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LOUD WHISPERS: A Different March 8th

LOUD WHISPERS: A Different March 8th

A few weeks ago, I received a message that an old friend and mentor of mine would be in Nigeria on an official visit, and had requested that I meet with her during her stay in Nigeria and take part in some events with her. When I saw the dates she wanted us to meet […]

UN Refugees And Migrants Summit: All Talk, No Action

UN Refugees And Migrants Summit: All Talk, No Action

  I cried my eyes out when I arrived in the UK, a refugee. I remember the policeman at immigration control looking down at me, a lost and distraught young African girl. He’d caught me with a forged $100 bill. I tried to explain, “I didn’t know it was fake.” The Idi Amin dictatorship in […]

Winnie Byanyima Appointed to UN High-Level Panel On Women’s Economic Empowerment

Winnie Byanyima Appointed to UN High-Level Panel On Women’s Economic Empowerment

Oxfam International Executive Director Winnie Byanyima says she is “honored” at her appointment by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon to the first-ever High-Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment. The Panel seeks to “mobilize concrete actions aimed at closing economic gender gaps that persist around the world”. It will provide guidance to implement the 2030 Agenda […]