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When Girls Come Together, Big Things Happen

When Girls Come Together, Big Things Happen

The mechanical engineering field is one that has some of the highest gender gaps globally, with men dominating the sector. But a group of girls has set out to transform this by mentoring girls in Sciences. At 28, Lynda Kanguhe, is one of the few women mechanical engineers in Kenya, having a speciality in plumping […]

Japan’s Suicide Rise Among Women and Girls Under COVID-19

Japan’s Suicide Rise Among Women and Girls Under COVID-19

 Suicide rates in Japan have jumped in the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly among women and children, even though they fell in the first wave when the government offered generous handouts to people, a survey found. The July-October suicide rate rose 16% from the same period a year earlier, a stark reversal of […]

How South Sudanese Women Ended the Country’s Civil War

How South Sudanese Women Ended the Country’s Civil War

On the night of May 17, 1983, Dr John Garang, (now deceased), who led Sudan People’s Liberation Army during the 1983-2005 Second Sudanese Civil War told his wife Ms Rebecca Garang that he had been asked to lead the troops. And so, she should remain with their children as he took leadership of the insurgency. […]

700,000 Hindus Gather For India Religious Festival Despite Covid ‘Breeding Ground’ Fears

700,000 Hindus Gather For India Religious Festival Despite Covid ‘Breeding Ground’ Fears

Every year, tens of millions of Hindu pilgrims wade into the Ganges River, seeking salvation from the eternal cycle of life and death. Holy men lead prayers and offer blessings, and devotees wash their sins away in the sacred waters. But this year, India’s Kumbh Mela — the largest pilgrimage on Earth — is drawing […]

Money In Your 20s

Money In Your 20s

I took a virtual training on Understanding the Nigerian Stock Exchange some weeks back and I remember a poll was taken and amongst the questions asked was the age of participants. Age 20-30 superseded others with 40% which showed the rate at which youth in their 20s were responding to financial literacy. Money decisions you […]

Women And Name Change After Marriage

Women And Name Change After Marriage

One of my friends got married a week ago and I was surprised to see her update on all social media platforms the next day that she would want to be addressed as ‘Mrs Husband’s Surname’ henceforth. This actually got me thinking, what is the fuss about a woman changing her last name to that […]

Love, Tech and Online Abuse of Women in the Time of Coronavirus

Love, Tech and Online Abuse of Women in the Time of Coronavirus

As COVID-19 pushes more people online, digital abuse against women is likely to intensify now that the internet is a lifeline for many When Priya’s boyfriend posted a nude photo of her online, he told her it would give her a confidence boost by making her an object of desire for other men. Instead, she […]

Traits To Have A Winning Mindset

Traits To Have A Winning Mindset

Clear goals. Self-confidence. Positive self-image. Self awareness. As in all aspects of life, there are five essential ingredients for success: passion, enthusiasm, optimism, inner strength, and perseverance. Winning people are those who take risks and go for their dreams and goals; that they conquer the objectives, and, at the same time, that they have the ability, […]

No Time For Excuse In 2021

No Time For Excuse In 2021

For many, the pandemic has shown us that the phrase “I don’t have time” is really just an excuse. How many times have we stopped going with friends, learning a new skill, exercising, or even starting our own business because we say we don’t have time? Surely, you, like me, several. These months of confinement have changed the […]

When the World Unites to End Violence Against Women

When the World Unites to End Violence Against Women

Violence against women and girls is a global human rights challenge which must be fought to a standstill, JOY YESUFU writes. Since the outbreak of COVID-19, emerging data and reports from those on the frontlines showed that all types of violence against women and girls, particularly domestic violence, have escalated. The trend is described as […]

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