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UK Sisters Call Time On Cat Calls And Wolf Whistling

UK Sisters Call Time On Cat Calls And Wolf Whistling

Maya Tutton was 12 when men started noticing her. Even her school uniform did not deter their explicit gestures or lewd comments – casual street harassment she learnt to endure. It wasn’t until her little sister Gemma started getting the same unwanted attention – at the age of 11 – that Tutton decided enough was […]

Dialogue On Gender-Based Violence and Femicide

Dialogue On Gender-Based Violence and Femicide

Remarks by President Cyril Ramaphosa during a dialogue to mark the 16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children campaign To the women of our nation, To my fellow South Africans, Since just after sunrise this morning, our national flag has been flying at half-mast across the country in memory of the […]

Today In History: International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

Today In History: International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, emerging data and reports from those on the front lines, have shown that all types of violence against women and girls, particularly domestic violence, has intensified. This is the Shadow Pandemic growing amidst the COVID-19 crisis and we need a global collective effort to stop it. As COVID-19 cases continue […]

16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence : “Orange the World: Fund, Respond, Prevent, Collect!”

16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence : “Orange the World: Fund, Respond, Prevent, Collect!”

The UN System’s 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence activities, from 25 November to 10 December, will take place under our 2020 global theme: “Orange the World: Fund, Respond, Prevent, Collect!” As the world retreated inside homes due to the lockdown measures introduced to curb the COVID-19 pandemic, reports showed an alarming increase in the already existing […]

World Children’s Day : Peace, Dignity and Equality On a Healthy Planet

World Children’s Day : Peace, Dignity and Equality On a Healthy Planet

The UN agency for children In the aftermath of World War II, the plight of Europe’s children was grave, and a new agency created by the United Nations stepped in to provide food and clothing and health care to these children. In 1953, UNICEF became a permanent part of the UN and began a successful global campaign […]

Today In History : World Children’s Day

Today In History : World Children’s Day

World Children’s Day was first established in 1954 as Universal Children’s Day and is celebrated on 20 November each year to promote international togetherness, awareness among children worldwide, and improving children’s welfare. November 20th is an important date as it is the date in 1959 when the UN General Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights […]

Towards a National Gender-Sensitive Land Policy In Zimbabwe

Towards a National Gender-Sensitive Land Policy In Zimbabwe

The importance of a sound land administration system (LAS) cannot be over-emphasized. This article seeks to examine the current state of the land administration system across all land-use categories in Zimbabwe, a general overview of the land administration challenges, with the aim of providing a policy proposition of how the land system can better be […]

Cocoa Girl, Britain’s First Magazine For Black Girls

Cocoa Girl, Britain’s First Magazine For Black Girls

All Serlina Boyd wanted when Britain first went into lockdown this spring was a magazine that kept her six-year-old daughter Faith entertained, away from digital screens, and above all, feeling good about her British-Jamaican heritage. To her surprise, nothing fit the bill. “It was really important for me that whatever I was putting in front […]

International Day For Tolerance

International Day For Tolerance

Fostering mutual understanding among cultures and peoples The United Nations is committed to strengthening tolerance by fostering mutual understanding among cultures and peoples. This imperative lies at the core of the United Nations Charter, as well as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and is more important than ever in this era of rising and violent extremism […]

On The Eve Of The Honeymoon

On The Eve Of The Honeymoon

The other day, I was strolling through my Instagram feed while “awing” and “awning” to  sweet pictures of couples and then I stumbled upon the news saying that a couple I had been admiring for so long had just divorced. I just kept staring in confusion. I went to check out their posts from a […]

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