Development banks spend billions on industrial farming

Development banks spend billions on industrial farming

A recent investigation has uncovered finance worth $2.6bn pumped into industrial farming by development banks, as environmental concerns butt up against humanitarian projects. An exposé by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism and The Guardian has revealed that two of the world’s leading development banks have invested billions in the...

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Lockdown has placed millions more girls at risk of FGM

Lockdown has placed millions more girls at risk of FGM

Disrupting global efforts to put an end to FGM practices, deepening poverty caused by the pandemic means more girls are now at risk of being cut. According to a United Nations official, Coronavirus has reversed progress on ending female genital mutilation (FGM). The (almost) universally condemned practice, which affects 200...

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Exclusive – Venezuela’s migrant crisis

Exclusive – Venezuela’s migrant crisis

NGOs face extreme difficulties as they strive to provide Venezuela with aid during the worst humanitarian crisis Latin America has ever seen. Home to the largest oil reserves in the world and once the richest nation in South America, in just two decades Venezuela has ‘collapsed under the weight of...

Activism 101: get informed & involved with these sites

Activism 101: get informed & involved with these sites

Want to make your mark and change world for the better? This is your yellow pages.  Last month, we wrote a comprehensive breakdown of the six stages of social activism with the aim of really fleshing out an enigmatic concept that has more relevance today than ever before. Lucky for you guys, change is our bread and butter here at Thred, and we're all about spreading the truth.  Step by step...

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Why Twitter is calling JK Rowling a ‘TERF’

Why Twitter is calling JK Rowling a ‘TERF’

JK Rowling taught most of the world a new acronym this week, and not really in a good way. There are over one million words contained within the Harry Potter series in total, though it seems JK Rowling has managed to make just as big a splash in under 280 characters. A recent tweet by the world-famous author has been trending for days now, making the internet aware of...

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Yemen is currently experiencing the world’s worst humanitarian crisis

Yemen is currently experiencing the world’s worst humanitarian crisis

A severely underreported humanitarian disaster is displacing millions and leaving many more without food. Yemen, one of Africa’s poorest nations, is currently being devastated by a civil war that’s been raging since 2015. Five years of conflict has plunged the country into one of the world’s gravest humanitarian crises. As multiple factions backed by complex webs of external powers ravage the land, leading to the displacement of more than...

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China’s new Hong Kong security law threatens to destroy protest efforts

China’s new Hong Kong security law threatens to destroy protest efforts

The new law has caused Hong Kong protest groups to disband and journalists are deleting articles for fear of their lives. The past year has been hugely turbulent and significant for the people of Hong Kong. Pro-democracy demonstrations and protests have taken over the region and caused political upheaval after a now-rejected Chinese extradition bill was proposed in September. Despite the pandemic and other social justice movements such as Black...

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