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Staying In A Field Dominated By Men? – This Is How To Set The Pace

Staying In A Field Dominated By Men? – This Is How To Set The Pace

When you work in a male-dominated industry, it doesn’t surprise you — as much as frustrate you or make you go numb — when someone stares you up and down and says: “Oh, really? How did you get into that?” They’re suspicious. Confused. Intrigued. Being a woman in a male-dominated industry is like being the […]

Battling Sexual Violence In Nigeria

Battling Sexual Violence In Nigeria

I am not a fan of false equivalences, so I admit to not joining in conversations about why the #MeToo movement that is sweeping Western countries cannot or is not happening here. Still, my breath caught when I read the news of the two-year-old child who was sexually abused at the hands of a man […]

It Is Still Very Difficult For Women To Access Justice

It Is Still Very Difficult For Women To Access Justice

IT started like any other normal day for Emily Tuyishime but little did she know it would turn into a black Saturday in her life. On that fateful Saturday afternoon, her four-year-old son was involved in an accident that left him in a coma after sustaining grave injuries on the head. Tuyishime tried to seek […]

Made A Bride In Exchange For A Cow

Made A Bride In Exchange For A Cow

THE air you breathe between the scattered and unique Ovahimba huts at the Omaoipanga village situated about 15 kilometres from Opuwo is fresh, and one cannot help but admire the high hills on the horizon, the freedom of the children, and after a few drops of rain, the odour of fresh cow dung that sums […]

Linguistic Diversity And Multilingualism Count For Sustainable Development

Linguistic Diversity And Multilingualism Count For Sustainable Development

Languages, with their complex implications for identity, communication, social integration, education and development, are of strategic importance for people and planet. Yet, due to globalization processes, they are increasingly under threat, or disappearing altogether. When languages fade, so does the world’s rich tapestry of cultural diversity. Opportunities, traditions, memory, unique modes of thinking and expression […]

The Role of Women In Zimbabwean Art

The Role of Women In Zimbabwean Art

The servitude of African women in colonial times barred them from practising art in public spaces. The intellectual, social and cultural space of African women in formerly colonised nations had been restricted and socially reduced in importance to the backroom of contemporary art and thinking. Against all odds women have stood the test of times […]

World Social Justice Day – Migrant Workers On The Move

World Social Justice Day – Migrant Workers On The Move

Social justice is an underlying principle for peaceful and prosperous coexistence within and among nations. We uphold the principles of social justice when we promote gender equality or the rights of indigenous peoples and migrants. We advance social justice when we remove barriers that people face because of gender, age, race, ethnicity, religion, culture or […]

Workers On The Move: The Quest For Social Justice

Workers On The Move: The Quest For Social Justice

The International Labour Organization unanimously adopted the ILO Declaration on Social Justice for a Fair Globalization on 10 June 2008. This is the third major statement of principles and policies adopted by the International Labour Conference since the ILO’s Constitution of 1919. It builds on the Philadelphia Declaration of 1944 and the Declaration on Fundamental […]

The Revolution Of Women In Kenya’s Flower Industry

The Revolution Of Women In Kenya’s Flower Industry

This Valentine’s Day florists are predicting sales of USD$95 million in the UK alone. But where do they all come from? Kenya is second only to the Netherlands for flower imports to the UK, with a total of 13,013 tons per year. And because of globalisation and global value chains, the Netherlands itself imports most of its flowers […]

‘Black Panther’ A Model For Mentorship

‘Black Panther’ A Model For Mentorship

With uniformly glowing reviews and more than enough pre-ordered tickets to have an anticipated record breaking $160 million opening weekend, Marvel’s 18th superhero epic Black Panther is breaking new ground. Filmmaker Ryan Coogler is Marvel Studio’s first African-American director, and the movie is on track to be among the most successful films with a predominantly black cast, ever. A […]

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