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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 […]

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 […]

‘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 […]

Everything You Need To Know About Pushing For Equal Pay

Everything You Need To Know About Pushing For Equal Pay

Workers around the world look forward to payday. A paycheck may bring a sense of relief, satisfaction, or joy, but it can also represent an injustice—an expression of persistent inequalities between men and women in the workplace. Globally, the gender pay gap stands at 16 per cent, meaning women workers earn an average of 84 per […]

Equal Pay For Work Of Equal Value

Equal Pay For Work Of Equal Value

Equal pay for work of equal value The International Equal Pay Day, celebrated on 18 September, represents the longstanding efforts towards the achievement of equal pay for work of equal value. It further builds on the United Nations commitment to human rights and against all forms of discrimination, including discrimination against women and girls. Across […]

What Will Happen To girls’ Education In Afghanistan Under Taliban Rule?

What Will Happen To girls’ Education In Afghanistan Under Taliban Rule?

Afghanistan’s new Taliban rulers have said girls will be allowed to go to school as they seek to show they have changed since last in power 20 years ago, when girls were barred from education. But many Afghans do not believe them, among them the founder of a girls’ school in Kabul, who has burnt […]

Safe School Declaration

Safe School Declaration

The problem Around the world, attacks on children continue unabated, as warring parties flout one of the most basic rules of war: the protection of children. The protracted nature of conflicts today is affecting the futures of entire generations of children. Without access to education, a generation of children living in conflict will grow up […]

International Day to Protect Education from Attack

International Day to Protect Education from Attack

Education under attack Around the world, attacks on children continue unabated, as warring parties flout one of the most basic rules of war: the protection of children. The protracted nature of conflicts today is affecting the futures of entire generations of children. Without access to education, a generation of children living in conflict will grow […]

Mexico City To Replace Columbus Statue With One Of Indigenous Woman

Mexico City To Replace Columbus Statue With One Of Indigenous Woman

A prominent statue of explorer Christopher Columbus on one of Mexico City’s principal avenues is to be replaced with that of an indigenous Mexican woman, the capital’s mayor, Claudia Sheinbaum, said on Sunday. The 19th-century bronze statue was taken down from the Paseo de la Reforma boulevard last year for restoration work ahead of an […]

Teenage Pregnancy During COVID-19 In South Africa: A Double Pandemic

Teenage Pregnancy During COVID-19 In South Africa: A Double Pandemic

Pregnancies among adolescent girls remain a global problem. An estimated 21 million girls aged 15–19 years in developing countries become pregnant and about 12 million of them give birth every year. Pregnancies not only have adverse health risks for adolescent mothers and their babies – these problems can persist into the next generation. For example, girls who become […]

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