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TERRE DES FEMMES breaks the silence about domestic violence during what is supposed to be the most peaceful time of the year

Berlin, December 18th 2020: TERRE DES FEMMES – Menschenrechte für die Frau e. V. opens the art exhibition “UNBREAK – take a closer look & break the cycle of domestic violence” (https://cloud.achtung.de/s/g7PanPkDDnf28pe) in downtown Munich, together with the agencies thjnk and achtung! Mary, the artist Simon Berger, and the long-time TERRE DES FEMMES activist Romy Stangl. With this powerful campaign, the women’s rights organisation wants to break the silence about domestic violence against women. In the middle of downtown Munich, a shop window is shattered in several places. What looks like vandalism at first glance, turns out to be the shattered face of a woman upon closer inspection. The shards of glass reveal the portrait of Romy Stangl, who was herself a victim of domestic violence.

“I freed myself from violence. In the process, I realized that I alone get to decide how I want my

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Health and Security Advice In Advance Of Hajj from International SOS and Control Risks

14 August 2018Dubai, International SOS and Control Risks, the world’s leading medical and security risk experts, provide advice on how to have a healthy Hajj in Saudi Arabia, as well as important tips for business travellers to the region during the pilgrimage this month.

Close to 3 million foreign and domestic pilgrims are expected to perform their religious duties in Mecca, Mina, Arafat & Muzdalifah between Sunday 19 August and Friday 24 August, with many also travelling to Medina in the weeks before and after the pilgrimage. Hundreds of thousands of travellers will have already arrived in Saudi Arabia, and local authorities and transportation hubs have been preparing for the busy period ahead.

International SOS top 15 travel advice tips during Hajj:

  • Expect heightened security at transport hubs and increased congestion on certain overland travel routes.
  • Consider ways to avoid congestion and heavily populated areas by
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“Don’t call us Middle Aged!” say four in ten over fifties

Over-fifties are some of the highest spenders on going out, fashion and entertainment, as likely to live their lives on social networks and through their smartphones, yet they are still misperceived as being old-fashioned and outdated when it comes to dating.

New insights from Lumen, the first ever dating app specifically for the over-fifties, shows that over a quarter feel over-fifties are misrepresented in the media and that terms used to describe them are out of touch. 39% of over-fifties daters thinking the term ‘middle-aged’ makes people sound old- fashioned and not having an active and vibrant social life, while 41% feel the same about the term ‘silver surfer’. Even the term ‘older’ and the term ‘grey’ were seen to describe people with no social life.

The top eight phrases that over-fifties think make their generation sound old- fashioned and not having an active and vibrant social life

Seniors 49%
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Millennials’ preference for authentic and transparent content shakes up global influencer marketing industry, new report finds

Top findings:

  • The majority of consumers express a preference for influencers who create authentic, engaging content
  • 90% of marketers say proving authenticity is critical to the future of influencer marketing
  • 85% of marketers say engagement data is the biggest metric of success for influencer marketing
  • ‘Fake followers’ ranks as number one concern within influencer marketing

London. New York. (14 November, 2018): The ‘Influencer Marketing 2020’ report, published today by Influencer Intelligence in association with Econsultancy, found that for approximately 6 in 10 of the digital marketers surveyed, the purpose influencer marketing serves for their business has changed drastically in the last 12 months, with 56% claiming the younger generation of consumers is proving the biggest driver of change.

The report, which stems from a survey of 1,173 marketers and separately, 500 consumers, found that digital natives have come to more firmly reject the way that influencer marketing has

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Brits to spend seven times their weekly grocery budget on festive food

LONDON – 6 December 2018 – Brits will splash out on festive indulgences this year, spending an average of £166 per person on their Christmas groceries. The research from shopping and fundraising platform, Give as you Live , has found that the amount is seven times more per person than the average weekly spend on household food and drinks*.

Britain’s biggest festive food spenders
City Average spend per person
London £199
Bristol £188
Southampton £187
Brighton £182
Aberdeen £181
Birmingham £180
Chelmsford £173
Portsmouth £172
Manchester £170
Newcastle £170

Merry men and lavish Londoners spend the most
The survey also revealed that men are likely to want a few more pigs in blankets than women, as they are expected to splash out an average of £177 per person on food during the festive season, above women’s £154 per person.

Across the cities, London and Bristol are the biggest Christmas food

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