII #dday #democracy #normandy #france #alliedtroops #sdg16 #peacejusticestronginstitutions #sdgs #unsustainabledevelopmentgoals #photography #weekinpictures

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Muslims offer prayers during the first day of Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, at the Suleymaniye Mosque in Istanbul, June 4, 2019. For the past month, Muslims around the world were observing Ramadan, refraining from eating, drinking, smoking, and sex from sunrise to sunset. See more from the week in pictures at the link in our bio.⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ (📷: Emrah Gurel/AP) #citizenship #eid #eidalfitr #turkey #istanbul #ramadan #islam #muslim #holymonth #malaysia #photography #weekinpictures

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The images selected as finalists for the 2019 Underwater Photographer of the Year international contest are a striking visual reminder of the destruction of the world’s oceans and how critical marine conservation efforts are. Earlier this year, the finalists were selected from 5,000 submissions entered by underwater photographers from 65 countries around the world. While a number of the images are reminders of what stands to be lost, many photographs also highlight the natural wonders in the world's oceans, like this image of corals and reef fish in South Fakarava, French Polynesia, taken by Taeyup Kim. In honor of World Oceans Day today, it is important to take the time to appreciate the beauty of marine life and remember why it's more urgent now than ever before to take action to protect our oceans. Take a look at more notable photos from this year's contest, and read about each photographer's stories behind the image at the link in our bio. ⠀ ⠀ (📷: © Taeyup Kim/UPY 2019) #environment #worldoceansday #oceans #marinelife #coral #reef #frenchpolynesia #lifebelowwater #sdg14 #unsustainabledevelopmentgoal #sdgs #underwaterphotographeroftheyear #photography

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The images selected as finalists for the 2019 Underwater Photographer of the Year international contest are a striking visual reminder of the destruction of the world’s oceans and how critical marine conservation efforts are. Earlier this year, the finalists were selected from 5,000 submissions entered by underwater photographers from 65 countries around the world. While a number of the images are reminders of what stands to be lost, many photographs also highlight the natural wonders in the world's oceans, like this image of guillemots taken by Robert Cuss in Scotland. Cuss discussed the birds’ behavior exhibited in the photograph by explaining: “When faced with danger, these poor fliers will descend and 'fly' away underwater." In honor of World Oceans Day today, it’s important to take the time to appreciate the beauty of marine life and remember why it's more urgent now than ever before to take action to protect our oceans. Take a look at more notable photos from this year's contest, and read about each photographer's stories behind the image at the link in our bio. ⠀ ⠀ (📷: © Robert Cuss/UPY 2019) #environment #worldoceansday #oceans #marinelife #guillemots #scotland #lifebelowwater #sdg14 #unsustainabledevelopmentgoal #sdgs #underwaterphotographeroftheyear #photography

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In honor of World Oceans Day today, it’s important to take the time to appreciate the beauty of marine life and remember why it's more urgent now than ever before to take action to protect our oceans. The images selected as finalists for the 2019 Underwater Photographer of the Year international contest are a striking visual reminder of the destruction of the world’s oceans and how critical marine conservation efforts are. Jessica Farrer captured this image in Pleneau Bay, Antarctic Peninsula, and received the runner-up honor in the Wide Angle category. "As a biologist I have been working with seals for many years and traveling to the Antarctic since 2009. This is a photo from one of my favorite encounters. It was captured on a snowy dramatic day, the sky could not have been more perfect," said Farrer. The effects of global warming have already been documented in the polar regions and if dramatic action isn't taken to curb rising emissions, the changes in ice, currents, and temperatures will impact the populations and habitat of ocean wildlife in the Antarctic. Take a look at more notable photos from this year's contest, and read about each photographer's stories behind the image at the link in our bio. ⠀ ⠀ (📷: © Jessica Farrer/UPY 2019) #environment #worldoceansday #oceans #marinelife #antarctica #seal #seaice #climatechange #globalwarming #lifebelowwater #sdg14 #unsustainabledevelopmentgoal #sdgs #underwaterphotographeroftheyear #photography⠀

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Every year, more than 8 million metric tons of plastic enter the world’s oceans, and it's projected that, without course correction, the quantity of plastic litter in the ocean will likely outnumber the entire fish population by 2050. In honor of World Oceans Day today, it’s important to take the time to appreciate the beauty of marine life and remember why it's more urgent now than ever before to take action to protect our oceans. The images selected as finalists for the 2019 Underwater Photographer of the Year international contest are a striking visual reminder of the destruction of the world’s oceans and how critical marine conservation efforts are. With this image, taken on one of Spain's Canary Islands, photographer Eduardo Acevedo was named the winner of the Marine Conservation category and Marine Conservation Photographer of the Year 2019. His image showed a loggerhead turtle entangled in a plastic fishing net left behind in waters off the shore, highlighting the hazards of plastic pollution on marine life. “Plastic pollution and ghost fishing are ever-increasing serious issues threatening the ocean; this sad image highlights both issues,” Alex Mustard, one of this year’s judges, said about the winning photograph. Take a look at more notable photos from this year's contest, and read about each photographer's stories behind the image at the link in our bio. ⠀ ⠀ (📷: © Eduardo Acevedo/UPY 2019) #environment #worldoceansday #oceans #marinelife #plastic #plasticpollution #turtle #lifebelowwater #sdg14 #unsustainabledevelopmentgoal #sdgs #underwaterphotographeroftheyear #photography

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Happy World Oceans Day! Today is a day to appreciate the marvels of marine life and remember why it's more urgent now than ever before to take action to protect our oceans. Marine photographers are among the many professionals around the world who not only celebrate the ocean's beauty, but also document its destruction. Earlier this year, the 2019 Underwater Photographer of the Year contest finalists were selected from 5,000 entries submitted by underwater photographers from 65 countries around the world. While a number of the images are reminders of what stands to be lost, many photographs also highlight the natural wonders in the world's oceans, like this image of a humpback whale taken by François Baelen in Reunion Island. The image won the Wide Angle category. "At the very end of the day, this humpback whale was resting 15 meters down and allowed me to free dive centimeters away from her tail," explained Baelen. Take a look at more notable photos from this year's contest, and read about each photographer's stories behind the image at the link in our bio. ⠀ ⠀ (📷: © François Baelen/UPY 2019) #environment #worldoceansday #oceans #marinelife #whale #humpbackwhale #lifebelowwater #sdg14 #unsustainabledevelopmentgoal #sdgs #underwaterphotographeroftheyear #upy #photography

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People in South Africa avoid school during their periods or don’t pay attention during class while menstruating due to anxiety and shame. Watch this video to see what Global Citizens are doing to tackle this reality, and read more at the link in our bio.⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ #waterandsanitation #actionstory #menstrualhealth #menstrualhygiene #womenandgirls #southafrica #action #itsbloodytime #itstimeforaction⠀⠀

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This is the average amount a woman in South Africa spends on period products in her lifetime. This Menstrual Hygiene Day, we say: ⠀ 1. Period products need to be more accessible.⠀ 2. They need to be affordable.⠀ 3. Boys and girls need to be educated about periods.⠀ 4. Students need access to safe and private bathrooms.⠀ At the link in our bio, read how the actions of Global Citizens are helping to end period poverty in South Africa. ⠀ ⠀ #waterandsanitation #actionstory #menstrualhealth #menstrualhygiene #womenandgirls #southafrica #action #itsbloodytime #itstimeforaction⠀

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Thanks to over 100,000 actions by Global Citizens and activists, the South African government has pledged to abolish its period product tax, commit funds to provide sanitary pads to low-income students, and build safe toilets in thousands of schools! You can read all about how Global Citizen helped make this happen at the link in our bio.⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #waterandsanitation #actionstory #menstrualhealth #menstrualhygiene #womenandgirls #southafrica #action #itsbloodytime #itstimeforaction⠀

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Today is Menstrual Hygiene Day, and we're celebrating by sharing the story behind a campaign dedicated to helping reduce period stigma in South Africa! Read all about how Global Citizens influenced major policy changes in the nation at the link in our bio.⠀ ⠀ #waterandsanitation #actionstory #menstrualhealth #menstrualhygiene #womenandgirls #southafrica #action #itsbloodytime #itstimeforaction

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Newly-arrived women who fled drought line up to receive food distributed by local volunteers at a camp for displaced persons in the Daynile neighborhood on the outskirts of the capital Mogadishu, in Somalia, May 18, 2019. The UN's Food and Agriculture Organization this week issued a warning projecting some 2.2 million people in Somalia face "severe hunger" in the coming months, due to worsening drought conditions severely affecting crop and livestock production. See more from the week in pictures at the link in our bio.⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ (📷: Farah Abdi Warsameh/AP) #foodandhunger #hunger #drought #somalia #un #mogadishu #sdg2 #zerohunger #sdgs #unsustainabledevelopmentgoals #photography #weekinpictures

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Honeybees are shown on a frame at beekeeper Denise Hunsaker's apiary, May 20, 2019, in Salt Lake City. According to the United Nations, bees and other pollinators play a vital part in the ecosystem by carrying pollen from one plant to another, allowing many plants, including food crops, to reproduce. This contributes directly to food production, food security and biodiversity. However, they are increasingly under threat from human activities. According to FAO, the most popular pollinators are bees, and there are between 25,000 to 30,000 species. To raise awareness about the importance of bees and the pollinators and the threats they face, the UN designated May 20 as World Bee Day. See more from the week in pictures at the link in our bio.⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ (📷: Rick Bowmer/AP) #evironment #bees #worldbeeday #honeybees #sdg15 #lifeonland #sdgs #unsustainabledevelopmentgoals #photography #weekinpictures

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Lawrence Bartley was a good student in a neighborhood that struggled with violence and crime when he got involved in a shoot out between two groups of teenagers in a movie theater in 1990. Then just 17, he was given a 27 to life sentence. After serving 27 years and two months, Bartley was released on parole last year. While he was "on the inside", Bartley earned two degrees — but it wasn't easy. Often, he didn't have access to current information or the textbooks he needed for his courses. He did not have access to the internet and even newspapers were off-limits, unless thrown out by corrections officers. Still he persevered and completed his coursework. But now that he's on the outside, working for the Marshall Project, a nonprofit, he hasn't forgotten those on the inside. Bartley recently created a magazine for distribution in prisons and jails called "News Inside" to provide incarcerated people with relevant inspiration and stories that inspire hope for a brighter future. People of color and those living in poverty are disproportionately represented among the incarcerated population in the US. Criminal justice and cash bail reform are crucial to tackling the issues of poverty and discrimination in the US. Go to the link in bio to read more about Bartley's story and learn more about these issues in our series focused on the impact of cash bail and the criminal justice system on people affected by poverty.⠀ ⠀ (📷: @mirandabarnes for Global Citizen) #citizenship #endbailfightpoverty #criminaljustice #reform #endcashbail #cashbail #newyork #criminaljusticereform #education #newyorkcity @marshallproj @lawrence.bartley

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Diamilette Quiles, center, is welcomed by her teammates from the Mountaineers of Utuado baseball team moments before their game against the Patrulleros de San Sebastian at Ramon Cabanas Stadium in Utuado, Puerto Rico, May 19, 2019. Quiles, who joined the team days ago, is the first women in Puerto Rico's history to play in an otherwise all-male baseball tournament organized by a popular semi-pro league. See more from the week in pictures at the link in our bio.⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ (📷: Carlos Giusti/AP) #womenandgirls #girlsandwomen #herstory #puertorico #baseball #sdg5 #genderequality #sdgs #unsustainabledevelopmentgoals #photography #weekinpictures