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One-Size-Fits-All Approach To COVID-19 Could Have Lethal Consequences

One-Size-Fits-All Approach To COVID-19 Could Have Lethal Consequences

Suppose you had the choice between two health policies, A and B. Policy A would result in the death of a lot of elderly people. Policy B would result in the death of a lot of children, especially infants. Which would you choose? Right now we are facing a choice between more or less drastic […]

Japan Airlines Lets Female Crew Ditch High Heels After #KuToo Campaign

Japan Airlines Lets Female Crew Ditch High Heels After #KuToo Campaign

Female flight attendants working for Japan Airlines will be allowed to wear trousers and abandon high heels next month, the company said on Thursday, after a feminist campaign took off. The airline becomes one of the first major Japanese firms to announce the shift after a campaign known as #KuToo last year called to reject […]

Europe Braces For Domestic Abuse ‘Perfect Storm’ Amid Coronavirus Lockdown

Europe Braces For Domestic Abuse ‘Perfect Storm’ Amid Coronavirus Lockdown

Domestic abuse charities in Europe have called for hotels and holiday lets to be turned into refuges as they warned that coronavirus lockdowns would lead to a massive jump in the numbers of women fleeing violence. Governments, support services and charities are scrambling to help thousands of women facing weeks of isolation at home with […]

East Africa Strides Ahead On Gender Parity

East Africa Strides Ahead On Gender Parity

East Africa is ahead of the continent in gender equality, says a report by McKinsey Global Institute on the Power of parity in advancing women’s equality in Africa. Rwanda leads with a gender parity score of 0.69, Ethiopia has a score of 0.63 while Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania have 0.62 each–which is slightly above the […]

UN For Promotion Of Gender Equality For Acceleration Of SDGs

UN For Promotion Of Gender Equality For Acceleration Of SDGs

The United Nations (UN) resident coordinator Maria Jose Torres has called for increased efforts in the promotion of gender equality as a means of achieving the global set targets of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). UN resident representative Maria Jose Torres speaking at the meeting UN resident representative Maria Jose Torres and other officials during the […]

From Flowers To Incense, India’s Temple Economy Hit By Coronavirus

From Flowers To Incense, India’s Temple Economy Hit By Coronavirus

Indian shopkeeper Purab Gathani should be gearing up for his busiest time of year selling incense for the spring festival season when crowds of worshippers usually throng Hindu temples. Instead Gathani, whose family has sold Hindu prayer items for three generations, is looking at major losses as the coronavirus outbreak forces the country of 1.3 […]

Greta Thunberg Says Coronavirus Shows World Can ‘Act Fast’ On Crisis

Greta Thunberg Says Coronavirus Shows World Can ‘Act Fast’ On Crisis

Climate activist Greta Thunberg said on Tuesday the swift and far-ranging economic and social shifts being brought in to stem the coronavirus pandemic showed that the rapid action needed to curb climate change was also possible.   Officials around the world have responded to the growing coronavirus outbreak by shutting businesses, closing schools and other […]

AW Gist (The Change Agents) : Womb Watchers Association

AW Gist (The Change Agents) : Womb Watchers Association

This is about picturing the realities in our society. Just before you begin : This is a discussion between three social agents, three women involved in different social innovations who’ve been brought together to discuss the different issues they’ve solved, the different stories they’ve heard and how we all can become good influencers, good change […]

In Her 30’s : Sexual Toys and All That Lies Between

In Her 30’s : Sexual Toys and All That Lies Between

‘In her 30s’  This is the place where I share my daily ordeal with y’all on a weekly basis. I try to talk to you cos I feel y’all can relate with me or will be able to relate with me. You are welcome! Let me formally introduce myself; My name is Miriam. I am an […]

Poor Indians Flee To Villages As Coronavirus Measures Take Heavy Toll

Poor Indians Flee To Villages As Coronavirus Measures Take Heavy Toll

Thousands of poor city migrants whose livelihoods have collapsed due to India’s coronavirus measures headed back to their villages on Saturday, raising fears that the exodus could carry the virus to the countryside. About one fifth of India’s 271 confirmed coronavirus cases has been reported in the western state of Maharashtra — home to Mumbai, […]

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