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Beauty Queen Banned For Being A Mum

Beauty Queen Banned For Being A Mum

A Ukrainian model has launched a legal challenge against the Miss World beauty contest after she was banned from the competition for being a mother. Veronika Didusenko, 24, who has a five-year-old son, was crowned Miss Ukraine in September last year but was stripped of her title when organisers found out she was a mother. […]

No More Chains: Anti-Slavery Campaigns Urged To Stop Relying On Shock Images

No More Chains: Anti-Slavery Campaigns Urged To Stop Relying On Shock Images

From chains to scarred backs, sensationalised images used to raise awareness of modern slavery risk doing more harm than good because they misrepresent the problem, researchers said on Monday. In fact, most modern slavery networks rely more on psychological methods of coercion than on physical violence or restraint, according to a study by the University […]

Injustice Of Worsening Climate Impacts Rises Up -UN talks

Injustice Of Worsening Climate Impacts Rises Up -UN talks

Governments should redouble their efforts to tackle climate change because they owe it to those suffering the worst harm in a warming world, many of them living in small island nations and other developing countries, leaders said on Monday. Many of the roughly 40 government heads who spoke at the opening of two weeks of […]

Gender Inequality Still Affecting The Fight Against HIV In Africa

Gender Inequality Still Affecting The Fight Against HIV In Africa

First Lady Jeannette Kagame has emphasised the fact that despite the significant improvement in fighting against HIV/AIDS in the last 20 years, deeper analysis is still needed “to make more meaningful interventions.” She was addressing the Organisation of African First Ladies for Development (OAFLAD) high-level session themed “Leadership of African First Ladies in the fight […]

Sudan’s Midwives Told To Stop Genital Mutilation On Mothers After Birth

Sudan’s Midwives Told To Stop Genital Mutilation On Mothers After Birth

  Sudanese midwives must stop performing female genital mutilation (FGM) on new mothers, health experts said on Thursday, adding that it was undermining broader efforts to wipe out the internationally condemned practice. Women’s rights have moved into the spotlight in Sudan after women played a prominent role in street protests which led to the ousting […]

Zimbabwe Police Needs To Stop Violence Against Women

Zimbabwe Police Needs To Stop Violence Against Women

Zimbabwe has seen an unprecedented increase in the levels of violence against women by the police especially during the sporadic demonstrations and city council’s unending running battles with vendors. Disturbing images of women being beaten by police have gone viral on social media a lot this year raising concerns about the police’s respect for the […]

PSCORE Accuses North Korea Of Institutionalised Child Sex Abuse

PSCORE Accuses North Korea Of Institutionalised Child Sex Abuse

North Korean children are “constantly in danger” of sexual abuse and resulting social stigma without any chance to seek legal protection, a Seoul-based rights group said on Wednesday. Activists with PSCORE, or People for Successful Corean Reunification, interviewed more than 200 young male and female North Koreans who had fled to settle in the affluent, […]

U.S. Launches Anti-Violence Effort For Indigenous Women, Girls

U.S. Launches Anti-Violence Effort For Indigenous Women, Girls

U.S. President Donald Trump launched a task force on Tuesday to help protect Native American women and children, calling the rate of violence among indigenous people “heartbreaking.” The task force aims to improve coordination and communication among federal, state and tribal authorities in response to cases of missing and murdered indigenous women and children, the […]

AW Gist: (The change Agents) Kayamata On The Rise

AW Gist: (The change Agents) Kayamata On The Rise

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 […]

If Habibat Wasn’t Shamed

If Habibat Wasn’t Shamed

According to statistics, women in Africa are faced with gender discrimination on a daily basis that it has become part of her daily life. Most times, women pay dearly for sins which should be overlooked. There is a high level of paving moral standards amongst women than it is for men. When a woman screams […]

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