The NOVICA Click List

Our regular roundup of things we found on the web that moved us, piqued our interest, or made us smile.

8 Maps That Will Change the Way You Look at Africa

You already know that Africa isn’t a country. But what else? Check out these maps and put the continent’s population, income, growth, and potential into context. (Read more from ONE.org.)

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How the world would look if it were measured by its wealth, 2015. (Courtesy of Global Finance)

In the Mexican jungle, a surreal art garden bewilders

A little-known destination in Mexico was created to bewilder all who visit. (Read more from Santa Fe New Mexican.)

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A natural waterfall flows down a rock wall in Las Pozas, a dreamy, little-known garden of surreal art, in Mexico’s northeast jungle. The garden was created by the late Edward James, a British multimillionaire and arts patron who favored surrealists like Rene Magritte and Salvador Dali. (Courtesy of Teresa de Miguel Escribano/The Associated Press.)

Here’s What It Takes To Survive In The Tribal Amazon [PHOTOS]

For hundreds of years, the Ashaninka, Madija, and Huni Kui peoples have made their home in the Brazilian and Peruvian Amazon rainforest, living off the land. Until recently, the groups have lived peacefully amongst each other, struggling to survive in the often harsh, but bountiful environment.

Over the last three years, things have changed. Reuters photographer Lunae Parracho recently took a trip through the Amazon rainforest with the attacked tribes to see life from their perspective. (Read more from Business Insider.)

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A member of one of the Amazon’s indigenous tribes pauses for a photo. (Courtesy of REUTERS/Lunae Parracho.)

The 10 Countries Where Young People Are Happiest

One-quarter of the world’s population – its young people – are now getting the attention they deserve. But where in the world are the young people happiest? The results from a joint study by the International Youth Foundation, the Center for Strategic and International Studies and the Hilton Worldwide and International Youth Foundation are in — and the answers may surprise you! (Read more from policymic.com.)

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Thailand makes the Top 10 List for countries where young people are happiest. (Courtesy of flickr.)

Election day, a time of hope – and concern – over Indonesian women’s rights

Despite the many challenges faced by women in Indonesia, many believe that with this week’s April 9th election, they’re making progress when it comes to political representation and women’s rights in the workplace. (Read more from trust.org.)

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Women workers walk past their shoe factory on their way home in Tangerang, Indonesia’s Banten province March 7, 2014. (Courtesy of REUTERS/Beawiharta.)
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