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Indonesia’s Aceh Censures Female Cyclists Over ‘Sexy’ Attire

Indonesia’s Aceh Censures Female Cyclists Over ‘Sexy’ Attire

A group of Indonesian female cyclists have apologised after they were summoned by authorities in the conservative province of Aceh over their “sexy” attire, an official said on Wednesday. Photos of nine women and a man, all wearing long-sleeved, pink t-shirts and dark trousers while cycling in Aceh, drew the ire of the mayor after circulating […]

Cost Of Sanitary Pads Rising Beyond Reach Of Many

Cost Of Sanitary Pads Rising Beyond Reach Of Many

Whenever Simphiwe Ndlovu checks the days in the calendar and realizes that time of the month is fast approaching, she gets an even sense of tense and stress. It is like a nightmare that will unfold right before her eyes. But no, it is not, Ndlovu is anxious that her monthly menstrual cycle is about […]

No More Glass Ceiling? Germany Seeks Female Boardroom Quota Deal

No More Glass Ceiling? Germany Seeks Female Boardroom Quota Deal

The German minister for women said on Wednesday she hopes the coalition government will soon agree a quota for women on the executive boards of Germany’s top listed companies, building on a 30% quota on supervisory boards introduced in 2015. Franziska Giffey spoke as she presented the government’s first equality strategy, which bundles together measures […]

Britain Set To Outlaw ‘Rough Sex’ Defence In Murder Trials

Britain Set To Outlaw ‘Rough Sex’ Defence In Murder Trials

Britain is set to become the first country to outlaw the “rough sex” defence in homicide trials, setting a precedent that campaigners said on Tuesday could spur other jurisdictions to follow suit. The issue gained worldwide attention following the 2018 murder in New Zealand of British backpacker Grace Millane whose killer said she died accidentally […]

Egyptian Women Flood Instagram With #MeToo Stories As Suspect Arrested

Egyptian Women Flood Instagram With #MeToo Stories As Suspect Arrested

Hundreds of Egyptian women are speaking out about sexual violence after a #MeToo campaign on Instagram led to the arrest of a man accused of raping and blackmailing multiple women. The Instagram account Assault Police said more than 100 women had given testimonies since it was set up to target the man on July 1, and the […]

Ginger: An Effective Immune Booster

Ginger: An Effective Immune Booster

The wonders of Vernonia amygdalina (Bitterleaf) and its importance were discussed in one of the last few posts and I’m sure you got a lot of value. Today, I will be taking you through the wonders of ginger.   Zingiber officinale commonly referred to as ginger is a flowering plant whose rhizome or ginger root […]

Parenting Issues: The Coming Of Age Phase

Parenting Issues: The Coming Of Age Phase

Bringing up a child or children that makes one proud is like winning a trophy for most parents. It is the coveted prize they seek to get at the end of the days of parenting. Doting on one’s children; giving the very best and wanting them to be of good behaviour, definitely seems like a […]

Lockdown is Fashion Experiment Time

Lockdown is Fashion Experiment Time

Remember how your face mushes up because you cannot fathom wearing a daring number outside your house? Well, now you do not have to go outside. Do the experimenting indoors. Here is how to go about it;   Do a quick review of what you have in your wardrobe   You have all the time […]

Hope That Does Not Disappoint

Hope That Does Not Disappoint

Hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us. Today, we express hope as if we can’t be sure what will really happen. We say, “I hope I will win that prize. I hope it won’t rain tomorrow. I […]

‘Shocking’ Abuse Of Migrants Forced To Pick Strawberries In Spain

‘Shocking’ Abuse Of Migrants Forced To Pick Strawberries In Spain

Spain must urgently protect thousands of women brought over from Morocco as essential workers to pick strawberries during the new coronavirus pandemic in abysmal conditions and without basic hygiene, a United Nations rapporteur said on Wednesday. About 3,000 Moroccan women travel to Spain, which provides more than half of Europe’s fruit and vegetables, to harvest […]

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