• What’s between my legs: A universal concern | Dana Lawand | TEDxLAU
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    What’s between my legs: A universal concern | Dana Lawand | TEDxLAU

    Translator: Dănuț Vornicu Reviewer: Amanda Chu 240 women are murdered every year in Afghanistan. 565 women are murdered every year in Iran. 4000 women are murdered in Pakistan. Actually, between the years 1997 and 2004, these 4000 women were murdered. I’m not just talking about women dying; they are being killed. Well, let’s think about it. These statistics aren’t actually – I mean, they’re more like an underestimation of the actual frequency of murders that happens, well, because they’re not well documented. But when you think about these women dying, being killed, why do think is that? It’s actually in the name of honor, pride, dignity, not only hers, but…

  • Bystander intervention for good | Nate Burke | TEDxSchriever
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    Bystander intervention for good | Nate Burke | TEDxSchriever

    Translator: Leonardo Silva Reviewer: Maricene Crus I’m very excited to be here with you all today, and to be talking about this topic, this theme of community. There are a lot of communities that I belong to, and I’ve been thinking a lot about it in preparation for this talk. I could list off several things. I thought about telling you all the types of communities I belong to, like Harry Potter lovers and Game of Thrones lovers. There are lots of things that I feel connected to. One community that I am a part of is a community of survivors. A few years ago, I was sexually assaulted, and…

  • A Universal Income needs a focus on citizen responsibility | Raf Manji | TEDxChristchurch
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    A Universal Income needs a focus on citizen responsibility | Raf Manji | TEDxChristchurch

    Translator: Michele Gianella Reviewer: Ellen Maloney Imagine a world where there are 50 per cent fewer jobs. And now imagine a world where robots actually do all the work and there are no jobs for humans. Seems kind of far-fetched, but what would it mean? What would that world look like? Would it be a robo-dystopia, or would it be a robo-utopia? I’d like to be frank. These are questions that we have to consider. Futurists are now talking to us about the potential loss of up to two billion jobs in the next 15 to 20 years, the hollowing out of our middle job market. Now, on one hand,…

  • What is a Bystander Intervention Programme?
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    What is a Bystander Intervention Programme?

    What is a Bystander Intervention Programme for the prevention of violence and abuse in student populations? My name is Dr. Helen Mott and I am the co-creator of the intervention initiative, which is a programme developed at the University of the West of England and commissioned by Public Health England to address levels of sexual assault, sexual violence and harassment in our universities. The intervention initiative is very strongly grounded in the social psychological theory. It takes as its premise the idea that we are all bystanders all the time in life and we can harness the power that we have as bystanders in order to make interventions that help…

  • The colossal problem with universal basic income | Douglas Rushkoff
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    The colossal problem with universal basic income | Douglas Rushkoff

    DOUGLAS RUSHKOFF: For a long time I was a fan of universal basic income. And the logic I had was that I always hear politicians talking about, ‘Let’s create jobs for people. That’s what we need is jobs, more jobs,’ as if that’s what’s going to solve the economic problem. So the government is supposed to lend money to a bank, who can then lend money to a corporation, who will then build a factory in order for people to have jobs. Do we really need more jobs? In California, they’re tearing down houses as we speak, because the houses are in foreclosure, and they want to keep market values…

  • The Constitution, the Court, and Social Change | Tomiko Brown-Nagin || Radcliffe Institute
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    The Constitution, the Court, and Social Change | Tomiko Brown-Nagin || Radcliffe Institute

    Good evening. My name is A’Lelia Bundles. And I am Radcliffe College and Harvard College class of 1974. And I just– [APPLAUSE] –and I just spent the weekend in Cambridge at my 45th reunion, which was lots of fun. We have a really special class. What can I– I know everybody’s class is special, but ours is really special. And I just want to welcome you here. What an incredible turnout. Thank you all for coming. We have a wide range of ages and connections– Harvard and Radcliffe, and not Harvard and Radcliffe, and people who love the mission of what is going on. When the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced…

  • It’s time for the law to protect victims of gender violence | Laura L. Dunn
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    It’s time for the law to protect victims of gender violence | Laura L. Dunn

    Throughout the United States, there is growing social awareness that sexual violence and harassment are far too common occurrences within our various institutions — occurrences often without any accountability. As a result, the Me Too movement is upon us, and survivors everywhere are speaking out to demand change. Students have rallied against sexual assault on campus. Service members have demanded Congress reform the military, and workers ranging from Hollywood stars to janitorial staff have called out sexual harassment in the workplace. This is a tipping point. This is when a social movement can create lasting legal change. But only if we switch tactics. Instead of going institution by institution, fighting…

  • Our fight for disability rights — and why we’re not done yet | Judith Heumann
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    Our fight for disability rights — and why we’re not done yet | Judith Heumann

    I was born in 1947, a long time ago, and when I was 18 months old, I had polio. I was in an iron lung for three months and in and out of the hospital for three years. Now, we had lots of neighbors in our Brooklyn neighborhood, and some of them were really very helpful for my parents. Some of them were really afraid of contagion, and they wouldn’t even walk in front of our house. They would literally walk across the street. I think this was a time when my family really began to realize what disability meant to some people: fear. And it wasn’t even a sure…

  • It’s time to re-evaluate our relationship with animals: Lesli Bisgould at TEDxUofT
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    It’s time to re-evaluate our relationship with animals: Lesli Bisgould at TEDxUofT

    Translator: TED Translators admin Reviewer: Leonardo Silva I want to begin by making two statements, one at a time. I’m going to ask you all, if you don’t mind, to raise your hand if you agree. So here’s the first one. Ready? Animals should be treated humanely. I can barely see it, but it looks like lots of hands going up. OK, thanks. You can put your hands down. Here is the second one. Animals should not be made to suffer unnecessarily. Thank you. It seems like most people agree. And I would bet that if I ventured outside and put those statements to passersby, I’d likely find that most…

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    Constitutional change and democratic renewal | Sir Geoffrey Palmer | TEDxVUW

    Translator: Ivana Krivokuća Reviewer: Peter van de Ven Kia ora koutou. It’s a really great pleasure for me to talk to you tonight about how we are governed, about constitutional change. We are one of the world’s oldest democracies, but I think we need some democratic renewal. I came to this university, the very university where this talk is being recorded, in 1960 to study law and politics, and I became absolutely fascinated with how this country is governed. I became so interested in it that I became a law professor, and I’ve taught constitutional law in four countries. I once taught it to American students in France, but I…