|megpie71 (megpie71) wrote,|
@ 2017-01-16 07:26:00
|Entry tags:||activism: three things|
What Went Right - 16 JAN 2017
Another three stories about "what went right" from the mainstream media.
Funding boost, organ donor generosity saving a record number of lives, Federal Government says by Dom Vukovic and Chloe Hart (ABC Australian Capital Territory)
The rate of organ donation in Australia is up, thanks to a combination of a federal government funding boost for the program and an increase in the number of people who are registering to be donors.
Elderly women in Kenya learning karate to fight back against sexual assault in slums by Martin Cuddihy (ABC Africa correspondent)
This is a bitter-sweet one, because on the one hand, it's a story primarily about sexual assault, and about women learning to fight back against it. On the other hand, it's a story about women working to deter a menace in their community, and gaining power by doing so. Since the program is starting to have a preventative effect, I'm saying it's something "going right".
Bobbie the Bear drives home road safety message to Chinese tourists in Tasmania by Carla Howarth and Damian McIntyre (ABC Tasmania)
As the amount of visitors to Tasmania from China increases, measures are being taken to provide a more welcoming environment, such as hiring multi-lingual rangers in national parks, adding Chinese text to signs for road safety, and using a mascot who is popular with Chinese visitors.
So there's my three for the day. If you've spotted any stories about "what went right" in your mainstream media feeds, why not share a link to them in the comments?
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