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Eyes Wide Open is Campaign Consultation,Inc.’s venue to draw attention to emerging issues.
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Peace Corps to Begin Accepting Same-Sex Domestic Partner Applications

Peace Corps to Begin Accepting Same-Sex Domestic Partner Applications | Eyes Wide Open | Scoop.it
Logo of the United States Peace Corps. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Like most returned Peace Corps volunteers, I love talking about Peace Corps. I love talking about my host country, I love talking a...
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Congrats to Peace Corps on taking a big step forward this week!

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Media Missteps in Steubenville

Media Missteps in Steubenville | Eyes Wide Open | Scoop.it
(Photo credit: marsmet523) There is a lot to be disappointed about when it comes to the Steubenville rape case. I think it goes without saying that the actions of the perpetrators that resulted in...
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Love and Hate in Venezuela

Love and Hate in Venezuela | Eyes Wide Open | Scoop.it
Hugo Chavez was the type of leader that people either loved or hated. His death this week elicited strong statements from citizens and global leaders alike when reflecting on his legacy. Proponent...
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Let’s Talk About Sexism

Let’s Talk About Sexism | Eyes Wide Open | Scoop.it
English: Seth MacFarlane at the 2010 Comic Con in San Diego (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Best Actress Academy Award (Photo credit: cliff1066™) In my previous life, I was an actor. I wasn’t ever Jenni...
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To be a satire it needs to be funny.  Fail.

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Video Games for Good

Video Games for Good | Eyes Wide Open | Scoop.it
Video games have been blamed for increased violence and bad language in children and young adults. Considering that statistics show youth will spend 10,000 hours gaming by age 21, that’s a whole l...
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Let's hope this becomes more popular than Grand Theft Auto!

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One in a Billion

One in a Billion | Eyes Wide Open | Scoop.it
Last week on or around February 14 numerous events happened all over the world as a part of 1 Billion Rising. In Baltimore, Campaign Consultation partnered with Baltimore NOW to host a flashmob ...
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One Billion Rising...a one in a billion opportunity!

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Eyes Wide Open

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Bullying doesn't end with childhood unfortunately...but it could.

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Baltimore Feminists Prank Victoria’s Secret — And Spark an Internet Revolution

Baltimore Feminists Prank Victoria’s Secret — And Spark an Internet Revolution | Eyes Wide Open | Scoop.it
Last week, the internet was shocked and pleased to learn that Victoria’s Secret had launched a new line of consent-themed underwear. Instead of a thong reading “SURE THING,” these...
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People of the Reindeer

People of the Reindeer | Eyes Wide Open | Scoop.it
Survival helps tribal peoples defend their lives, protect their lands and determine their own futures.
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Timely reindeer facts for the holiday season...and awareness of the tribes who depend on them.

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3 Walmart Suppliers Made Goods in Bangladesh Factory

3 Walmart Suppliers Made Goods in Bangladesh Factory | Eyes Wide Open | Scoop.it
The company played the lead role in halting an effort to have global retailers pay more for apparel to help Bangladesh factories improve their electrical and fire safety, officials also said.
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Australians got it right years ago...why are we so far behind? http://eyeswideopen.org/?p=1490

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Rippling Innovation and Action

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Everybody can be a changemaker by rippling social innovation far and wide.

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FYI Street Harassment is not Smile Inducing

FYI Street Harassment is not Smile Inducing | Eyes Wide Open | Scoop.it
If there is one thing that annoys me pretty much more than anything it’s being told to smile. Just to be clear I am in fact a human and not a robot. Thus I have been endowed with the ability to t...
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Crowdmapping for Social Change

Crowdmapping for Social Change | Eyes Wide Open | Scoop.it
In 1854, John Snow plotted cholera deaths on a map of London’s Soho district to determine the cause of a deadly epidemic sweeping the community. By mapping the geography of the outbreak, Snow was ...
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Cities and Individuals Tap into the Tap Water Tide

Cities and Individuals Tap into the Tap Water Tide | Eyes Wide Open | Scoop.it
UNspOILed is Campaign Consultation, Inc.’s venue to highlight innovative strategies, share valuable resources and connect like-minded individuals for keeping our planet unspoiled.
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Join the Feminist Tsunami!

Join the Feminist Tsunami! | Eyes Wide Open | Scoop.it
One in three women will be raped or beaten in their life time. This statistic is depressing but also inspiring, especially if you are Eve Ensler. One Billion Rising is a movement created by Ms. En...
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Are you rising?

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Going beyond food aid: the challenge of improving nutrition

Going beyond food aid: the challenge of improving nutrition | Eyes Wide Open | Scoop.it
Tim Smedley: Food security programmes are shifting their focus from quantity to quality, but what is the best approach?
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UNAIDS Report: No Love for Drug Users | Open Society Foundations

UNAIDS Report: No Love for Drug Users | Open Society Foundations | Eyes Wide Open | Scoop.it
This year’s report shows that rates of new HIV infection are down globally. But for drug users in Eastern Europe, the toll continues to rise.
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We may not have a cure for AIDS, but we can certainly cure the crisis of indifference...

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40 CEOs: Ban HIV travel restrictions

40 CEOs: Ban HIV travel restrictions | Eyes Wide Open | Scoop.it
Chief executives from 40 well-known global companies call HIV travel restrictions discriminatory, and say they are detrimental to the globalized economy, where employees should be able to travel freely.
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DRC: Surge in sexual violence in North Kivu*

DRC: Surge in sexual violence in North Kivu* | Eyes Wide Open | Scoop.it

Sexual violence is on the rise as armed groups continue to move across the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo's North Kivu Province, officials say.

The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) reported on 4 December that the Minova Hospital had recorded 72 cases of rape since the latest wave of violence started. UNICEF has provided the hospital with four post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) kits - equivalent to a total of 200 doses - to prevent victims from contracting HIV following their possible exposure to the virus.
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"There are more than 10 [FARDC] battalions here [in Minova], and they are raping the women," said Nestor Bulumbe, who has worked as a medical professional in the area for 17 years.  

Bulumbe's Kalere clinic alone has attended to 26 women, some of whom were gang-raped. His wife said that she attended the funeral of an 80-year-old woman who was raped by three men and died as a result.

"By day, they [the soldiers] raped them in the fields and by night they entered their houses. There is no discipline; smoking hemp, drinking, behaving very badly," Bulumbe said of the soldiers, adding that, of the many armed groups that had come through the town in the past 17 years, FARDC "are the worst".


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