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World Social Justice Day

World Social Justice Day

Today, February 20th, is World Social Justice Day. The term Social Justice has received enormous attention globally due to its critical impact on the socio-economic status of any given society. To some, it is considered a fundamental issue in the human race, while others regard it as a prerequisite to peace and development in a […]

Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action at the Fourth World Conference on Women

An unprecedented 17,000 participants and 30,000 activists streamed into Beijing for the opening of the Fourth World Conference on Women in September 1995. They were remarkably diverse, coming from around the globe, but they had a single purpose in mind: gender equality and the empowerment of all women, everywhere. Two weeks of political debate followed, […]

Why tackling the stigma around menstruation is key to gender equality

Why tackling the stigma around menstruation is key to gender equality

On any given day, more than 800 million women and girls between the ages of 15 and 49 are menstruating worldwide. That’s right, I said it:menstruating. For me, being on my period can be a minor nuisance: uncomfortable, yes, but something I understand, expect, and can manage safely, hygienically and easily. Unlike millions of girls […]