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Thumbs up…to The University of Toronto for launching a new degree in Black health. U of T is starting a Master of Public Health in Black Health to specifically train students entering health-care fields on how to improve the system and provide better care. Source:

Thumbs up…to the Government of Spain which is seeking to update the country’s policy on Women’s health. If passed, Spain will be the first Western country to expand the right to menstrual leave. The reform bill also provides further access to reproductive health products. Source:

Thumbs up… to the Ontario Government partnering with Shoppers Drug Mart to distribute 18 million free pads in washroom dispensers at all public schools in the province over the next three years. Ontario is the fourth province to make such a commitment and it is an important first step to ending period poverty. Source:

Thumbs down…to Facebook groups for sharing ‘up skirt’ pictures. After a BBC investigation. Facebook, says it has removed a large number of accounts and groups posting pictures and videos of  up skirting. The BBC found thousands of users openly sharing obscene material of women and girls taken in public without their consent. One man who posted videos of himself stalking schoolgirls is now being investigated by police. Source: BBC

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