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Don’t Forget Us In Coronavirus Battle, Say Businesses In India’s Dharavi Slum

Don’t Forget Us In Coronavirus Battle, Say Businesses In India’s Dharavi Slum

Samita Chavan used to wake up at 3am every day to the sound of her neighbour’s wet grinder in Mumbai’s Dharavi slum. Now, she is adjusting to a rare silence after three months of lockdown that saw tens of thousands of migrant workers leave the city. Dharavi, believed to be Asia’s largest slum, has been hailed […]

ICPD Pledges To End Teen Pregnancy Crisis

ICPD Pledges To End Teen Pregnancy Crisis

The ‘shadow pandemic’ of teenage pregnancy following the lengthy closure of learning institutions due to Covid-19 can be blamed on young people being idle and engaging in sexual activity as a pastime and out of curiosity. The closure of schools and the ensuing lockdown means that, for the vulnerable adolescent girl, the free school meal […]

Join The Fight Against GBV

Join The Fight Against GBV

Social Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu has called on all South Africans to join hands in the fight against the scourge of Gender-Based Violence. “I implore all South Africans wherever you are, whatever language you speak, whatever your religious persuasion and whatever your political affiliation, let us join hands together to fight this evil scourge that […]

Black Women March For Equality

Black Women March For Equality

Lisa Lloyd, a black communications specialist, once discovered a white male coworker whom she had trained was earning $15,000 more than she was at rental car company where they worked in Maryland. “On paper, I am a senior-level manager with hundreds of subordinates. But when I walk into the office, I am a black woman […]

World Leaders Warn Coronavirus Could Roll Back Progress For Women

World Leaders Warn Coronavirus Could Roll Back Progress For Women

Coronavirus is threatening to undo recent gains made toward gender equality as millions of women and girls are predicted to have unwanted pregnancies and fall into poverty, world leaders said on Thursday. A “wake-up call” is needed to protect women’s and children’s rights amid the pandemic, said the president of Estonia and former prime minister […]

Sanitary Wear Must Be Affordable For Girls

Sanitary Wear Must Be Affordable For Girls

Sanitary wear must be made available and affordable, while education about menstruation and stigma around the biological process must continue, First Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa has said. Amai Mnangagwa said this yesterday during her interaction with 50 children drawn from disadvantaged backgrounds during the commemoration of the Menstrual Hygiene Management Day. There have been major concerns […]

Doctor, Parents Face Trial In Egypt For Girl’s Death After Genital Cutting

Doctor, Parents Face Trial In Egypt For Girl’s Death After Genital Cutting

A retired doctor and the parents of a 12-year-old girl who died after female genital mutilation (FGM) surgery are to stand trial in Egypt, with child rights campaigners calling for jail terms to deter others from the illegal practice. Egypt’s Prosecutor General Hamada El-Sawy this weekend ordered the referral of the trio to the criminal […]

Freeing South Sudan’s Captive Women And Girls – 128 Down, Thousands to Go

Freeing South Sudan’s Captive Women And Girls – 128 Down, Thousands to Go

The current approaches to releasing women and girls who have been forced into armed groups are far from adequate. In a significant development earlier this month, South Sudan’s rebel movement released 78 women and 50 children who’d been held captive for months. Those freed were among the thousands of people who have been abducted over […]

15 Amazing Hairstyles For This Christmas

15 Amazing Hairstyles For This Christmas

It’s almost Christmas and everyone is running around to look good for the coming celebration. Looking good involves making an amazing hairstyle that fits you. There are a lot of beautiful styles and taking into consideration all facial structures and hair types, we have selected 15 of them that you can choose from     […]

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 […]

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