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World Maritime Day : Sustainable Shipping For A Sustainable Planet

World Maritime Day : Sustainable Shipping For A Sustainable Planet

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the professionalism and sacrifice of the two million seafarers who serve on the world’s merchant fleet. Shipping has continued to transport more than 80% of world trade, including vital medical supplies, food and other basic goods that are critical for the COVID-19 response and recovery – but hundreds of thousands […]

It Stops Here

It Stops Here

Your doctor or insurance agent may ask you, “Do you have a family history of cancer?” If you say, “Yes,” they will probably tell you that you might get some form of cancer too. Now, if you are without God, you would probably agree with them and start worrying about your health. But you are […]

Zendaya Makes Emmy History

Zendaya Makes Emmy History

American actress Zendaya made Emmys history when she became the youngest woman to take home the award for best actress in a drama series – and only the second Black woman to do so. Zendaya, 24, won at the 72nd Emmy Awards for playing a teen drug addict in “Euphoria,” beating “Killing Eve” stars Jodie […]

Women In Bougainville Retain 10% Of Parliamentary Seats

Women In Bougainville Retain 10% Of Parliamentary Seats

Women will retain 10% of parliamentary seats after an election in the South Pacific archipelago of Bougainville and will push the new president to appoint more women to cabinet roles, analysts said on Wednesday. The two-week general election held in August was the first since autonomous Bougainville, which has a 250,000 population, voted for independence […]

Early Marriages Fueling GBV In Zimbabwe

Early Marriages Fueling GBV In Zimbabwe

Community members from Makoni have singled out early child marriages in Makoni as the major driver of Gender-Based Violence (GBV). This came out during a Women Rights and GBV reporting training conducted by Heal Zimbabwe on 17 September 2020. The training was attended by 32 women drawn from ward 32 Headlands, in Makoni District, Ward […]

Nigerian Hauwa Ojeifo Wins Gates Foundation Changemaker Award

Nigerian Hauwa Ojeifo Wins Gates Foundation Changemaker Award

Hauwa Ojeifo was recognised for her work in promoting gender equality, Global Goal #5 A Nigerian gender and disability rights advocate, Hauwa Ojeifo, has won the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation changemaker award for 2020. According to the Gates Foundation, the award celebrates an individual who has inspired change using personal experience or from a […]

Girls Tackle Child Marriage On The Football Pitch In India

Girls Tackle Child Marriage On The Football Pitch In India

When India began lifting its coronavirus lockdown, Meera, a child bride from northwestern India, was focused on just one thing: when she could start playing football again. In Rajasthan, one of the Indian regions where early marriage persists despite being outlawed more than a decade ago, a girls’ soccer initiative is tackling gender inequality, and […]

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Presidential Center For Women and Development Is Now Open For Applications

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Presidential Center For Women and Development Is Now Open For Applications

The Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Presidential Center for Women and Development (EJS Center) is opening applications for women leaders to join its flagship program, the Amujae Initiative. The program is aimed at preparing African women to reach the highest levels of public leadership. Participants in the program—known as Amujae Leaders—receive world-class mentorship and training from former heads […]

Liberia Halts Appointment of Official Accused of Harassment

Liberia Halts Appointment of Official Accused of Harassment

The Foreign Relations Committee of the Liberian Senate Monday, September 21, 2020, halted the confirmation hearing of Ambassador Dee-Maxwell Saah Kemayah for the position of Foreign Minister. Ambassador Kemayah was nominated by President George Weah as Minister of Foreign Affairs on September 3, 2020, after spending two consecutive years as Liberia’s Permanent Representative and Plenipotentiary […]

International Day Of Sign Language

International Day Of Sign Language

The International Day of Sign Languages is a unique opportunity to support and protect the linguistic identity and cultural diversity of all deaf people and other sign language users. In 2020, the World Federation of the Deaf is issuing a Global Leaders Challenge. This challenge aims to promote the use of sign languages by local, national, and global […]

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