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A Flexibility Revolution

A Flexibility Revolution

It was a scene to which so many of us have become resigned: at 5:00 on a Wednesday, I mustered my most professional voice to lead an important work call with dozens of colleagues, while cooking and watching my kids. My two boys – 5 and 3 – were happily ensconced in the playroom with […]

In Indian Mining Hub, Farmers Bring Polluted Land Back To Life

In Indian Mining Hub, Farmers Bring Polluted Land Back To Life

For years, Indian farmer Chape Hanumaiya struggled to grow anything on his tiny plot of land – it was caked in the thick, red dust drifting from the iron ore mines that surrounded it. But today, Hanumaiya and his wife are about to harvest pearl millet and sesame crops thanks to a pilot project that […]

Period Shame

Period Shame

Statistics show that about 58% of girls and women experience period shame and different factors are responsible for this. Some women talk about why they feel ashamed and how they have overcome this shame over the years. 1) I used to be ashamed whenever I got stained but not anymore. “Na stain I stain I […]

International Day of Sign Languages

International Day of Sign Languages

We Sign for Human Rights The International Day of Sign Languages is an unique opportunity to support and protect the linguistic identity and cultural diversity of all deaf people and other sign language users. The 2021 theme, declared by the World Federation of the Deaf, is “We Sign For Human Rights,” highlighting how each of us – deaf […]

COVID-Fuelled Child Labour Crisis Spurs Call For Global Social Protection Fund

COVID-Fuelled Child Labour Crisis Spurs Call For Global Social Protection Fund

With thousands of children being forced into child labour every day, leading child rights activists on Wednesday called for a global social protection fund to stem the loss of a generation to COVID-19. The pandemic has pushed many countries – from the United States to Rwanda – to spend trillions of dollars on short-term measures, […]

Menstrual Hygiene Sanitation Raises Concern, As Crs-Liberia, Chc &partners Take Menstrual Hygiene Sanitation to Westpoint

Menstrual Hygiene Sanitation Raises Concern, As Crs-Liberia, Chc &partners Take Menstrual Hygiene Sanitation to Westpoint

Women need the support of everyone from the community to government during their Menstrual Period and the need to help them advance hygiene sanitation during such time cannot be overemphasized. This is why Catholic Relief Services-Liberia (CRS), Catholic Health Council (CHC) and partners have embarked on a hygiene sanitation awareness for women who are in […]

Rural Women Strive for Empowerment, Independence

Rural Women Strive for Empowerment, Independence

WOMEN from various walks of life recently gathered at the Rural Women’s Assembly at Braunfels at Khorixas to discuss their hardships and to promote rural women’s empowerment. Maureen Hoës (36), who owns a small meat shop and garden at farm Dimba near Tywfelfontein, at the event said she needs a piece of land to expand […]

State Neglected Girls, Women During Lockdown

State Neglected Girls, Women During Lockdown

The government neglected her girls and women during the pandemic, exposing them to different forms of gender-based violence (GBV) – a new report shows. The I Had Nowhere to Go report released on Tuesday by the Human Rights Watch shows that Covid-19 exacerbated violence cases. The report touts child marriage, abandonment without support, female genital […]

‘I Was Interested In Everything That Boys Played’ Meet Nona Gaprindashvili, Chess’s First Female Grandmaster

‘I Was Interested In Everything That Boys Played’ Meet Nona Gaprindashvili, Chess’s First Female Grandmaster

She is the only real female chess champion featured in the hit Netflix series ‘The Queen’s Gambit’, but Georgia’s Nona Gaprindashvili is none too happy about how the show dismisses her Soviet-era heyday. Gaprindashvili, the first woman to be awarded the title of grandmaster by the World Chess Federation, is mentioned in passing in the […]

World Leaders Return To U.N. With Focus On Pandemic, Climate

World Leaders Return To U.N. With Focus On Pandemic, Climate

 World leaders are returning to the United Nations in New York this week with a focus on boosting efforts to fight both climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic, which last year forced them to send video statements for the annual gathering. As the coronavirus still rages amid an inequitable vaccine rollout, about a third of […]

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