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    Monday 7th November 2011

    A good thing:

    Women’s groups in the Somali town of Galkayo are lobbying the authorities in the self-declared autonomous region of Puntland to enact a law banning female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C), saying the practice was becoming widespread.

    Read more: http://www.irinnews.org/report.aspx?reportid=94136

    A bad thing:

    More than 700,000 southerners living in Sudan lost their Sudanese nationality when the south broke away to become Africa’s newest nation on July 9. A humanitarian emergency is developing on the border between Sudan and South Sudan where more than 12,000 people are stranded in makeshift shelters en route to the south.

    Read more: http://www.trust.org/alertnet/news/crisis-looms-as-12000-people-stranded-on-sudan-border-britain/

    A thing to change:

    Oxfam: The Mekong River is one of the world’s last large rivers to remain mostly undammed. Now it looks like the Xayaburi dam, one of eleven planned dams for the Mekong mainstream, could go ahead. The power generated from Xayaburi won’t even stay in Laos. Ask for it to be reconsidered under a 10-year moratorium.

    http://www.oxfam.org.au/act/take-action/mekong/become-a-friend-of-the-mekong

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Every day so many bad things happen in this world: people die of poverty, starvation, politics fails us and corruption damages.

But every day so many good things happen as well: breakthroughs in health, science and technology, governments committing to change and people having fabulous new ideas on how to see good occur.

What if we could take just one action a day, to fight the bad and/or help the good?

This blog aims to make us aware of a bad thing and a good thing that happens everyday. And, in addition, provide an avenue to do something in response. Every day a small action, to change things, to react and make a difference.

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