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Menstrual Health And Culture – It’s A Taboo For Girls To Speak About Their Cycle

Menstrual Health And Culture – It’s A Taboo For Girls To Speak About Their Cycle

Despite grappling with poverty that reduces their access to quality education, girls from Geita District in Tanzania are disheartened by social taboos that haunt their educational development and expose them to menstrual health problems. A 10-day survey conducted in the area revealed that girls and women from Sukuma and Kuria in Geita are not allowed […]

Carter Center Holds Mano River Union Traditional Women Peace Conference

Carter Center Holds Mano River Union Traditional Women Peace Conference

 Over 200 women from the Mano River countries have met in Nimba County for a 3-day conference aimed at preventing conflict and sustaining peace in the union. Chiefs, elders and women from Sierra Leone, Guinea, La Côte d’Ivoire and Liberia conference is supported by Carter Center, USAID and Sweden. The head of Liberia Crusaders of […]

Rant Of The Day – Our Wife

Rant Of The Day –  Our Wife

Welcome to the rant column I understand that being in a serious relationship is something really serious in this part of the world. This time and age, we know how difficult it is to have a man that is very serious with you, takes you to your family and introduces himself as your man and […]

LOUD WHISPERS: As We Begin The Ramadan Season

LOUD WHISPERS: As We Begin The Ramadan Season

Three years ago, I was at a Yoruba traditional engagement ceremony in Lagos. What used to be a beautiful ceremony full of symbolism, traditional music and poetry performances, overseen by those who have the required experience as women of the household, has now been turned over to commercial hands. With varying degrees of knowledge and […]

Women In Sports Ad Strikes Nerve In Arab World

Women In Sports Ad Strikes Nerve In Arab World

An online commercial released by Nike  this week showing Arab women fencing, boxing and spinning on ice-skates has stirred controversy over its attempt to smash stereotypes about women leading home-bound lives in the conservative region. It begins with a woman nervously peering out of her doorway and adjusting her veil before going for a run […]

Yoruba Cultural Exchange Festival

Yoruba Cultural Exchange Festival

The Yoruba Culture is one of the main unique culture in Nigeria. The Yorubas are so unique in everyway of life. From the believe that people live out their name, thus the considerable effort into naming a child. Not far fetched is the law and believes, the linguistics in writing and more importantly the cultural […]

Anthropology In Business: Using Insights Into Human Behavior And Culture To Improve Your Business

Anthropology In Business: Using Insights Into Human Behavior And Culture To Improve Your Business

“To succeed in the business of the future, we have to become the very people we’re trying to reach.” – Brian Solis Anthropology is the study of people or the human condition in order to gain insight into patterns of behavior or culture. Anthropologists have been practicing the art of cultural immersion for many years. […]

How South African women are reclaiming the headscarf

How South African women are reclaiming the headscarf

African women have worn headscarves for many years for religious, cultural reasons and even as a fashion statement but they were traditionally worn by older, usually married women. They are a common feature in ceremonies such as weddings and even funerals. Many also love the convenience of it – it can be a quick fix […]

Why Is The Rape Crisis In Rural India Passing Under The Radar?

Why Is The Rape Crisis In Rural India Passing Under The Radar?

Another horrific rape and murder in India, this time in the southern state of Kerala, in Perumbavoor, Ernakulam. At least 30 injuries were found on the victim’s body; her intestines were eviscerated and she had bite marks on her back. This – the Jisha case – bears a chilling similarity to the Nirbhaya case, the […]

African Cities Are Swelling, And In West Africa The Result is Interesting – Appetite For Rice is Growing

African Cities Are Swelling, And In West Africa The Result is Interesting – Appetite For Rice is Growing

RICE is fast becoming West Africa’s preferred food. After four decades of importing the staple, the region now aims to grow enough rice to meet domestic demand. Rice harvests in West Africa will probably reach an all-time high of 14.9 million metric tons this year, up from 14.6 million tons last year, when Senegal and […]

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