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Finding the right key

Finding the right key

In the right key one can say anything. In the wrong key, nothing: the only delicate part is the establishment of the key. – George Bernard Shaw One of the best ways to become aware of the astonishing diversity of human reactions is to speak to a group of people. You can’t help noticing how differently people […]

International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict

International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict

On 19 June 2015, the United Nations General Assembly (A/RES/69/293) proclaimed 19 June of each year the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, in order to raise awareness of the need to put an end to conflict-related sexual violence, to honour the victims and survivors of sexual violence around the world […]

5 Ways to Learn Faster

5 Ways to Learn Faster

  To become a high performer, you have to learn faster. How do you do that? Let me tell you first what not to do, because a lot of people just jump in and say, “I’m going to learn faster. I want to learn speed reading. I want to learn a new language. I want […]

World Day Against Child Labour

World Day Against Child Labour

The International Labour Organization (ILO) launched the World Day Against Child Labour in 2002 to focus attention on the global extent of child labour and the action and efforts needed to eliminate it. Each year on 12 June, the World Day brings together governments, employers and workers organizations, civil society, as well as millions of […]

7 Powerful Habits for A Growth Mindset

7 Powerful Habits for A Growth Mindset

Each of us as individuals are responsible for the direction of our own realities. Every decision we make has a consequence, whether it’s positive or negative. So what do we mean by growth mindset? A growth mindset translates into the belief that our minds, including our skills and the abilities we possess, can be developed […]

World Environment Day: I’m With Nature

World Environment Day: I’m With Nature

Man is both creature and moulder of his environment, which gives him physical sustenance and affords him the opportunity for intellectual, moral, social and spiritual growth. In the long and tortuous evolution of the human race on this planet a stage has been reached when, through the rapid acceleration of science and technology, man has […]

Jordan’s Azraq Becomes World’s First Clean Energy Refugee Camp

Jordan’s Azraq Becomes World’s First Clean Energy Refugee Camp

Thousands of Syrian families will light up their homes, charge their phones and chill their food by solar power tonight, as Jordan’s Azraq camp becomes the first refugee camp in the world to be powered by renewable energy. UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has switched on Azraq’s new two-megawatt solar photovoltaic plant on. It will […]

Hungry In A World Of Plenty: Millions On The Brink Of Famine

Hungry In A World Of Plenty: Millions On The Brink Of Famine

Today, the world stands on the brink of an unprecedented four famines. 20 million people are at risk of starvation in South Sudan – where famine has already been declared – Somalia, Yemen and Northern Nigeria. These are just four of the many countries that are facing high levels of food insecurity this year. In […]

Why My Controversial Game of Thrones Rape Scene Made Me Join the Sisterhood

Why My Controversial Game of Thrones Rape Scene Made Me Join the Sisterhood

  The response from the Game of Throne viewers following Sansa’s rape scene last year shocked me. There was a huge reaction, and not a particularly positive one. People were boycotting the show, multiple articles were being produced online and it was a trending topic on Twitter. At first I was angry. I was angry […]

“Tuzamurane”: Women Pineapple Farmers ‘Lift One Another Up’ In Rwanda

“Tuzamurane”: Women Pineapple Farmers ‘Lift One Another Up’ In Rwanda

Tuzamurane cooperative is located in a small village at the top of a hill in Kirehe District, Eastern Rwanda.The literal translation of Tuzamurane is ‘lift one another up’. The cooperative specialises in growing pineapples and you can see the little spiky plants everywhere in Kirehe. It was set up ten years ago with the support […]

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