From #MeToo to “Oprah for President”
Since the Harvey Weinstein scandal was revealed by The New York Times on 5 October, the movement to denounce sexual harassment has swept across America and the world. Spreading far beyond Hollywood, women from all walks of life have spoken out saying #MeToo, #YoTambien or #balancetonporc.
Students Demand Gun Control
After yet another school shooting in the U.S.A., surviving students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Texas, are calling for gun control. Their calls have already sparked plans for action such as a national march and two planned school walkouts.
Three Billboards and a Mother’s Fury
The lead role in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri fits Frances McDormand like a glove. The story of a fierce, unconventional woman touched by tragedy in small town America, it’s honest and brave, like its star.
Funding for Exchanges with the U.K.
A scheme administered by the British Council offers funding for school exchange projects for 17-to-19-year-olds: up to £10,000 per project. The deadline for applications for the next awards of funds is 14 May 2018.

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