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3 leadership strategies I learned by being the only woman in the room

3 leadership strategies I learned by being the only woman in the room

It’s not exactly breaking news, but in case you haven’t heard, women face an uphill battle in the business world. Examples can be found everywhere: women are judged – even by other women – more harshly than men are for trying to negotiate higher compensation for their work. Our mistakes follow us for a longer period of time […]

Hey, guys — gender politics are central to this race, not a footnote

Hey, guys — gender politics are central to this race, not a footnote

I’m not sure about this, but I’m starting to wonder whether gender is playing a role in the Democratic primary campaign between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. What do you think? Very funny, I know. In the wake of Sanders’ blowout victory in New Hampshire, I have had impassioned exchanges about this subject with almost […]

UN Committee Urging Japan to Ban Sale of Games Portraying Sexual Violence Against Women

UN Committee Urging Japan to Ban Sale of Games Portraying Sexual Violence Against Women

Japan’s gaming industry produces a wide variety of content, and if you visit Akihabara in Tokyo, you’ll often find store with entire (and rated well guarded) floors dedicated to erotic games. Some of those titles often dabble, directly or indirectly, into an array of themes that are frowned upon by society. Years ago, Illusion’s Rapelay […]

Kentucky bill requires spouse consent to husband’s Viagra use

Kentucky bill requires spouse consent to husband’s Viagra use

Angered by a new law requiring women receive medical counseling at least 24 hours before an abortion, a Kentucky lawmaker decided she was going to “strike a nerve” with her political opponents — in particular, the men. State Rep. Mary Lou Marzian, a Louisville Democrat, has introduced a bill that would require any man seeking […]

The 7 Things Every Woman Over 50 Should Do For Better Health

The 7 Things Every Woman Over 50 Should Do For Better Health

As a woman over 50, you’ve been riding the hormonal roller coaster. I hope you fastened your seat belt, because three key hormonal issues — sex hormone imbalances, stress, and thyroid problems — can make the ride particularly bumpy. First, perimenopause often starts around 40, ushering in a 10-year period of fluctuations in the sex […]

Conflict Grows Out of Inequality and Exclusion

Conflict Grows Out of Inequality and Exclusion

For a while Africans enthusiasm with the good economic performance of the continent has had a contagious lazy effect in many minds. It was as if the road to a new continental status was a given, even though we were all too busy approving many frameworks and strategies, centered on the need for real structural […]

ISHR 2016 training for human rights defenders: now open for applicants!

ISHR 2016 training for human rights defenders: now open for applicants!

ISHR today published the call for applications for its 2016 Geneva training programme for human rights defenders. If you are a human rights defender keen to increase your interaction with the UN system, apply now! The training will take place between 8 and 22 June 2016 and provides defenders with opportunities to put their advocacy skills directly into action at […]

Mastermind of Bayelsa Pipelines Bombing Arrested.

Mastermind of Bayelsa Pipelines Bombing Arrested.

The Operations Commander of the Operation Pulo Shield, Maj. Gen. Alani Okunlola, said their troops arrested the mastermind Prince Alvin Cockman Oyegun, alias ‘Commander Abula’ following a manhunt. Okunlola said the suspect was arrested at Idema community in Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa State recently. Okunlola said the manifold that was attacked was a […]

Obama Signs Africa Electricity Plan Into Law

Obama Signs Africa Electricity Plan Into Law

US President Barack Obama has signed into law an initiative aimed at bringing electricity to 50 million people in sub-Saharan Africa by 2020. The Electrify Africa Act of 2015 will give legal backing to Mr Obama’s flagship Power Africa scheme, which is trying to improve access to electricity through public-private partnerships. It took nearly two […]

Food Aid to Run Out in Ethiopia Unless Donors Step in, Says Charity

Food Aid to Run Out in Ethiopia Unless Donors Step in, Says Charity

“The international community has just three weeks to provide $245 million in emergency food aid to help prevent a potentially catastrophic escalation in severe acute malnutrition (SAM) cases…” it said in a statement. “If these emergency funds do not arrive in time, there is no question that there will be a critical fracture in the […]